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Ameren (AEE) Investors: Morgan Stanley Keeps Equal-Weight Rating, Sees $57/Share; Oberweis Asset Management Trimmed By $801,800 Its Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Stake

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Oberweis Asset Management Inc decreased Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) stake by 54.81% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Oberweis Asset Management Inc sold 42,200 shares as Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO)’s stock rose 11.51%. The Oberweis Asset Management Inc holds 34,800 shares with $673,000 value, down from 77,000 last quarter. Electro Scientific Industries now has $632.98 million valuation. The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $18.56. About 536,411 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 144.84% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 132.27% the S&P500. Some Historical ESIO News: ; 27/03/2018 – Electro Scientific Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average; 15/05/2018 – PDT Partners LLC Exits Position in Electro Scientific; 07/05/2018 – Hood River Capital Buys New 2.1% Position in Electro Scientific; 29/03/2018 – Advanced Energy: Oldham Is Former CFO of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc; 29/03/2018 – Paul Oldham to Join Advanced Energy as Chief Financial Officer; 15/05/2018 – D E Shaw & Company LP Exits Position in Electro Scientific; 06/03/2018 ESI to Host Investor and Analyst Conference in New York on March 21; 27/04/2018 – New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Electro Scientific Industries, Worthington Industries, Navigant Consulting, Itron, Sout; 08/05/2018 – Electro Scientific 4Q Net $75.1M; 14/05/2018 – Morgan Stanley Capital Services Buys 1.2% of Electro Scientific

The company have set target price per share of $57 on Ameren (NYSE:AEE) shares. This is 0.05% from the previous close. In analysts report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, 13 June, Morgan Stanley kept their Equal-Weight rating on shares of AEE.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc increased Meritor Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) stake by 71,050 shares to 172,480 valued at $3.55M in 2018Q1. It also upped Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) stake by 102,500 shares and now owns 211,100 shares. Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.41, from 1.67 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 22 investors sold ESIO shares while 48 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 26.64 million shares or 0.99% more from 26.38 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Aqr Mgmt Llc owns 467,280 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership holds 0.05% or 35,996 shares. 74,677 were accumulated by Art Advsrs Lc. Hood River Capital Mgmt accumulated 701,693 shares or 0.76% of the stock. Advsrs Preferred Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 1,182 shares. Advisory Ntwk Ltd Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 1,190 shares. Manufacturers Life The invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 10,800 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc holds 0.01% or 33,345 shares. Menta Ltd Liability Corp reported 21,607 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Navellier Assocs reported 31,298 shares stake. Da Davidson And stated it has 0.02% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Alliancebernstein LP has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Hillsdale Invest Management Inc holds 65,640 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Paradigm Cap Management New York reported 20,600 shares stake.

Among 4 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 15 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Friday, December 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Lake Street given on Monday, September 18. Needham upgraded the shares of ESIO in report on Wednesday, February 3 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Needham maintained Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) rating on Thursday, January 18. Needham has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by Lake Street. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, May 9. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. The rating was initiated by Lake Street with “Buy” on Monday, February 27. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”.

Analysts await Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.82 earnings per share, up 925.00% or $0.74 from last year’s $0.08 per share. ESIO’s profit will be $27.97M for 5.66 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.99 actual earnings per share reported by Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.17% negative EPS growth.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $90,274 activity. Shares for $90,274 were sold by Williams John Edward.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $1.50 million activity. 3,000 shares were sold by Steinke Bruce A, worth $169,980. The insider Lindgren Mark C sold $322,740. Shares for $714,812 were sold by LYONS MARTIN J. Shares for $79,357 were sold by NELSON GREGORY L on Wednesday, February 28.

More recent Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) news were published by: which released: “Ameren: Still Worth Considering” on May 24, 2018. Also published the news titled: “Ameren: Solid But Overvalued” on May 20, 2018.‘s news article titled: “Ameren unveils plans for Missouri’s largest wind farm” with publication date: May 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.24, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 29 investors sold Ameren Corporation shares while 165 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 165.13 million shares or 0.38% less from 165.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Payden & Rygel holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 5,200 shares. Gulf Natl Bank (Uk) Limited invested 0.06% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE). Prentiss Smith Commerce Incorporated holds 0.01% or 500 shares. Wedgewood reported 14,650 shares stake. Symphony Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 5,053 shares. Braun Stacey Assoc Incorporated holds 18,018 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Blb&B Advsr Ltd invested in 0.04% or 4,760 shares. 9,500 are owned by Armstrong Shaw Assocs Ct. 60,720 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Gradient Invests Lc holds 334 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Magellan Asset accumulated 186,756 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag has 581,599 shares. 426 were reported by Country Tru Bankshares. Moreover, First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership has 0.1% invested in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) for 785,675 shares. Panagora Asset holds 0.19% in Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) or 840,256 shares.

The stock increased 1.06% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $56.97. About 3.26 million shares traded or 103.34% up from the average. Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has risen 5.03% since June 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.54% the S&P500. Some Historical AEE News: 03/05/2018 – Ameren Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report; 21/05/2018 – Ameren Unit to Acquire, After Construction, a 400-Megawatt Wind Farm in Northeast Missouri; 09/05/2018 – Ameren 1Q EPS 62c; 09/05/2018 – AMEREN 1Q EPS 62C, EST. 58C; 09/05/2018 – AMEREN CORP AEE.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $2.95 TO $3.15; 28/03/2018 – Missouri PSC: PSC Sets Intervention Deadline in Ameren Missouri Electric Fuel and Purchased Power Adjustment Charge Cases; 13/03/2018 Retired President of Consolidated Edison Company of New York Elected to Ameren Board of Directors; 13/03/2018 – Correct: Ameren Names Retired Con Edison President Craig Ivey to Board; 08/05/2018 – Ameren Microgrid Earns PEER Gold Certification for Advancing Resilient, Reliable and Sustainable Power Systems; 03/04/2018 – AMEREN CORP -PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF $425 MLN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 4% FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS DUE 2048 AT 99.567% OF THEIR PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

Ameren Corporation operates as a public utility holding firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.88 billion. It operates through four divisions: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. It currently has negative earnings. The firm is involved in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas transmission and distribution businesses.

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