Congress Asset Management Company Has Increased Cognex (CGNX) Stake By $752,565; Solar Capital LTD Has 0.95 Sentiment – The FinReviewer


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Solar Capital LTD (SLRC) investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2018 Q3. It’s down -0.22, from 1.17 in 2018Q2. The ratio worsened, as 37 investment managers increased or opened new stock positions, while 39 sold and reduced their stock positions in Solar Capital LTD. The investment managers in our database now hold: 22.71 million shares, down from 23.54 million shares in 2018Q2. Also, the number of investment managers holding Solar Capital LTD in top ten stock positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 7 Reduced: 32 Increased: 23 New Position: 14.

Congress Asset Management Company increased Cognex Corp (CGNX) stake by 0.83% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Congress Asset Management Company acquired 13,683 shares as Cognex Corp (CGNX)’s stock declined 23.90%. The Congress Asset Management Company holds 1.66M shares with $92.91 million value, up from 1.65M last quarter. Cognex Corp now has $6.49B valuation. The stock increased 4.26% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $37.69. About 2.06 million shares traded or 32.37% up from the average. Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) has declined 34.58% since January 6, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.58% the S&P500. Some Historical CGNX News: 01/05/2018 – Apple accounts for 20 percent of Cognex revenues, according to Campling; 30/04/2018 – COGNEX 1Q ADJ. EPS 18C, EST. 20C; 30/04/2018 – COGNEX SEES 2Q REV. $200M TO $210.0M; 21/04/2018 DJ Cognex Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CGNX); 07/05/2018 – Cognex Presenting at Conference Jun 6; 30/04/2018 – Cognex 1Q Rev $169.6M; 30/04/2018 – COGNEX 1Q ADJ. EPS 18C; 30/04/2018 – COGNEX 1Q REV. $169.6M, EST. $171.1M; 10/05/2018 – Ivanti Introduces Support for Cognex Mobile Data Capture Solutions; 30/04/2018 – COGNEX 1Q EPS 21C

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $19.72. About 321,409 shares traded or 203.98% up from the average. Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) has risen 1.01% since January 6, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.01% the S&P500. Some Historical SLRC News: 05/04/2018 – Solar Capital Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 03/04/2018 – Solar Capital Ltd. Schedules the Release of its Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2018; 07/05/2018 – Solar Capital 2Q Net Investment Income 45 Cents/Share; 07/05/2018 – Solar Capital 2Q-End Net Asset Value $21.87/Share; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL LTD – AT MARCH 31, 2018, NET ASSET VALUE WAS $21.87 PER SHARE, AN INCREASE OF $0.06 PER SHARE FROM PRIOR QUARTER; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL 1Q ADJ NET INVESTMENT INCOME/SHR 45C, EST. 45C; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL 1Q INVESTMENT EPS 45C; 21/05/2018 – Ardelyx Raises $50M in Loan Agreement With Solar Capital and Bridge Bank; 07/05/2018 – SOLAR CAPITAL LTD SLRC.O QUARTERLY SHR $0.47; 05/03/2018 Fitch Affirms Solar Capital Ratings at ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Stable

Analysts await Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.43 EPS, down 2.27% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.44 per share. SLRC’s profit will be $18.17 million for 11.47 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Solar Capital Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.27% negative EPS growth.

Muzinich & Co. Inc. holds 3.2% of its portfolio in Solar Capital Ltd. for 613,528 shares. Signia Capital Management Llc owns 155,832 shares or 3.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, West Family Investments Inc. has 2.44% invested in the company for 479,013 shares. The Massachusetts-based Clough Capital Partners L P has invested 1.99% in the stock. Partners Group Holding Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 633,781 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $101,753 activity.

More notable recent Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Solar Capital Ltd. Announces Amendment to Its Credit Facility – GlobeNewswire” on November 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Solar Capital’s Detailed Dividend Sustainability Analysis (Includes 2019 Dividend Projections) – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 19, 2018 – Nasdaq” on December 18, 2018. More interesting news about Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Solar Capital Ltd. (SLRC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 20, 2018 – Nasdaq” published on June 19, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Solar Capital Ltd (SLRC) CEO Michael Gross on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 07, 2018.

Solar Capital Ltd. is a business development firm specializing in secured debt , subordinated (unsecured) debt, minority equity, and strategic income-oriented control equity investments in leveraged middle market companies. The company has market cap of $833.38 million. The fund invests in aerospace and defense; air freight & logistics; asset management; automotive; banking; beverage, food and tobacco; building products; buildings and real estate; broadcasting and entertainment; cargo transport; commercial services and supplies; communications equipment; chemicals, plastics and rubber; containers, packaging and glass; construction & engineering; diversified/conglomerate manufacturing; consumer Finance; distributors; diversified/conglomerate services; diversified financial services; diversified real estate sctivities; food products; Footwear; Education Services; diversified telecommunications services; electronics; farming and agriculture; finance; grocery; health care equipment and supplies; health care facilities; education and childcare; home and office furnishing, durable consumer products; hotels, motels, inns and gaming; insurance; restaurants, leisure, amusement, and entertainment; leisure equipment tolls and services, media, multiline retail, multi sector holdings; paper and forest products; personal products; professional services, research and consulting services, software; specialty retail; textiles apparel and luxury goods, thrifts and mortgage finance, trading companies and distributors, utilities, and wireless telecommunication services; industrial conglomerates; internet software and services, IT services, machinery; mining, steel, iron, and non precious metals; gas and oil; personal, food and miscellaneous services; printing and publishing; retail stores; telecommunications; textiles and leather; and utilities. It has a 11.75 P/E ratio. It also invests in life sciences with focus on specialty pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, health Care Providers and services; health Care technology, enabling technologies and tools.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1.12 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 28 investors sold CGNX shares while 106 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 148.14 million shares or 0.09% more from 148.01 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Synovus Corp invested 0% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Suntrust Banks owns 81,023 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Schroder Invest Mngmt Gp Inc holds 486,045 shares. Comm Bancorp has 0% invested in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 8,325 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dynamic owns 4,512 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Perigon Wealth Mngmt Lc holds 0.07% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) or 5,389 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Kbc Gp Nv holds 0.02% in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) or 37,705 shares. Utah Retirement has 30,700 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX). Twin Tree Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 17,920 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 0.05% stake. Marsico Cap Mngmt Limited has 63,217 shares. Creative Planning reported 0% stake.

Among 4 analysts covering Cognex (NASDAQ:CGNX), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Cognex had 6 analyst reports since August 1, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 30 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 1 by Bernstein. Morgan Stanley maintained Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) on Thursday, October 11 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 24 report.

More notable recent Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “We Did The Math IETC Can Go To $27 – Nasdaq” on December 28, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Barron’s Picks And Pans: Coca-Cola, Disney, McDonald’s, Verizon And More – Yahoo Finance” published on December 29, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “15 Winning Stocks to Buy in 2019 (That Were Losers in 2018) – Investorplace.com” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Cognex (CGNX) Q3 Earnings Preview: What’s in the Cards? – Nasdaq” published on October 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Buy Cognex – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 30, 2018.

Since September 11, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.38 million activity. SUN ANTHONY sold $560,381 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. On Tuesday, September 11 the insider Schneider Jerry A. sold $271,440.

Congress Asset Management Company decreased Ishares Tr Russ 1000 Grw Etf (IWF) stake by 6,784 shares to 13,914 valued at $2.17M in 2018Q3. It also reduced Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) stake by 26,658 shares and now owns 1.54 million shares. Paypal Holdings Inc was reduced too.

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