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Hawk Ridge Management Increased Pdf Solutions (PDFS) Holding By $990,960; Schwartz Investment Counsel Trimmed Its Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Holding

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Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc decreased Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) stake by 8% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc sold 76,000 shares as Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)’s stock rose 1.62%. The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc holds 874,500 shares with $26.53B value, down from 950,500 last quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now has $21.28 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $31.42. About 4.14M shares traded. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has risen 26.73% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.18% the S&P500.

Hawk Ridge Management Llc increased Pdf Solutions Inc (PDFS) stake by 11.69% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hawk Ridge Management Llc acquired 66,064 shares as Pdf Solutions Inc (PDFS)’s stock declined 28.02%. The Hawk Ridge Management Llc holds 631,079 shares with $9.91M value, up from 565,015 last quarter. Pdf Solutions Inc now has $368.49M valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $11.41. About 127,811 shares traded. PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has declined 48.74% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 60.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 26.32% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.38 per share. FITB’s profit will be $325.09M for 16.36 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Fifth Third Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.69% negative EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Fifth Third (NASDAQ:FITB), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Fifth Third had 105 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, July 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Stephens. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, August 15. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Hilliard Lyons. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Bank of America. The firm has “Reduce” rating by Nomura given on Monday, October 10. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of FITB in report on Monday, December 18 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of FITB in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 0.65 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 29 investors sold FITB shares while 210 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. 562.64 million shares or 2.26% less from 575.67 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 3.02 million shares or 0.31% of the stock. Fjarde Ap accumulated 0.09% or 202,156 shares. New England Research And Mngmt holds 0.5% or 22,800 shares. Verition Fund Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 29,899 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Seizert Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 3.6% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Profund Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 0.05% or 44,216 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 101,943 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Loudon Management Limited holds 0.22% or 9,385 shares. Raymond James And Assoc holds 513,865 shares. Cornerstone Investment Ltd Company invested 0.06% in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB). Aviva Public Lc holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) for 397,960 shares. Pacad Investment Ltd holds 0.11% or 15,801 shares. Regions Fincl Corp owns 6,707 shares for 0% of their portfolio. National Registered Investment Advisor owns 18,448 shares. Alphamark Lc reported 152,051 shares stake.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc increased Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) stake by 30,000 shares to 240,000 valued at $12.41 billion in 2017Q4. It also upped Royal Dutch Shell Plc stake by 19,500 shares and now owns 92,200 shares. Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) was raised too.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $7.27 million activity. 1,952 Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) shares with value of $64,436 were sold by McWilliams Jelena. Hazel Mark D sold $246,098 worth of stock. Shares for $432,900 were sold by Spence Timothy. $100,316 worth of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was sold by BRUMBACK EMERSON L on Monday, March 5. $960,780 worth of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was sold by Forrest Frank R. on Wednesday, February 14. The insider ANDERSON LARS C sold 16,485 shares worth $530,570. On Monday, March 19 the insider Immaneni Aravind sold $134,400.

Among 3 analysts covering PDF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PDFS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. PDF Solutions Inc had 10 analyst reports since November 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 12 report. DA Davidson maintained PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) rating on Thursday, October 13. DA Davidson has “Buy” rating and $30 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum given on Friday, July 28. Northland Capital upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. Craig Hallum initiated it with “Buy” rating and $17 target in Tuesday, February 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Northland Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 28 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Craig Hallum.

Hawk Ridge Management Llc decreased Quality Care Pptys Inc stake by 215,600 shares to 349,000 valued at $4.82M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Rmr Group Inc stake by 47,300 shares and now owns 165,184 shares. Shutterfly Inc (NASDAQ:SFLY) was reduced too.

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