Atwood & Palmer Raised Its United Rentals (URI) Stake by $636,975; Market Valuation Rose; Regis Management Co Cut Its Kla (KLAC) Holding by $453,810 as Share Price Declined

April 26, 2018 - By Peter Mason

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Regis Management Co Llc decreased its stake in Kla (KLAC) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regis Management Co Llc sold 4,322 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,322 shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $454,000, down from 8,644 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regis Management Co Llc who had been investing in Kla for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.73B market cap company. The stock increased 2.31% or $2.282 during the last trading session, reaching $100.932. About 308,479 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 12.54% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Atwood & Palmer Inc increased its stake in United Rentals Inc (URI) by 6.58% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Atwood & Palmer Inc bought 3,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 60,360 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.38M, up from 56,635 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Atwood & Palmer Inc who had been investing in United Rentals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.01B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.43% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $155.63. About 307,937 shares traded. United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has risen 48.17% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.62% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering United Rentals Inc. (NYSE:URI), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. United Rentals Inc. had 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, June 3. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, May 25. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Wolfe Research. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 23. Citigroup maintained the shares of URI in report on Monday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 12 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 10 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, April 1. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) earned “Sell” rating by UBS on Friday, October 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) rating on Monday, June 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $12800 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 43 investors sold URI shares while 209 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 156 raised stakes. 71.73 million shares or 3.37% less from 74.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Eagle Asset Management accumulated 0.3% or 313,276 shares. Ww Asset Management has 0.05% invested in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) for 7,927 shares. Caxton Associates LP has 0.04% invested in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) for 4,227 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mgmt owns 0% invested in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) for 400 shares. Scopus Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 249,401 shares or 0.4% of all its holdings. Advisors Asset invested in 0.13% or 44,932 shares. Nine Masts Capital holds 2,875 shares. Buffington Mohr Mcneal has invested 0.12% in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). Reliance Communications Of Delaware invested in 1,840 shares. Sun Life Fincl, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 184 shares. Ahl Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 4,373 shares. Numeric Investors stated it has 0% of its portfolio in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI). Massachusetts Services Com Ma reported 833,339 shares. Moreover, Nicholas Inv Prtn LP has 0.47% invested in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) for 41,222 shares. Lpl has invested 0.02% in United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $3.04 million activity. Another trade for 2,975 shares valued at $296,637 was sold by Khan Ahmad A.. Trafas Brian M. sold $123,245 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, February 1. The insider WALLACE RICHARD P sold $1.46 million. $96,434 worth of stock was sold by Higgins Bren D. on Thursday, March 1. Bell Bobby R also sold $462,977 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, February 1.

Regis Management Co Llc, which manages about $1.22 billion and $689.46 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Iboxx Invt Grade Bond (LQD) by 6,303 shares to 40,805 shares, valued at $4.96 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Ftse Emerging Mkts Et (VWO) by 11,687 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.61 million shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Ftse Developed Mkts (VEA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.49 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.48, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Stifel Finance Corporation has invested 0.03% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Bowling Portfolio Limited Liability Company reported 0.76% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). 2,943 were reported by Kcm Inv Advsrs Ltd Co. Hennessy Advisors reported 23,998 shares stake. Northcoast Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0.08% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). 1,230 are owned by Whittier Trust Of Nevada. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 2,426 shares or 0.02% of the stock. California-based Engines Advisors has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System reported 0.02% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Primecap Management Ca reported 12.53M shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And has invested 0% in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC). Artemis Invest Management Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.19% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 105,912 shares. Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation accumulated 1.41M shares. Principal Group holds 0.02% of its portfolio in KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) for 244,350 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Texas owns 24,500 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

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 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, October 22. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, June 2. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 22. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $151.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, October 27. Needham has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. The stock of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, August 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) on Thursday, October 6 with “Neutral” rating.

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