Oberweis Asset Management Has Boosted Position in Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) by $476,700 as Market Value Declined; Mobile Mini (MINI) Holder Ngam Advisors LP Cut Position as Shares Rose

April 18, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Ngam Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Mobile Mini Inc (MINI) by 78.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ngam Advisors Lp sold 53,633 shares as the company’s stock rose 24.46% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 15,073 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $520,000, down from 68,706 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ngam Advisors Lp who had been investing in Mobile Mini Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.45% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $45.55. About 63,473 shares traded. Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) has risen 46.22% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.67% the S&P500.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) by 41.8% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oberweis Asset Management Inc bought 22,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 77,000 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.65 million, up from 54,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oberweis Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Electro Scientific Industries for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $664.00M market cap company. The stock decreased 2.46% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $19.79. About 163,113 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 187.01% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 175.46% the S&P500.

Ngam Advisors Lp, which manages about $16.78B and $9.82 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) by 93,081 shares to 1.83 million shares, valued at $12.53M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Store Cap Corp (NYSE:STOR) by 40,093 shares in the quarter, for a total of 188,636 shares, and has risen its stake in Firstenergy Corp (NYSE:FE).

Among 6 analysts covering Mobile Mini (NASDAQ:MINI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Mobile Mini had 19 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 26 by Needham. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Oppenheimer maintained Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 28 by Oppenheimer. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti. Needham maintained the shares of MINI in report on Friday, February 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, April 4 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, September 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold MINI shares while 50 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 45.29 million shares or 1.20% more from 44.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pnc Financial Svcs invested in 0% or 9,990 shares. Victory Mngmt Inc accumulated 20,569 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability invested in 11,713 shares or 0% of the stock. Ngam Advsrs Lp accumulated 0.01% or 15,073 shares. Bislett Lc accumulated 610,000 shares or 12.22% of the stock. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada stated it has 390,692 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky reported 17,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 3.72M shares stake. Broadview Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 1.27% in Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI). Ameriprise Financial holds 0% of its portfolio in Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) for 229,722 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 10,310 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, California Public Employees Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI). Lapides Asset Management Ltd Com invested in 180,900 shares. 124,974 were accumulated by Voya Limited Liability. 16,013 were reported by Cim Investment Mangement.

Analysts await Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ:MINI) to report earnings on April, 20 before the open. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 36.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.25 per share. MINI’s profit will be $15.17 million for 33.49 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Mobile Mini, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.07% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.67 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 1.89 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 14 investors sold ESIO shares while 41 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 26.38 million shares or 12.47% more from 23.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gsa Prns Llp holds 13,943 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Foundry Prtn Ltd Liability holds 134,390 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Moreover, Swiss Bancorporation has 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 50,800 shares. Bancshares Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 435,890 shares. Citigroup stated it has 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Ameriprise Financial holds 267,110 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Thompson Davis & Inc invested in 0.12% or 2,350 shares. Jefferies Group Limited Company invested in 20,857 shares. Zacks Investment Mngmt stated it has 0.03% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). The Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Bridgeway Capital Mngmt Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). American Century holds 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 128,031 shares. Smithfield Tru holds 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 320 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 140,109 shares. Ls Investment Llc has invested 0.01% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO).

Oberweis Asset Management Inc, which manages about $1.10 billion and $427.54M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Monster Beverage Corp. by 5,300 shares to 4,000 shares, valued at $253,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Amn Healthcare Svcs (NYSE:AHS) by 11,830 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 118,660 shares, and cut its stake in Hooker Furniture Corp (NASDAQ:HOFT).

Among 4 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 14 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) on Monday, August 31 to “Hold” rating. Lake Street maintained the shares of ESIO in report on Friday, December 1 with “Buy” rating. Lake Street initiated the shares of ESIO in report on Monday, February 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by Lake Street. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Lake Street maintained Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) rating on Thursday, January 18. Lake Street has “Buy” rating and $30.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Needham. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Needham.

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