Lathrop Investment Management Has Lowered Electronic Arts (EA) Holding; Texas Instruments (TXN) Shorts Raised By 8.41%

Lathrop Investment Management Corp decreased Electronic Arts (EA) stake by 7.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lathrop Investment Management Corp sold 14,933 shares as Electronic Arts (EA)’s stock rose 23.30%. The Lathrop Investment Management Corp holds 176,263 shares with $18.64M value, down from 191,196 last quarter. Electronic Arts now has $39.51 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.30% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $128.82. About 3.69 million shares traded. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has risen 46.45% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.75% the S&P500.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) had an increase of 8.41% in short interest. TXN’s SI was 17.01 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 8.41% from 15.69 million shares previously. With 8.47 million avg volume, 2 days are for Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN)’s short sellers to cover TXN’s short positions. The SI to Texas Instruments Incorporated’s float is 1.73%. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $109.49. About 3.57M shares traded. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 40.31% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.61% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.30, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 35 investors sold EA shares while 217 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 218 raised stakes. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Waddell Reed Fin accumulated 4.27M shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can holds 0.11% or 383,995 shares. Delaware-based Dupont Capital Management Corporation has invested 0% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Bogle Mgmt Lp De reported 0.68% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Cantab Llp holds 22,209 shares. The France-based Axa has invested 0.15% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Primecap Mngmt Ca stated it has 1.27 million shares. Twin Tree Mgmt LP reported 6,340 shares. Hbk Investments LP stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). 17,558 are held by Wafra Inv Advisory Grp. Gyroscope Cap Mngmt Grp Ltd has invested 0.18% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Ardevora Asset Management Ltd Liability Partnership invested 1.12% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Advisor Lc reported 5,163 shares. Alpha Windward Lc stated it has 0.06% in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Glg Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) for 16,240 shares.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 30 insider sales for $14.25 million activity. Singh Vijayanthimala had sold 200 shares worth $25,350 on Thursday, February 1. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $120,770 was sold by Schatz Jacob J.. Warren Denise also sold $125,584 worth of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) on Friday, February 16. On Thursday, February 1 Wilson Andrew sold $1.15 million worth of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) or 9,000 shares. Shares for $1.18M were sold by Jorgensen Blake J. Soderlund Patrick had sold 5,000 shares worth $614,841 on Thursday, March 1. Another trade for 1,500 shares valued at $162,767 was sold by Bruzzo Chris.

Among 27 analysts covering Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Electronic Arts had 92 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Monday, June 12 report. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 12 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Monday, July 27. The company was maintained on Monday, May 23 by Benchmark. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, June 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 14 by Oppenheimer. On Monday, January 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, June 23. Robert W. Baird maintained Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 24 by Bank of America.

Analysts await Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.99 earnings per share, up 70.69% or $0.41 from last year’s $0.58 per share. EA’s profit will be $303.66M for 32.53 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.06 actual earnings per share reported by Electronic Arts Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -51.94% negative EPS growth.

Among 40 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 19 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Texas Instruments had 111 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, July 26. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 31 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Sunday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by B. Riley & Co. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Raymond James. Drexel Hamilton maintained the shares of TXN in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, makes, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. The company has market cap of $107.72 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Analog and Embedded Processing. It has a 30.36 P/E ratio. The Analog segment offers high volume analog and logic products for automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers, and integrated motor controllers; and power products to manage power requirements using battery management solutions, portable power components, power supply controls, and point-of-load products.