Insider Trade: Photronics, Inc. (PLAB)’s shareholder Mitchell Tyson Unloaded 1,040 shares; Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC) Had 2 Bulls

Among 9 analysts covering Honda Motor Co (NYSE:HMC), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Honda Motor Co had 20 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Saturday, February 4 by Macquarie Research. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 15 report. Zacks downgraded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) on Thursday, August 27 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) on Tuesday, July 4 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) on Friday, May 13 with “Buy” rating. Nomura downgraded the shares of HMC in report on Friday, May 13 to “Reduce” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of HMC in report on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. Credit Agricole downgraded the shares of HMC in report on Friday, May 13 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Friday, May 13. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Tuesday, December 22 with “Neutral”. See Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) latest ratings:

10/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $40.45 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $36.36 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $34.55 Maintain
15/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $34.55 Maintain
01/08/2017 Broker: Ltd. Common Stock Rating: Nomura

Yesterday, the shareholder of Photronics Inc, Mr. Mitchell Tyson, sold amount of company shares – 1,040, amounting to $8,840 USD, which is based on a stock price of $8.5 for share. Mitchell Tyson now indirectly owns 0 shares. He also directly owns 79379 shares. In total he holds a stake of 0.11%.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold Photronics, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 63.91 million shares or 2.40% less from 65.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Donald Smith Inc owns 4.75M shares or 1.01% of their US portfolio. Wedge Capital L Ltd Partnership Nc owns 1.44M shares. Ontario – Canada-based Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Gotham Asset Management Ltd Liability Company holds 10,466 shares. Aqr Cap Management owns 1.06 million shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv holds 520,312 shares. Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Incorporated has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Price T Rowe Assocs Md reported 49,442 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Pacific Ridge Capital Prtn Ltd Liability holds 127,860 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Soros Fund Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 71,100 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt Com owns 131,497 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. First Quadrant L P Ca invested in 103,300 shares. Phocas Corporation owns 459,021 shares or 0.33% of their US portfolio. Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp holds 0.04% or 70,606 shares.

Analysts await Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.05 EPS, up 66.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.03 per share. PLAB’s profit will be $3.45 million for 42.25 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Photronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.50% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.60% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.45. About 455,040 shares traded. Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) has risen 13.48% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.22% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Photronics (NASDAQ:PLAB), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Photronics has $14 highest and $8.50 lowest target. $11.71’s average target is 38.58% above currents $8.45 stock price. Photronics had 10 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, October 1. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 1 by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Needham. On Friday, November 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Needham to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Friday, December 4. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) rating on Friday, November 11. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $8.50 target.

Photronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells photomasks in Taiwan, Korea, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $583.49 million. The firm offers photomasks, which are high precision photographic quartz plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits for use in the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel displays , as well as that are used as masters to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers and flat panel display substrates during the fabrication of integrated circuits, FPDs, and other types of electrical and optical components. It has a 44.47 P/E ratio. It sells its products to semiconductor or FPD designers, manufacturers, and foundries, as well as to other high performance electronics manufacturers through its sales personnel and customer service representatives.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $281,757 activity. $21,500 worth of Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) was sold by KIRLIN PETER S on Tuesday, January 2. Progler Christopher J sold $40,200 worth of stock or 4,000 shares. Another trade for 18,750 shares valued at $172,313 was made by SMITH SEAN T on Wednesday, October 4. Another trade for 2,068 shares valued at $16,544 was made by Burr Richelle E on Wednesday, August 30.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and other products worldwide. The company has market cap of $62.05 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product and Other Businesses. It has a 10.86 P/E ratio. The Motorcycle Business segment produces sports models, including trial and moto-cross racing vehicles; business and commuter models; all-terrain vehicles; and side-by-side models.