Strs Ohio Raised Semtech (SMTC) Holding By $329,300; Turning Point Brands (TPB) Sellers Increased By 18.3% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Strs Ohio increased Semtech Corporation (SMTC) stake by 269.7% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Strs Ohio acquired 8,900 shares as Semtech Corporation (SMTC)’s stock rose 1.00%. The Strs Ohio holds 12,200 shares with $458,000 value, up from 3,300 last quarter. Semtech Corporation now has $2.19 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.125 during the last trading session, reaching $32.975. About 261,246 shares traded. Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) has risen 72.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.59% the S&P500.

Turning Point Brands Incorporated (NYSE:TPB) had an increase of 18.3% in short interest. TPB’s SI was 71,100 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 18.3% from 60,100 shares previously. With 46,400 avg volume, 2 days are for Turning Point Brands Incorporated (NYSE:TPB)’s short sellers to cover TPB’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $21.09. About 1,038 shares traded. Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TPB) has risen 50.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.59% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 28 selling transactions for $3.86 million activity. KIM JAMES JUNGSUP had sold 1,500 shares worth $54,075. MAHESWARAN MOHAN sold $89,093 worth of Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) on Friday, September 15. On Monday, October 2 the insider CHUKWU EMEKA sold $75,438. On Friday, January 12 the insider Silberstein Asaf sold $76,000. The insider WILSON JOHN MICHAEL sold 4,000 shares worth $144,544. On Friday, September 1 Ammann Charles B. sold $84,503 worth of Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) or 2,250 shares. $172,801 worth of Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) was sold by ANTLE GLEN M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold SMTC shares while 74 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 61.66 million shares or 0.19% less from 61.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisory stated it has 61,308 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Systems holds 147,572 shares. Fiera Cap Corp accumulated 308,423 shares. Aspen Investment Mgmt Incorporated holds 8,145 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. First Mercantile Trust Com has invested 0.05% in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC). Comerica Bankshares has 0.02% invested in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC). Quantbot Tech Lp holds 3,545 shares. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity Incorporated holds 34,908 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited owns 408 shares. Vanguard holds 0.01% in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) or 6.19 million shares. Highland Cap Management Limited Partnership owns 0.02% invested in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) for 14,150 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 34,609 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv invested in 0.06% or 243,641 shares. The Massachusetts-based Wellington Management Grp Llp has invested 0.01% in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC). Numeric Llc stated it has 0.01% in Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC).

Strs Ohio decreased Bottomline Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:EPAY) stake by 30,000 shares to 135,000 valued at $4.30M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Electro Scientific Inds Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) stake by 26,400 shares and now owns 50,600 shares. Maximus Inc (NYSE:MMS) was reduced too.

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