Trilogy Global Advisors LP Cut Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT) Had 4 Bullish Analysts

July 17, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Among 7 analysts covering Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ultra Clean Holdings had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the shares of UCTT in report on Thursday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. Dougherty & Company maintained Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. Craig Hallum downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 10 by Needham. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, November 15. Dougherty & Company maintained Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) rating on Thursday, July 23. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $10 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. Craig Hallum upgraded the shares of UCTT in report on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, July 29. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was upgraded by Needham. See Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) latest ratings:

15/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Market Perform New Target: $26 Initiates Coverage On
23/02/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy Old Target: $15 New Target: $18 Maintain

Trilogy Global Advisors Lp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 2.2% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Trilogy Global Advisors Lp sold 12,673 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Trilogy Global Advisors Lp holds 564,447 shares with $35.08 million value, down from 577,120 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $572.63 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.49% or $0.36 reaching $73.14. About 12.37M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacture of production tools, modules and subsystems the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The company has market cap of $792.02 million. The Company’s products include precision robotic solutions; gas delivery systems; a range of industrial and automation production equipment products; subsystems that includes wafer cleaning sub-systems, chemical delivery modules, top-plate assemblies, frame assemblies, and process modules. It has a 27.93 P/E ratio. The Firm offers its products for the semiconductor capital equipment and equipment industry divisions.

About 740,831 shares traded. Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) has risen 320.86% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 304.16% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.09 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.78, from 1.31 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 8 investors sold Ultra Clean Holdings Inc shares while 25 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 24.01 million shares or 10.71% more from 21.68 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) for 177,100 shares. Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag accumulated 10,320 shares. Caprock Group has 0.03% invested in Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) for 10,320 shares. Brandywine Global Investment Management Ltd Liability Co holds 90,680 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Co The accumulated 0% or 21,454 shares. New York-based Art Advisors Lc has invested 0.02% in Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT). Parametric Associates Ltd Liability invested in 51,049 shares or 0% of the stock. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 1,842 shares. Prudential Incorporated reported 144,560 shares. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt Incorporated owns 277,927 shares. National Bank Of New York Mellon has 0% invested in Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) for 163,912 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability owns 763,500 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada invested in 3,478 shares. 1.25 million were accumulated by Smith Graham Co Advsr L P. G2 Inv Prtnrs reported 217,003 shares.

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $5.50 million activity. 23,507 shares were sold by LEV LAVI, worth $386,276 on Friday, March 31. Another trade for 7,981 shares valued at $131,136 was sold by Bingaman Mark. 4,000 shares were sold by LIGGETT EMILY M, worth $90,659. Shares for $158,146 were sold by Mezhvinsky Leonid. The insider Sterling Joan sold $240,117. SCHERER BARBARA VAUGHN also sold $138,305 worth of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) on Thursday, May 25. On Monday, February 27 Brumm Sheri sold $192,428 worth of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) or 13,563 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 20 after the close. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 2.90% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.56B for 25.75 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.74% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 8 with “Outperform” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 6 report. UBS maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Buy” on Monday, June 19. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Friday, October 21. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24 to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, January 29 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, October 23. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 1 report.

Trilogy Global Advisors Lp increased Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 119,441 shares to 288,026 valued at $15.99 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL) stake by 193,783 shares and now owns 1.11M shares. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 2.12% more from 5.39 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Confluence Wealth Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.42% or 13,586 shares. Schnieders Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 1.63% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Bridges Inv Mngmt Inc has invested 0.55% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Highstreet Asset Mgmt stated it has 75,663 shares. Westchester Mgmt reported 130,210 shares stake. Bokf Na owns 0.94% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 457,382 shares. Abrams Capital Management LP has invested 11.36% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Mechanics Commercial Bank Department has invested 1.81% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Sadoff Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 3,814 shares in its portfolio. 9,061 are held by Rock Point Limited Company. Mcdaniel Terry Company holds 5.2% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 403,488 shares. Fairview Cap Management Ltd Liability Co holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 27,192 shares. National Asset Inc reported 102,655 shares. Iberiabank reported 98,116 shares. Jennison Associate Ltd Liability Co reported 2.68% stake.

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