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Ajo LP Holds Position in Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN); Microchip Technology (MCHP) Shareholder Cookson Peirce & Co Has Boosted Stake by $1.63 Million as Share Price Rose

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Ajo Lp increased its stake in Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) by 21.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ajo Lp bought 176,959 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.00M shares of the homebuilding company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.82M, up from 824,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ajo Lp who had been investing in Xinyuan Real Estate for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $334.01M market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $5.14. About 194,907 shares traded. Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE:XIN) has risen 22.52% since April 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

Cookson Peirce & Co Inc increased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) by 7.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc bought 18,760 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.16% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 270,060 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.73M, up from 251,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cookson Peirce & Co Inc who had been investing in Microchip Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.90B market cap company. The stock increased 2.31% or $1.92 during the last trading session, reaching $84.9. About 2.19 million shares traded. Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has risen 29.63% since April 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.08% the S&P500.

Ajo Lp, which manages about $24.49B and $23.21 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO) by 918,810 shares to 3.01 million shares, valued at $101.80M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cai Intl (CAP) by 25,013 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 160,695 shares, and cut its stake in Central Pacific Finl (NYSE:CPF).

Among 24 analysts covering Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Microchip Technology had 70 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 5 by Mizuho. The rating was initiated by CLSA on Tuesday, May 17 with “Buy”. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, April 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Tuesday, June 6. The rating was maintained by Needham on Monday, June 12 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 1 by SunTrust. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $75 target in Tuesday, November 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 10.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $5.04 million activity. DAY L B sold $567,720 worth of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) on Wednesday, March 7. 3,850 shares were sold by SIMONCIC RICHARD J, worth $324,093 on Thursday, February 22. DREHOBL STEPHEN V also sold $453,935 worth of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) on Thursday, February 22. The insider MEYERCORD WADE F sold 5,000 shares worth $474,590. Bjornholt James Eric sold $177,536 worth of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) on Thursday, February 22. 6,000 shares were sold by CHAPMAN MATTHEW W, worth $564,492.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold MCHP shares while 235 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 207 raised stakes. 236.19 million shares or 1.43% less from 239.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Spf Beheer Bv holds 961,399 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0.07% or 933,434 shares in its portfolio. Wagner Bowman Management holds 0.09% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) or 4,030 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Ks reported 168,930 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). The Connecticut-based Conning has invested 0.02% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). South Dakota Inv Council owns 42,300 shares. Dnb Asset As holds 25,246 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Smithfield Trust reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Cleararc Cap holds 0.07% or 5,940 shares in its portfolio. Principal Group holds 0.45% or 5.59 million shares. Greystone Managed Invests invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Landscape Cap Management Limited Liability Co holds 0.03% or 4,435 shares in its portfolio. Castleark Limited Com holds 333,057 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) invested in 0.13% or 14,541 shares.

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