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Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Holder Alpine Investment Management Trimmed Position; Natixis Asset Management Has Boosted Its Micron Technology (MU) Holding

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Natixis Asset Management increased its stake in Micron Technology Inc. (MU) by 105.56% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Natixis Asset Management bought 29,911 shares as the company’s stock rose 27.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 58,246 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.04 million, up from 28,335 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Natixis Asset Management who had been investing in Micron Technology Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $68.72B market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $59.25. About 42.97M shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 108.46% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 95.89% the S&P500. Some Historical MU News: 25/05/2018 – MU: $MU – China to investigate DRAM manufacturers – ! $MU; 23/03/2018 – Citi Research is concerned lower flash memory pricing will hurt Micron’s financial results later this year; 22/03/2018 – Tech Wreck: Corning, Micron, T.I Among Thursday’s Battered — Barron’s Blog; 21/05/2018 – MICRON BOOSTS 3Q FORECAST; 10/04/2018 – Micron Announces Collaboration With Leading Video Surveillance Solution Providers To Promote `Surveillance-Grade’ Edge Stor; 07/03/2018 – Micron Waste and Nickel One Close Transaction for Sale of LK Project, Finland; 19/04/2018 – DJ Micron Technology Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MU); 31/05/2018 – CORRECTED-MICRON TECHNOLOGY SHARES DOWN 3.3 PCT PREMARKET; MORGAN STANLEY CUTS TO EQUAL WEIGHT (CORRECTS; 21/05/2018 – Micron Ships lndustry’s First Quad-Level Cell NAND SSD; 22/03/2018 – Micron Technology 2Q Operating Cash Flow $4.35 Billion

Alpine Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) by 3.22% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Investment Management Llc sold 42,716 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.76% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 1.28M shares of the other specialty stores company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $152.17M, down from 1.33 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alpine Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Advance Auto Parts Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $138.3. About 986,094 shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has declined 5.35% since June 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.92% the S&P500. Some Historical AAP News: 02/04/2018 – ADVANCE AUTO PARTS REPORTS CFO TRANSITION; 02/04/2018 – Advance Auto Parts CFO Tom Okray to Leave; 21/04/2018 – DJ Advance Auto Parts Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AAP); 22/05/2018 – Advance Auto Parts 1Q EPS $1.84; 29/03/2018 AAP IMPLANTATE – MADE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS IN PREPARING HUMAN CLINICAL STUDY FOR AIMED CE AND FDA APPROVAL OF ITS ANTIBACTERIAL SILVER COATING TECHNOLOGY IN RECENT MONTHS; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER – MOST RECENTLY, OKRAY SERVED AS EVP AND CFO FOR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS; 22/05/2018 – Advance Auto Parts Profit Rises; 29/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 9, 2018 (AAP); 02/04/2018 – Advance Auto Parts CFO Okray to Leave to Join Another Company; 29/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plai

Among 44 analysts covering Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), 34 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Micron Technology Inc. had 253 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, June 19. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $82 target in Tuesday, May 22 report. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, January 10. On Friday, March 16 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, August 17. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Loop Capital. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 6. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of MU in report on Thursday, January 11 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “XP Dreams: Intel And Micron Diverge” on May 30, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Upcoming Earnings: Oracle Reports After The Bell On Tuesday” published on June 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “What Will A $10 Billion Buyback Do For Micron’s Shareholders?” on June 17, 2018. More interesting news about Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Monday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc., Micron Technology, Inc. and Ford Motor Company” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Micron: Pessimism Is An Opportunity” with publication date: June 06, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 52 investors sold MU shares while 282 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 846.69 million shares or 4.13% less from 883.15 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Avalon Global Asset Limited Liability Company stated it has 3.66% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Dnb Asset Management As invested in 0% or 1.30 million shares. Moreover, State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 0.33% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Massachusetts-based Ipswich Invest has invested 0.25% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Reilly Advsrs invested 0% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). 6,500 are held by Bridgecreek Inv Ltd Llc. 12.45M are owned by Invesco Ltd. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Pitcairn has invested 0.1% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Vestor Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 67,570 shares. 4.25 million are held by Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia. Hilton Capital Management Ltd Com holds 0.13% or 15,810 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Cwm Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Hudock Cap Ltd has 6 shares. 255,400 are owned by Quantres Asset Mngmt Limited.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $9.36 million activity. $2.17M worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) was sold by Mondry Lawrence N. ARNZEN APRIL S also sold $53,487 worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares. Deboer Scott J sold 13,695 shares worth $768,439. JOHNSON MERCEDES also sold $1.26M worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Monday, April 2. $665,058 worth of stock was sold by Byrne Patrick J on Wednesday, May 2. Thorsen Steven L. JR sold $1.36M worth of stock.

Natixis Asset Management, which manages about $1.40B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL) by 25,013 shares to 154,317 shares, valued at $9.97M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW) by 6,838 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,580 shares, and cut its stake in Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ORA).

Among 29 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP), 15 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Advance Auto Parts Inc. had 106 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies initiated it with “Hold” rating and $170 target in Tuesday, September 15 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, May 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Atlantic Securities upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $14000 target in Tuesday, May 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Thursday, May 25. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $153 target. Raymond James downgraded Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on Wednesday, October 4 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, February 22. The stock of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 14. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AAP in report on Friday, February 12 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, February 5.

Analysts await Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) to report earnings on August, 21. They expect $1.84 EPS, up 16.46% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.58 per share. AAP’s profit will be $136.21M for 18.79 P/E if the $1.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.10 actual EPS reported by Advance Auto Parts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.38% negative EPS growth.

More recent Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Advance Auto Parts’ (AAP) CEO Tom Greco on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 22, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Credit Suisse defends Advance Auto Parts” on May 23, 2018. Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) Stock Worth Watching” with publication date: June 01, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 selling transactions for $757,901 activity. Finley Tammy M sold $39,792 worth of stock or 342 shares. $202,560 worth of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) shares were sold by Brouillard John C..

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 1.13 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 39 investors sold AAP shares while 119 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 76.12 million shares or 4.10% more from 73.12 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 0.03% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs holds 213,301 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bancorporation Of America De stated it has 0.01% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). The New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has invested 1.59% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Citigroup Inc holds 30,576 shares. Huntington Bankshares has invested 0% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Company accumulated 852,657 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0.07% or 529,115 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company reported 0.1% stake. Brandywine Mgmt Lc invested in 699,157 shares or 0.52% of the stock. Franklin reported 5.14 million shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc accumulated 1.08% or 166,500 shares. Moore Mgmt LP holds 125,000 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd owns 0% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 700 shares. 1,962 were reported by Advisor Ptnrs Limited Liability.

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