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Middleton & Co Has Decreased Its Synchrony Finl (SYF) Holding; Utstarcom Holdings – Ordinary Shares (UTSI) Shorts Raised By 27.94%

Utstarcom Holdings Corp – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:UTSI) had an increase of 27.94% in short interest. UTSI’s SI was 89,300 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 27.94% from 69,800 shares previously. With 109,900 avg volume, 1 days are for Utstarcom Holdings Corp – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:UTSI)’s short sellers to cover UTSI’s short positions. The SI to Utstarcom Holdings Corp – Ordinary Shares’s float is 0.58%. The stock decreased 1.15% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $5.17. About 47,846 shares traded. UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UTSI) has risen 6.47% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.23% the S&P500.

Middleton & Co Inc decreased Synchrony Finl (SYF) stake by 73.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Middleton & Co Inc sold 167,911 shares as Synchrony Finl (SYF)’s stock declined 26.83%. The Middleton & Co Inc holds 61,168 shares with $1.90 million value, down from 229,079 last quarter. Synchrony Finl now has $25.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $33.87. About 769,866 shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 10.35% since March 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.05% the S&P500.

Middleton & Co Inc increased Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 3,217 shares to 41,820 valued at $4.91 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 2,160 shares and now owns 11,435 shares. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

Analysts await Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 29.51% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.61 per share. SYF’s profit will be $600.58 million for 10.72 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by Synchrony Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.86% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 70 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Monday, December 18 to “Buy”. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, June 15. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 23. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 28 by Susquehanna. Wells Fargo upgraded Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) on Tuesday, January 9 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, September 10. On Wednesday, September 16 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45.0 target in Friday, January 19 report.

UTStarcom Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a telecom infrastructure well-known provider to develop technology for bandwidth from cloud services, mobile, streaming, and other applications. The company has market cap of $183.27 million. The firm offers broadband packet optical transport and wireless/fixed-line access products and solutions. It has a 26.24 P/E ratio. It focuses on delivering carrier-class broadband transport and access products and solutions optimized for mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access, and Wi-Fi data offloading.

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