Nordea Investment Management Ab Lowered Deere (DE) Stake By $553,500; Mks Instruments (MKSI) Shorts Up By 1.57%

November 15, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Mks Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:MKSI) had an increase of 1.57% in short interest. MKSI’s SI was 1.55M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 1.57% from 1.53M shares previously. With 549,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Mks Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:MKSI)’s short sellers to cover MKSI’s short positions. The SI to Mks Instruments Incorporated’s float is 2.93%. About 14,917 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

Nordea Investment Management Ab decreased Deere (DE) stake by 3.6% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Nordea Investment Management Ab sold 4,500 shares as Deere (DE)’s stock rose 9.64%. The Nordea Investment Management Ab holds 120,436 shares with $14.89M value, down from 124,936 last quarter. Deere now has $42.46B valuation. The stock declined 0.56% or $0.75 reaching $132.15 per share. About 63,375 shares traded. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has risen 46.99% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.29% the S&P500.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $11.66 million activity. 6,624 Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) shares with value of $792,135 were sold by Howze Marc A. Shares for $2.50M were sold by May John C II on Tuesday, June 6. The insider ALLEN SAMUEL R sold 62,704 shares worth $7.84 million. $698,390 worth of stock was sold by Reed Cory J on Friday, May 19.

Among 27 analysts covering Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), 8 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Deere & Company had 94 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 21. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Monday, August 24. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 25. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 24 by TheStreet. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Wednesday, February 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 16. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 39 investors sold DE shares while 332 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 209.56 million shares or 1.26% less from 212.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cibc Asset accumulated 34,251 shares or 0.03% of the stock. 95,878 are owned by Suntrust Banks. Cambridge Investment Research has invested 0.07% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Beach Inv Lc invested in 3,366 shares. California Employees Retirement System invested 0.14% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). 3,215 were accumulated by Davidson Advsr. 2,427 are owned by Cypress Capital Grp. The Illinois-based Magnetar Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Moreover, Atwood & Palmer has 0.04% invested in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 2,250 shares. Aperio Gru Llc accumulated 154,562 shares. Pacad Limited stated it has 0.28% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Moreover, Amp Capital Invsts has 0.08% invested in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 108,466 shares. Dearborn Partners Limited Liability Co reported 2,615 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. First Natl Tru has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Ing Groep Nv owns 8,999 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Nordea Investment Management Ab increased Waste Management (NYSE:WM) stake by 160,071 shares to 1.73 million valued at $127.05 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS) stake by 1.10M shares and now owns 14.15M shares. Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) was raised too.

Analysts await Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) to report earnings on November, 22 before the open. They expect $1.41 earnings per share, up 56.67% or $0.51 from last year’s $0.9 per share. DE’s profit will be $453.04M for 23.43 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual earnings per share reported by Deere & Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.43% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.12, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 23 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 51.34 million shares or 2.32% less from 52.56 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 1.39M are owned by Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability Company. Needham Invest Limited Co holds 1.86% or 104,000 shares in its portfolio. Bb&T Lc owns 2,982 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Catalyst Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 12,500 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Gideon Advisors owns 0.26% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 3,528 shares. Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 420,890 shares. Sawgrass Asset Limited Liability holds 0.03% or 10,420 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership owns 401,882 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Moreover, Art Advisors Lc has 0.06% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). 1832 Asset L P holds 0.09% or 309,050 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com stated it has 44,521 shares. Timessquare Mgmt Lc has 1.25 million shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Northern reported 0.01% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Ghp Investment Advsrs holds 0.36% or 34,083 shares. 104,905 were reported by Legal General Group Inc Pcl.

Among 5 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Friday, October 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 23. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Monday, January 4. Dougherty & Company upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 24 report. Citigroup initiated the shares of MKSI in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. Dougherty & Company maintained MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) rating on Monday, June 13. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $46 target. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) earned “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Monday, May 2.

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