Strategy Asset Managers LLC Holding in Kla (KLAC) Has Decreased by $3.33 Million as Market Valuation Rose

February 11, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.23, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 47 investors sold KLAC shares while 165 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 139.45 million shares or 0.69% more from 138.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Westpac reported 0.16% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Davenport Co Limited Liability reported 2,996 shares. Catalyst Capital Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.17% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). 60 were reported by Fincl Management Pro Inc. Clearbridge Invs Limited Co reported 551,913 shares. Raymond James Assocs has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd accumulated 345,122 shares. Blackrock Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 11.35 million shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insur Trust Fund invested in 4,145 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Ahl Partners Limited Liability Partnership reported 68,708 shares. Sei Invs invested in 0.07% or 195,495 shares. Advsr Ltd Co holds 0.22% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 25,751 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Co invested in 143,731 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Clinton Group holds 0.69% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) or 59,374 shares. Tci Wealth Incorporated invested in 0% or 77 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $4.40 million activity. $54,635 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Higashi Emiko. $3.40 million worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) was sold by WALLACE RICHARD P. On Thursday, August 17 the insider Little Teri A. sold $91,500. On Wednesday, September 6 the insider Kirloskar Virendra A sold $95,605. 1,120 KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares with value of $123,245 were sold by Trafas Brian M.. Lorig Brian also sold $275,529 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares.

Strategy Asset Managers Llc decreased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 86.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Strategy Asset Managers Llc sold 31,394 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,715 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $500,000, down from 36,109 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strategy Asset Managers Llc who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.80B market cap company. The stock increased 2.39% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $100.9. About 1.73M shares traded or 11.12% up from the average. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

More notable recent KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “KLA-Tencor Is Winning Market Share” on January 29, 2018, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Technical Perspectives on Semiconductor Stocks — Ichor, IPG Photonics, KLA …” published on January 26, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “KLA-Tencor Corp. Q2 Income Advances” on January 25, 2018. More interesting news about KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “KLA-Tencor Corporation’s (KLAC) CEO Rick Wallace on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings …” published on January 26, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “3 Stocks to Watch on Friday: KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC), Intuitive Surgical, Inc …” with publication date: January 26, 2018.

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 57 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 30. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, January 27. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Friday, October 23. Needham downgraded KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, October 22 to “Hold” rating. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, October 21. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 26 by Nomura. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, July 28 by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 19 with “Buy”. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $60 target in Friday, July 31 report.

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