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As Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Share Price Declined, Marble Arch Investments LP Has Increased Its Stake by $6.82 Million; Exact Sciences (EXAS) Valuation Declined While Voya Investment Management Trimmed Its Holding by $26.26 Million

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Voya Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS) by 23.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 505,028 shares as the company’s stock declined 19.82% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.63 million shares of the commercial physical & biological resarch company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $85.55M, down from 2.13M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Voya Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Exact Sciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.54% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $47.52. About 1.09M shares traded. Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has risen 81.43% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 69.88% the S&P500.

Scott Mclellan increased its stake in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (AAOI) by 104.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marble Arch Investments Lp bought 184,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 38.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott Mclellan held 360,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.62M, up from 175,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Marble Arch Investments Lp who had been investing in Applied Optoelectronics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $643.33M market cap company. The stock increased 4.27% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $32.99. About 3.05M shares traded or 105.94% up from the average. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has declined 58.92% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.47% the S&P500.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 20 selling transactions for $24.73 million activity. On Friday, February 23 the insider ARORA MANEESH sold $522,959. 25,319 Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares with value of $1.07M were sold by Conroy Kevin T. $126,252 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) was sold by Elliott Jeffrey Thomas. Zanotti Katherine S sold $325,440 worth of stock. LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER had sold 35,025 shares worth $1.50 million. Carey Thomas D. also sold $335,630 worth of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) shares.

Analysts await Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $-0.39 EPS, down 21.88% or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.32 per share. After $-0.18 actual EPS reported by Exact Sciences Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 116.67% negative EPS growth.

Voya Investment Management Llc, which manages about $84.40 billion and $48.11B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Impinj Inc by 594,705 shares to 976,830 shares, valued at $22.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) by 1.95M shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.09M shares, and has risen its stake in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 25 investors sold EXAS shares while 105 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 92.48 million shares or 1.24% less from 93.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Point72 Asset Management Lp holds 0.12% or 546,806 shares. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag holds 375,659 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. North Dakota-based Bell National Bank has invested 0.07% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Affinity Investment Ltd Liability Company owns 0.04% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 7,103 shares. Wellington Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership holds 6.82M shares. Ubs Asset Americas Inc, a Illinois-based fund reported 873,566 shares. Cornerstone Mgmt Holding Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Amer Century Companies Incorporated has 0% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) for 83,108 shares. Jane Street Grp Incorporated Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Eam Invsts Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 49,125 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Bancorporation Of America De reported 1.57M shares. Lpl Limited Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). Alpha Windward Lc stated it has 289 shares. Moneta Group Inc Inv Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS). First Business Financial Svcs stated it has 0.07% in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS).

Among 18 analysts covering EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. EXACT Sciences had 74 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy”. Craig Hallum initiated Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) on Thursday, October 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Wednesday, May 31. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Benchmark. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Leerink Swann. The stock of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 29 by William Blair. The rating was downgraded by Lake Street to “Hold” on Wednesday, October 7. The stock of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Benchmark. Bank of America maintained the shares of EXAS in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating.

Among 13 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics had 43 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, January 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) rating on Thursday, December 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $60.0 target. On Thursday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. DA Davidson maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10000 target in Friday, July 14 report. Roth Capital maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) rating on Friday, July 14. Roth Capital has “Buy” rating and $9000 target. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Monday, July 24 report. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum on Thursday, February 22 to “Sell”.

Marble Arch Investments Lp, which manages about $1.96 billion and $1.30B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Frontier Communications Corp by 115,400 shares to 234,600 shares, valued at $1.59M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 653,507 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.13 million shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $35,370 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 53 investors sold AAOI shares while 46 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 11.84 million shares or 19.13% less from 14.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parkside Fincl Bank & Tru invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Raymond James Associates owns 175,783 shares. Tt, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 467,732 shares. New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 0.14% or 826,201 shares. Marble Arch LP owns 360,000 shares or 1.05% of their US portfolio. Millennium Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Hwg Hldgs Limited Partnership invested in 13,024 shares. Creative Planning owns 18,890 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Trafelet Brokaw Mngmt Limited Partnership has 2.45% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 92,900 shares. Northern reported 220,724 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.02% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Axa owns 0% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 28,000 shares. Taylor Frigon Cap Limited Liability Corp has 30,711 shares for 0.94% of their portfolio. 15,350 are owned by Carnegie Capital Asset Ltd.

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