Calamos Advisors Stake in Texas Instruments (TXN) Has Lowered as Market Valuation Rose; Dillon & Associates Has Boosted Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) Stake by $1.08 Million

January 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Calamos Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) by 18.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Calamos Advisors Llc sold 13,999 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 62,693 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.62 million, down from 76,692 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Calamos Advisors Llc who had been investing in Texas Instruments Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $118.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $119.93. About 5.74M shares traded or 19.64% up from the average. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 40.31% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.61% the S&P500.

Dillon & Associates Inc increased its stake in Euronet Worldwide Inc (EEFT) by 103.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dillon & Associates Inc bought 11,420 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,490 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.14 million, up from 11,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dillon & Associates Inc who had been investing in Euronet Worldwide Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.04 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $95.59. About 332,337 shares traded. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) has risen 8.96% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.74% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $31.28 million activity. $2.68M worth of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) shares were sold by WELLER RICK. Another trade for 296 shares valued at $27,232 was sold by Fountas Nikos. Another trade for 49,238 shares valued at $4.81M was made by Caponecchi Kevin J on Monday, September 11. 10,276 shares valued at $999,867 were sold by OLECHOWSKI ANDREJ on Thursday, September 7.

Among 10 analysts covering Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Euronet Worldwide had 20 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. As per Wednesday, December 23, the company rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by Avondale. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Avondale to “Market Perform”. On Friday, June 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi to “Neutral”. Evercore initiated the shares of EEFT in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 20 by Northland Capital. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Piper Jaffray. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 18 by William Blair.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 12 investors sold EEFT shares while 87 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 47.88 million shares or 0.66% more from 47.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Co National Bank reported 23,582 shares. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Corp reported 22,600 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Royal Bankshares Of Canada has invested 0% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). California-based Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt has invested 0.02% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Ig Mngmt Limited, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 14,550 shares. Pitcairn Com invested in 0.02% or 2,116 shares. Timpani Capital Mgmt Lc holds 35,742 shares or 1.24% of its portfolio. Paloma Partners Mgmt stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Oppenheimer Incorporated reported 0.01% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Chicago Equity Limited holds 0.04% or 14,780 shares in its portfolio. Jefferies Gru Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) for 20,011 shares. Renaissance Grp Ltd Co reported 3,866 shares stake. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Liability Co holds 270,034 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp has 0.04% invested in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.01% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 55 investors sold TXN shares while 333 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 332 raised stakes. 802.74 million shares or 3.16% more from 778.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Spirit Of America Corp has 0.16% invested in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) for 16,525 shares. First Long Island Investors Ltd Company reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Cedar Hill Associates Limited Liability Company has 101,237 shares for 1.57% of their portfolio. Harris Assocs Lp accumulated 6.61M shares or 1% of the stock. Summit Fincl Wealth Advsrs stated it has 14,638 shares. Advisors Mngmt has invested 0.11% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). American Century Cos Incorporated holds 3.19M shares. Pinnacle Prtn invested 0.05% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). The Illinois-based Lsv Asset has invested 0% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Company owns 11.56M shares. Rafferty Asset Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.48% or 239,499 shares. Bankshares Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.25% in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). South Texas Money holds 3,567 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Limited reported 19,255 shares. Arizona State Retirement System has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN).

Among 37 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Texas Instruments had 96 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) rating on Monday, January 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $127.0 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, July 26. M Partners maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 28 report. Macquarie Research upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $60 target in Monday, August 10 report. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of TXN in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 3. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 25. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold”.

Calamos Advisors Llc, which manages about $26.54B and $12.93B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Allergan Plc by 41,674 shares to 187,523 shares, valued at $38.43M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Medidata Solutions Inc (Prn) by 5.90 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 36.90 million shares, and has risen its stake in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN).

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