G2 Investment Partners Management Raised Its Usa Technologies (USAT) Holding; Super Micro Computer (SMCI)’s Sentiment Is 0.97

April 22, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Super Micro Computer Inc (SMCI) investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.18, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 65 institutional investors increased and opened new stock positions, while 67 cut down and sold their stakes in Super Micro Computer Inc. The institutional investors in our database reported: 38.99 million shares, up from 38.55 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Super Micro Computer Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 18 Reduced: 49 Increased: 45 New Position: 20.

G2 Investment Partners Management Llc increased Usa Technologies Inc (USAT) stake by 27.65% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. G2 Investment Partners Management Llc acquired 484,045 shares as Usa Technologies Inc (USAT)’s stock declined 4.15%. The G2 Investment Partners Management Llc holds 2.23 million shares with $21.79M value, up from 1.75M last quarter. Usa Technologies Inc now has $470.73M valuation. The stock decreased 5.14% or $0.475 during the last trading session, reaching $8.775. About 342,896 shares traded. USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) has risen 128.40% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 116.85% the S&P500.

Tieton Capital Management Llc holds 3.97% of its portfolio in Super Micro Computer, Inc. for 221,060 shares. Needham Investment Management Llc owns 658,450 shares or 3.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fairfield Bush & Co. has 1.09% invested in the company for 188,458 shares. The Minnesota-based Disciplined Growth Investors Inc Mn has invested 0.97% in the stock. Ironwood Investment Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 36,550 shares.

Analysts await Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.30 earnings per share, down 6.25% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.32 per share. SMCI’s profit will be $14.61 million for 14.54 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality.

Ratings analysis reveals 80% of Super Micro Computer’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Super Micro Computer, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $30.0 while the high is $34.0. The stock’s average target of $32.25 is 84.81% above today’s ($17.45) share price. SMCI was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. The stock of Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Roth Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) on Friday, January 27 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, January 27 with “Buy”. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, November 30, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson.

Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and provides high performance server solutions based on modular and open architecture. The company has market cap of $849.69 million. It offers a range of server, storage, blade, workstation, and full rack solutions, as well as networking devices, server management software, and technology support and services. It has a 13.02 P/E ratio. The firm also provides a range of application optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade server systems; and server subsystems and accessories comprising server boards, and chassis and power supplies, as well as other system accessories, including microprocessors, and memory and disc drives.

The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $17.45. About 161,354 shares traded. Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) has declined 34.26% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.81% the S&P500.

G2 Investment Partners Management Llc decreased Mercury Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) stake by 31,633 shares to 8,367 valued at $430,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Upland Software Inc stake by 161,904 shares and now owns 479,009 shares. Novanta Inc was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering USA Tech (NASDAQ:USAT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. USA Tech had 9 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital given on Friday, October 6. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, November 16 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, September 14 by Barrington Research. The rating was maintained by Barrington with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 3. The stock of USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Northland Capital. Northland Capital maintained USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy” rating.

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