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Sterneck Capital Management Stake in Synaptics (SYNA) Lifted by $584,220 as Stock Value Rose; As Nice (NICE) Stock Price Rose, Psagot Investment House LTD Trimmed by $5.33 Million Its Holding

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Psagot Investment House Ltd decreased its stake in Nice (NICE) by 26.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Psagot Investment House Ltd sold 58,517 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.77% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 162,655 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.95 million, down from 221,172 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Psagot Investment House Ltd who had been investing in Nice for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.26B market cap company. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $103.77. About 167,233 shares traded. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 35.74% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.19% the S&P500.

Sterneck Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Synaptics Inc (SYNA) by 70.53% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sterneck Capital Management Llc bought 14,980 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.77% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 36,220 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.45M, up from 21,240 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sterneck Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Synaptics Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.47B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $42.57. About 470,409 shares traded. Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) has declined 8.10% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.65% the S&P500.

Analysts await NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.54 EPS, up 63.64% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.33 per share. NICE’s profit will be $32.58 million for 48.04 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual EPS reported by NICE Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.95% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. NICE Systems had 29 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, November 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Oppenheimer. JMP Securities upgraded the shares of NICE in report on Thursday, May 26 to “Market Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80.0 target in Monday, October 30 report. The rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan on Friday, November 3 to “Hold”. As per Monday, November 6, the company rating was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets. On Friday, February 16 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 21 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, September 24.

More notable recent NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “NICE Announces Adaptive Workforce Optimization 2.0 to Drive Employee Engagement Through Innovative …” on May 14, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “NICE inContact CXone With RiverStar Improves Compliance and Reduces Training Costs and Errors for Appriss Safety” published on May 16, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “NICE to Host Financial Analyst and Investor Day at Interactions 2018” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) were released by: Globes.Co.Il and their article: “NICE Systems worth over $6b for first time” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Globes.Co.Il‘s news article titled: “Sun: NICE Systems boosts TASE” with publication date: May 13, 2018.

Psagot Investment House Ltd, which manages about $2.30B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares S(Indy) (INDY) by 10,575 shares to 703,560 shares, valued at $26.12 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Financ Spdr(Xlf (XLF) by 164,175 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.92M shares, and has risen its stake in Abbvie Inc(Abbv (NYSE:ABBV).

Among 16 analysts covering Synaptics Inc (NASDAQ:SYNA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Synaptics Inc had 74 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, February 5. Needham upgraded the shares of SYNA in report on Thursday, February 22 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) earned “Hold” rating by Lake Street on Friday, January 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Mizuho. Needham maintained the shares of SYNA in report on Friday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Northland Capital. Rosenblatt initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 8 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5600 target in Tuesday, July 18 report. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Sell” rating and $4500 target in Friday, August 4 report. Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, December 12 report.

Since January 12, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $4.30 million activity. LEE FRANCIS F sold $5,000 worth of stock. $28,845 worth of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) was sold by McFarland John on Wednesday, February 14. $651,720 worth of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) shares were sold by KNITTEL RUSSELL J. CHAN NELSON C had sold 3,000 shares worth $135,510. Ali Wajid also sold $22,929 worth of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) on Friday, February 9.

More notable recent Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Pre-Open Movers 05/18: (QTNT) (AFSI) (CERN) Higher; (AGRX) (ARQL) (CPB) Lower (more…)” on May 18, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Synaptics Clear ID Named Component of the Year by Society for Information Display” published on May 16, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “JPMorgan Reiterates Overweight Rating on Synaptics (SYNA); Adding to the Analyst Focus List” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “After-Hours Stock Movers 05/09: (HEAR) (VTVT) (RESN) Higher; (NUAN) (SYNA) (BKNG) Lower (more…)” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “3 Stocks To Play The Trends In iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Inventories” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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