Golub Group Has Decreased By $28.83 Million Its Bank Amer (BAC) Stake; Nanometrics (NANO) Has 1.46 Sentiment

September 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Nanometrics Incorporated is a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems used primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices, including sensors, optoelectronic devices, high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), discretes and data storages components. The company has market cap of $678.18 million. The Company’s automated and integrated metrology systems measure critical dimensions, device structures, topography and various thin film properties, including three-dimensional features and film thickness, as well as optical, electrical and material properties. It has a 14.17 P/E ratio. The Company’s process control solutions are deployed throughout the fabrication process, from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing, to production of semiconductors and other devices, to three-dimensional wafer-level packaging applications.

Golub Group Llc decreased Bank Amer Corp (BAC) stake by 60.76% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Golub Group Llc sold 1.31M shares as Bank Amer Corp (BAC)’s stock declined 6.00%. The Golub Group Llc holds 846,339 shares with $18.70M value, down from 2.16M last quarter. Bank Amer Corp now has $257.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.14 on September 15, reaching $24.38. About 85.94 million shares traded or 28.27% up from the average. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has risen 58.64% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 62 investors sold BAC shares while 560 reduced holdings. 207 funds opened positions while 479 raised stakes. 6.48 billion shares or 6.26% more from 6.10 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Argentiere Ag holds 1.3% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) for 125,000 shares. Soros Fund Management Lc reported 0.09% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Palisades Hudson Asset LP invested in 19,914 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can reported 25.42 million shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Inv owns 0.63% invested in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) for 2.96M shares. Highland Cap Mngmt Limited Company holds 1.44% or 770,908 shares. Everpoint Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 100,000 shares. Kempner Capital Mgmt owns 5.06% invested in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) for 314,637 shares. Twin Tree Management LP reported 0.02% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Macquarie Group Limited, Australia-based fund reported 1.71M shares. Iron Financial Ltd Liability Co invested 0.32% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Becker Capital Mngmt Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Natixis has invested 4.4% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Sei invested 0.59% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Palouse Cap Management holds 72,722 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) to report earnings on October, 13 before the open. They expect $0.47 EPS, up 14.63% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.41 per share. BAC’s profit will be $4.96 billion for 12.97 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual EPS reported by Bank of America Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.17% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Bank of America had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 25. The rating was downgraded by Societe Generale on Tuesday, September 13 to “Hold”. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of BAC in report on Wednesday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 18. Credit Suisse maintained Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was upgraded by KBW to “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Hold” on Thursday, December 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Vetr.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.14 on September 15, reaching $26.6. About 197,887 shares traded or 21.70% up from the average. Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO) has risen 58.49% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.79% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.36 million activity.

Tanaka Capital Management Inc holds 1.68% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated for 28,571 shares. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc owns 101,357 shares or 1.35% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hood River Capital Management Llc has 0.62% invested in the company for 284,367 shares. The Connecticut-based Pier Capital Llc has invested 0.62% in the stock. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 96,866 shares.

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