Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Critical Comparison: Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) vs. Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT)

Conrad Doyle | 13 January, 2018, 05:00

The institutional investor held 170,382 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.73M, down from 209,667 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mcdaniel Terry & Co who had been investing in Paccar for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.05 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ:UCTT). Moreover, Deutsche National Bank Ag has 0% invested in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. About 147,036 shares traded.

The stock of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) has risen 35.73% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 304.16% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $786.82 million company.

Paradigm Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Lattice Semiconductor Corporat (LSCC) by 37.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $0.17 earnings per share. The stock increased 1.81% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $64.6. About 571,841 shares traded. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 2.06 and a quick ratio of 1.09. It is positive, as 16 investors sold UCTT shares while 46 reduced holdings.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UCTT. Icon Advisers Incorporated reported 66,500 shares. Ultra Clean Holdings had 21 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Comparatively, UCTT's free cash flow per share was +0.31. Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.26% in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. Wells Fargo & Mn has 0% invested in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. Howe & Rusling Inc sold 39,285 shares as the company's stock declined 7.50% while stock markets rallied. HAYWARD DEBORAH E sold $450,600 worth of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) to report earnings on February, 28. Voya Inv Management Limited Liability Com accumulated 58,238 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd, a Washington-based fund reported 104,022 shares. Dougherty & Company maintained Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT). Meeder Asset Mngmt stated it has 294 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 8,448 are held by Legal General Grp Inc Public Ltd. Convergence Partners holds 77,154 shares. (NASDAQ:UCTT). Northern Trust Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) for 42,450 shares. Needham maintained Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.

Howe & Rusling Inc, which manages about $798.49 million and $540.49 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 3,212 shares to 87,135 shares, valued at $9.71 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. After a recent check, Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) on Tuesday, January 10 with "Buy" rating. On Thursday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy". (NASDAQ:UCTT) earned "Buy" rating by Needham on Friday, July 29. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Craig Hallum. Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Ultra Clean from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, December 4th. As per Thursday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Dougherty & Company maintained the shares of UCTT in report on Friday, July 29 with "Buy" rating. The rating was upgraded by Northland Capital to "Outperform" on Thursday, July 23. BHATT PRAT had sold 25,638 shares worth $821,900 on Monday, September 11.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $1.92 million activity. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Wednesday, June 21 with "Hold" rating. $285,704 worth of PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) shares were sold by LEY ALMA LILY. Quantbot LP reported 1,200 shares. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Also, SVP Ronald D'ercole sold 3,009 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. On Wednesday, September 6 the insider IBNALE DAVID T sold $229,468.

The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.40 for CRUS and 1.80 for UCTT, which implies that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for CRUS. Netgear had 13 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 19 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained MEDNAX, Inc. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $31.50. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 14 by Craig Hallum. Guggenheim has "Buy" rating and $70 target. Comparatively, UCTT is expected to grow at a 20.00% annual rate.

Analysts await Cisco Systems, Inc. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 2 think it is Overweight. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc reported 19,690 shares. It also increased its holding in Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) by 7,227 shares in the quarter, for a total of 177,034 shares, and has risen its stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET).

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