Copper Rock Capital Partners Has Lowered Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC) Holding; Phibro Animal Health – Class A Common (PAHC) Shorts Raised By 0.12%

April 9, 2018 - By John Hoffman

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc decreased Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc (KLIC) stake by 18% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc sold 341,606 shares as Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc (KLIC)’s stock rose 0.94%. The Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc holds 1.56 million shares with $37.63M value, down from 1.90M last quarter. Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc now has $1.73B valuation. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $24.47. About 688,901 shares traded or 4.49% up from the average. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 21.63% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.08% the S&P500.

Phibro Animal Health Corporation – Class A Common (NASDAQ:PAHC) had an increase of 0.12% in short interest. PAHC’s SI was 164,600 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 0.12% from 164,400 shares previously. With 66,000 avg volume, 3 days are for Phibro Animal Health Corporation – Class A Common (NASDAQ:PAHC)’s short sellers to cover PAHC’s short positions. The SI to Phibro Animal Health Corporation – Class A Common’s float is 0.84%. The stock increased 2.47% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $41.55. About 111,240 shares traded or 8.37% up from the average. Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) has risen 41.44% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.89% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Kulicke and Soffa Industries has $36.0 highest and $12.50 lowest target. $30.88’s average target is 26.20% above currents $24.47 stock price. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 11 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 6 to “Sell”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by B. Riley & Co. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, November 15. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 29 by B. Riley & Co. B. Riley & Co maintained the shares of KLIC in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 15 with “Underperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, November 18.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc increased Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) stake by 12,423 shares to 53,724 valued at $7.09 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 21,705 shares and now owns 67,207 shares. Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) was raised too.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $17,588 activity. $7,800 worth of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) was sold by BACHMAN BRIAN R. 592 Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) shares with value of $13,041 were sold by PIERCE GARRETT E.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 14 investors sold KLIC shares while 82 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 58.53 million shares or 0.85% less from 59.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bailard has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Tocqueville Asset Mngmt LP accumulated 0.05% or 173,298 shares. Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0.03% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Ameriprise stated it has 0.01% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Vident Inv Advisory Limited Company invested in 0.16% or 146,016 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 29,997 shares. C M Bidwell And Assocs accumulated 410 shares. Moreover, Guggenheim Capital Ltd has 0.01% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Nordea Inv invested 0.02% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Tudor Invest Corporation Et Al has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Wells Fargo And Mn invested in 5,879 shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher And reported 151,495 shares stake. Prelude Cap Mgmt Llc owns 24,397 shares. American Century Cos invested in 0.02% or 665,878 shares. D E Shaw invested in 1.10 million shares or 0.04% of the stock.

Analysts await Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 2.50% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.4 per share. KLIC’s profit will be $28.95 million for 14.92 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.61% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Philbro Animal Health (NASDAQ:PAHC), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Philbro Animal Health has $45.0 highest and $31 lowest target. $36.86’s average target is -11.29% below currents $41.55 stock price. Philbro Animal Health had 19 analyst reports since September 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 6 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, December 15. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research on Friday, November 11 to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 23 with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Wednesday, February 7. The stock of Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Piper Jaffray.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.48 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 17 investors sold Phibro Animal Health Corporation shares while 42 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 19.14 million shares or 1.25% less from 19.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Voya Llc invested in 0% or 33,263 shares. 11,946 are owned by Thrivent Finance For Lutherans. Menta Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 85,599 shares or 0.56% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement accumulated 0% or 31,148 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0% of its portfolio in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) for 3,900 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited invested in 170,520 shares or 0% of the stock. State Street has invested 0% in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC). The Illinois-based Ubs Asset Americas has invested 0% in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC). Gargoyle Inv Advisor Limited Liability Company has 0.11% invested in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) for 8,365 shares. Comerica National Bank & Trust has invested 0% in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC). 243,550 were accumulated by Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt Inc. Moreover, First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca has 0.02% invested in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) for 24,074 shares. Northern Tru owns 0% invested in Phibro Animal Health Corporation (NASDAQ:PAHC) for 347,172 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated reported 476,391 shares. Blackrock reported 2.74 million shares stake.

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