Chatham Capital Group Increased Fedex (FDX) Stake; Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Shorts Increased By 37.74%

December 13, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Chatham Capital Group Inc increased Fedex Corp (FDX) stake by 15.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Chatham Capital Group Inc acquired 1,750 shares as Fedex Corp (FDX)’s stock declined 2.24%. The Chatham Capital Group Inc holds 12,770 shares with $2.78M value, up from 11,020 last quarter. Fedex Corp now has $64.70 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.77 during the last trading session, reaching $241.27. About 69,381 shares traded. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has risen 19.02% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500.

Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO) had an increase of 37.74% in short interest. ESIO’s SI was 625,500 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 37.74% from 454,100 shares previously. With 639,700 avg volume, 1 days are for Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESIO)’s short sellers to cover ESIO’s short positions. The SI to Electro Scientific Industries Incorporated’s float is 1.98%. The stock increased 1.23% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $19.73. About 57,036 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 10 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 1 by Lake Street. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Needham. Needham maintained Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) rating on Thursday, November 2. Needham has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. Needham upgraded Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) on Thursday, August 3 to “Buy” rating. Needham upgraded the shares of ESIO in report on Wednesday, February 3 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Lake Street given on Monday, February 27. On Tuesday, August 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Lake Street with “Buy”.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser microfabrication solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $660.79 million. It provides printed circuit boards, including laser via drilling systems for electrical interconnect applications; micro via drilling technology that addresses the changing applications in integrated circuit packages, multichip modules, and high density interconnect circuit boards; and ultraviolet laser processing systems comprising single-beam and multi-beam systems. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers semiconductor manufacturing products comprising wafer marking equipment for use in serialization and wafer identification; wafer and circuit trim tools that adjust the electrical performance of semiconductor devices or hybrid circuits; and liquid crystal display repair tools; and laser LCD repair systems to enhance the manufacture of flat panel displays.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.89 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.17, from 2.06 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 22.57 million shares or 0.41% less from 22.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 10,172 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Finance Svcs Gp accumulated 0% or 355 shares. Prelude Capital Lc owns 500 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Parkside Natl Bank stated it has 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 3,564 shares. Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp has 0.05% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 90,300 shares. Invest Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability Co has 1.04 million shares for 0.45% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Inc reported 156,700 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ariel Ltd Co reported 549,247 shares. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs Inc owns 2,143 shares for 0% of their portfolio. International accumulated 23,847 shares. 908,142 were accumulated by Da Davidson And Communication. Arrowstreet Limited Partnership owns 158,889 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Kirr Marbach And Com Limited Company In stated it has 70,250 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 53 investors sold FDX shares while 373 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 318 raised stakes. 200.09 million shares or 0.41% less from 200.92 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fairfield Bush & accumulated 2,820 shares. Pinnacle Fin Ptnrs Inc holds 0.04% or 1,263 shares. Wexford Cap LP holds 26,551 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Limited Com invested in 108,446 shares or 1.07% of the stock. Alpha Cubed Investments Lc invested in 0.06% or 1,691 shares. Olstein Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership, New York-based fund reported 27,000 shares. Kj Harrison stated it has 2,000 shares. Wellington Shields And Com Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,275 shares. Scotia Capital Incorporated reported 60,397 shares. 4,450 were accumulated by Td Mgmt Lc. Chemical State Bank invested in 14,488 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Ig Invest Mgmt Limited holds 73,600 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Bb&T Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX). Peoples Finance Ser Corp holds 0.13% or 1,000 shares. Washington-based Zevenbergen Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.03% in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX).

Chatham Capital Group Inc decreased Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCSH) stake by 4,860 shares to 291,158 valued at $23.30 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares Tr (DVY) stake by 5,000 shares and now owns 21,825 shares. Spdr Ser Tr was reduced too.

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