Montag A & Associates Has Raised By $485,906 Its Bp Amoco Plc (BP) Stake; PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Covered By 2 Bulls

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Montag A & Associates Inc increased Bp Amoco Plc (BP) stake by 25.1% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Montag A & Associates Inc acquired 12,787 shares as Bp Amoco Plc (BP)’s stock rose 10.53%. The Montag A & Associates Inc holds 63,730 shares with $2.45 million value, up from 50,943 last quarter. Bp Amoco Plc now has $138.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.48% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $43.91. About 5.65M shares traded or 25.40% up from the average. BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has risen 15.51% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.19% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering PDF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PDFS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. PDF Solutions Inc had 9 analyst reports since November 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, July 12. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Hold” on Friday, July 28. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 13 by DA Davidson. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum. Northland Capital upgraded PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) on Tuesday, October 3 to “Outperform” rating. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was initiated by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum given on Friday, July 28. See PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) latest ratings:

03/10/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
28/07/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy

Among 29 analysts covering BP (NYSE:BP), 19 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. BP had 52 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded the shares of BP in report on Wednesday, April 19 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Thursday, October 20 to “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Friday, July 31. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 24 by Piper Jaffray. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 1 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 29. The stock of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Evercore. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 8 by UBS. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of BP in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, July 24 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Hold”.

Montag A & Associates Inc decreased Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 3,993 shares to 76,074 valued at $6.92M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vanguard Mid Cap Etf (VO) stake by 4,200 shares and now owns 60,372 shares. Nxp Semiconductors N V Com (NASDAQ:NXPI) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 7 investors sold PDF Solutions, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 25.93 million shares or 3.85% more from 24.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Cornerstone Capital Lc has 0% invested in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 4,111 shares. Cardinal Cap Ltd Liability Corporation Ct reported 2.09M shares. Wells Fargo Company Mn reported 0% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). 31,517 are held by Rhumbline Advisers. Needham Investment Mngmt Ltd Com stated it has 942,900 shares. 13,027 were accumulated by Aperio Gp Lc. Retail Bank Of America Corp De reported 8,579 shares stake. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 0% invested in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 14,502 shares. Invesco Ltd reported 14,296 shares. State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0% in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). 245,366 were accumulated by Renaissance Techs Ltd. 2,855 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa. Waddell Reed owns 360,300 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). New York-based Harber Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 2.18% in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS).

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $900,156 activity. LANZA LUCIO also sold $900,156 worth of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) on Friday, August 18.

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services to enhance yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and internationally. The company has market cap of $500.94 million. It offers manufacturing process solutions; volume manufacturing solutions; design-for-inspection (DFI) solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions. It has a 121.55 P/E ratio. The firm also provides Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical testers; DFI infrastructure that comprises DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio –char DFI software; FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15.68. About 218,857 shares traded. PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has risen 32.21% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.51% the S&P500.

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