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Hound Partners Stake in Facebook (FB) Has Upped by $97.26 Million as Share Price Declined; Texas Instruments (TXN) Shareholder Vaughan David Investments Has Upped Position

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Jonathan Auerbach increased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 82.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hound Partners Llc bought 552,622 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.10% with the market. The hedge fund run by Jonathan Auerbach held 1.22 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $215.76 million, up from 670,075 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hound Partners Llc who had been investing in Facebook Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $528.79 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.59% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $182.68. About 10.38 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.07% the S&P500.

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its stake in Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) by 28.05% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vaughan David Investments Inc bought 84,194 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 384,381 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $40.15 million, up from 300,187 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Texas Instruments Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.52 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $110.54. About 2.83 million shares traded. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 27.36% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.81% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold FB shares while 621 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.26% less from 1.63 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bridges Inv Counsel Inc reported 3,620 shares. Confluence Wealth Lc invested 0.8% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Pictet North America holds 2.92% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 107,714 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 1.41% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Marsico Ltd Liability accumulated 5.93% or 841,767 shares. 15,318 were reported by American National Registered Invest Advisor. 18,852 were reported by Scholtz &. Condor Management accumulated 26,134 shares. Philadelphia Tru Company has invested 2.37% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Horizon Investment Svcs Lc holds 1.56% or 21,433 shares. Sii Invests Incorporated Wi holds 0.57% or 31,266 shares in its portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru invested 2.68% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Clinton Gp, New York-based fund reported 4,923 shares. Mycio Wealth Prtnrs Limited Liability reported 37,681 shares. Adirondack Trust, New York-based fund reported 5,963 shares.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “7 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks Analysts Are Upgrading Now” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Sharp replies from Match, IAC on Facebook’s dating play” published on May 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Aswath Damodaran On Facebook, Valuation, And Faith (Podcast)” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Facebook Reshuffles Board” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Thursday’s Vital Data: Facebook, Inc. (FB), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and Weatherford International Plc (WFT)” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Among 55 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 51 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 270 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 10. Needham maintained the shares of FB in report on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 20 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, November 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, March 22. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Canaccord Genuity. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Friday, January 13 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, September 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Cowen & Co.

Hound Partners Llc, which manages about $3.00B and $3.64B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) by 4.72 million shares to 1.85M shares, valued at $80.80M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cimpress N V by 1.62 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 160,359 shares, and cut its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 54 insider sales for $2.31 billion activity. The insider Zuckerberg Mark sold 436,530 shares worth $76.51 million. On Monday, May 14 the insider Koum Jan sold $231.84M. The insider FISCHER DAVID B. sold $1.05 million. The insider Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $6.64M. On Monday, May 14 the insider Sandberg Sheryl sold $10.28 million. Wehner David M. sold $2.66M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, February 22.

Another recent and important Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) news was published by Investorplace.com which published an article titled: “Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Shares Soar on Q1 Earnings Beat” on April 24, 2018.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 24 sales for $122.64 million activity. ANDERSKOUV NIELS sold $11.30M worth of stock or 102,595 shares. Shares for $2.02 million were sold by Van Haren Julie on Tuesday, February 6. Another trade for 18,571 shares valued at $2.02M was made by ANDERSON STEPHEN A. on Wednesday, January 31. Another trade for 7,000 shares valued at $776,720 was sold by PATSLEY PAMELA H. RITCHIE KEVIN J also sold $5.15M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares. Another trade for 267,201 shares valued at $29.68M was sold by CRUTCHER BRIAN T.

Among 42 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 19 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Texas Instruments had 119 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by SunTrust. B. Riley & Co maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Drexel Hamilton. The company was initiated on Monday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. BMO Capital Markets maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 16. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of TXN in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $92 target.

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