Voya Investment Management Cut Whirlpool (WHR) Position By $362,136; Lam Research (LRCX) Shorts Up By 5.5%

November 15, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) had an increase of 5.5% in short interest. LRCX’s SI was 11.25 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 5.5% from 10.66M shares previously. With 2.71M avg volume, 4 days are for Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX)’s short sellers to cover LRCX’s short positions. About 5,863 shares traded. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has risen 107.86% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 91.16% the S&P500.

Voya Investment Management Llc decreased Whirlpool Corp (WHR) stake by 4.48% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 1,896 shares as Whirlpool Corp (WHR)’s stock rose 1.07%. The Voya Investment Management Llc holds 40,469 shares with $7.76 million value, down from 42,365 last quarter. Whirlpool Corp now has $11.57B valuation. The stock declined 3.11% or $5.01 reaching $155.99 per share. About 1,955 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 46 investors sold WHR shares while 226 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 65.69 million shares or 3.63% less from 68.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Finemark Comml Bank Tru has invested 0.02% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Panagora Asset has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Cadence Management Ltd Liability has 9,672 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Everence Mngmt Inc reported 1,752 shares. 91,442 were accumulated by Suntrust Banks. Psagot House Ltd has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Pathstone Family Office Limited Company invested in 0.06% or 1,325 shares. Cibc Ww stated it has 0.03% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). 17,072 are held by Palouse Capital Management. Hartline Inv owns 3,728 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Numeric Investors Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 1,200 shares. Voya Investment Management Llc holds 40,469 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Washington Tru Bank has 0.02% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 453 shares. Wfg Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 113 shares or 0% of the stock.

Analysts await Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $4.19 earnings per share, down 3.23% or $0.14 from last year’s $4.33 per share. WHR’s profit will be $310.78 million for 9.31 P/E if the $4.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.83 actual earnings per share reported by Whirlpool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.40% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Whirlpool has $22600 highest and $171 lowest target. $192.38’s average target is 23.33% above currents $155.99 stock price. Whirlpool had 24 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Top Pick” rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 27 by Gabelli. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, December 7, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) on Monday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, October 24. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, October 9. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by M Partners. Goldman Sachs initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $171 target in Tuesday, October 6 report.

Voya Investment Management Llc increased Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) stake by 5,210 shares to 3.73M valued at $430.56 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Chemical Finl Corp (NASDAQ:CHFC) stake by 25,048 shares and now owns 584,716 shares. Crown Holdings Inc (NYSE:CCK) was raised too.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.82 million activity. 20,047 shares were sold by NEWBERRY STEPHEN G, worth $3.01M on Thursday, May 18. On Monday, June 12 ARCHER TIMOTHY sold $1.39 million worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) or 8,942 shares. Shares for $430,320 were sold by LORD PATRICK J on Tuesday, June 13.

Among 21 analysts covering Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Lam Research Corporation had 64 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Thursday, August 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) rating on Thursday, October 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $56.0 target. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) earned “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, October 12. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by B. Riley & Co. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $85 target in Monday, May 16 report. Goldman Sachs reinitiated Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of LRCX in report on Wednesday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating.

Lam Research Corporation is a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. The company has market cap of $33.79 billion. The Firm designs, makes, markets, refurbishes and services semiconductor processing systems that are used in the fabrication of integrated circuits . It has a 19.05 P/E ratio. It operates through manufacturing and servicing of wafer processing semiconductor manufacturing equipment segment.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 43 investors sold Lam Research Corporation shares while 255 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. 149.22 million shares or 7.19% less from 160.77 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hermes Inv Management Limited holds 0.86% or 373,325 shares. Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 45,594 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 0.16% stake. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 149,937 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Atria Investments Lc owns 3,645 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 2,382 are held by Smithfield. Ledyard National Bank owns 0% invested in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) for 43 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn has 757,260 shares. Financial Bank Of The West holds 0.24% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) or 13,289 shares. Manchester Capital Management Ltd Liability stated it has 0.03% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Daiwa Secs Gru invested in 11,650 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 284 are owned by Baldwin Brothers Ma. Federated Invsts Pa holds 579,699 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Qs Llc holds 0% or 1,995 shares in its portfolio. Marble Harbor Invest Counsel Ltd Com reported 0.16% stake.

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