Kemet (KEM) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research

Marco Green
January 21, 2018

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,008,032 shares of the electronics maker's stock valued at $38,503,000 after acquiring an additional 179,841 shares in the last quarter. Pfizer Inc. now has $220.49 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $203.25. About 1.76 million shares traded. (NYSE:OIS) has declined 1.92% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.37% the S&P500. The insider Assaf Ronald James sold 9,334 shares worth $165,494. BRANDENBERG FRANK G sold $266,411 worth of KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) on Wednesday, August 30. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.08, for a total value of $352,200.24. Shares for $70,660 were sold by Borruso Joseph Vincent. Another trade for 9,000 shares valued at $168,301 was sold by Vetralla Stefano.

A sudden increase in a stock's activity can be a sign that investors are trading in anticipation of a catalyst, or that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock. Its up 0.76, from 2.29 in 2017Q2. BLACKROCK INC. owned 96.12% of MannKind Corporation (MNKD) worth $4.78 million at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 1,934,009 shares thanks to an increase of 947,884 new shares in their portfolio. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. Swiss Bancorporation reported 82,900 shares. ARDM is down around 63.21% from its 12-month high of $0.78 notched on May 17, 2017 but is -1190.09% above its highest point the past 12 months of $27.35 a share. It also reduced its holding in Crown Castle Intl Corp (NYSE:CCI) by 10,460 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,610 shares, and cut its stake in Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT). Millennium Limited Liability Com has invested 0.04% in KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM). Quantitative Inv Management Limited Co invested in 0.1% or 441,200 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested in 0% or 27,165 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com invested 0% in KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM). Sei Invests, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 16,601 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 523,038 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,410,451.04. Blackrock Inc has 0.01% invested in KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM). Bowling Port Ltd Liability has invested 0.28% in KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM).

Start focusing on ordinary profitability ratio which covers margins; SLB has gross profit margin ratio of 13.30% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as 4.20%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm's earnings. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 43% are positive.

Several research firms recently issued reports on KEM. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Kemet (NYSE:KEM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The rating was initiated by B. Riley & Co with "Buy" on Monday, May 23. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $48 target in Friday, August 28 report.

KEMET Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells passive electronic components under the KEMET brand worldwide. However, if the KEM shares go below $17.16 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. The firm operates through two divisions, Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic.

The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 3.73 and Forward P/E ratio is 11.19. The Solid Capacitors segment primarily produces tantalum, aluminum, polymer and ceramic capacitors.

Analysts await KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) to report earnings on February, 1. Therefore 47% are positive. Fleetcor Technologies had 50 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Short interest, which represents the number of a stock's shares now being shorted, captures what the market as a whole feels about a stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, August 14. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley.

CBS Corporation (CBS) now trades with a market capitalization of $24.19 Billion. As per Sunday, August 13, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained the shares of PFE in report on Thursday, April 7 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, September 10. (NYSE:BLK) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, January 8.

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