Quantres Asset Management LTD Has Trimmed By $955,500 Its Southern Co (SO) Position; Axt (AXTI) Sentiment Is 1.21

Quantres Asset Management Ltd decreased Southern Co (SO) stake by 73.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Quantres Asset Management Ltd sold 19,500 shares as Southern Co (SO)’s stock rose 4.35%. The Quantres Asset Management Ltd holds 7,100 shares with $349,000 value, down from 26,600 last quarter. Southern Co now has $44.47 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $44.31. About 8.85 million shares traded or 53.84% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

AXT, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes compound and single element semiconductor substrates. The company has market cap of $339.40 million. The firm makes its semiconductor substrates using its proprietary vertical gradient freeze technology. It has a 35.48 P/E ratio. It offers semi-insulating gallium with arsenic substrates, which are used for applications in power amplifiers for wireless devices, and transistors and solar cells for drones.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 1.85% of its portfolio in AXT, Inc. for 714,174 shares. Princeton Capital Management Inc owns 265,891 shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Perritt Capital Management Inc has 1.06% invested in the company for 442,698 shares. The Illinois-based Oberweis Asset Management Inc has invested 0.84% in the stock. Eam Investors Llc, a California-based fund reported 623,639 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of AXT’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating AXT, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $6.5 while the high is $10.0. The stock’s average target of $8.17 is -7.16% below today’s ($8.8) share price. AXTI was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 27, 2016. The stock of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 27. The rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Monday, February 13. The stock of AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) earned “Buy” rating by BWS Financial on Tuesday, April 11.

Analysts await AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXTI) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.08 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.06 per share. AXTI’s profit will be $3.09 million for 27.50 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by AXT, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.27% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.73% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $8.8. About 289,532 shares traded. AXT, Inc. (AXTI) has risen 115.17% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 98.47% the S&P500.

Quantres Asset Management Ltd increased Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stake by 9,400 shares to 12,100 valued at $934,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) stake by 13,300 shares and now owns 20,700 shares. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) was raised too.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.47 earnings per share, up 95.83% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.24 per share. SO’s profit will be $471.71 million for 23.57 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual earnings per share reported by The Southern Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.04% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 51 investors sold SO shares while 353 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 330 raised stakes. 525.28 million shares or 0.91% more from 520.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Assoc Limited Company owns 2.26M shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Cutter & Co Brokerage accumulated 4,916 shares or 0.1% of the stock. 13,412 are owned by Dynamic Cap. Gradient Invs Limited Liability Com owns 5,054 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees accumulated 51,552 shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 0.18% or 1.06M shares in its portfolio. Cap Investment Ltd Liability Com reported 1.08% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Retirement Of Alabama holds 484,897 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. The Netherlands-based Apg Asset Management Nv has invested 0.15% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Congress Asset Mgmt Company Ma holds 9,834 shares. Brinker Cap Inc has 0.02% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 8,419 shares. Columbia Asset Mngmt invested 0.43% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). 91,940 were reported by Clearbridge Lc. 21,725 were reported by American National Registered Inv Advisor. 71,856 are held by Old Point Trust & Service N A.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $11.99 million activity. 25,000 The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares with value of $1.30M were sold by Kerr – II James Y. Shares for $2.46 million were sold by BEATTIE ART P on Thursday, October 26. 5,000 shares were sold by Daiss Ann P, worth $261,400. WOMACK CHRISTOPHER C sold 75,144 shares worth $3.70 million. $4.26M worth of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares were sold by BOWERS WILLIAM P.