iRobot (IRBT) Reaches $65.20 After 7.00% Up Move; Shorts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturi (TSM) Lowered By 7.01%

February 15, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturi (NYSE:TSM) had a decrease of 7.01% in short interest. TSM’s SI was 25.02 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 7.01% from 26.91M shares previously. With 5.36 million avg volume, 5 days are for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturi (NYSE:TSM)’s short sellers to cover TSM’s short positions. The SI to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturi’s float is 0.52%. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $43.06. About 1.38 million shares traded. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 51.40% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500.

The stock of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 1.30% or $0.835 during the last trading session, reaching $65.195. About 330,077 shares traded. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has risen 150.93% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 134.23% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $1.82B company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $69.76 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:IRBT worth $127.19 million more.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits, color filters, and other semiconductor devices primarily in Taiwan. The company has market cap of $210.39 billion. It makes masks and electronic parts; sells solar related products; wholesales and retails electronic materials; and researches, develops, and tests RFID systems. It has a 19.22 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in customer service and technical supporting, marketing and engineering supporting, and investment activities.

Among 8 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had 15 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. HSBC upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, November 27 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 22 by Goldman Sachs. Susquehanna maintained it with “Hold” rating and $38.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) on Wednesday, September 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 28 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Tuesday, October 10. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of TSM in report on Tuesday, October 4 to “Neutral” rating.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.82 billion. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stair; and Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot. It has a 36.83 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 34 investors sold iRobot Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 22.26 million shares or 0.27% less from 22.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Bank Of Montreal Can, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 12,486 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 37,240 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citadel Advisors Lc invested in 32,640 shares or 0% of the stock. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has 45,967 shares. Moreover, Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 0% invested in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) for 23,976 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership owns 663,095 shares. 24,069 were reported by Fisher Asset Limited Liability. Century Inc owns 52,429 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Wellington Mgmt Gp Llp has invested 0% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Modera Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Co accumulated 3,000 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Blackrock Inc owns 3.65M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bath Savings Tru holds 0.2% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) for 9,540 shares. Wisconsin-based Convergence Investment Partners Ltd Liability has invested 0.06% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Ltd Co holds 0% or 5,033 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Group holds 245,572 shares.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $4.38 million activity. 33,809 shares valued at $3.38M were sold by Dean Alison on Tuesday, September 12. Weinstein Glen Daniel also sold $72,800 worth of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) on Tuesday, September 12. The insider CHWANG RONALD sold 10,000 shares worth $927,100.

Among 13 analysts covering IRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. IRobot Corporation had 33 analyst reports since September 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Sidoti. The stock of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Monday, November 14. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was initiated by Sidoti. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Friday, February 9 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Underweight” on Wednesday, April 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, January 6. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, January 4 report. The company was maintained on Monday, October 17 by Benchmark. The stock has “Hold” rating by Citigroup on Monday, December 4. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 9 report.

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