First National Bank Of Omaha Cut Microchip Technology (MCHP) Stake; Marten Transport LTD (MRTN)’s Sentiment Is 12.9

Marten Transport, Ltd. operates as a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier for shippers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. It operates through four divisions: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal, and Brokerage. It has a 33.33 P/E ratio. The Truckload segment transports food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment.

First National Bank Of Omaha decreased Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) stake by 8.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First National Bank Of Omaha sold 20,539 shares as Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP)’s stock rose 11.86%. The First National Bank Of Omaha holds 216,686 shares with $17.40M value, down from 237,225 last quarter. Microchip Technology Inc now has $20.80B valuation. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $88.92. About 929,340 shares traded. Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has risen 68.30% since December 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.60% the S&P500.

12Th Street Asset Management Company Llc holds 2.87% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. for 539,558 shares. Kestrel Investment Management Corp owns 333,696 shares or 2.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pier Capital Llc has 1.3% invested in the company for 364,390 shares. The Minnesota-based Next Century Growth Investors Llc has invested 1.22% in the stock. Alphaone Investment Services Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 220,658 shares.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $20.4. About 77,183 shares traded. Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) has risen 25.99% since December 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.16 earnings per share, up 6.67% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.15 per share. MRTN’s profit will be $8.72M for 31.88 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Marten Transport, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.29% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 25 investors sold MCHP shares while 231 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 239.62 million shares or 1.85% more from 235.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership, Texas-based fund reported 751,244 shares. Brookmont Cap Mngmt holds 2.47% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) or 50,212 shares. J Goldman Com Lp holds 0.02% or 4,390 shares. Moreover, Harber Asset Mngmt Limited Co has 2.24% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) for 67,748 shares. Cookson Peirce And holds 2.33% or 251,300 shares in its portfolio. Jolley Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% or 88 shares in its portfolio. 2,155 are held by Qci Asset. Kames Capital Public Ltd Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 14,693 shares. Duncker Streett & Commerce reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Bradley Foster Sargent Ct owns 3,225 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Covington Management has 0.01% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Moreover, Evercore Wealth Management Llc has 0.01% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Wolverine Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Gam Holdg Ag has 12,350 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Aperio Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 104,618 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

Among 23 analysts covering Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microchip Technology has $123.0 highest and $43 lowest target. $94.86’s average target is 6.68% above currents $88.92 stock price. Microchip Technology had 59 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, August 4. The company was initiated on Monday, November 9 by Bank of America. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $68 target in Tuesday, August 9 report. The stock of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, November 4. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10000 target in Tuesday, June 6 report. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Mizuho with “Neutral”. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, June 6. The stock of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Needham. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, November 8 to “Buy”.

Analysts await Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $1.27 EPS, up 27.00% or $0.27 from last year’s $1 per share. MCHP’s profit will be $297.06M for 17.50 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.37 actual EPS reported by Microchip Technology Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.30% negative EPS growth.