Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc Has Lifted Kla (KLAC) Position; Spok Holdings (SPOK) Sellers Decreased By 36.08% Their Shorts

May 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc increased Kla (KLAC) stake by 3.38% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc acquired 6,698 shares as Kla (KLAC)’s stock declined 1.38%. The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc holds 204,656 shares with $21.50M value, up from 197,958 last quarter. Kla now has $17.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.42% or $2.7 during the last trading session, reaching $114.14. About 585,288 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 12.54% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Spok Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SPOK) had a decrease of 36.08% in short interest. SPOK’s SI was 263,100 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 36.08% from 411,600 shares previously. With 244,700 avg volume, 1 days are for Spok Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SPOK)’s short sellers to cover SPOK’s short positions. The SI to Spok Holdings Inc’s float is 1.54%. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15.25. About 28,161 shares traded. Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK) has declined 20.27% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.82% the S&P500.

Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc decreased Flir Sys Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR) stake by 7,100 shares to 25,400 valued at $1.18M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 1,600 shares and now owns 1,777 shares. Vanguard World Fds (VGT) was reduced too.

More notable recent KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “KLA-Tencor Still Has Considerable Tailwinds” on May 22, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “5 Chipmakers Set to Soar as Trump Keeps Trade War on Hold” published on May 21, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Applied Materials Brings Havoc to Semiconductor Capital Equipment Space” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “KLA-Tencor Set To Substantially Underperform Competition In 2018” published on May 07, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Semi capital equipment stocks move on Citi note” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.48, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 31 investors sold KLAC shares while 145 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 138.11 million shares or 0.96% less from 139.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prudential invested 0.07% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Co reported 0.2% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Raymond James And Associate owns 95,582 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.06% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). 20 were accumulated by Lenox Wealth Advisors. 1.29M were reported by Panagora Asset Management. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 24,500 shares. Boston Prns accumulated 2.40 million shares or 0.3% of the stock. Riverhead Mngmt Lc owns 0.12% invested in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 26,476 shares. Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.04% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Renaissance Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.07% or 563,084 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt stated it has 5,816 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 371,155 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.06% or 29,130 shares. Pacad Inv Limited reported 19,739 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $3.04 million activity. 13,299 shares were sold by WALLACE RICHARD P, worth $1.46M. On Tuesday, January 30 the insider Trafas Brian M. sold $5,235. $52,922 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Higashi Emiko. Higgins Bren D. sold $96,434 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, March 1. Shares for $296,637 were sold by Khan Ahmad A.. Bell Bobby R also sold $462,977 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares.

Among 20 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 68 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 14 by Needham. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. UBS maintained the shares of KLAC in report on Tuesday, June 13 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 30 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Friday, April 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 26 by Nomura. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 19. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of KLAC in report on Friday, July 31 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 1 by Needham.

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