Ionic Capital Management Upped Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Stake by $7.37 Million; Market Valuation Rose; New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust Has Trimmed Position in Disney Walt Co (DIS) as Shares Declined

April 22, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Bart Baum increased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 576.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ionic Capital Management Llc bought 62,976 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Bart Baum held 73,904 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.65M, up from 10,928 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ionic Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.13 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.88% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $105.15. About 13.14M shares traded or 178.13% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 17.73% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (DIS) by 55% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust sold 11,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,000 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $968,000, down from 20,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust who had been investing in Disney Walt Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $150.73B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $100.24. About 6.40M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has declined 11.59% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.14% the S&P500.

Ionic Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.83 billion and $2.41 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Altaba Inc by 133,110 shares to 8,390 shares, valued at $586,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Series Trust (Call) (XRT) by 20,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 50,000 shares, and cut its stake in Pfizer Inc (Put) (NYSE:PFE).

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 67 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Thursday, October 27. On Friday, April 8 the stock rating was maintained by Pacific Crest with “Overweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 25. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, February 5. Deutsche Bank maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Thursday, March 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Oppenheimer.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $194,780 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 58 investors sold DIS shares while 690 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 508 raised stakes. 896.07 million shares or 0.31% less from 898.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 6.94M were reported by Parnassus Investments Ca. Endurance Wealth Management has invested 0.01% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Forte Adv has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Llc stated it has 11,695 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Toth Advisory invested in 69,863 shares. Foster Dykema Cabot Ma reported 0.1% stake. Ngam Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 0.13% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Liberty Capital reported 28,834 shares. Weik Mgmt, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 26,155 shares. Suntrust Banks holds 0.53% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 924,810 shares. South State holds 98,608 shares or 1.26% of its portfolio. Sit Assocs has 0.49% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Sterneck Capital Ltd Llc holds 0.39% or 6,009 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs reported 0.41% stake. San Francisco Sentry Inv (Ca) holds 0.71% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 22,480 shares.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 154 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 31. On Friday, September 8 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of DIS in report on Thursday, September 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Sunday, August 16. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) on Monday, August 3 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Friday, September 8. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Rosenblatt.

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