Beutel Goodman & Co LTD Cut Its Ingersoll (IR) Position; Amkor Tech (AMKR) Shorts Raised By 3.26%

Amkor Tech Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMKR) had an increase of 3.26% in short interest. AMKR’s SI was 5.56M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 3.26% from 5.39 million shares previously. With 763,600 avg volume, 7 days are for Amkor Tech Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMKR)’s short sellers to cover AMKR’s short positions. The SI to Amkor Tech Incorporated’s float is 5.16%. The stock decreased 3.19% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $9.72. About 1.07 million shares traded or 33.71% up from the average. Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) has risen 96.42% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 79.72% the S&P500.

Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd decreased Ingersoll (IR) stake by 2.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd sold 52,683 shares as Ingersoll (IR)’s stock rose 10.19%. The Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd holds 2.06M shares with $146.54 million value, down from 2.11 million last quarter. Ingersoll now has $23.80B valuation. The stock decreased 1.41% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $95.24. About 2.60 million shares traded or 52.05% up from the average. Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) has risen 39.42% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.03 EPS, up 22.62% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.84 per share. IR’s profit will be $257.36 million for 23.12 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual EPS reported by Ingersoll-Rand Plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.47% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.28, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold IR shares while 190 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 191 raised stakes. 202.31 million shares or 0.64% more from 201.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ativo Limited Liability Com holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) for 17,001 shares. Invesco Limited has 6.23 million shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.09% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Putnam Invs holds 0% or 4,646 shares in its portfolio. Hanson & Doremus holds 0.03% or 1,030 shares. Prudential accumulated 1.43 million shares or 0.21% of the stock. Veritable LP stated it has 9,491 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Investors Asset Mgmt Of Georgia Ga Adv holds 0.3% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) or 4,625 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Farmers Trust has invested 1.83% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). 3,944 are owned by Lucus Advsrs Llc. Credit Agricole S A holds 0.41% or 1.33M shares in its portfolio. Nwq Inv Management Communications Ltd Liability Com invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). 500 are owned by Mcf Advsr Limited Company. Envestnet Asset invested in 0.04% or 194,712 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Ingersoll-Rand Plc has $115.0 highest and $53 lowest target. $88.56’s average target is -7.01% below currents $95.24 stock price. Ingersoll-Rand Plc had 69 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $72 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 31. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets initiated Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) on Wednesday, July 13 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, July 29 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS maintained the shares of IR in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 26. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd increased Verizon Communicatio (NYSE:VZ) stake by 203,274 shares to 5.54 million valued at $219.28 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC) stake by 437,903 shares and now owns 2.84 million shares. Cdn Natural Res (NYSE:CNQ) was raised too.

Among 3 analysts covering Amkor (NASDAQ:AMKR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Amkor had 8 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, August 21. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. Citigroup downgraded the shares of AMKR in report on Tuesday, September 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 28. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, May 25 to “Sell”. The stock of Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 30 investors sold Amkor Technology, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 90.55 million shares or 1.12% less from 91.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameriprise Financial Incorporated holds 667,478 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Aperio Lc reported 18,783 shares. Piermont Capital Mgmt reported 290,780 shares. Ameritas Prtn has invested 0% in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR). Horizon Kinetics Lc holds 40,149 shares. Usa Fin Portformulas owns 38,689 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 174,667 shares. Amer Century Companies stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR). Matarin Mgmt Ltd Com reported 1.27M shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Co stated it has 50,260 shares. 963,347 were reported by Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt invested in 0.06% or 457,491 shares. Vident Advisory Lc stated it has 0.12% in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR). Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 170,215 shares. Massachusetts Finance Svcs Communication Ma holds 0% or 73,422 shares in its portfolio.