The Insider Mitchell Tyson Unloaded 1040 shares of Photronics, Inc. (PLAB); Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Shorts Decreased By 20.31%

Shares block amounting to approx. $8,840 U.S Dollars was disclosed in a legal report submitted to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on 12-03-2018. According to which, Mitchell Tyson, the shareholder of Photronics Inc also an insider of the stock exchange listed company had unloaded precisely 1,040 shares – ( at $8.5 for each share ). Now, he has 79,379 shares or about 0.11% of the Company’s market cap (share price times the number of shares outstanding).

Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) had a decrease of 20.31% in short interest. LVS’s SI was 6.25 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 20.31% from 7.84M shares previously. With 5.79 million avg volume, 1 days are for Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS)’s short sellers to cover LVS’s short positions. The SI to Las Vegas Sands Corp’s float is 1.53%. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $75.63. About 3.27 million shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) to report earnings on May, 16. They expect $0.07 EPS, up 133.33% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.03 per share. PLAB’s profit will be $4.86M for 32.32 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by Photronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -22.22% negative EPS growth.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $4.21 million activity. $3.09M worth of Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) was sold by MACRICOSTAS CONSTANTINE S on Friday, February 16. SMITH SEAN T had sold 18,750 shares worth $172,313. 2,500 shares were sold by KIRLIN PETER S, worth $21,500. Burr Richelle E sold $36,000 worth of stock. Progler Christopher J had sold 4,000 shares worth $35,400. $8,840 worth of Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) shares were sold by TYSON MITCHELL G.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. 406,204 are owned by Deutsche Financial Bank Ag. Australia-based Macquarie Gru has invested 0% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). 113,876 were accumulated by Barclays Public Ltd Com. Moreover, Pillar Pacific Ltd Liability has 0.04% invested in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) for 33,100 shares. Sei stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Virtu Financial Ltd Llc holds 14,870 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Northcoast Asset Management Llc reported 0.06% in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB). Palouse Capital Management, a Washington-based fund reported 33,458 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Ltd has 214,631 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement owns 66,741 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Meeder Asset Management reported 2,435 shares. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 961,744 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 15,734 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ajo L P holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) for 230,750 shares. 60,465 were reported by Sterling.

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 $627.79 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 36.35 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.

The stock increased 2.84% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $9.05. About 756,472 shares traded or 41.84% up from the average. Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) has risen 13.48% since March 13, 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 29.39% above currents $9.05 stock price. Photronics had 10 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the shares of PLAB in report on Friday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was downgraded by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Friday, February 12. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Hold” on Monday, September 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets initiated the shares of PLAB in report on Thursday, October 1 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. Suntrust Robinson initiated it with “Buy” rating and $12 target in Thursday, October 1 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold Las Vegas Sands Corp. shares while 141 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 284.19 million shares or 2.24% less from 290.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 260,924 were reported by Fund Mngmt Sa. First Republic Management Inc has 0.07% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 154,255 shares. Argent Capital Mngmt Lc reported 0.81% stake. 17,984 are owned by Nippon Life. 6,173 were accumulated by Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd. Etrade Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 3,912 shares. Bp Public Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.11% or 48,000 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0.04% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). 144 were accumulated by Whittier. Qs Investors Limited Liability Corp reported 50,564 shares. Commonwealth Natl Bank Of holds 79,589 shares. First City Capital Mngmt stated it has 12,325 shares. Bluefin Trading Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 4,790 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Axa invested in 107,969 shares.

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