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QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) Reaches $11.28 After 3.00% Down Move; 4 Analysts Are Bullish Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOSL) Last Week

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The stock of QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 5.45% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $11.28. About 8.76M shares traded or 78.52% up from the average. QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) has risen 16.36% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.79% the S&P500. Some Historical QEP News: ; 03/04/2018 Q.E.P. Co., Inc. Announces Expansion of Its Board of Directors; 25/04/2018 – QEP RESOURCES INC SEES 2018 OIL & CONDENSATE PRODUCTION 21.5 MMBBL – 23.0 MMBBL; 04/04/2018 – Q.E.P. Co., Inc. Announces Acquisition in Australia; 15/05/2018 – The Bank Of Nova Scotia Buys New 1% Position in QEP; 25/04/2018 – QEP – REDUCED CAPITAL ALLOCATED TO WILLISTON BASIN, HAYNESVILLE/COTTON VALLEY ASSETS FOR REST OF 2018 TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT IN PERMIAN BASIN; 25/04/2018 – QEP Resources 1Q Loss/Shr 22c; 30/04/2018 – QEP at Company Marketing Hosted By Stephens Inc. Today; 25/04/2018 – QEP 1Q PRODUCTION 35.1 BCFE; 25/04/2018 – CNBC Wires: QEP Resources: 1Q Earnings Snapshot; 19/04/2018 – DJ QEP Resources Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (QEP)The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $2.68B company. It was reported on Jun, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $10.94 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:QEP worth $80.25 million less.

Among 6 analysts covering Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AOSL in report on Tuesday, February 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Northland Capital to “Outperform” on Thursday, February 4. The stock of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Sidoti. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 11 by B. Riley & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AOSL in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold” rating. TheStreet downgraded Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) on Saturday, August 29 to “Hold” rating. B.riley maintained Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) rating on Wednesday, September 28. B.riley has “Buy” rating and $26 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, May 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. See Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) latest ratings:

14/05/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Old Target: $15 Downgrade
20/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $15.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $18 New Target: $17 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.49, from 1.52 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 8 investors sold Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares while 30 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 15.82 million shares or 3.72% less from 16.44 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. State Street Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) for 363,597 shares. Globeflex Ltd Partnership holds 0.22% in Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) or 67,156 shares. Campbell & Adviser Lc reported 0.17% stake. Millennium Management Lc owns 268,172 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 20,000 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership invested in 0% or 15,400 shares. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability has 10,598 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Vanguard Grp reported 1.19 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. Illinois-based Northern Trust Corp has invested 0% in Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL). 334,165 are held by Acadian Asset Ltd Llc. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Llc, Washington-based fund reported 80,044 shares. Blackrock holds 0% or 1.94M shares in its portfolio. Wedge Capital Management L Ltd Partnership Nc holds 0.01% or 37,700 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 203,265 shares. Legal And General Public Limited Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) for 3,617 shares.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $352,302 activity. $12,857 worth of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) was sold by Chang Daniel Kuang Ming. On Monday, January 8 Liang Yifan sold $266,828 worth of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) or 15,075 shares.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and supplies a portfolio of power semiconductors for consumer, computing, communications, and industrial markets primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Germany. The company has market cap of $384.23 million. It offers various power discrete products, including low, medium, and high voltage power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors ; and SRFETs, XSFET, electrostatic discharges, protected MOSFETs, and insulated gate bipolar transistors, which are used for routing current and switching voltages in power control circuits. It has a 22.99 P/E ratio. The firm also provides power IC products comprising devices that are used for power management and power delivery; and analog power devices that are used for circuit protection and signal switching.

More news for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows UNITIL, Park Electrochemical, Financial Institutions, Guaranty, Marin Software, and Alpha and …” on May 25, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “Alpha and Omega Semiconductor to Present at the Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference” and published on May 30, 2018 is yet another important article.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $16.09. About 170,821 shares traded or 28.73% up from the average. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ:AOSL) has declined 14.81% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.38% the S&P500. Some Historical AOSL News: ; 23/03/2018 – Alpha & Omega Semi Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average; 10/04/2018 – Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program Receives 2018 William J. Gies Award; 03/05/2018 – Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces l2C Controllable EZBuck Regulator; 09/05/2018 – Alpha & Omega Semi Presenting at Conference May 23; 15/03/2018 Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces Protected Smart Load Switch for USB Type-C Applications; 16/05/2018 – Foundry Partners Buys New 1.2% Position in Alpha & Omega Semi; 22/04/2018 – DJ Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limit, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AOSL); 02/05/2018 – Alpha&Omega Semiconductor 3Q Rev $102.9M; 11/05/2018 – ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR LTD – LENDERS AGREE TO PROVIDE AN AGGREGATE OF RMB 400 MLN OF FINANCING TO JV COMPANY, PURSUANT TO AGREEMENTS; 02/05/2018 – Alpha&Omega Semiconductor Sees 4Q Rev $106M-$110M

Analysts await QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $-0.15 EPS, down 25.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.12 per share. After $-0.20 actual EPS reported by QEP Resources, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% EPS growth.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $90,000 activity. TRICE DAVID A also bought $90,000 worth of QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) on Thursday, March 8.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.68 billion. The firm conducts exploration and production activities in the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Permian Basin in western Texas; Pinedale Anticline in western Wyoming; Uinta Basin in eastern Utah; Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana; and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, it had estimated proved reserves of 731.4 MMboe.

Among 27 analysts covering QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. QEP Resources had 73 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital initiated QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) rating on Thursday, July 21. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $19 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 14 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, August 25. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, February 5. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, October 11. On Tuesday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Tuesday, September 26. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.13, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold QEP Resources, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 227.66 million shares or 9.75% more from 207.43 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Corp (Trc) holds 0.01% or 9,054 shares. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) for 3.83M shares. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.01% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). Millennium Management Limited Company accumulated 3.09M shares. Mason Street Advsr Llc has 121,013 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Bancshares Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.12% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). Tudor Invest Corp Et Al has invested 0.02% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). Vident Investment Advisory Ltd Liability Co holds 0.16% or 339,605 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock reported 0.01% stake. Susquehanna International Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership invested 0% in QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP). Shikiar Asset Mngmt invested in 21,300 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Boston Prns reported 564,243 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Advantus Cap Mgmt accumulated 29,575 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Vaughan Nelson Management Limited Partnership invested in 4.45M shares or 0.53% of the stock.

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