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Aperio Group Has Lifted Micron Technology (MU) Position; Employers Holdings (EIG)’s Sentiment Is 1.15

Aperio Group Llc increased Micron Technology Inc (MU) stake by 17.77% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Aperio Group Llc acquired 70,696 shares as Micron Technology Inc (MU)’s stock rose 19.14%. The Aperio Group Llc holds 468,606 shares with $13.99 million value, up from 397,910 last quarter. Micron Technology Inc now has $49.05B valuation. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $42.53. About 14.32 million shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 176.27% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500.

Employers Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.52 billion. It offers workers' compensation insurance to small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. It has a 14.61 P/E ratio. The firm markets its products through independent local, regional, and national agents and brokers; and alternative distribution channels comprising its partners, as well as through national, regional, and local trade groups and associations.

Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc holds 2.23% of its portfolio in Employers Holdings, Inc. for 293,823 shares. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co owns 618,992 shares or 1.52% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Opus Capital Group Llc has 0.99% invested in the company for 119,594 shares. The Florida-based Aviance Capital Partners Llc has invested 0.62% in the stock. Alphamark Advisors Llc, a Kentucky-based fund reported 23,564 shares.

Analysts await Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.56 EPS, down 41.05% or $0.39 from last year’s $0.95 per share. EIG’s profit will be $18.16 million for 20.87 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Employers Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.85% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.52% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $46.75. About 115,260 shares traded or 22.98% up from the average. Employers Holdings, Inc. (EIG) has risen 35.79% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.09% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Micron Technology Inc. had 194 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy”. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 29 by Needham. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Cowen & Co maintained Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Thursday, September 1 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 11 by FBN Securities. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) rating on Monday, August 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $18 target.

Aperio Group Llc decreased Cenovus Energy Inc Co (NYSE:CVE) stake by 64,189 shares to 71,884 valued at $530,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced California Wtr Svc Gr (NYSE:CWT) stake by 14,840 shares and now owns 40,517 shares. American Internationa (NYSE:AIG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 63 investors sold MU shares while 217 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 832.79 million shares or 1.90% less from 848.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Graham Capital LP reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Moreover, Cibc has 0.1% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 2.37 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Salem Inv Counselors Inc invested 0.01% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Moreover, Private Asset Mgmt has 2.12% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 440,862 shares. 125,762 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager L P. Cibc Asset Mngmt has 134,767 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 92,399 were accumulated by Shelton Cap Mngmt. The Japan-based Asset Mngmt One Limited has invested 0.13% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) holds 121,100 shares or 3.76% of its portfolio. Mirae Asset Global Investments owns 43,455 shares. Td Asset Mngmt holds 371,246 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. The Kentucky-based Regent Invest Ltd Liability has invested 0.3% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Ngam Advisors LP has invested 0.05% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Amalgamated Bank, New York-based fund reported 122,905 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $12.58 million activity. Thorsen Steven L. JR sold $4.53 million worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Friday, September 29. 16,950 shares valued at $701,730 were sold by Deboer Scott J on Tuesday, October 10. $28,220 worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares were sold by ARNZEN APRIL S. Shares for $765,485 were sold by Mondry Lawrence N on Wednesday, August 16. 3,000 Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares with value of $85,415 were sold by BAILEY ROBERT L. $3.09 million worth of stock was sold by Poppen Joel L on Friday, September 29.

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