Needham Investment Management Upped Its Aspen Aerogels (ASPN) Holding by $370,000; Valuation Rose; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Trimmed Its Keycorp New Com (KEY) Holding by $987,948 as Share Value Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Needham Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Aspen Aerogels Inc (ASPN) by 27.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Needham Investment Management Llc bought 92,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 435,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.89M, up from 342,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Needham Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Aspen Aerogels Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.97M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.61. About 4,896 shares traded. Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) has risen 3.77% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.93% the S&P500.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board decreased its stake in Keycorp New Com (KEY) by 3.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board sold 54,886 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.49% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.56 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.28 million, down from 1.61 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board who had been investing in Keycorp New Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $20.98. About 3.48 million shares traded. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has risen 43.10% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.40% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.00, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 5 investors sold ASPN shares while 8 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 25.64 million shares or 5.17% less from 27.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 304,145 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% in Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) or 5,300 shares. George Kaiser Family Foundation stated it has 3.17M shares or 6.3% of all its holdings. Barnett invested in 0% or 450 shares. Cetera Advisor Ntwk Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 12,860 shares. Needham Invest Mgmt Limited stated it has 435,000 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. Neuberger Berman Gru Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 20,000 shares. Ariel Invs Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 1.10 million shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Renaissance accumulated 323,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Perkins Cap Mgmt has 0.68% invested in Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN). Telemark Asset Ltd Llc has 0.63% invested in Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN). Reservoir Ops L P, a New York-based fund reported 2.91M shares. 559,728 are held by Vanguard Group Inc. Parsons Capital Mngmt Inc Ri owns 0.01% invested in Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) for 11,500 shares. Moreover, Rbf Capital Limited Com has 0.02% invested in Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN).

Among 8 analysts covering Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Aspen Aerogels had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 5. Citigroup downgraded the shares of ASPN in report on Monday, November 14 to “Neutral” rating. Craig Hallum initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 20 report. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, April 14 with “Overweight”. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 4 by Seaport Global Securities. The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 12 by Global Hunter Securities. The stock of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, February 24. The stock of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE:ASPN) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 4 by JP Morgan.

Needham Investment Management Llc, which manages about $550.90M and $394.77 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) by 6,500 shares to 114,000 shares, valued at $8.64M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Viasat Inc (NASDAQ:VSAT) by 12,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 254,725 shares, and cut its stake in Corium Intl Inc (NASDAQ:CORI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 46 investors sold KEY shares while 196 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 200 raised stakes. 841.58 million shares or 1.81% less from 857.12 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lourd Capital Limited Company has invested 0.02% in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). 800 are owned by Tortoise Invest Limited Liability Corporation. New York-based Douglass Winthrop Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0.29% in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Principal Gp Inc reported 0.03% stake. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Com reported 93,963 shares stake. Bancorp Of Montreal Can reported 0.05% in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). The France-based Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.15% in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Aperio Grp Inc Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Acg Wealth has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Moreover, Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt has 1.72% invested in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). State Of Wisconsin Board stated it has 3.21 million shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Blair William Commerce Il has invested 0% in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested in 4.64M shares. Brandywine Global Inv Management Limited Com invested 0% of its portfolio in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY). 54,592 are held by Stephens Inc Ar.

Among 34 analysts covering Keycorp (NYSE:KEY), 21 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Keycorp had 108 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, October 9. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, August 22 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Buy” on Monday, August 24. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $23 target in Thursday, December 14 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, November 29 to “Mkt Perform”. The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) earned “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Friday, January 22.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 sales for $1.16 million activity. $51,122 worth of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) was sold by Harris Paul N. On Thursday, October 26 Paine Andrew J III sold $869,610 worth of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) or 46,854 shares. 11,819 KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) shares with value of $250,639 were sold by Buffie Craig A.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages about $48.90B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Abbvie Inc Com (NYSE:ABBV) by 549,200 shares to 2.71M shares, valued at $240.82M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monsanto Co New Com (NYSE:MON) by 39,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.34 million shares, and has risen its stake in Verisk Analytics Inc Com (NASDAQ:VRSK).

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