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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc Sentiment Improves on Better Stock Potential

Aperio Group LLC now owns 20,973 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $399,000 after purchasing an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. The stock stands almost $0.91 off versus the 52-week high of $23.71 and $9.58 above the 52-week low of $13.22.

About 62,971 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, August 6th.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on KLIC. About 333,559 shares traded. (NASDAQ:KLIC) hit a new 52-week high and has $24.70 target or 5.00 % above today's $23.52 share price. (NASDAQ:KLIC) has risen 89.78% since November 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500. It was reported on Nov, 8 by Barchart.com. If the $24.70 price target is reached, the company will be worth $83.50M more.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.is maintained at an average outperform rating by 4 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.11% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. Int Grp Inc reported 0% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) on Thursday, August 6 to "Sell" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q2. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 4 Buy, 0 Overweight, 0 Sell, 0 Hold and 1 Underweight. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries during the second quarter valued at approximately $649,000. 39 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Prudential Fincl reported 147,465 shares stake. The Minnesota-based Foundry Prtn Lc has invested 0.25% in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.

Signia Capital Management Llc holds 2.48% of its portfolio in Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc for 152,379 shares. Amp Capital Ltd has 11,058 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royce & Associates LP now owns 2,507,921 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $47,701,000 after buying an additional 721,000 shares in the last quarter. Northcoast Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 71,601 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement accumulated 185,578 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability reported 1.58 million shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Moreover, State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 0.08% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc.

This company shares (KLIC) so far managed to recover 80.66% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 8,057 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 7,986 shares during the last quarter. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Ironwood Inv Limited Co has 0.69% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Citigroup holds 0% or 67,495 shares in its portfolio.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc designs, manufactures and sells capital equipment and expendable tools, as well as services, maintains, repairs and upgrades equipment, all used to assemble semiconductor devices. The company shares sank -9.29% from their peak of $55.75 and now has a $36.01 billion market value of equity. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. It has a 20.59 P/E ratio. The Company operates through two segments: Equipment and Expendable Tools. The stock of Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) by 57.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. They expect $0.02 EPS, up 300.00% or $0.03 from last year's $-0.01 per share. This translates into $26.97M profit for KLIC giving the stock a 15.48 P/E. The correct version of this report can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/07/ahl-partners-llp-reduces-stake-in-kulicke-and-soffa-industries-inc-klic.html. ValuEngine upgraded Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Therefore 38% are positive. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with "Buy" on Thursday, June 29. The firm has "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, January 10. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to "Hold" on Friday, November 18. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 26 by Argus Research.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.is the bank holding firm of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company.

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