Analysts See $-0.20 EPS for Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (MXWL); Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC) Sentiment Is 0.88

April 18, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc (KLIC) investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.15, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 84 investment professionals increased and opened new positions, while 96 sold and reduced their positions in Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. The investment professionals in our database now have: 58.53 million shares, down from 59.03 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc in top ten positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 14 Reduced: 82 Increased: 54 New Position: 30.

Analysts expect Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) to report $-0.20 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 25.93% from last quarter’s $-0.27 EPS. After having $-0.21 EPS previously, Maxwell Technologies, Inc.’s analysts see -4.76% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $5.75. About 26,730 shares traded. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) has risen 6.39% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.16% the S&P500.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $26,787 activity. $26,787 worth of stock was sold by Fink Franz on Tuesday, March 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.87, from 1.92 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Maxwell Technologies, Inc. shares while 27 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 18.15 million shares or 5.59% more from 17.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 14,148 shares. Institute For Wealth Management Ltd Liability stated it has 16,996 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). Toronto Dominion Bancorp holds 0% or 5 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). Parallax Volatility Advisers L P holds 236,830 shares. Barclays Plc has invested 0% in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). Legal General Gru Public Ltd Liability Company has 7,139 shares for 0% of their portfolio. D E Shaw & Communications has invested 0% in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). Annex Advisory Services Ltd Liability Corp reported 10,000 shares stake. Tiaa Cref Invest Ltd Liability Co reported 0% of its portfolio in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). First Republic Investment Mngmt accumulated 0% or 41,735 shares. Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md has invested 0% in Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL). Raymond James And Associates invested in 14,040 shares or 0% of the stock. Parametric Limited Com, Washington-based fund reported 10,657 shares.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. develops, makes, and markets energy storage and power delivery products worldwide. The company has market cap of $218.31 million. The firm offers ultra-capacitor cells, and multi-cell packs and modules, which provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for applications in various industries, including bus, rail, and truck in transportation; grid energy storage; and renewable wind energy solutions. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides lithium-ion capacitors, which are energy storage devices designed to address various applications in the rail, grid, and industrial markets where energy density and weight are differentiating factors.

Among 5 analysts covering Maxwell Tech (NASDAQ:MXWL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Maxwell Tech had 15 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained the shares of MXWL in report on Tuesday, August 8 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, February 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, August 7. As per Monday, May 23, the company rating was initiated by Roth Capital. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Hold”. The stock of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, August 8. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Perform” rating in Friday, September 11 report.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, makes, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices. The company has market cap of $1.82 billion. It operates in two divisions, Equipment and Expendable Tools. It has a 69.12 P/E ratio. The Equipment segment makes and sells a line of ball bonders to connect very fine wires made of gold, silver alloy, or copper between the bond pads of the semiconductor devices or dies, and the leads on its package; wafer level bonders, which mechanically applies bumps to dies for some variants of the flip chip assembly process; and wedge bonders to connect semiconductor chips for the power packages, power hybrids, and automotive modules.

Whale Rock Capital Management Llc holds 3.77% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. for 3.35 million shares. Penbrook Management Llc owns 137,100 shares or 3% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has 2.34% invested in the company for 1.56 million shares. The California-based Sensato Investors Llc has invested 1.95% in the stock. Eii Capital Management Inc., a New York-based fund reported 91,818 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $27,540 activity.

The stock decreased 1.98% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $25.78. About 235,768 shares traded. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) has risen 21.63% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.08% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 2.50% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.4 per share. KLIC’s profit will be $28.94 million for 15.72 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.61% negative EPS growth.

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