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Weitz Investment Management Lowered Position in Texas Instrs (TXN) by $3.17 Million; As Providence Svc (PRSC) Stock Rose, Shareholder Coliseum Capital Management Has Lowered Its Holding by $18.56 Million

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Weitz Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Texas Instrs Inc (TXN) by 5.69% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weitz Investment Management Inc sold 30,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 505,270 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $52.77 million, down from 535,770 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weitz Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Texas Instrs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.31% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $99.96. About 6.47M shares traded or 3.43% up from the average. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 27.36% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.81% the S&P500.

Christopher Shackelton decreased its stake in Providence Svc Corp (PRSC) by 15.98% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Coliseum Capital Management Llc sold 314,605 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.23% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Christopher Shackelton held 1.65 million shares of the transportation services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $98.13 million, down from 1.97M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Coliseum Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Providence Svc Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $77.95. About 56,668 shares traded. The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) has risen 56.58% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $1.11 earnings per share, up 24.72% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.89 per share. TXN’s profit will be $1.09B for 22.51 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Texas Instruments Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.83% EPS growth.

Among 41 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Texas Instruments had 113 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Tuesday, January 19. Citigroup maintained the shares of TXN in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 24. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, January 28 by Cowen & Co. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, February 3 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, August 22. Jefferies maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) rating on Thursday, April 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $68 target.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 30 insider sales for $208.19 million activity. 49,955 Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares with value of $5.15M were sold by RITCHIE KEVIN J. $1.64M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares were sold by BLINN MARK A. $4.81M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares were sold by TEMPLETON RICHARD K. Ilan Haviv sold $2.63 million worth of stock or 23,831 shares. CARP DANIEL A sold 22,158 shares worth $2.13M. The insider Whitaker Darla H sold 118,799 shares worth $11.43M.

Weitz Investment Management Inc, which manages about $5.99 billion and $2.40B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 12,600 shares to 625,520 shares, valued at $25.05M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Allergan Plc by 126,505 shares in the quarter, for a total of 650,315 shares, and has risen its stake in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 47 investors sold TXN shares while 383 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 312 raised stakes. 805.57 million shares or 0.35% more from 802.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Delta Asset Limited Liability Company Tn reported 0% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Tower Bridge Advsrs holds 0.19% or 16,797 shares. Polar Cap Llp reported 0.26% stake. Victory Management invested 0.06% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Sky Invest Gru Limited Liability Co has invested 1.59% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Arizona State Retirement System holds 277,808 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd Com reported 1.05M shares. Geode Cap Management Lc reported 0.42% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). James Research Incorporated holds 0.06% or 17,100 shares. Moreover, Forward Ltd Liability has 0.18% invested in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Utah Retirement reported 185,799 shares. 63,141 were accumulated by Navellier & Assocs Inc. Smith Asset Management Gp LP stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Summit Securities Limited, New York-based fund reported 3,400 shares.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $22.43 million activity. $47,284 worth of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) was sold by KERLEY RICHARD A. Another trade for 31,467 shares valued at $2.21 million was made by Shackelton David Casey on Tuesday, March 13. $17.64 million worth of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) was sold by Coliseum Capital Management – LLC.

Among 3 analysts covering The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. The Providence Service Corporation had 6 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Thursday, November 10 by Avondale. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by Barrington Research. The stock of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Avondale on Tuesday, October 11. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by Avondale on Wednesday, November 2. The stock of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) earned “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Monday, August 10.

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