Principal Financial Group Stake in Advanced Energy Inds (AEIS) Decreased by $1.11 Million; Kames Capital Plc Increases Stake in First American Financial (FAF)

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Kames Capital Plc increased its stake in First American Financial Corporation (FAF) by 35.49% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kames Capital Plc bought 7,895 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,138 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.56 million, up from 22,243 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kames Capital Plc who had been investing in First American Financial Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $52.01. About 396,312 shares traded. First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has declined 19.13% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.13% the S&P500.

Principal Financial Group Inc decreased its stake in Advanced Energy Inds (AEIS) by 3.43% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Principal Financial Group Inc sold 21,732 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 612,146 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $31.62M, down from 633,878 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc who had been investing in Advanced Energy Inds for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $50.44. About 157,298 shares traded. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) has declined 42.00% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.00% the S&P500. Some Historical AEIS News: 09/05/2018 – Neil Brinker to Join Advanced Energy as Chief Operating Officer; 11/05/2018 – Advanced Energy Presenting at JPMorgan Conference May 15; 29/05/2018 – Excelsys Technologies Introduces New Intelligent High Power Modular Platform; 29/03/2018 – Advanced Energy: Oldham Is Former CFO of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc; 30/04/2018 – Advanced Energy Sees 2Q Rev $193M-$207M; 23/05/2018 – Advanced Energy to Attend the Cowen TMT Conference; 15/05/2018 – ADVANCED ENERGY SIGNS DISTRIBUTION PACT WITH MOUSER ELECTRONICS; 30/04/2018 – Advanced Energy 1Q Net $46.5M; 30/04/2018 – AEIS SEES 2Q ADJ EPS CONT OPS $1.30 TO $1.40, EST. $1.33; 04/05/2018 – Tina M. Donikowski Joins Advanced Energy Bd of Directors

Principal Financial Group Inc, which manages about $113.47B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Aetna Inc New (NYSE:AET) by 5,873 shares to 509,433 shares, valued at $103.34 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Firstcash Inc by 6,238 shares in the quarter, for a total of 394,391 shares, and has risen its stake in Esco Technologies Inc (NYSE:ESE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.09, from 0.84 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 38 investors sold AEIS shares while 87 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 35.89 million shares or 1.16% more from 35.48 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Parkside Bancorporation & Tru reported 29 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Alps Advisors Incorporated has 0% invested in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Robotti Robert owns 5,325 shares. Numerixs Techs has 400 shares. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.03% or 1.56M shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can has 0.01% invested in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). 53,267 were reported by Pub Sector Pension Board. Earnest Limited Company holds 987,999 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio. Pillar Pacific Cap Lc has 0.06% invested in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) for 10,300 shares. New York-based Jefferies Group Inc Inc Ltd Co has invested 0% in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Mackenzie Fincl Corporation accumulated 0.01% or 88,638 shares. 290,115 were accumulated by Pictet Asset Mngmt. Moreover, Tci Wealth Advsrs has 0% invested in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS). Raymond James And Assoc holds 0% in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) or 8,571 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS).

Among 11 analysts covering Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Advanced Energy Industries Inc. had 30 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 6. The stock of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, January 5. The stock of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, January 11. Dougherty & Company maintained Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) on Thursday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $78 target in Wednesday, August 1 report. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was reinitiated by Pacific Crest. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46 target in Thursday, July 28 report. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 13 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company given on Wednesday, February 1.

More notable recent Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Advanced Energy: Unloved, But Not For Long – Seeking Alpha” on August 01, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Lam Resarch +7% on Q2 beats, $5B buyback – Seeking Alpha” published on January 23, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Advanced Energy Signs Agreement to Acquire LumaSense – GlobeNewswire” on July 30, 2018. More interesting news about Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “New Strong Sell Stocks for February 7th – Nasdaq” published on February 07, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “AMD’s Q3 Earnings to Gain on Portfolio Strength & GPU Demand – Nasdaq” with publication date: October 19, 2018.

More notable recent First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Stock Market Volatility Benefits Home Buyers, According to First American Potential Home Sales Model – Business Wire” on January 21, 2019, also Businesswire.com with their article: “First American Financial Announces Third Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call – Business Wire” published on October 04, 2018, Fool.com published: “Tax Cuts Boost First American Financial Despite Slowing Refi Markets – The Motley Fool” on April 26, 2018. More interesting news about First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Six Cities Leading Shift in the Housing Market, According to First American Real House Price Index – Business Wire” published on January 28, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “First American Financial (FAF) Presents At Barclays Global Financial Services Conference 2018 – Slideshow – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 14, 2018.

Since August 21, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.08 million activity. 13,871 shares were sold by DEGIORGIO KENNETH D, worth $794,059.

Among 18 analysts covering First American Financial (NYSE:FAF), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. First American Financial had 20 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Barclays Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 25 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $41 target in Friday, February 12 report. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was initiated by Tigress Financial with “Buy”. On Thursday, December 10 the stock rating was initiated by Bernstein with “Mkt Perform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, December 11 by Oppenheimer. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has “Positive” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 13. Barclays Capital maintained First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) on Friday, October 27 with “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 27 investors sold FAF shares while 114 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 91.37 million shares or 0.54% less from 91.86 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Michigan-based Comerica Secs Inc has invested 0.34% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF). Jane Street Gp holds 5,103 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Congress Asset Mgmt Co Ma invested in 61,235 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Ny State Teachers Retirement owns 216,389 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Hillsdale Investment Mngmt holds 0.06% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) or 8,420 shares. Campbell & Investment Adviser Ltd Co invested in 0.21% or 5,900 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 57,349 shares. Vident Investment Advisory Lc has 0.16% invested in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) for 80,999 shares. Quantbot Tech LP reported 44,058 shares. 87,679 were reported by Barclays Public. Pettee Inc holds 0.3% or 9,724 shares in its portfolio. Zebra Mgmt Ltd Company has 0.24% invested in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) for 10,352 shares. 89 are owned by Cwm Limited Liability Com. 123,075 are held by Underhill Invest Limited Liability Company. West Oak Capital Ltd Co reported 0% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF).

Kames Capital Plc, which manages about $4.20B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) by 12,864 shares to 14,691 shares, valued at $1.77M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Evercore Inc. (NYSE:EVR) by 16,784 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 62,292 shares, and cut its stake in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).

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