Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management LP Holding in Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST) Trimmed by $1.39 Million; Shoker Investment Counsel Has Cut Its Holding in Kla (KLAC) by $335,580 as Stock Value Declined

April 23, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Shoker Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 39.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc sold 3,196 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,817 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $506,000, down from 8,013 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.82B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $101.48. About 1.34M shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 12.54% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Remy Trafelet decreased its stake in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc (TAST) by 14.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management Lp sold 115,872 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.68% with the market. The hedge fund run by Remy Trafelet held 697,291 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.47M, down from 813,163 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Carrols Restaurant Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $382.71 million market cap company. It closed at $10.8 lastly. It is down 18.84% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.39% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 5 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, March 5. Citigroup maintained Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) rating on Monday, November 20. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $15 target.

Analysts await Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $-0.17 EPS, down 21.43% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -312.50% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 12 investors sold TAST shares while 30 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 30.34 million shares or 0.45% less from 30.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The invested in 27,380 shares or 0% of the stock. Prelude Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 227,587 shares. Gru holds 0% or 23,249 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Co has 0% invested in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). 11,575 were reported by Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Grp Ltd Co. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 11,945 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Voya Mgmt Lc has 19,139 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Vanguard Gru has 0% invested in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 1.50M shares. Swiss Fincl Bank owns 60,324 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Company has 0% invested in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Legal & General Gp Public Limited Company reported 8,442 shares. Bancorporation Of Mellon Corporation accumulated 191,064 shares or 0% of the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc has invested 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 54,406 shares.

Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management Lp, which manages about $505.41 million and $143.18 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Goodyear Tire & Rubr Co (NASDAQ:GT) by 14,965 shares to 24,915 shares, valued at $805,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $32,000 activity.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. Higgins Bren D. also sold $96,434 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares. On Tuesday, January 30 Trafas Brian M. sold $5,235 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 47 shares. WALLACE RICHARD P had sold 13,299 shares worth $1.46M on Wednesday, January 31. Khan Ahmad A. had sold 2,975 shares worth $296,637. 4,237 KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares with value of $462,977 were sold by Bell Bobby R.

Among 20 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, August 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 19. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Strong Buy” on Wednesday, December 14. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, July 28 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, October 6. The rating was downgraded by Needham on Monday, January 8 to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 7 report. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Nomura.

Shoker Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $166.13 million and $138.43M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (IBB) by 5,673 shares to 8,481 shares, valued at $905,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Analysts await KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $1.98 EPS, up 22.22% or $0.36 from last year’s $1.62 per share. KLAC’s profit will be $308.63 million for 12.81 P/E if the $1.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual EPS reported by KLA-Tencor Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.51% EPS growth.

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