The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 1.31% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $19.75. About 306,115 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $662.49M company. It was reported on Mar, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $20.74 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ESIO worth $33.12 million more.
Dean Capital Management increased Plexus Corp (PLXS) stake by 11.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Dean Capital Management acquired 8,035 shares as Plexus Corp (PLXS)’s stock declined 12.87%. The Dean Capital Management holds 79,200 shares with $4.44 million value, up from 71,165 last quarter. Plexus Corp now has $2.18B valuation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $64.57. About 42,100 shares traded. Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) has risen 19.78% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.08% the S&P500.
Since January 22, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 7 selling transactions for $1.13 million activity. Another trade for 1,250 shares valued at $75,820 was sold by Darroch Ronnie. 6,500 Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) shares with value of $395,875 were sold by Kelsey Todd P.. 4,475 shares were sold by Jermain Patrick John, worth $270,345 on Wednesday, February 21. Shares for $151,825 were sold by DRURY DAVID J. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $600,500 was made by KELLY PETER on Monday, January 22. 6,250 Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) shares with value of $383,120 were sold by CORTINOVIS STEPHEN P.
Among 11 analysts covering Plexus (NASDAQ:PLXS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Plexus had 27 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Numis Securities downgraded the shares of PLXS in report on Wednesday, November 18 to “Add” rating. The stock of Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, June 9. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 22 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. J.P. Morgan downgraded Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) on Tuesday, October 10 to “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PLXS in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Sunday, September 10.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.45, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 18 investors sold PLXS shares while 62 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 31.28 million shares or 0.57% more from 31.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 240 are held by Bollard Group Limited Co. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.01% or 188,315 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa invested 0% of its portfolio in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS). The Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.07% in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS). State Street stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS). South Dakota Invest Council reported 16,700 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Limited Liability Corporation owns 68,101 shares. Art Advsrs Ltd invested in 11,210 shares. Goldman Sachs owns 299,310 shares. Bessemer Group invested in 42,700 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Massachusetts-based Loomis Sayles & LP has invested 0% in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS). Prudential Financial holds 0.01% in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) or 56,542 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 0.07% or 2.83M shares. Advisory Services Net Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS). 9,165 were accumulated by Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited.
Dean Capital Management decreased Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) stake by 45,175 shares to 87,290 valued at $2.55 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Compass Minerals Intl Inc (NYSE:CMP) stake by 33,570 shares and now owns 29,625 shares. Dril (NYSE:DRQ) was reduced too.
Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $90,274 activity. Williams John Edward had sold 5,000 shares worth $90,274 on Wednesday, February 28.
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser microfabrication solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $662.49 million. It provides printed circuit boards, including laser via drilling systems for electrical interconnect applications; micro via drilling technology that addresses the changing applications in integrated circuit packages, multichip modules, and high density interconnect circuit boards; and ultraviolet laser processing systems comprising single-beam and multi-beam systems. It has a 29.69 P/E ratio. It also offers semiconductor manufacturing products comprising wafer marking equipment for use in serialization and wafer identification; wafer and circuit trim tools that adjust the electrical performance of semiconductor devices or hybrid circuits; and liquid crystal display repair tools; and laser LCD repair systems to enhance the manufacture of flat panel displays.
Analysts await Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 250.00% or $1.35 from last year’s $-0.54 per share. ESIO’s profit will be $27.17M for 6.10 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.94 actual earnings per share reported by Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.83% negative EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.67 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.89 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 7 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 23.45 million shares or 3.90% more from 22.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Llc invested 0.04% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.05% or 283,942 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon Corporation owns 385,244 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). 157,150 were reported by Bridgeway Cap Mngmt. Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 0% or 7,838 shares. Ariel Investments Lc reported 207,062 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% or 45,552 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 41,315 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Management accumulated 66,200 shares. Millennium Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1.36 million shares. Pinebridge Invs L P owns 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 4,112 shares. North Star Invest Mngmt holds 3,067 shares. Menta Cap Limited Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 26,561 shares. Eam Invsts Limited Liability Company has 271,777 shares for 0.5% of their portfolio.