$-0.04 EPS Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS); Roystone Capital Management LP Increased By $32.03 Million Its Aetna New (AET) Position

June 29, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Analysts expect PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) to report $-0.04 EPS on July, 26.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 500.00% from last quarter’s $0.01 EPS. After having $-0.01 EPS previously, PDF Solutions, Inc.’s analysts see 300.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.36% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $11.96. About 74,086 shares traded. PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has declined 25.72% since June 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.29% the S&P500. Some Historical PDFS News: 09/05/2018 – PDF Solutions Non-Deal Roadshow Set By Northland for May. 16; 19/04/2018 – DJ PDF Solutions Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PDFS); 08/05/2018 – PDF Solutions 1Q Adj EPS 7c; 08/05/2018 – PDF SOLUTIONS 1Q ADJ EPS 7C, EST. 10C; 14/05/2018 – Granahan Investment Management Exits Position in PDF Solutions; 15/05/2018 – Ivy Investment Management Exits Position in PDF Solutions; 07/03/2018 Foxit Launches PDF Compressor for Linux; 08/05/2018 – PDF Solutions Non-Deal Roadshow Set By Northland for May. 15; 08/05/2018 – PDF Solutions 1Q Loss/Shr 1c

Roystone Capital Management Lp increased Aetna Inc New (AET) stake by 222.81% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Roystone Capital Management Lp acquired 189,500 shares as Aetna Inc New (AET)’s stock rose 1.59%. The Roystone Capital Management Lp holds 274,550 shares with $46.40 million value, up from 85,050 last quarter. Aetna Inc New now has $60.57 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $185.16. About 689,378 shares traded. Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) has risen 22.94% since June 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.37% the S&P500. Some Historical AET News: 13/03/2018 – AETNA HOLDERS OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVE PROPOSED PURCHASE BY CVS H; 27/03/2018 – AETNA INC – BEGINNING IN 2019, CO WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPLY PHARMACY REBATES AT TIME OF SALE FOR ITS COMMERCIAL FULLY INSURED PLAN MEMBERS; 29/03/2018 – Aetna Drug Rehab Resource Developed From Heroin Detox Clinics; 13/03/2018 – AETNA INC – CO, CVS HEALTH CONTINUE TO EXPECT THAT TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED IN SECOND HALF OF 2018; 27/03/2018 – TOM LINDQUIST TAPPED AS CEO OF ALLINA HEALTH AETNA JOINT VENTUR; 19/04/2018 – Sensus Healthcare Expands International Business to Meet Rising Patient Demand for Non-lnvasive Skin Cancer and Keloid Treatments; 01/05/2018 – Aetna 1Q Rev $15.34B; 15/05/2018 – P. Schoenfeld Adds Aetna, Exits Qurate Retail: 13F; 27/03/2018 – Aetna Will Pass Drug Rebates Along To Portion Of Members — MarketWatch; 03/04/2018 – Aetna and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Launch Five-Year Well-Being Research Initiative

Another recent and important PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) news was published by Streetinsider.com which published an article titled: “PDF Solutions Inc. (PDFS) PT Raised to $15 at Northland Capital Markets” on June 14, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.02, from 1.45 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 14 investors sold PDF Solutions, Inc. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 26.13 million shares or 7.05% less from 28.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Company Can stated it has 35,624 shares. Moreover, Thrivent For Lutherans has 0% invested in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). Amer Intll Grp holds 17,844 shares. Arizona State Retirement stated it has 43,378 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0% stake. Wells Fargo And Communications Mn reported 0% in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). Geode reported 267,896 shares stake. Comerica Bancorporation holds 0% or 28,778 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 0% or 2,083 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 0% in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). Victory Cap Mgmt has invested 0% in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). Gilder Gagnon Howe And Ltd Liability holds 1.20M shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund holds 29,400 shares. Northern reported 380,210 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Llc has 201,125 shares.

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services to enhance yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and internationally. The company has market cap of $382.43 million. It offers manufacturing process solutions; volume manufacturing solutions; design-for-inspection (DFI) solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical testers; DFI infrastructure that comprises DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio ??char DFI software; FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns.

Among 8 analysts covering Aetna (NYSE:AET), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Aetna had 13 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 12. On Wednesday, January 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $212.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Monday, June 11. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. Piper Jaffray maintained Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) rating on Tuesday, January 30. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $212.0 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 31 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 1 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 22 to “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.15, from 0.83 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 83 investors sold AET shares while 335 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 208 raised stakes. 269.52 million shares or 2.24% less from 275.71 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Fca Corporation Tx reported 12,041 shares. Confluence Wealth Mgmt Llc has 0.62% invested in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Smith Moore And Com has 4,565 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Piedmont Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 60,828 shares. Kellner Limited Liability Co stated it has 3.63% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Los Angeles Cap Mngmt & Equity Rech stated it has 0.12% in Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET). Omni Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership holds 14.35% or 606,634 shares. Hanson Doremus Invest Mngmt invested in 38 shares. Inverness Counsel Ltd Liability Company Ny invested in 0.2% or 20,075 shares. Headinvest Ltd Llc owns 2,000 shares. Guardian Cap Advisors LP accumulated 0.05% or 2,250 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Co, a Ohio-based fund reported 295,312 shares. Gamble Jones Counsel invested in 1,246 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 8,148 are held by Century Cos. 2,342 were accumulated by Etrade Capital Ltd Liability Com.

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