Bradley Foster & Sargent Lowered Its Stake in Ebay (EBAY) by $752,763; As National Instruments (NATI) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Timessquare Capital Management Decreased by $6.79 Million Its Stake

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Timessquare Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in National Instruments Corp (NATI) by 28.55% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Timessquare Capital Management Llc sold 141,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 354,193 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $17.12 million, down from 495,693 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Timessquare Capital Management Llc who had been investing in National Instruments Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.23 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $47.05. About 437,799 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) has risen 10.44% since January 12, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.44% the S&P500. Some Historical NATI News: 14/03/2018 – Karen Rapp Joins Plexus’ Board of Directors; 26/04/2018 – National Instruments 1Q EPS 18c; 21/05/2018 – National Instruments Reaffirms 2Q Guidance for Revenue and Earnings; 26/04/2018 – National Instruments 1Q Net $24.3M; 26/04/2018 – NI Declares Quarterly Dividend; 21/05/2018 – National Instruments /Reaffirms 2Q Guidance; 21/05/2018 – National Instruments to Host Investor Conference at NlWeek; 27/04/2018 – National Instruments Volume Jumps More Than Nine Times Average; 22/05/2018 – CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC – CADENCE INTERFACE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO INCLUDE AN INTEGRATION WITH AXIEM 3D PLANAR EM SIMULATOR; 22/05/2018 – NI Introduces InstrumentStudio™ Software to Simplify Development and Debugging of Automated Test Systems

Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc decreased its stake in Ebay (EBAY) by 57.85% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc sold 22,811 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,623 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $549,000, down from 39,434 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc who had been investing in Ebay for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $29.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $30.41. About 13.39M shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has declined 21.36% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.36% the S&P500. Some Historical EBAY News: 09/05/2018 – EBay will relaunch its India business after selling its Flipkart stake to Walmart; 20/04/2018 – eBay Inc. vs Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. | FWD Entered | 04/19/2018; 20/04/2018 – Square, eBay, and the Future of Money — Barrons.com; 17/04/2018 – Business Std.in: Walmart, eBay fresh round of talks likely for $12 bn deal with Flipkart; 25/04/2018 – EBAY CEO – “BRANDS ARE INCREASINGLY COMING TO EBAY, EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE RATE OF BRAND ACQUISITION” – CONF CALL; 25/04/2018 – eBay Sees FY Adj EPS $2.25-Adj EPS $2.30; 25/05/2018 – Comm. O’Rielly’s 5/25/18 letter to eBay and Amazon re: set top boxes; 13/03/2018 – PAYPAL: EBAY CHANGES WILL HAVE SOME IMPACT BUT VERY MANAGABLE; 03/05/2018 – Gizmodo: Using parts sourced from eBay, a pair of aspiring Tony Starks built this enormous DIY Hulkbuster armor…; 01/05/2018 – OfferUp went head to head with Craigslist to build a following. Now it’s going after eBay to build a business:

Analysts await National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 40.00% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.35 per share. NATI’s profit will be $64.89M for 24.01 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by National Instruments Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.64% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.74 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.54, from 1.2 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 14 investors sold NATI shares while 63 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 97.39 million shares or 1.11% less from 98.49 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Aqr Management Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). The Alabama-based Regions Financial has invested 0% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Deutsche Comml Bank Ag reported 240,765 shares. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.02% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Captrust Financial Advisors stated it has 2,182 shares. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.03% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Crawford Invest Counsel Incorporated reported 79,814 shares. Menta Capital Ltd Liability Co reported 21,320 shares. Trustmark Fincl Bank Trust Department invested 0% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Prelude Mgmt accumulated 200 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.01% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Pnc Fincl Services Group invested 0% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Prudential Fin holds 174,478 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 14,655 are held by Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas. Ww Asset reported 6,497 shares stake.

Timessquare Capital Management Llc, which manages about $20.35B and $15.09 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) by 411,350 shares to 1.13M shares, valued at $182.39 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ametek Inc (NYSE:AME) by 9,020 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.08 million shares, and has risen its stake in Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS).

More news for National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “NI Announces New Features and Functionality for LabVIEW NXG – Business Wire” on November 27, 2018. Thestreet.com‘s article titled: “National Instruments Stock Hits New 52-Week High (NATI) – TheStreet.com” and published on May 21, 2016 is yet another important article.

Since July 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 40 selling transactions for $25.50 million activity. $76,976 worth of stock was sold by KODOSKY JEFFREY L on Monday, September 17. $1.96M worth of stock was sold by TRUCHARD JAMES J on Monday, August 27. Another trade for 4,576 shares valued at $222,108 was sold by Rust Scott Arthur. 2,500 shares were sold by Starkloff Eric Howard, worth $122,950 on Tuesday, October 30.

Among 5 analysts covering Natl Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Natl Instruments had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, July 30 with “Neutral”. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform”. FBR Capital initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, May 11 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) rating on Tuesday, February 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) rating on Friday, October 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $46.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Hold” on Monday, April 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 31. Robert W. Baird upgraded National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) rating on Thursday, December 22. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $35 target.

More notable recent eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “3 International Stocks You’ll See in the U.S. Soon – Nasdaq” on January 07, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: PayPal and eBay – Nasdaq” published on December 24, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Relative Strength Alert For eBay – Nasdaq” on December 21, 2018. More interesting news about eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Will eBay (EBAY) Beat Estimates Again in Its Next Earnings Report? – Nasdaq” published on January 01, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Monday 1/7 Insider Buying Report: FDX, EBAY – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 07, 2019.

Analysts await eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.56 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.49 per share. EBAY’s profit will be $539.19 million for 13.58 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by eBay Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.23% EPS growth.

Among 46 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. eBay Inc had 199 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, June 12. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, January 18. Mizuho maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) rating on Thursday, October 22. Mizuho has “Neutral” rating and $29 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy” on Friday, July 21. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 21. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 22 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Buy” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, October 21.

Since July 23, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 6 sales for $3.41 million activity. $522,528 worth of stock was sold by Park Joo Man on Tuesday, November 27. Lee Jae Hyun sold $919,176 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Wednesday, August 29. OMIDYAR PIERRE M also sold $1.04 million worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) on Tuesday, November 20. $501,766 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) was bought by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES. On Monday, July 23 the insider Jones Wendy Elizabeth sold $354,179.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 51 investors sold EBAY shares while 255 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 230 raised stakes. 772.11 million shares or 4.76% less from 810.72 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 388,928 are held by Sei Investments. Farmers And Merchants Invs holds 0% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 950 shares. Product Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 707,638 shares or 0.97% of all its holdings. Moreover, Cubic Asset Mngmt Ltd Co has 0.06% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). 396,201 are held by International Grp. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0.3% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Regent Mgmt Ltd Liability has 0.08% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) for 8,000 shares. Prio Wealth Ltd Partnership accumulated 588,702 shares. 84,858 are held by Shell Asset Mngmt Company. Northern Mngmt Limited has 78,714 shares. Numerixs Technology Inc has invested 0.63% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Sequoia Fincl Advsrs Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Dsc Advsrs Limited Partnership reported 8,179 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Financial holds 10.86M shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Wealthtrust Fairport stated it has 4,989 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

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