Masters Capital Management Has Trimmed Cliffs Nat Res (CLF) Holding; Lattice Semiconductor Has 1.51 Sentiment

October 13, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Masters Capital Management Llc decreased Cliffs Nat Res Inc (CLF) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Masters Capital Management Llc sold 1.00M shares as Cliffs Nat Res Inc (CLF)’s stock declined 43.52%. The Masters Capital Management Llc holds 1.00 million shares with $6.92M value, down from 2.00M last quarter. Cliffs Nat Res Inc now has $2.00B valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $6.84. About 15,310 shares traded. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) has risen 122.26% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 105.56% the S&P500.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is a United States company, which develops semiconductor technologies that it monetizes through products, solutions and licenses. The company has market cap of $687.41 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: the core Lattice business, which includes intellectual property (IP) and semiconductor devices, and Qterics, a discrete software-as-a-service business unit in the Lattice legal entity structure. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm is a well-known provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions based on its low power field programmable gate array (FPGA), video application specific standard product (ASSP), 60 gigahertz millimeter wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing and automotive markets across the world.

Tieton Capital Management Llc holds 1.4% of its portfolio in Lattice Semiconductor Corp for 227,100 shares. Nwq Investment Management Company Llc owns 10.53 million shares or 0.97% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hilltop Holdings Inc. has 0.59% invested in the company for 300,700 shares. The Maryland-based Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. has invested 0.59% in the stock. Alpine Global Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 269,015 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $63,594 activity.

The stock increased 0.90% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $5.59. About shares traded. Lattice Semiconductor Corp (LSCC) has risen 35.73% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q2 2017. Its down 1.42, from 2.53 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 57 investors sold CLF shares while 57 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 168.80 million shares or 9.84% less from 187.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability has invested 0% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Century Mgmt Limited Co reported 69,443 shares stake. Glg Ptnrs LP invested in 0.03% or 84,000 shares. Moreover, Hrt Llc has 0.13% invested in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). 200 are held by Vantage Advsr Limited Liability. Kazazian Asset Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) or 12,114 shares. Carnegie Asset Management Limited Com accumulated 54,140 shares. Wellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Asset Mgmt holds 0% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) or 12,541 shares. Aperio Group Ltd holds 0% or 40,721 shares in its portfolio. Goldentree Asset Mgmt LP stated it has 4.89% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Moors And Cabot Inc has invested 0.02% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). D E Shaw reported 0.04% in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Creative Planning has 0.05% invested in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF). Hsbc Hldgs Pcl owns 0% invested in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) for 101,914 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc had 25 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) earned “Sell” rating by Wolfe Research on Thursday, August 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 15 by FBR Capital. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3.0 target in Monday, October 5 report. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, May 31. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, November 14. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital on Friday, September 18 with “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Macquarie Research. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, March 11 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 28 by FBR Capital.

Analysts await Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.35 earnings per share, up 1,850.00% or $0.37 from last year’s $-0.02 per share. CLF’s profit will be $102.34 million for 4.89 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.26 actual earnings per share reported by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 34.62% EPS growth.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 6 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $1.43 million activity. $34,294 worth of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) shares were bought by SIEGAL MICHAEL D. 3,750 shares were bought by Taylor Douglas C, worth $24,771. The insider BALDWIN JOHN T bought 6,000 shares worth $37,902. Another trade for 7,100 shares valued at $48,990 was bought by Stoliar Gabriel. GONCALVES LOURENCO bought 200,000 shares worth $1.26M. Rychel Eric M also bought $19,649 worth of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) on Monday, May 1.

Masters Capital Management Llc increased Metlife Inc (Call) (NYSE:MET) stake by 807,000 shares to 3.81M valued at $209.16 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Textron Inc (Call) (NYSE:TXT) stake by 400,000 shares and now owns 900,000 shares. Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) was raised too.

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