Anchor Capital Advisors Has Boosted By $3.84 Million Its Ppl (PPL) Holding; Nanostring Technologies Has 1.5 Sentiment

June 12, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Anchor Capital Advisors Llc increased Ppl Corp (PPL) stake by 10.91% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc acquired 137,008 shares as Ppl Corp (PPL)’s stock declined 7.95%. The Anchor Capital Advisors Llc holds 1.39 million shares with $39.40 million value, up from 1.26M last quarter. Ppl Corp now has $18.27B valuation. The stock increased 1.71% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $26.14. About 10.01M shares traded or 37.93% up from the average. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has declined 31.20% since June 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.77% the S&P500. Some Historical PPL News: ; 10/04/2018 – Given fig leaf offered by Xi now is the time for trump to declare victory in the china trade war watch the mkt soar & ppl forget abt mueller; 03/05/2018 – PPL CORP – QTRLY EARNINGS OF $0.65 PER SHARE AND EARNINGS FROM ONGOING OPERATIONS OF $0.74 PER SHARE; 03/05/2018 – PPL Corp 1Q Rev $2.13B; 27/05/2018 – PPL:APPOINTMENT OF CFO; 13/03/2018 – Vectren draws three suitors in second round; 20/03/2018 – PPL PLANS TO REAFFIRM 2018 EARNINGS VIEW, CAGR RATE THROUGH ’20; 16/05/2018 – Scandinavian Investors Buy PPL, Southern; Sell Infosys: 13F; 20/03/2018 – PPL CORP – EXPECTS TO REAFFIRM COMPOUND ANNUAL EARNINGS PER SHARE GROWTH RATE OF 5% TO 6% THROUGH 2020; 20/04/2018 – DJ PPL Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PPL); 19/04/2018 – PPL Corporation to Conduct Webcast on First-Quarter 2018 Earnings Results

Nanostring Technologies Inc (NSTG) investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q1 2018. It’s up 0.57, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. The ratio improved, as 39 funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 26 decreased and sold their stock positions in Nanostring Technologies Inc. The funds in our database now have: 19.05 million shares, down from 21.04 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of funds holding Nanostring Technologies Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 10 Reduced: 16 Increased: 28 New Position: 11.

Analysts await NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $-0.71 earnings per share, down 255.00% or $0.51 from last year’s $-0.2 per share. After $-0.75 actual earnings per share reported by NanoString Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.33% EPS growth.

More news for NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “NanoString Announces Collaboration with National Cancer Institute to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy Biomarker …” on June 04, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “38 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” and published on May 23, 2018 is yet another important article.

The stock decreased 5.22% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $13.63. About 213,188 shares traded. NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NSTG) has declined 30.26% since June 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.83% the S&P500. Some Historical NSTG News: ; 07/03/2018 – CORRECTED-NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC NSTG.O FY REVENUE ROSE 33 PCT TO $114.9 MLN (CORRECTS PERIOD); 07/03/2018 – RPT-NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC NSTG.O SEES FY 2018 SHR LOSS $2.60 TO $2.90; 07/03/2018 – RPT-NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC NSTG.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $-2.45, REV VIEW $109.9 MLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 07/03/2018 – NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC NSTG.O SEES FY 2018 SHR LOSS $2.60 TO $2.90; 19/04/2018 – DJ NanoString Technologies Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (NSTG); 12/04/2018 – NanoString Showcases Groundbreaking Body of Research at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research; 14/05/2018 – NanoString Presenting at Bank of America Conference Tomorrow; 30/04/2018 – NanoString Partners with Multiple Leading Contract Research Organizations to Market Digital Spatial Profiling Service; 07/03/2018 – NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC NSTG.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $-2.45, REV VIEW $109.9 MLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 07/03/2018 – RPT-NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES RELEASES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 OPERATING RESULTS AND PROVIDES 2018 OUTLOOK

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $207,300 activity.

Clarus Ventures Llc holds 30.41% of its portfolio in NanoString Technologies, Inc. for 3.96 million shares. Cadian Capital Management Lp owns 2.49 million shares or 1.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Altrinsic Global Advisors Llc has 0.16% invested in the company for 526,411 shares. The Georgia-based Lakeview Capital Partners Llc has invested 0.15% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 132,500 shares.

NanoString Technologies, Inc. develops, makes, and sells life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products worldwide. The company has market cap of $350.99 million. The firm offers nCounter Analysis System, an automated, multi-application, digital detection, and counting system. It currently has negative earnings. It provides nCounter MAX and FLEX systems that include nCounter Prep Station, an automated liquid handling component that processes and prepares samples for data collection; and nCounter Digital Analyzer, which collects data from samples through the images of the immobilized fluorescent reporters in the sample cartridge and processing the data into output files.

Anchor Capital Advisors Llc decreased New York Cmnty Bancorp Inc (NYSE:NYCB) stake by 27,721 shares to 2.58 million valued at $33.66 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) stake by 23,888 shares and now owns 50,775 shares. Globus Med Inc (NYSE:GMED) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.41, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 73 investors sold PPL shares while 255 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 482.80 million shares or 0.69% more from 479.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. United Svcs Automobile Association reported 0.08% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 179,328 shares. Caxton Assocs LP owns 48,268 shares. 431,296 are held by Denali Advsr Limited Liability Co. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 176,743 shares. Oppenheimer & Inc reported 91,238 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc stated it has 17,450 shares. Bartlett & Limited Liability Company invested in 400 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 0.06% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) or 7.44 million shares. 28,511 are owned by Thrivent For Lutherans. Sva Plumb Wealth Mngmt Limited Com holds 0.05% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) or 9,672 shares. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security reported 63,422 shares or 1.57% of all its holdings. Cullen Mgmt Lc invested in 218,380 shares or 0.22% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.05% invested in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Hudock Capital Grp Inc Limited Liability Company holds 0.54% or 46,293 shares in its portfolio.

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. PPL Corporation had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) rating on Friday, February 23. UBS has “Buy” rating and $36 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, October 29. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 30 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Friday, February 5. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight” on Monday, July 18. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Jefferies upgraded PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) on Wednesday, July 19 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Monday, February 8. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of PPL in report on Tuesday, January 17 to “Sell” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 18 by UBS.

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