Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Lowered Its Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Holding; Profile of 5 Analysts Covering MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI)

November 15, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc decreased Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) stake by 95.32% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc sold 321,650 shares as Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX)’s stock declined 18.91%. The Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc holds 15,800 shares with $99,000 value, down from 337,450 last quarter. Pacific Ethanol Inc now has $193.47M valuation. It closed at $4.4 lastly. It is down 39.62% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Friday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 23. Dougherty & Company maintained the shares of MKSI in report on Monday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. Dougherty & Company upgraded MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Tuesday, January 24 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, May 12, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. Citigroup initiated MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Monday, January 4. See MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) latest ratings:

26/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $104 New Target: $116 Maintain
06/07/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $84 Initiates Coverage On

Investors sentiment increased to 2.16 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.81, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold PEIX shares while 24 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 32.30 million shares or 26.80% more from 25.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsrs Incorporated holds 153 shares. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur The has 0% invested in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Ameriprise holds 0% or 265,085 shares in its portfolio. Northern Trust Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Engineers Gate Manager LP has 36,728 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Martingale Asset LP stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Morgan Stanley invested in 372,051 shares or 0% of the stock. Foundry Partners Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 464,075 shares. Lsv Asset Management reported 692,900 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP reported 2.18M shares. The California-based First Quadrant LP Ca has invested 0% in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Cooper Creek Management Lc holds 3.95% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) for 1.05M shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada has invested 0% in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX).

Analysts await Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.01 earnings per share, down 96.67% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.3 per share. PEIX’s profit will be $439,705 for 110.00 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.01 actual earnings per share reported by Pacific Ethanol Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -200.00% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Pacific Ethanol has $1400 highest and $7.50 lowest target. $11’s average target is 150.00% above currents $4.4 stock price. Pacific Ethanol had 11 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Rodman & Reshaw initiated it with “Buy” rating and $11 target in Tuesday, May 24 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1300 target in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) earned “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7.50 target in Monday, March 14 report. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. Roth Capital maintained the shares of PEIX in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Roth Capital maintained the shares of PEIX in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc increased Intrepid Potash Inc (NYSE:IPI) stake by 281,200 shares to 1.35 million valued at $3.04M in 2017Q2. It also upped World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT) stake by 12,500 shares and now owns 26,300 shares. Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) was raised too.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measures, controls, powers, delivers, monitors and analyzes critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. The company has market cap of $5.61 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions, including the Vacuum & Analysis segment and the Light & Motion segment. It has a 18.5 P/E ratio. The Vacuum & Analysis segment provides a range of instruments, components, subsystems and software, which are derived from its core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, residual gas analysis, leak detection, control and information technology, ozone generation and delivery, radio frequency and direct current (DC) power, reactive gas generation and vacuum technology.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $42,808 activity. $198,255 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares were sold by COLELLA GERARD G. 250 shares valued at $18,238 were sold by HANLEY PETER on Thursday, June 15. Mora Elizabeth also sold $24,570 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Thursday, June 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 23 investors sold MKS Instruments, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 51.34 million shares or 2.32% less from 52.56 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Petrus Lta accumulated 4,821 shares. Principal Financial has 423,359 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Gideon Cap Advsrs Incorporated invested in 3,528 shares. Renaissance Lc invested in 0.04% or 472,852 shares. Sfe Investment Counsel reported 6,923 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 807 shares. Axa has invested 0.04% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Herndon Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0% or 95 shares in its portfolio. 231 were reported by Gemmer Asset Limited. Stevens Cap Limited Partnership stated it has 6,323 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Clark Capital Mngmt Grp Inc holds 33,393 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. The California-based Phocas Fin Corp has invested 1.29% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). D E Shaw & invested in 63,382 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cubic Asset Mngmt has 18,600 shares. Northern Trust Corporation has 0.01% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 742,249 shares.

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