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Ironwood Investment Management Has Cut Ferro (FOE) Stake By $486,200; Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) Covered By 5 Bulls

Among 7 analysts covering Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Axcelis Technologies had 17 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Needham. The stock of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) earned “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, November 3. The stock of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, September 7. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by Benchmark. TheStreet downgraded the shares of ACLS in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Needham. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Friday, September 8. See Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $33.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy New Target: $31 Upgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Downgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $39.0
19/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain

Ironwood Investment Management Llc decreased Ferro Corp (FOE) stake by 19.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ironwood Investment Management Llc sold 22,100 shares as Ferro Corp (FOE)’s stock rose 20.45%. The Ironwood Investment Management Llc holds 90,546 shares with $2.02 million value, down from 112,646 last quarter. Ferro Corp now has $1.82B valuation. It closed at $21.7 lastly. It is down 24.49% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.79% the S&P500.

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. designs, makes, and services ion implantation and other processing equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $788.38 million. The firm offers a line of high energy, high current, and medium current implanters for various application requirements. It has a 6.47 P/E ratio. It also provides dry strip equipment, curing systems, and thermal processing systems, as well as services and supports its dry strip installed base.

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $24.6. About 287,250 shares traded. Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) has risen 132.61% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 115.91% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Ferro (NYSE:FOE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Ferro had 13 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Global Hunter Securities with “Accumulate” on Wednesday, August 12. The company was maintained on Monday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Longbow. The stock has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, January 13. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, November 10 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks.

Analysts await Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.28 EPS, up 3.70% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.27 per share. FOE’s profit will be $23.48M for 19.38 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Ferro Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.15% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 16 investors sold FOE shares while 64 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 81.19 million shares or 1.94% more from 79.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Employees Retirement stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). California State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 134,150 shares. Comm Retail Bank has 0.04% invested in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) for 140,545 shares. Moreover, Teton has 2.49% invested in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Panagora Asset Management reported 1,208 shares. Buckhead Cap Limited, Georgia-based fund reported 196,370 shares. Mesirow Financial Inv Mngmt reported 729,378 shares stake. Northpointe Capital Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.92% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited Company has invested 0% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Punch & Assocs Mgmt Inc reported 1.45% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). First Manhattan Com holds 0.01% or 100,000 shares in its portfolio. Putnam Invests Llc has invested 0.01% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt holds 481,245 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Highlander Lc invested in 43,900 shares or 0.76% of the stock.

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