EPS for Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) Expected At $0.38

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BidaskClub upgraded Kulicke and Soffa Industries from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. On Monday, February 6 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Outperform". On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs with "Neutral". Also, the Hold rating count is 9 as of 11/13/17.

Investors are feeling more bullish on Kulicke and Soffa lately if you consider the decrease in short interest. (NASDAQ:KLIC) hit a new 52-week high and has $28.60 target or 4.00% above today's $27.50 share price.

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Past 5 years growth of KLIC observed at -17.40%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 12.00%. Current price levels see the company 22.07% off the 20-day simple moving average. About 1,526 shares traded. (NASDAQ:KLIC)'s stock about 14.97% from the 50-day high and 53.17% away from the 50-day low. It has outperformed by 73.08% the S&P500. Therefore 75% are positive. Kulicke and Soffa Industries had 6 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries in a research note on Monday. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 18 by Standpoint Research. After a recent check, Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. The P/E ratio is 23.79 and market capitalization is 2.01B. The Company supplies a range of bonding equipment. It has a 19.85 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Equipment and Expendable Tools. Liquidity allows an investor to enter and exit a stock at a good price (i.e. tight spreads, or the difference between the bid and ask price of a stock, and low slippage, or the difference between the predictable price of a trade and the actual price).

ATR stands at 0.57 while Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.36. UBS Group AG increased its position in shares of Kulicke and Soffa Industries by 95.9% in the 1st quarter. 39 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Riverhead Cap Limited Liability Corp reported 4,396 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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Shares in Home Depot held steady while those in off-price retailer TJX dipped after quarterly reports that bore the impact of a violent US hurricane season. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.09% of the company's stock. Monroe Bank Trust Mi holds 4,500 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 6,348 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:KLIC). Advisory Ntwk Llc has 5,136 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. It turned negative, as 82 investors sold NKE shares while 439 reduced holdings. Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al holds 0.02% or 35,492 shares. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. 173,882 were accumulated by Jacobs Levy Equity Management. Franklin Res has 0.03% invested in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) rating on Thursday, June 29. Wells Fargo And Company Mn holds 0.02% of its portfolio in KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) for 3.85M shares. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. Its up 0.24, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. 110 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. Great Lakes Advsr Limited Company owns 97,145 shares. (NASDAQ:KLIC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Kulicke & Soffa: Is CEO Fusen Chen Prepping Another Acquisition Or Merger?" published on January 08, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Kulicke and Soffa Industries' (KLIC) CEO Dr. Fusen Chen on Q2 2017 Results ..." with publication date: May 07, 2017. 27,741 were accumulated by Cibc World Markets Inc. Its stake was valued at $129,288,000 an increase of $15,713,000 as of quarter end. 58,219 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. If it's only the one trading day, it can be dismissed as an anomaly. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.09 on November 10, reaching $23.61. International Grp Inc Inc owns 38,835 shares. Seizert Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. Jpmorgan Chase And stated it has 1,159 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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