Twitter (Call) (TWTR) Shareholder Nine Masts Capital LTD Cut Its Position; Amphenol (APH) Position Maintained by Regions Financial Corp

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Chao Ku decreased its stake in Twitter Inc (Call) (TWTR) by 33.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nine Masts Capital Ltd sold 500 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.76% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Chao Ku held 1,009 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $912,000, down from 1,509 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nine Masts Capital Ltd who had been investing in Twitter Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $28.58. About 11.51 million shares traded. Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has risen 87.26% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.71% the S&P500.

Regions Financial Corp increased its stake in Amphenol Corp (APH) by 58.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regions Financial Corp bought 23,090 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.89% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,426 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.48 million, up from 39,336 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regions Financial Corp who had been investing in Amphenol Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.42 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $86.47. About 754,770 shares traded. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 20.58% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $0.01 EPS, up 120.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. TWTR’s profit will be $7.50M for 714.50 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.10 actual EPS reported by Twitter, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -90.00% negative EPS growth.

Nine Masts Capital Ltd, which manages about $750.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) by 150,318 shares to 153,318 shares, valued at $2.18M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 28,650 shares in the quarter, for a total of 29,000 shares, and has risen its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 54 analysts covering Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), 10 have Buy rating, 14 Sell and 30 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Twitter had 226 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Saturday, September 5. Jefferies maintained Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Sell”. Topeka Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 5 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, July 30. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, February 10 by Atlantic Securities. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by Monness Crespi & Hardt.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 48 investors sold TWTR shares while 116 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 391.71 million shares or 9.95% more from 356.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. River & Mercantile Asset Management Llp owns 521,233 shares. D E Shaw Company reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Cap Management Associates Ny invested 0.34% in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Linscomb And Williams accumulated 30,773 shares. Citizens Northern Corp owns 47,828 shares. Franklin Res reported 0% of its portfolio in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Peregrine Asset Advisers invested 1.36% of its portfolio in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Rbf Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.3% or 115,000 shares. Next Grp reported 21,600 shares. Carroll Financial Associate holds 799 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Limited Com holds 0% or 140 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Vanguard Grp Inc has 0.06% invested in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) for 53.64 million shares. Korea Inv reported 0% stake. Peoples Services owns 2,100 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Rockland Tru holds 9,140 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 46 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, March 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, December 13. Cowen & Co maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) rating on Friday, September 15. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $85.0 target. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $59 target in Tuesday, September 1 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, January 21. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 6 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Top Pick” rating in Monday, January 18 report. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $27.46 million activity. $18.94M worth of stock was sold by NORWITT RICHARD ADAM on Monday, October 30. Shares for $7.60M were sold by Gavelle Jean-Luc.

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