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Applied Optoelectronicsinc Com (AAOI) Stock Price Declined While Hwg Holdings LP Trimmed Stake; Sanofi (SNY) Position Maintained by Cullinan Associates Inc

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Hwg Holdings Lp decreased its stake in Applied Optoelectronicsinc Com (AAOI) by 88.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hwg Holdings Lp sold 103,476 shares as the company’s stock declined 38.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,024 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $493,000, down from 116,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hwg Holdings Lp who had been investing in Applied Optoelectronicsinc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $663.04 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.125 during the last trading session, reaching $33.865. About 30,495 shares traded. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has declined 58.92% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.47% the S&P500.

Cullinan Associates Inc increased its stake in Sanofi (SNY) by 15.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cullinan Associates Inc bought 11,950 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,150 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.92M, up from 79,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc who had been investing in Sanofi for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $96.70B market cap company. The stock increased 0.82% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $39.21. About 139,546 shares traded. Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) has declined 13.31% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.86% the S&P500.

More notable recent Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Applied Optoelectronics Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 08, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Tellurian, Applied Optoelectronics Capture Short Sellers’ Attention” published on April 24, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Applied Optoelectronics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Trump Reverses Course On ZTE And Optical Stocks Follow” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Trump Tweets ‘Nothing Has Happened With ZTE Except As It Pertains To The Larger Trade Deal'” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Hwg Holdings Lp, which manages about $118.23 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Norfolk Southern Crp (NYSE:NSC) by 4,763 shares to 4,943 shares, valued at $716,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Align Technology Inc Com (NASDAQ:ALGN) by 2,607 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3,057 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Specialized Fundsdiv (VIG).

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

Analysts await Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.34 EPS, down 76.22% or $1.09 from last year’s $1.43 per share. AAOI’s profit will be $6.66M for 24.90 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, 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. Millennium Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 12,316 shares. Swiss State Bank stated it has 30,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 24,673 were reported by Voya Mgmt Limited Company. State Street Corp reported 492,295 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Fmr Limited Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 198,200 shares. Lsv Asset Management reported 0% stake. King Wealth Mgmt Group Lc reported 8,000 shares stake. 13,102 were accumulated by Texas Permanent School Fund. Bancshares Of Montreal Can invested 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). Assetmark, a California-based fund reported 158 shares. Optimum Inv Advsr owns 5,550 shares. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability Company accumulated 25,374 shares or 0% of the stock. Us Financial Bank De invested in 15 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Ltd Liability, Ohio-based fund reported 15,350 shares.

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 of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 19. As per Monday, January 29, the company rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Friday, July 14. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Northland Capital. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 22.

Among 12 analysts covering Sanofi-aventis Sa (NYSE:SNY), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Sanofi-aventis Sa had 25 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 7 with “Neutral”. On Monday, November 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Mkt Perform”. JP Morgan upgraded Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) on Wednesday, April 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, December 6 to “Hold”. Barclays Capital upgraded Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) on Thursday, May 12 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Thursday, October 15. Argus Research initiated Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) on Thursday, April 6 with “Buy” rating. Bernstein maintained Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) rating on Thursday, February 8. Bernstein has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Hold”.

More notable recent Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sanofi’s (SNY) CEO Olivier Brandicourt on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 27, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Sanofi (SNY) option implied volatility into ASCO” published on May 17, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Sanofi (SNY) & Regeneron (REGN) Report Dupixent (dupilumab) Showed Positive Phase 3 Results in Adolescents …” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Sanofi and Ablynx Announce the Successful Results of the Initial Tender Offer Period for Ablynx and Commencement …” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Sanofi (SNY) and Regeneron (REGN) to Lower Net Price of Praluent; Praluent will become Exclusive PCSK9 inhibitor …” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Cullinan Associates Inc, which manages about $1.27B and $1.36 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paypal Hldg Inc by 6,250 shares to 87,728 shares, valued at $6.46 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) by 12,565 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,955 shares, and cut its stake in Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK).

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