Ellington Management Group Has Increased Its Holding in Kla (KLAC) as Shares Declined; Holder First Long Island Investors Boosted Starbucks Com (SBUX) Stake

April 19, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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First Long Island Investors Llc increased its stake in Starbucks Corp Com (SBUX) by 89.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Long Island Investors Llc bought 203,384 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.28% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 430,433 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $24.72M, up from 227,049 at the end of the previous reported quarter. First Long Island Investors Llc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $82.89B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.89% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $58.97. About 2.32M shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 0.40% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.15% the S&P500.

Mike Vranos increased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 214.29% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ellington Management Group Llc bought 4,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.38% with the market. The hedge fund run by Mike Vranos held 6,600 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $693,000, up from 2,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ellington Management Group Llc who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.73% or $6.2 during the last trading session, reaching $102.04. About 738,038 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 12.54% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 63 investors sold SBUX shares while 449 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 423 raised stakes. 983.38 million shares or 1.10% more from 972.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Macquarie Gru Limited holds 247,471 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Kbc Nv owns 353,453 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Wright Invsts Serv accumulated 23,944 shares. Eulav Asset Mgmt has 125,000 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Cumberland Prtn holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 46,905 shares. Advisors Asset has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). 85,110 were accumulated by Baltimore. Bbva Compass Retail Bank Inc holds 18,762 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Bar Harbor Tru stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Advisory Rech holds 0% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 3,524 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 273,258 shares. Dorsey & Whitney Tru Commerce Limited Liability Corp reported 9,979 shares. Daiwa Gp owns 75,063 shares. Carderock Cap holds 1.48% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 58,623 shares.

First Long Island Investors Llc, which manages about $805.84 million and $735.63 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Adobe Sys Inc Com (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 5,016 shares to 115,016 shares, valued at $20.16 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Qualcomm Inc Com (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 28,553 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 263,685 shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Holdings Inc..

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 105 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Monday, March 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 28 by S&P Research. The rating was maintained by CLSA with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 28. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, January 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 3. Longbow initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 21 report. As per Monday, March 13, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $13.62 million activity. 59,838 shares were sold by WEATHERUP CRAIG, worth $3.60 million. 162,826 Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) shares with value of $9.28M were sold by BURROWS CLIFFORD.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. 2,375 KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares with value of $273,125 were sold by Higashi Emiko. On Friday, February 9 Khan Ahmad A. sold $296,637 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 2,975 shares. $1.46 million worth of stock was sold by WALLACE RICHARD P on Wednesday, January 31. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Bell Bobby R sold $462,977. Higgins Bren D. had sold 854 shares worth $96,434 on Thursday, March 1.

Ellington Management Group Llc, which manages about $12.47B and $611.59M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (Call) (IWM) by 73,400 shares to 279,600 shares, valued at $42.63 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) by 12,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 900 shares, and cut its stake in First Amern Finl Corp (NYSE:FAF).

Among 20 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Citigroup. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 9 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 7. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Thursday, October 22 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole given on Friday, September 25. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 21. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Monday, August 7. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $106 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 31 investors sold KLAC shares while 145 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 138.11 million shares or 0.96% less from 139.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hillsdale Investment Mngmt stated it has 4,310 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Parallax Volatility Advisers LP stated it has 0% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Bokf Na owns 14,663 shares. Moreover, Zacks Invest has 0.06% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Bp Public Limited Liability owns 19,000 shares. Ajo LP invested in 0.13% or 288,997 shares. Moreover, Com Natl Bank has 0% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 3,113 shares. 6,368 are held by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans. Fjarde Ap holds 0.08% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 50,607 shares. Moreover, Intact Mgmt Inc has 0.01% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 2,200 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada reported 594,946 shares. Raymond James Financial Ser owns 8,702 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited holds 0.58% or 2.15 million shares in its portfolio. Farmers And Merchants Invests Incorporated owns 51 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 29,600 shares.

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