Stephens Investment Management Group Has Decreased By $2.31 Million Its Microsemi (MSCC) Stake; Shaftesbury PLC (LON:SHB) Covered By 3 Bulls

May 24, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Stephens Investment Management Group Llc decreased Microsemi Corp (MSCC) stake by 5.26% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Stephens Investment Management Group Llc sold 45,365 shares as Microsemi Corp (MSCC)’s stock rose 25.52%. The Stephens Investment Management Group Llc holds 816,601 shares with $42.18 million value, down from 861,966 last quarter. Microsemi Corp now has $8.11 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $68.74. About 4.41 million shares traded or 5.83% up from the average. Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) has risen 27.25% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Shaftesbury (LON:SHB), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Shaftesbury had 162 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 5 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Panmure Gordon on Wednesday, September 30. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 26 by Numis Securities. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of SHB in report on Monday, August 17 with “Equal Weight” rating. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. BNP Paribas upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and GBX 970 target in Friday, January 8 report. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of SHB in report on Tuesday, November 29 with “Reduce” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, May 10 by Liberum Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 23 by Liberum Capital. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to “Underperform” on Thursday, August 27. See Shaftesbury PLC (LON:SHB) latest ratings:

22/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 970.00 Maintain
22/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1075.00 Maintain
10/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 970.00 Maintain
10/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1075.00 Maintain
04/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 810.00 New Target: GBX 860.00 Downgrade
05/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 974.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 890.00 New Target: GBX 835.00 Reiteration
13/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: GBX 880.00 New Target: GBX 970.00 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 970.00 New Target: GBX 970.00 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 970.00 New Target: GBX 970.00 Maintain

Among 19 analysts covering Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Microsemi had 65 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton on Monday, August 24 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, March 2 to “Market Perform”. The stock of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 2 by Susquehanna. The company was maintained on Friday, September 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Mizuho. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) on Thursday, February 25 to “Top Pick” rating. Mizuho downgraded the shares of MSCC in report on Monday, March 5 to “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) on Thursday, July 6 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray given on Tuesday, March 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, November 5 by BMO Capital Markets.

Stephens Investment Management Group Llc increased Green Dot Corp (NYSE:GDOT) stake by 265,757 shares to 382,882 valued at $23.07M in 2017Q4. It also upped Dominos Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) stake by 20,463 shares and now owns 71,394 shares. Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) was raised too.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $1.03 million activity. 2,102 shares were sold by Goerner Frederick C, worth $136,130 on Thursday, April 5. Goren David also sold $138,841 worth of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) shares. On Thursday, March 8 FOLINO PAUL F sold $302,717 worth of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) or 4,500 shares.

More recent Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Microchip Technology (MCHP) Receives Taiwan Clearance for Microsemi (MSCC) Merger; Microsemi Shareholders …” on May 23, 2018. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Microsemi Continues to Expand Silicon Carbide Product Portfolios with Sampling of its Next-Generation 1200 V SiC …” on May 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Beijing Approves Microchip Deal, Boding Well For Qualcomm-NXP” with publication date: May 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 34 investors sold MSCC shares while 98 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 111.11 million shares or 1.43% less from 112.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 148,444 shares. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Ca reported 79,877 shares or 1.48% of all its holdings. Somerset Trust holds 11,285 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank has 3,237 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 15,200 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) for 53,172 shares. Victory Mngmt reported 88,194 shares. Highland Capital Management Llc owns 9,216 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. 313,445 are held by Bankshares Of Montreal Can. Systematic Finance Mngmt Lp holds 949,258 shares. Mutual Of America Mgmt Limited Liability holds 96,860 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 49,637 shares or 0% of the stock. 118,534 are owned by Legal And General Gp Public Ltd. Sei Investments Co has 0.06% invested in Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC).

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