As Core Laboratories N V (CLB) Share Value Declined, Bailard Has Decreased Position by $460,404; As Kulicke & Soffa Inds (KLIC) Stock Value Rose, Holder Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Has Boosted Its Position

February 20, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan increased its stake in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc (KLIC) by 38.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan bought 20,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.94% with the market. The institutional investor held 72,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.55M, up from 52,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan who had been investing in Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.63 billion market cap company. The stock increased 4.50% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $23.01. About 108,435 shares traded. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 89.78% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500.

Thomas Bailard decreased its stake in Core Laboratories N V (CLB) by 29.4% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bailard Inc sold 4,698 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.78% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Thomas Bailard held 11,284 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.11 million, down from 15,982 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bailard Inc who had been investing in Core Laboratories N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.73B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $107.02. About 18,002 shares traded. Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) has declined 5.82% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.60, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold KLIC shares while 69 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 59.03 million shares or 0.99% more from 58.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Origin Asset Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Macquarie Group Inc Ltd has 37,777 shares. United Automobile Association accumulated 73,700 shares. Moreover, Connor Clark & Lunn Invest Mngmt Limited has 0.01% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Bridgeway Cap has 0.06% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) for 223,932 shares. Us State Bank De holds 17,446 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 0.01% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) for 62,447 shares. Arrowstreet Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 753,386 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn invested in 0% or 3,430 shares. 32,439 were accumulated by Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability. Invesco Ltd holds 0.01% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) or 859,908 shares. Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership stated it has 0.03% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). First Tru Ltd Partnership holds 26,953 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nordea Invest Mngmt Ab stated it has 0.02% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC).

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $22,829 activity. $13,041 worth of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) was sold by PIERCE GARRETT E on Thursday, October 5.

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 had 11 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. B. Riley & Co maintained Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) rating on Wednesday, November 15. B. Riley & Co has “Buy” rating and $34 target. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Friday, November 18 to “Hold”. DA Davidson maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Thursday, August 6. The stock of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by B. Riley & Co. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 13 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 15 by Bank of America.

Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan, which manages about $551.67M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Plexus Corp (NASDAQ:PLXS) by 18,000 shares to 12,000 shares, valued at $673,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) by 28,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,000 shares, and cut its stake in Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IRWD).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 45 investors sold CLB shares while 99 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 49.25 million shares or 6.07% more from 46.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Forte Capital Ltd Llc Adv has 12,316 shares for 0.39% of their portfolio. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP stated it has 2.71M shares or 3.65% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Management Inc has 147,397 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gulf Intll Bank (Uk) Ltd holds 0.02% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) or 13,449 shares. Webster Bank & Trust N A reported 376 shares stake. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset has invested 0% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). 258,788 are held by Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp. Disciplined Growth Incorporated Mn reported 340,672 shares stake. The New York-based Clearbridge Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.49% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). Clear Harbor Asset Lc stated it has 0.9% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). Korea Invest holds 45,300 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 13 were accumulated by Qs Limited Liability Company. Guggenheim Cap Ltd has 13,342 shares. Winfield Associates Inc holds 5 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Mariner Wealth Limited Company has 0.03% invested in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) for 6,346 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Core Laboratories had 52 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by KLR Group given on Monday, December 14. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, October 6. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Sterne Agee CRT maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. The rating was upgraded by ABN Amro to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 25.

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