Analog Devices (ADI) Market Valuation Declined While Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company Trimmed Position by $442,000; As Amphenol New (APH) Stock Rose, Wcm Investment Management Has Upped Its Holding

January 20, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Wcm Investment Management increased its stake in Amphenol Corp New (APH) by 8.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wcm Investment Management bought 71,050 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 907,018 shares of the electrical products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $76.77 million, up from 835,968 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wcm Investment Management who had been investing in Amphenol Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $28.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $93.13. About 1.79M shares traded or 47.53% up from the average. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 31.78% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.08% the S&P500.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company decreased its stake in Analog Devices Inc (ADI) by 75.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company sold 5,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1,700 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $146,000, down from 6,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Analog Devices Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.13% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $96.14. About 2.76 million shares traded or 4.63% up from the average. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has risen 45.85% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.15% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 42 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 13 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 27. Suntrust Robinson maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) on Thursday, January 21 with “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of APH in report on Friday, November 10 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 12. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) rating on Monday, January 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $100.0 target. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 13 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 32 investors sold APH shares while 193 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 292.31 million shares or 0.47% less from 293.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Burns J W Co Ny holds 5,235 shares. 1.68M were accumulated by Voya Invest Lc. Da Davidson owns 33,974 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Switzerland-based Gam Holdg Ag has invested 0.03% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Llc accumulated 586 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Inc holds 0.03% or 3,361 shares. Argent Trust reported 0.35% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). 23,915 were accumulated by Evercore Wealth Mngmt. California State Teachers Retirement System has 502,837 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 0.01% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). 871,627 are owned by Parametric Associate. Numeric Investors Llc reported 47,900 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Fortaleza Asset reported 0.83% stake. 45,954 are owned by Cibc Markets. Mount Lucas LP holds 0.95% or 62,044 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $60.43 million activity. Another trade for 110,400 shares valued at $8.58 million was sold by WALTER LUC. 61,800 shares were sold by Doherty William J, worth $4.83 million. Shares for $1.28 million were sold by Silverman David M on Tuesday, August 29. $7.60M worth of stock was sold by Gavelle Jean-Luc on Friday, October 27. $15.59M worth of stock was sold by NORWITT RICHARD ADAM on Thursday, August 3.

Wcm Investment Management, which manages about $7.92 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ambev Sa (NYSE:ABEV) by 130,615 shares to 718,382 shares, valued at $4.73 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $1.29 EPS, up 37.23% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.94 per share. ADI’s profit will be $475.54 million for 18.63 P/E if the $1.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.45 actual EPS reported by Analog Devices, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.03% negative EPS growth.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 21 insider sales for $17.68 million activity. The insider CHAMPY JAMES sold 10,000 shares worth $850,000. $785,759 worth of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares were sold by NOVICH NEIL S. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $233,430 was made by SEIF MARGARET K on Monday, August 21. Henderson Gregory N. had sold 6,396 shares worth $539,439 on Thursday, August 31. Shares for $685,905 were sold by SICCHITANO KENTON J. Jamal Yusuf had sold 718 shares worth $65,259.

Among 30 analysts covering Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Analog Devices had 113 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton. The firm has “Equalweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $68 target in Thursday, July 23 report. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, May 31 report. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 14 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) rating on Monday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $95.0 target. Goldman Sachs upgraded Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 25. The stock of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) earned “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Tuesday, November 21. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Oppenheimer.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, which manages about $677.56 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) by 3,900 shares to 6,000 shares, valued at $879,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW) by 3,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6,300 shares, and has risen its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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