Heartland Advisors Raised By $2.16 Million Its Spark Energy (SPKE) Stake; Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB) Covered By 11 Bulls

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Among 15 analysts covering Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Silicon Labs had 45 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, July 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, June 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Thursday, October 27. Canaccord Genuity maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, May 29 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60 target in Tuesday, November 24 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, April 28. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Drexel Hamilton. See Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) latest ratings:

31/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Drexel Hamilton Rating: Buy New Target: $103.0 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $108.0 Maintain
11/12/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $105.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0
26/10/2017 Broker: M Partners Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0
26/10/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy Old Target: $90 New Target: $115 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $98.0 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Drexel Hamilton Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain

Heartland Advisors Inc increased Spark Energy Inc (SPKE) stake by 144.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Heartland Advisors Inc acquired 144,100 shares as Spark Energy Inc (SPKE)’s stock rose 53.92%. The Heartland Advisors Inc holds 244,100 shares with $3.66M value, up from 100,000 last quarter. Spark Energy Inc now has $361.03 million valuation. The stock increased 2.71% or $0.275 during the last trading session, reaching $10.425. About 18,976 shares traded. Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has risen 28.31% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $4.87 million activity. $615,517 worth of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) shares were sold by Tuttle George Tyson. WOOD WILLIAM P had sold 5,000 shares worth $382,400. The insider BOCK WILLIAM G sold 2,500 shares worth $188,250. Hollister John C sold $176,900 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. Another trade for 18,235 shares valued at $1.73 million was made by Tolany Brandon on Monday, January 29. 131 shares valued at $13,100 were sold by Kumar Sandeep P on Thursday, January 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold Silicon Laboratories Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 38.41 million shares or 3.13% more from 37.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement System invested in 0.01% or 70,391 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.03% or 512,715 shares. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Ltd reported 0% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Granahan Invest Mngmt Ma reported 0.17% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). 11,077 were reported by Liberty Mutual Group Asset. Art Advsrs Limited Liability invested in 0.03% or 7,225 shares. The Wisconsin-based Cortina Asset Limited Liability Com has invested 1.02% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has invested 0.04% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Ing Groep Nv owns 5,211 shares. Ameritas Inv Partners reported 16,220 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. D E Shaw & invested 0.01% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Pier Capital Ltd Liability Com holds 1.26% of its portfolio in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) for 90,607 shares. Tradewinds Cap Mngmt Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). The California-based Los Angeles Cap Mngmt & Equity has invested 0.01% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 11,800 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets mixed-signal analog intensive integrated circuits in the United States, China, and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.90 billion. The firm offers Internet of things products, such as 8-bit mixed-signal, 32-bit wireless, and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers; and wireless connectivity devices comprising a range of integrated and low power transceivers, as well as sensor products, including optical and relative humidity/temperature sensors. It has a 83.67 P/E ratio. It also provides broadcast products, including TV tuners and demodulators, and automotive radio tuners, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $91.2. About 41,385 shares traded. Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) has risen 59.49% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.79% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spark Energy had 20 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wunderlich maintained Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) rating on Friday, August 12. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Thursday, June 22. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was reinitiated by Wunderlich. The stock of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 1 by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Monday, July 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, December 24. Guggenheim maintained Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) rating on Thursday, January 25. Guggenheim has “Buy” rating and $21.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.31, from 4.47 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 17 investors sold SPKE shares while 28 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 11.25 million shares or 52.85% less from 23.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Spark Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.38% or 477,600 shares. Aqr Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio accumulated 22,582 shares or 0% of the stock. Sei Invs holds 0% or 42 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 620 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability reported 17,241 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Federated Incorporated Pa invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 0% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 870 shares. Guggenheim Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0% or 15,496 shares. Millennium Limited Liability Company invested in 38,229 shares. New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Hancock Holdings Company holds 0.01% or 13,130 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup invested in 0% or 6,235 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% or 249,783 shares in its portfolio. Nordea Invest Ab invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE).

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