New York State Common Retirement Fund Upped Insulet (PODD) Position; Flex LTD. – Ordinary Shares (FLEX) Shorts Lowered By 23.66%

May 13, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Flex LTD. – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:FLEX) had a decrease of 23.66% in short interest. FLEX’s SI was 11.70 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 23.66% from 15.33 million shares previously. With 4.73 million avg volume, 3 days are for Flex LTD. – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:FLEX)’s short sellers to cover FLEX’s short positions. The SI to Flex LTD. – Ordinary Shares’s float is 2.41%. The stock increased 1.72% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $14.8. About 7.47 million shares traded or 41.57% up from the average. Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) has risen 0.24% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.31% the S&P500.

New York State Common Retirement Fund increased Insulet Corp (PODD) stake by 11.72% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired 8,387 shares as Insulet Corp (PODD)’s stock rose 25.88%. The New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 79,972 shares with $5.52 million value, up from 71,585 last quarter. Insulet Corp now has $5.07 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $86.35. About 286,540 shares traded. Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) has risen 105.60% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 94.05% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Stock Review for Medical Supplies Investors — Insulet, Integra LifeSciences, Mazor Robotics, and Microbot Medical” on May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.53, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 13 investors sold PODD shares while 52 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 60.95 million shares or 0.02% less from 60.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 79,170 are owned by Shaker Investments Ltd Oh. Fred Alger Mngmt Incorporated invested 0.56% in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). C Group Hldgs A S invested in 0.03% or 27,619 shares. Slate Path Cap Lp holds 3.83% or 565,000 shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt has 0.02% invested in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). Fmr Limited Liability invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 3,283 shares. Parametric Associates Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) for 47,993 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). California State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 91,662 shares. Moreover, Arrowstreet Partnership has 0.01% invested in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD). Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 0% in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) or 7,198 shares. Research has 5.69 million shares. Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 2,017 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Inc invested 0.01% in Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD).

Among 21 analysts covering Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Insulet Corporation had 58 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, October 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, January 8. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Thursday, February 25 by Empire. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, March 13. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 6 by Robert W. Baird. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 6 report.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $2.50 million activity. 1,319 shares were sold by Petrovic Shacey, worth $101,312 on Tuesday, March 6. The insider Alpuche Charles sold $600,169. The insider Lemoine David A sold 1,084 shares worth $92,064. Fallon John A. had sold 9,000 shares worth $756,913 on Wednesday, March 14. On Friday, March 16 the insider Thomas Bradley A sold $297,500.

New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased Nu Vasive Inc (NASDAQ:NUVA) stake by 75,050 shares to 58,420 valued at $3.42 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) stake by 165,799 shares and now owns 310,902 shares. Spx Flow Inc was reduced too.

Among 15 analysts covering Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Flextronics International Ltd. had 52 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 11 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Needham. JP Morgan initiated Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) rating on Tuesday, April 26. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $15 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 30 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) on Friday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 27 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 5 by Goldman Sachs.

More notable recent Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Shares of Flex Ltd. Tumbled Today” on April 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Flex Ltd: Oversold” published on May 01, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Hagens Berman Alerts Investors in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) the Firm’s Investigation of Accusations of Improper …” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Flex (FLEX) Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 27, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Flex Ltd.” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.81 billion. It offers innovation services, such as innovations labs for supporting customer design and product development services from early concept stages; collective innovation platform, an ecosystem of technology solutions; Lab IX, a startup accelerator program; centers of excellence solutions in critical areas; interconnect technology center for printed circuits; and CloudLabs that enables clients to accelerate a spectrum of cloud, converged infrastructure, and datacenter strategies. It has a 14.68 P/E ratio. The firm also provides design and engineering services, including contract design and joint development manufacturing services, which cover various technical competencies, such as system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, technology, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 35 investors sold Flex Ltd. shares while 113 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 501.93 million shares or 0.95% more from 497.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada owns 160,937 shares. Us Bancorp De holds 0.01% or 105,832 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Serv owns 2,886 shares. Bailard Inc has 0.22% invested in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Etrade Capital Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.02% or 27,103 shares. The Massachusetts-based Fmr Lc has invested 0% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd has invested 0% of its portfolio in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). California Public Employees Retirement Systems holds 1.54M shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Boothbay Fund Lc reported 0.12% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Franklin Inc holds 4.31 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Daiwa Securities Gp has 921,573 shares. Fifth Third Comml Bank has invested 0% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). First Trust Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Towle And Communication accumulated 2.08 million shares or 3.69% of the stock. Howe & Rusling holds 0% or 891 shares.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $248,140 activity. SHIH WILLY C had sold 13,597 shares worth $243,573. On Friday, April 20 the insider Tan Lay Koon sold $4,567.

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