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Sheffield Asset Management Has Trimmed Ensco Plc (ESV) Stake; Shorts at Technical Communications (TCCO) Raised By 7.93%

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Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO) had an increase of 7.93% in short interest. TCCO’s SI was 51,700 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 7.93% from 47,900 shares previously. With 42,800 avg volume, 1 days are for Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO)’s short sellers to cover TCCO’s short positions. The SI to Technical Communications Corporation’s float is 3.57%. It closed at $4.7 lastly. It is down 123.40% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 111.85% the S&P500.

Sheffield Asset Management Llc decreased Ensco Plc (ESV) stake by 6.04% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sheffield Asset Management Llc sold 183,500 shares as Ensco Plc (ESV)’s stock declined 20.60%. The Sheffield Asset Management Llc holds 2.86 million shares with $16.87M value, down from 3.04 million last quarter. Ensco Plc now has $2.62 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.16% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $5.98. About 12.14M shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 46.12% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.49, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold ESV shares while 62 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 384.52 million shares or 17.04% more from 328.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 61,824 were accumulated by Amalgamated Financial Bank. M&T Fincl Bank reported 47,512 shares. Petrus Trust Co Lta invested in 0.8% or 544,800 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Luminus Limited Liability Company holds 0.45% or 3.56 million shares. Hourglass Cap Lc holds 0.97% or 720,500 shares in its portfolio. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Alyeska Investment Group Lp accumulated 3.13M shares or 0.16% of the stock. Laurion Capital Mngmt Lp holds 0% or 104,500 shares in its portfolio. Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership stated it has 8,469 shares. Kanawha Cap Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Lpl Fincl Limited Company invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Moreover, Montgomery Invest Management has 0.13% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Aus accumulated 0.02% or 313,490 shares. Fairfield Bush And holds 507,736 shares or 0.83% of its portfolio.

Among 35 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Ensco Plc had 87 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $11 target in Wednesday, March 16 report. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of ESV in report on Friday, April 15 with “Neutral” rating. Bank of America initiated Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) on Monday, June 13 with “Underperform” rating. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Sell” on Thursday, July 14. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Hold”. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $6 target in Wednesday, February 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Clarksons Platou given on Tuesday, October 25. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 19 report.

Analysts await Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $-0.25 earnings per share, down 525.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $-0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Ensco plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.70% negative EPS growth.

Technical Communications Corporation designs, develops, makes, distributes, markets, and sells communications security devices, systems, and services worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.69 million. The firm primarily provides voice, data, and facsimile encryptors. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products include government systems, such as DSD 72A-SP military bulk encryptor, CSD 3324 SE telephone/fax encryptor, and the DSP 9000 radio encryptor, as well as the HSE 6000 squad radio headset and telephone encryptor for public safety special activities land mobile radio applications and for military applications.

Investors sentiment increased to 2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.50, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 1 investors sold Technical Communications Corporation shares while 1 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 58,253 shares or 36.24% more from 42,758 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blackrock has 75 shares. Renaissance Technologies Lc owns 0% invested in Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO) for 18,200 shares. Citigroup holds 0% in Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO) or 1,000 shares. Fny Managed Accounts holds 0% in Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO) or 80 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada owns 1,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California Employees Retirement, a California-based fund reported 10,592 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 375 shares. Virtu Fincl reported 26,482 shares.

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