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Puplava Financial Services Has Trimmed Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake; Forest Hill Capital Lifted Kulicke & Soffa Inds (KLIC) Holding

Forest Hill Capital Llc increased Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc (KLIC) stake by 19.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Forest Hill Capital Llc acquired 29,500 shares as Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc (KLIC)’s stock rose 3.94%. The Forest Hill Capital Llc holds 177,141 shares with $3.82M value, up from 147,641 last quarter. Kulicke & Soffa Inds Inc now has $1.55 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.04% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $21.9. About 1.01 million shares traded or 57.91% up from the average. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 89.78% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500.

Puplava Financial Services Inc decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 4.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Puplava Financial Services Inc sold 7,066 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Puplava Financial Services Inc holds 138,697 shares with $10.33M value, down from 145,763 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $699.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.57% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $90.81. About 34.96 million shares traded or 24.57% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 11 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 15 with “Underperform”. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, November 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Thursday, June 29. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, November 15. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 18 by Standpoint Research. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.60, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 19 investors sold KLIC shares while 69 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 59.03 million shares or 0.99% more from 58.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bridgeway Cap Management Inc holds 0.06% or 223,932 shares in its portfolio. Numeric Investors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj owns 50,000 shares. Tci Wealth Inc holds 115 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Forest Hill Capital holds 177,141 shares or 1.1% of its portfolio. 5,136 are held by Advisory Networks Lc. Price T Rowe Assocs Incorporated Md holds 25,800 shares. Raymond James Associates owns 29,750 shares. Laurion Management LP has 13,505 shares. Parkside Fincl Bank And Tru invested 0% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans accumulated 0.01% or 71,910 shares. Moreover, Tygh Cap Mgmt has 0.7% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) for 162,671 shares. 24,601 are owned by Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability. Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) for 45,972 shares. Macquarie Gp invested in 37,777 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since October 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $22,829 activity. 592 shares were sold by PIERCE GARRETT E, worth $13,041. BACHMAN BRIAN R also sold $9,788 worth of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) on Tuesday, January 2.

Puplava Financial Services Inc increased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 3,336 shares to 5,900 valued at $874,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Blackrock Enhanced Gbl Div T (Prn) (BOE) stake by 30,100 shares and now owns 102,145 shares. Vanguard Specialized Portfol (VIG) was raised too.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $5.98 million activity. 26,763 shares were sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE, worth $1.98 million. Hood Amy also sold $4.00M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, August 29.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 0.32% less from 5.53 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cannell Peter B And Inc accumulated 1.25M shares. 316,945 are owned by Bailard. 132,754 are held by Montag A And Associates. Crow Point Prtnrs Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.03% or 2,422 shares. Estabrook Capital Mgmt holds 4.89% or 423,020 shares. Alkeon Capital Management Limited Company has invested 2.01% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The California-based Kcm Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 1.62% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wall Street Access Asset Mngmt Lc, New York-based fund reported 50,303 shares. Cadence Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has 159,140 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. Buckhead Capital Management Ltd Liability Company reported 146,238 shares stake. Vision Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 0.78% or 33,124 shares. Grand Jean Cap Mngmt Inc has 10,962 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Hartline Inv invested in 48,976 shares or 1.1% of the stock. Brick & Kyle Associate owns 16,481 shares. Intersect Capital Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 2.13% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, April 26, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Tigress Financial. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 21 by William Blair. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, January 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, June 13 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, July 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Credit Suisse.

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