Mks Instruments (MKSI) Stock Value Rose While Tudor Investment Et Al Trimmed Its Stake; Integre Asset Management Has Trimmed Its Holding in Albemarle (ALB) by $2.60 Million as Stock Declined

April 20, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Paul Tudor Jones decreased its stake in Mks Instruments Inc (MKSI) by 46.75% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al sold 8,225 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.08% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Paul Tudor Jones held 9,368 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $885,000, down from 17,593 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al who had been investing in Mks Instruments Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 9.39% or $10.95 during the last trading session, reaching $105.65. About 1.37 million shares traded or 134.13% up from the average. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 68.28% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.73% the S&P500.

Integre Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Albemarle Corporation (ALB) by 99.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Integre Asset Management Llc sold 20,126 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 162 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21,000, down from 20,288 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Integre Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Albemarle Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.92 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $98.59. About 1.53 million shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has declined 10.68% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.23% the S&P500.

Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, which manages about $21.89B and $3.94B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporati (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 23,424 shares to 28,029 shares, valued at $1.99 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Broadcom Ltd by 16,467 shares in the quarter, for a total of 19,489 shares, and has risen its stake in Franklin Resources Incorporated (NYSE:BEN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 30 investors sold MKSI shares while 120 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 49.89 million shares or 2.22% less from 51.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Cap Limited Com reported 570,260 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.04% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Wellington Mngmt Gp Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 2.79 million shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has 0.06% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 13,700 shares. 13,466 were accumulated by Pub Sector Pension Inv Board. Jaffetilchin Investment Prtnrs Ltd Llc invested 0.09% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Wright Investors Ser accumulated 2,572 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Intrust Fincl Bank Na accumulated 3,677 shares. Swiss National Bank reported 0.01% stake. Strs Ohio stated it has 0.02% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Jpmorgan Chase stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md has invested 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Hl Financial Service Lc owns 38,310 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Nomura Hldg Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 6,547 shares.

Analysts await MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $1.99 earnings per share, up 56.69% or $0.72 from last year’s $1.27 per share. MKSI’s profit will be $108.44 million for 13.27 P/E if the $1.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual earnings per share reported by MKS Instruments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.37% EPS growth.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $7.51 million activity. BAGSHAW SETH H sold $576,070 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Quirk Brian Charles sold $210,200 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Monday, February 5. On Tuesday, February 20 HANLEY PETER sold $40,286 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 350 shares. COLELLA GERARD G also sold $963,020 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares. Werth Dennis L sold $352,563 worth of stock or 3,639 shares. Another trade for 13,432 shares valued at $1.55M was made by Lee John Tseng-Chung on Tuesday, February 20.

Among 6 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Tuesday, January 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank. On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of MKSI in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. Dougherty & Company maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, June 13 by Dougherty & Company. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold ALB shares while 182 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 92.86 million shares or 2.44% less from 95.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Trustmark Bancshares Trust Department holds 0.03% or 2,244 shares. Somerville Kurt F owns 5,150 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 22,269 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp has invested 0% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Sector Pension Investment Board reported 10,050 shares. American Gru Incorporated Inc holds 40,522 shares. 1.48 million were accumulated by Financial Bank Of America De. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% or 4,403 shares. Welch Ltd owns 0.04% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 2,207 shares. Duncker Streett Inc accumulated 1,200 shares. Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Mgmt Ltd Co has 4,568 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Ser Automobile Association reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 3,000 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0% or 11,590 shares in its portfolio. Monetary Mngmt Group Inc Inc invested in 0.01% or 120 shares.

Integre Asset Management Llc, which manages about $457.92 million and $168.64 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Halliburton Co Hldg Co (NYSE:HAL) by 32,347 shares to 49,841 shares, valued at $2.44 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 15,655 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,831 shares, and has risen its stake in L Brands Inc (LTD).

Among 23 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 78 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, April 18. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 30 by UBS. SunTrust downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, November 1 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, March 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The rating was initiated by UBS on Wednesday, November 11 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy”. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 21.

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