Eaton Vance Management Trimmed Its Hologic (HOLX) Stake; Wpcs International (WPCS) SI Increased By 34.28%

February 24, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Eaton Vance Management decreased Hologic Inc (HOLX) stake by 45.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Eaton Vance Management sold 443,465 shares as Hologic Inc (HOLX)’s stock rose 7.50%. The Eaton Vance Management holds 536,389 shares with $19.68M value, down from 979,854 last quarter. Hologic Inc now has $10.84B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $39.21. About 1.48 million shares traded. Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) has risen 29.21% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.51% the S&P500.

Wpcs International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPCS) had an increase of 34.28% in short interest. WPCS’s SI was 236,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 34.28% from 176,200 shares previously. With 285,900 avg volume, 1 days are for Wpcs International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPCS)’s short sellers to cover WPCS’s short positions. The SI to Wpcs International Incorporated’s float is 19.82%. The stock decreased 8.04% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $1.03. About 2.90 million shares traded or 213.19% up from the average. WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ:WPCS) has risen 4.84% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.53 EPS, up 6.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.5 per share. HOLX’s profit will be $146.56M for 18.50 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Hologic, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.64% negative EPS growth.

Eaton Vance Management increased Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT) stake by 8,407 shares to 176,529 valued at $16.73M in 2017Q3. It also upped Allergan Plc stake by 23,682 shares and now owns 1.60 million shares. Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) was raised too.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 3 sales for $648,721 activity. On Tuesday, October 10 Levy Lawrence M sold $353,219 worth of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) or 9,596 shares. $250,023 worth of stock was bought by Nawana Namal on Tuesday, February 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.50, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 75 investors sold HOLX shares while 145 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 265.54 million shares or 0.74% less from 267.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ftb Inc holds 350 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Art Ltd Liability Corp holds 11,206 shares. Citigroup reported 0% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 18,000 shares. Northern Trust Corporation reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Principal Financial reported 408,635 shares. Ahl Prns Llp stated it has 0.03% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Metropolitan Life owns 139,794 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Group Inc Limited Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) for 74,680 shares. Legal General Group Incorporated Public Ltd holds 0.04% or 1.43M shares in its portfolio. Segall Bryant Hamill Limited Liability has invested 1.31% in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX). Nordea Inv Mngmt reported 114,564 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Nine Chapters Capital Mgmt Llc reported 7,700 shares. Glob X Communication Ltd Company stated it has 13,944 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX).

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