Mount Lucas Management LP Upped American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Stake By $642,000, Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Shorts Decreased By 18.55%

June 19, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Mount Lucas Management Lp increased American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) stake by 77.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Mount Lucas Management Lp acquired 42,800 shares as American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)’s stock declined 29.04%. The Mount Lucas Management Lp holds 97,851 shares with $1.48M value, up from 55,051 last quarter. American Eagle Outfitters now has $2.07B valuation. The stock rose 0.13% or $0.02 reaching $11.6 per share. About 3.20 million shares traded. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) has declined 31.50% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.20% the S&P500.

Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO) had a decrease of 18.55% in short interest. ESIO’s SI was 703,200 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 18.55% from 863,300 shares previously. With 245,000 avg volume, 3 days are for Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO)’s short sellers to cover ESIO’s short positions. The SI to Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated’s float is 2.22%. About 71,406 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 1.65 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 19 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 19 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 22.72 million shares or 3.05% more from 22.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Grp Limited reported 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). 313,709 are owned by Northern. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0% or 17,930 shares. Foundry Ptnrs Limited Liability Com reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability reported 247,904 shares. Paragon Assoc And Paragon Assoc Ii Joint Venture reported 0.39% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Credit Suisse Ag holds 21,808 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Street Corp reported 0% stake. Prudential Financial Inc invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). 56,564 are held by California State Teachers Retirement System. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0% stake. Kirr Marbach Limited Liability Corporation In holds 43,800 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement System reported 59,281 shares. Raymond James Associate has 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 27,408 shares.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $529,694 activity. On Thursday, May 11 Wong Bing-Fai sold $529,694 worth of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) or 62,500 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 5 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The rating was initiated by Lake Street with “Buy” on Monday, February 27. Zacks upgraded Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Needham.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply laser manufacturing solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. The company has market cap of $276.75 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Component Processing and Micromachining. It currently has negative earnings. The Component Processing segment includes interconnect products, semiconductor products and component products.

Mount Lucas Management Lp decreased Gamestop Corp (NYSE:GME) stake by 58,043 shares to 321,575 valued at $8.12M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Procter & Gamble Co/The (NYSE:PG) stake by 5,047 shares and now owns 27,790 shares. Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) was reduced too.

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