Peel Hunt Reconfirms YouGov PLC (LON:YOU)’s Buy Rating; Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) Has 1.12 Sentiment

April 4, 2018 - By Jerrie Dane

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Cabot Microelectronics Corp (CCMP) investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.19, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 103 investment managers increased or started new holdings, while 92 cut down and sold their positions in Cabot Microelectronics Corp. The investment managers in our database now own: 23.39 million shares, down from 23.49 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Cabot Microelectronics Corp in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 79 Increased: 69 New Position: 34.

In a research report issued on Wednesday, 4 April, Peel Hunt reiterated their Buy rating on YouGov PLC (LON:YOU)‘s stock.

Ranger Investment Management L.P. holds 1.44% of its portfolio in Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for 208,726 shares. Snyder Capital Management L P owns 283,981 shares or 1.33% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Earnest Partners Llc has 1.11% invested in the company for 1.24 million shares. The Georgia-based Narwhal Capital Management has invested 0.83% in the stock. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 22,172 shares.

Analysts await Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 38.16% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.76 per share. CCMP’s profit will be $26.48M for 25.21 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.19 actual earnings per share reported by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.76% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $11.07 million activity.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit devices in the semiconductor industry in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The company has market cap of $2.67 billion. The CMP technology is a polishing process used by IC device manufacturers to planarize or flatten the multiple layers of material that are deposited upon silicon wafers. It has a 43.94 P/E ratio. The firm offers CMP slurries, which are liquid solutions composed of high-purity deionized water, proprietary chemical additives, and engineered abrasives that chemically and mechanically interact with the surface material of the IC device at an atomic level; and CMP pads that are engineered polymeric materials designed to distribute and transport the slurry to the surface of the wafer and distribute it evenly across the wafer.

The stock increased 2.80% or $2.88 during the last trading session, reaching $105.89. About 133,092 shares traded. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (CCMP) has risen 44.35% since April 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.80% the S&P500.

The stock increased 3.85% or GBX 15 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 405. About 30,014 shares traded. YouGov plc (LON:YOU) has 0.00% since April 4, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering YouGov PLC (LON:YOU), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. YouGov PLC has GBX 415 highest and GBX 144 lowest target. GBX 391’s average target is -3.46% below currents GBX 405 stock price. YouGov PLC had 23 analyst reports since October 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add” on Wednesday, October 5. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add”. The stock of YouGov plc (LON:YOU) earned “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Monday, October 9. The firm has “Add” rating by Peel Hunt given on Wednesday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add” on Monday, February 8. The firm has “Add” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Numis Securities. Numis Securities maintained the stock with “Add” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. The stock of YouGov plc (LON:YOU) earned “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Tuesday, October 3. Numis Securities upgraded YouGov plc (LON:YOU) on Monday, January 30 to “Add” rating. The firm earned “Add” rating on Monday, October 10 by Numis Securities.

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