Numeric Investors Has Upped Its Stake in Mks Instrument (MKSI) as Stock Rose; Carroll Financial Associates Has Cut General Electric Co Com (GE) Holding by $372,672; Stock Price Declined

January 16, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Carroll Financial Associates Inc decreased its stake in General Electric Co Com (GE) by 3.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carroll Financial Associates Inc sold 15,528 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 375,191 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.21 million, down from 390,719 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc who had been investing in General Electric Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $156.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.10% or $0.769 during the last trading session, reaching $17.991. About 132.55M shares traded or 61.73% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Numeric Investors Llc increased its stake in Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI) by 187.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Numeric Investors Llc bought 110,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 169,600 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.02 million, up from 59,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Numeric Investors Llc who had been investing in Mks Instrument Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $97.65. About 211,587 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 119.33% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 102.63% the S&P500.

Carroll Financial Associates Inc, which manages about $1.57 billion and $877.90M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schein Henry Inc Com (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 4,386 shares to 9,064 shares, valued at $739,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wisdomtree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW) by 352,166 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.01M shares, and has risen its stake in United Technologies Corp Com (NYSE:UTX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 4.70 billion shares or 1.82% more from 4.61 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 4.86 million are held by Gateway Invest Advisers. Court Place Advsr Lc has invested 2.25% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Schaper Benz And Wise Invest Counsel Inc Wi holds 0.97% or 257,754 shares in its portfolio. 34,659 were accumulated by Stelac Advisory Services Ltd Company. Bridges Inv Mngmt Incorporated invested 0.43% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Cibc World Markets has 0.35% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Asset invested 0.61% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Palisades Hudson Asset LP has 24,027 shares. Manning & Napier Advisors Ltd holds 0.01% or 43,536 shares in its portfolio. Ifrah Financial Svcs reported 19,317 shares stake. Heritage Mngmt Corporation holds 1.11% or 716,391 shares. Leavell Inv Mngmt has 0.2% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Stratos Wealth Prtnrs reported 256,052 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Eastern Bank has 1.45% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 845,453 shares. Arrowgrass (Us) LP has invested 0.16% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, down 36.96% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.46 per share. GE’s profit will be $2.51 billion for 15.51 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.48 million activity. 100,000 General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares with value of $2.46M were bought by TISCH JAMES S. The insider Comstock Elizabeth J sold 24,693 shares worth $633,375.

Among 26 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. General Electric Company had 81 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, April 4, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Thursday, October 5 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, July 17. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by TheStreet. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, December 16 by Bernstein. The firm earned “Positive” rating on Thursday, March 23 by RBC Capital Markets.

Numeric Investors Llc, which manages about $14.26B and $13.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENTA) by 9,100 shares to 245,342 shares, valued at $9.12 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Dean Foods Co New (NYSE:DF) by 343,738 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 210,600 shares, and cut its stake in Chemours Co.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $2.70 million activity. The insider Mora Elizabeth sold $24,840. Quirk Brian Charles sold $158,600 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Tuesday, August 8. 5,000 shares were sold by COLELLA GERARD G, worth $476,300 on Thursday, December 14. On Thursday, December 14 the insider Werth Dennis L sold $352,563. HANLEY PETER sold $24,945 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 21 investors sold MKSI shares while 99 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 51.02 million shares or 0.62% less from 51.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Timessquare Cap Mngmt Llc has invested 0.68% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Glenmede Tru Company Na holds 29 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Us Bancshares De owns 18,158 shares. Zweig holds 3,300 shares. Pennsylvania-based Ajo LP has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Deutsche Natl Bank Ag has invested 0.02% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Bessemer Gp stated it has 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Northern Trust holds 0.02% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 738,524 shares. Vanguard Group has invested 0.02% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Texas Permanent School Fund, Texas-based fund reported 39,624 shares. Hays Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation holds 59,298 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv owns 196,444 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement invested in 0.03% or 137,189 shares. 8,800 were accumulated by Utd Serv Automobile Association. Voya Investment Limited Liability Company owns 560,968 shares.

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