Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Has Lowered Its Xcerra (XCRA) Position; Shorts at Fidus Investment (FDUS) Lowered By 5.69%

February 20, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc decreased Xcerra Corp (XCRA) stake by 26.21% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc sold 228,890 shares as Xcerra Corp (XCRA)’s stock rose 16.75%. The Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 644,502 shares with $6.35 million value, down from 873,392 last quarter. Xcerra Corp now has $541.69 million valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $9.87. About 108,966 shares traded. Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) has risen 65.92% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.22% the S&P500.

Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) had a decrease of 5.69% in short interest. FDUS’s SI was 49,700 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 5.69% from 52,700 shares previously. With 69,300 avg volume, 1 days are for Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS)’s short sellers to cover FDUS’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $13.75. About 46,308 shares traded. Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) has risen 12.11% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.4 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.81, from 2.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 7 investors sold Fidus Investment Corporation shares while 13 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 7.12 million shares or 4.90% more from 6.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman has 0% invested in Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS). Guggenheim Ltd Company invested 0% in Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS). Da Davidson holds 0% or 10,009 shares. Salzhauer Michael stated it has 0.14% in Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS). Macquarie Group Ltd accumulated 600 shares. Citigroup reported 2,500 shares stake. Stepstone Group Lp accumulated 260,105 shares. Kingfisher Cap Limited holds 0.14% or 13,332 shares. Novare Management Limited Liability Company holds 345,544 shares. Bb&T Secs Llc accumulated 219,466 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Buckhead Mgmt Lc has 160,830 shares. Muzinich And owns 1.25M shares. Oppenheimer owns 27,331 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership invested 0% in Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Company Limited accumulated 286,058 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Fidus Investment had 10 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy”. The stock of Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was initiated on Tuesday, January 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 15 by Janney Capital. On Wednesday, May 31 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Oppenheimer. Ladenburg initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 16 report. The stock of Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, July 23. The stock of Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 9 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 3 with “Hold”.

Among 4 analysts covering Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Xcerra had 8 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by DA Davidson. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 28 by B. Riley & Co. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was downgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, May 15 to “Hold”. Needham maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 30 report. B. Riley & Co downgraded Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) on Tuesday, April 11 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) rating on Wednesday, November 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $8 target.

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