Brinker Capital Inc decreased its stake in Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI) by 28.36% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brinker Capital Inc sold 3,636 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.08% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 9,184 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $868,000, down from 12,820 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brinker Capital Inc who had been investing in Mks Instrument Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.37 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $116.55. About 283,042 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 68.28% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.73% the S&P500.
Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Adr) (LYG) by 58.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc bought 119,895 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.55% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 325,260 shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.22M, up from 205,365 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Adr) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.13 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $3.58. About 2.74M shares traded. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) has risen 8.13% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.42% the S&P500.
Analysts await MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $2.22 earnings per share, up 57.45% or $0.81 from last year’s $1.41 per share. MKSI’s profit will be $121.39 million for 13.13 P/E if the $2.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.07 actual earnings per share reported by MKS Instruments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.25% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold MKSI shares while 120 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 49.89 million shares or 2.22% less from 51.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hanseatic Management owns 57 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Quantbot LP stated it has 6,339 shares. Jane Street Gp Lc reported 4,330 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 0.09% or 174,583 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership accumulated 2.66 million shares or 0.1% of the stock. Qs Limited Liability Company reported 3,427 shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 551,457 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0% or 38,592 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Redwood Invests Limited Com has 1.52% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Citadel Limited Liability holds 0.01% or 103,784 shares in its portfolio. The California-based Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). The Sweden-based Nordea Investment Management has invested 0.01% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt holds 7,931 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Co holds 15 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Lc owns 122,168 shares.
More notable recent MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “MKS Instruments Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend” on May 10, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights On Deck Capital, Pioneer Energy Services, Franklin Financial Network, MKS …” published on May 02, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “MKS Instruments Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “‘A Good Time To Buy Equipment Stocks’: Citi Upgrades Lam Research, Updates Sector Model” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 15, 2018” with publication date: May 15, 2018.
Brinker Capital Inc, which manages about $16.19B and $2.57 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dxc Technology Co by 3,451 shares to 13,074 shares, valued at $1.24 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr Series Trust (SDY) by 4,450 shares in the quarter, for a total of 228,059 shares, and has risen its stake in Ssandc (NASDAQ:SSNC).
Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $8.99 million activity. $963,020 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares were sold by COLELLA GERARD G. HANLEY PETER also sold $53,061 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Wednesday, March 14. Shares for $352,563 were sold by Werth Dennis L. $576,070 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) was sold by BAGSHAW SETH H on Tuesday, February 20. Shares for $33,330 were sold by Mora Elizabeth on Thursday, March 1. $1.55M worth of stock was sold by Lee John Tseng-Chung on Tuesday, February 20.
Among 7 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 13 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Friday, October 23 report. The company was maintained on Monday, May 2 by Dougherty & Company. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Monday, June 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Dougherty & Company. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $49 target in Thursday, May 12 report. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy”.
More news for Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Lloyds Banking Group’s (LYG) on Q1 2018 Interim Management Statement Conference (Transcript)” on April 25, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s article titled: “Jeff Auxier’s Top Trades in 1st Quarter” and published on May 17, 2018 is yet another important article.
Among 14 analysts covering Lloyds Banking (NYSE:LYG), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Lloyds Banking had 21 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Davy Research. The firm has “Hold” rating by Berenberg given on Tuesday, July 26. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, November 4 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, June 27. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein given on Monday, November 30. The rating was downgraded by Berenberg on Monday, March 27 to “Sell”. On Monday, February 6 the stock rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 10 to “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to “Underperform” on Wednesday, January 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Shore Capital.
Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc, which manages about $10.62 billion and $8.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. (A (ZURVY) by 255,158 shares to 2.32M shares, valued at $70.48M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Archer (NYSE:ADM) by 31,912 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 382,314 shares, and cut its stake in Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT).