Shelton Capital Management Boosted Its Kla (KLAC) Stake by $3.65 Million; Hap Trading Holding in Halliburton Co (HAL) Has Upped by $9.35 Million as Stock Price Declined

May 23, 2018 - By Ash

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Hap Trading Llc increased its stake in Halliburton Co (HAL) by 1289.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hap Trading Llc bought 194,718 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 209,818 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.25 million, up from 15,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hap Trading Llc who had been investing in Halliburton Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.10B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.15% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $52.63. About 4.09 million shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has declined 1.88% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.43% the S&P500.

Shelton Capital Management increased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 283.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shelton Capital Management bought 34,800 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 47,093 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.95 million, up from 12,293 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shelton Capital Management who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.44B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $1.71 during the last trading session, reaching $111.91. About 390,960 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 12.54% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $8.39 million activity. 4,583 shares valued at $251,835 were sold by McKeon Timothy on Monday, January 22. 29,025 shares valued at $1.60M were sold by Miller Jeffrey Allen on Monday, January 22. On Tuesday, January 2 Carre Eric sold $112,337 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 2,301 shares. Another trade for 2,937 shares valued at $151,459 was sold by Beaty Anne L.. $713,475 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was sold by Brown James S on Monday, January 22.

More recent Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Halliburton (HAL) PT Raised to $66 at JPMorgan, Remains a Top Pick” on May 23, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Halliburton: Upside Under $50” on April 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Venezuela Stymies Halliburton” with publication date: April 29, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Hap Trading Llc, which manages about $2.39 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc (Call) by 70,400 shares to 15,300 shares, valued at $650,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) by 513,165 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 55,035 shares, and cut its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 54 investors sold HAL shares while 283 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 675.47 million shares or 0.60% less from 679.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Reilly Advisors Ltd Com holds 35,677 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Schwartz Invest Counsel holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 16,250 shares. Hanson Mcclain has 0.01% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). First Dallas Securities has invested 0.47% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Soros Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested 0.72% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Moreover, Cobblestone Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability Co New York has 0.05% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 9,433 shares. Daiwa Securities Gp Inc owns 0.01% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 32,021 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 4,800 shares. Armstrong Shaw Associate Ct holds 2.38% or 57,690 shares. Adell Harriman & Carpenter holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 16,841 shares. City Hldgs holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 1,295 shares. First Merchants Corp holds 0.17% or 20,459 shares. California-based Glynn Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.21% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Cna invested in 20,308 shares. Pictet Bankshares And Trust Ltd accumulated 0.07% or 4,689 shares.

Among 42 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company had 159 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, July 21 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, October 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Friday, June 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $6500 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 27 by Guggenheim. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HAL in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Accumulate” rating by Global Hunter Securities given on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was upgraded by KLR Group to “Buy” on Thursday, January 28. The rating was upgraded by HSBC on Saturday, September 5 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $55.0 target in Friday, October 13 report. FBR Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating.

Shelton Capital Management, which manages about $1.01 billion and $1.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 9,100 shares to 7,144 shares, valued at $291,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) by 43,760 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.49 million shares, and cut its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $3.04 million activity. 4,237 shares were sold by Bell Bobby R, worth $462,977 on Thursday, February 1. $5,235 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Trafas Brian M.. Khan Ahmad A. sold $296,637 worth of stock. The insider Higgins Bren D. sold 854 shares worth $96,434. WALLACE RICHARD P had sold 13,299 shares worth $1.46M on Wednesday, January 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in 2017 Q4. 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. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd Liability invested 0.04% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Aqr Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.17% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Renaissance Techs Limited Liability invested in 563,084 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Umb Bancorp N A Mo stated it has 5,541 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Laffer Investments holds 0.54% or 20,450 shares. E&G Advsr Lp accumulated 6,800 shares. Lenox Wealth Advisors, a New York-based fund reported 20 shares. Castleark Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.01% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Whittier holds 516 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Germany-based Deutsche Bancorporation Ag has invested 0.09% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Moreover, Legacy Capital Ptnrs has 0.22% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America has 0.03% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 5,890 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 24,500 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Us Bankshares De reported 0.02% stake. Caprock Group Incorporated holds 2,976 shares.

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 68 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, April 30 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 21 report. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. Needham maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, October 21. Needham has “Buy” rating and $86 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, April 27. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, January 30.

More notable recent KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “5 Chipmakers Set to Soar as Trump Keeps Trade War on Hold” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Semi capital equipment stocks move on Citi note” published on May 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “KLA-Tencor Still Has Considerable Tailwinds” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “KLA-Tencor Set To Substantially Underperform Competition In 2018” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “4 Top-Ranked Semiconductor Stocks to Buy” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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