Snyder Capital Management LP Has Decreased Mastercard (MA) Holding By $2.00 Million; Ardsley Advisory Partners Trimmed Its Micron Technology (MU) Stake

November 15, 2017 - By reb123z

Ardsley Advisory Partners decreased Micron Technology Inc (MU) stake by 83.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ardsley Advisory Partners sold 166,000 shares as Micron Technology Inc (MU)’s stock rose 19.14%. The Ardsley Advisory Partners holds 32,000 shares with $956,000 value, down from 198,000 last quarter. Micron Technology Inc now has $52.82 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $45.8. About 24,482 shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 176.27% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500.

Snyder Capital Management LP decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 41.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Snyder Capital Management LP sold 16,526 shares as Mastercard Inc (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Snyder Capital Management LP holds 23,643 shares with $2.87 million value, down from 40,169 last quarter. Mastercard Inc now has $158.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $149.95. About 58 shares traded. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Micron Technology Inc. had 187 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 24 report. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 1 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 9 by UBS. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, March 31. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 13 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 31 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, December 23.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $650,750 activity. Shares for $30,750 were sold by ARNZEN APRIL S. Shares for $320,000 were sold by Deboer Scott J. Byrne Patrick J also sold $408,911 worth of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares.

Ardsley Advisory Partners increased Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) stake by 28,000 shares to 136,000 valued at $17.66M in 2017Q2. It also upped Pioneer Nat Res Co (Call) (NYSE:PXD) stake by 45,000 shares and now owns 100,000 shares. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) was raised too.

Analysts await Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) to report earnings on December, 20. They expect $2.12 EPS, up 657.14% or $1.84 from last year’s $0.28 per share. MU’s profit will be $2.44 billion for 5.40 P/E if the $2.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.99 actual EPS reported by Micron Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.53% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 63 investors sold MU shares while 217 reduced holdings. 85 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 832.79 million shares or 1.90% less from 848.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Macquarie Gp Ltd has invested 0.02% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Benjamin F Edwards & invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Jabre Cap Partners invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). 194,150 are held by Leonetti And Associate Ltd. C M Bidwell & Associate Limited has invested 1.99% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Moreover, Ally Incorporated has 0.12% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 20,000 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System invested in 2.41M shares. Ipswich Investment Mgmt Inc holds 0.16% or 11,740 shares. Moreover, Tarbox Family Office Inc has 0% invested in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Howe And Rusling Inc stated it has 212 shares. Mu invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Country Club Na holds 18,172 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Jump Trading Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 27,050 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 40,574 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation reported 933,937 shares.

Analysts await Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $1.12 EPS, up 30.23% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.86 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.19B for 33.47 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.42% negative EPS growth.

Snyder Capital Management LP increased Genesee & Wyo Inc (NYSE:GWR) stake by 8,467 shares to 156,741 valued at $10.72M in 2017Q2. It also upped Lkq Corp (NASDAQ:LKQ) stake by 16,028 shares and now owns 300,097 shares. United Cmnty Bks Blairsvle G (NASDAQ:UCBI) was raised too.

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