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Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc Decreased Entegris Com (ENTG) Stake By $22.48 Million; Connors Investor Services Trimmed Its Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Stake

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc decreased Entegris Inc Com (NASDAQ:ENTG) stake by 23.72% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc sold 749,418 shares as Entegris Inc Com (NASDAQ:ENTG)’s stock rose 6.38%. The Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc holds 2.41 million shares with $73.39M value, down from 3.16 million last quarter. Entegris Inc Com now has $4.71B valuation. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $33.3. About 159,609 shares traded. Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) has risen 78.11% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.41% the S&P500.

Connors Investor Services Inc decreased Abbott Laboratories (ABT) stake by 5.17% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Connors Investor Services Inc sold 10,630 shares as Abbott Laboratories (ABT)’s stock declined 3.42%. The Connors Investor Services Inc holds 194,860 shares with $10.40M value, down from 205,490 last quarter. Abbott Laboratories now has $105.12B valuation. The stock increased 1.50% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $60.39. About 2.63M shares traded. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 15.90% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Abbott Laboratories had 105 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Barclays Capital. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ABT in report on Friday, September 22 with “Buy” rating. Edward Jones upgraded Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) on Tuesday, June 21 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, February 5. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 6 by JP Morgan. As per Saturday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $31.71 million activity. Fussell Stephen R had sold 196,550 shares worth $9.73M on Wednesday, August 16. Contreras Jaime sold 52,700 shares worth $2.74 million. Shares for $1.56M were sold by Salvadori Daniel Gesua Sive on Thursday, December 14. $1.73 million worth of stock was sold by Blaser Brian J on Wednesday, January 31. Another trade for 42,665 shares valued at $2.69M was made by Ford Robert B on Tuesday, January 30.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 47 investors sold ABT shares while 563 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. 1.21 billion shares or 0.79% less from 1.22 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Country Financial Bank holds 3,656 shares. Fic Cap reported 0.19% stake. Dowling And Yahnke Ltd Llc accumulated 84,796 shares. Cadence Bancshares Na has invested 1.04% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Cincinnati Insur accumulated 1.16 million shares. Steinberg Asset Mgmt holds 14,778 shares. The Massachusetts-based Factory Mutual has invested 0.35% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 0.16% or 184,801 shares. Ledyard Comml Bank holds 56,478 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.11% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). Cibc Ww Inc holds 129,620 shares. Davis R M, Maine-based fund reported 38,544 shares. Davidson And Garrard reported 27,378 shares. Prelude Mgmt Lc has invested 0.09% in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT). United Financial Bank Va reported 91,698 shares or 4.68% of all its holdings.

Connors Investor Services Inc increased Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 5,070 shares to 184,468 valued at $13.70 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) stake by 1,847 shares and now owns 93,486 shares. Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) was raised too.

Entegris, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies micro contamination control products, specialty chemicals, and advanced materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.71 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials, Advanced Materials Handling, and Microcontamination Control. It has a 34.33 P/E ratio. The Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials segment provides high-performance and high-purity process chemistries, gases, and materials, as well as safe and efficient delivery systems to support semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes.

Among 13 analysts covering Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Entegris had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, February 6. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was upgraded by Dougherty & Company to “Buy” on Thursday, October 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by Needham on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 13. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Monday, January 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 26. Needham upgraded the shares of ENTG in report on Monday, March 13 to “Buy” rating.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $574,568 activity. $90,190 worth of Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) was sold by OLSON PAUL L H on Tuesday, September 5. 15,000 shares were sold by Rucci Corey, worth $393,750 on Wednesday, September 6. The insider Burns Robert Nicholas sold $120,146.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.90, from 1.72 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 29 investors sold ENTG shares while 90 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 135.35 million shares or 1.21% more from 133.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Personal Fin holds 0% of its portfolio in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) for 315 shares. Shapiro Capital Mgmt Llc has invested 4.52% of its portfolio in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). Nationwide Fund Advsrs invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). White Pine Capital Limited Company invested in 0% or 17,100 shares. Ubs Asset Americas invested in 75,026 shares. The New York-based Needham Investment Mgmt Llc has invested 4.03% in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). 110,700 are held by Numeric Limited Liability. Secor Advsrs L P accumulated 52,546 shares. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Co stated it has 21,278 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Chase Investment Counsel owns 17,435 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Voya Inv Limited Company stated it has 64,901 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.05% or 4.20 million shares in its portfolio. Ajo Ltd Partnership holds 416,191 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Holding Sa has 0.1% invested in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). Zebra Cap Mgmt Ltd Company owns 49,931 shares.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc is a New York-based hedge fund with more than $15.87 billion AUM in June, 2014. This fund invests only a small percentage of its assets in equities and options. Taken from Silvercrest Asset Management Group latest Adv, the fund reported to have 97 full and part-time employees. Among which 25 performing investment advisory and research functions. The hedge fund had more than 2300 clients.

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