Newpark Resources (NR) Shareholder Oslo Asset Management Asa Decreased Its Position by $5.76 Million as Stock Price Rose; Insight Capital Research & Management Holds Stake in Nova Measuring Instruments L (NVMI)

January 12, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Oslo Asset Management Asa decreased its stake in Newpark Resources Inc (NR) by 15.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oslo Asset Management Asa sold 575,917 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.14 million shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.40 million, down from 3.72 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oslo Asset Management Asa who had been investing in Newpark Resources Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $874.52 million market cap company. The stock increased 2.08% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $9.8. About 204,590 shares traded. Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE:NR) has risen 85.19% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 68.49% the S&P500.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc increased its stake in Nova Measuring Instruments L (NVMI) by 391.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc bought 40,386 shares as the company’s stock rose 45.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 50,706 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.43M, up from 10,320 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc who had been investing in Nova Measuring Instruments L for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $734.45 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $26.58. About 78,444 shares traded. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) has risen 118.55% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 101.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.45, from 2.45 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 14 investors sold NVMI shares while 24 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 9.04 million shares or 7.44% less from 9.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Needham Invest Management Lc invested in 2.21% or 310,500 shares. Clal Ins holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) for 597,960 shares. Susquehanna Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) or 26,470 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag invested in 0% or 31,590 shares. Peak6 Invs LP reported 0% stake. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 10,074 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.04% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Raymond James And Assoc accumulated 0% or 9,816 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.04% or 30,664 shares. Systematic Fin Mngmt LP has 96,500 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Ghp Advsr, a Colorado-based fund reported 9,500 shares. Oppenheimer & Co has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Barclays Plc stated it has 1,198 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pdt Llc reported 90,800 shares stake. Moreover, Numeric Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI).

Among 4 analysts covering Nova Measuring (NASDAQ:NVMI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Nova Measuring had 12 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The stock of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, July 29. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) on Monday, February 27 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 30 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, September 1. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Friday, January 27 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NVMI in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. Benchmark maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22 target in Wednesday, February 15 report.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc, which manages about $473.36 million and $177.12 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 47,023 shares to 50,818 shares, valued at $1.23M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Silicon Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 13,834 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,936 shares, and cut its stake in Monolithic Pwr Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MPWR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold NR shares while 57 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 87.91 million shares or 0.11% more from 87.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco Limited holds 450,611 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tci Wealth reported 145 shares stake. National Bank & Trust Of America De has 787,154 shares. Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation owns 3.55M shares. 238,220 were accumulated by Brandywine Glob Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Corp. Great West Life Assurance Can invested 0% in Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE:NR). 141,399 are owned by Prudential Fincl. Moreover, Two Sigma Securities Ltd Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE:NR) for 15,513 shares. 70,000 are owned by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt has invested 0.02% in Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE:NR). Virginia Retirement Et Al invested in 0% or 10,992 shares. Cibc Asset Management reported 11,644 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management holds 0.01% or 39,800 shares in its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio reported 15,129 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 0% or 22,900 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $344,726 activity.

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