What after Keh Lu’s Insider Sale of Diodes (DIOD) Stock?; Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) Shorts Lowered By 12.49%

Keh Lu is the President & CEO of Diodes Inc. He not a long ago sold 12,000 shares in the firm with the transaction value amounting to roughly $396,000 U.S Dollars. This is based on the SEC provided price of $33.0 for share. It seems he is very active lately as in the last month, he quietly sold additional 6,000 shares of the company, worth $193,800 USD. A filing documented published 22-03-2018 with the DC-based SEC, made public here, shows full details for the deal. The regulatory filing shows that Keh Lu now has around 1.80% of the Texas-based company’s market capitalization (total value of the shares outstanding)

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) had a decrease of 12.49% in short interest. SFM’s SI was 13.18 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 12.49% from 15.06M shares previously. With 1.90 million avg volume, 7 days are for Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM)’s short sellers to cover SFM’s short positions. The SI to Sprouts Farmers Market Inc’s float is 10.63%. The stock decreased 2.29% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $23.86. About 1.11 million shares traded. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since March 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 selling transactions for $9.71 million activity. Another trade for 69,983 shares valued at $2.18M was made by LU KEH SHEW on Thursday, October 5. BELTRAN CLEMENTE had sold 4,993 shares worth $174,755. CHEN C H sold $877,500 worth of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) on Wednesday, September 27. Tang Shiao Kwang Edmund had sold 27,877 shares worth $844,427 on Monday, October 2. Tang Francis had sold 3,800 shares worth $112,738 on Wednesday, September 27. Another trade for 14,752 shares valued at $442,708 was sold by White Richard Dallas. 2,829 shares were sold by Holland Julie, worth $82,663 on Wednesday, February 14.

Analysts await Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 207.14% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.14 per share. DIOD’s profit will be $21.13 million for 18.78 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Diodes Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold Diodes Incorporated shares while 46 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 36.29 million shares or 1.59% more from 35.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Savings Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp, a New York-based fund reported 469,683 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) for 128,101 shares. James Invest Research reported 62,400 shares. Indexiq Lc has invested 0.05% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Rhumbline Advisers reported 78,821 shares. First Trust Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 0% stake. Pinebridge Invs L P, New York-based fund reported 54,655 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas reported 16,081 shares stake. The New York-based D E Shaw And has invested 0% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Fmr Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 1.51M shares. Cornercap Invest Counsel Incorporated stated it has 0.12% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). State Common Retirement Fund, New York-based fund reported 543,582 shares. Aperio Grp Limited Liability stated it has 0% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Brandywine Investment Mngmt Llc reported 0.02% in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD). Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc invested in 0.03% or 17,737 shares.

Diodes Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and supplies application-specific standard products in the discrete, logic, and analog and mixed semiconductor markets primarily in Asia, North America, and Europe. The company has market cap of $1.59 billion. It primarily focusses on low pin count semiconductor devices with one or more active or passive components. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers discrete semiconductor products, such as performance Schottky rectifiers and diodes; Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current type performance Zener diodes; standard, fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar and pre-biased transistors; MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors.

The stock decreased 2.50% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $32.31. About 332,272 shares traded or 6.36% up from the average. Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) has risen 52.30% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.60% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Diodes has $37.0 highest and $25 lowest target. $32’s average target is -0.96% below currents $32.31 stock price. Diodes had 12 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) rating on Friday, November 6. Topeka Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $25 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by Benchmark to “Buy” on Thursday, February 8. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 8 report. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 4 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Cleveland. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 30 by Benchmark.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 34 investors sold Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 117.51 million shares or 3.11% more from 113.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Us Bankshares De accumulated 3,425 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested in 322,621 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsrs invested 0% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). 182,658 were reported by Agf Invs America Inc. Verition Fund Lc reported 0.04% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Stifel Fincl Corporation has invested 0% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Federated Investors Pa accumulated 64,428 shares. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holdg has 0.09% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM). Bluemountain Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.01% or 38,297 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase And has 0% invested in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) for 719,491 shares. Aqr Cap Management Ltd reported 15,222 shares. Nomura owns 51,909 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Barclays Plc owns 261,895 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited Liability Company has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM).

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.18 billion. The companyÂ’s stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli products, baked goods, dairy and dairy alternatives, frozen foods, body care and natural household items, and beer and wine. It has a 20.75 P/E ratio. As of May 04, 2017, it operated 260 stores in 15 states.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 18 sales for $46.12 million activity. The insider Gensch Shawn R sold $25,167. The insider Lombardi Brandon F. sold $210,754. $459,930 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) shares were sold by Boney Shon A.. Another trade for 1,933 shares valued at $48,963 was sold by Nielsen James Leroy. $11,930 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) was sold by Frumkin Theodore Edward II on Monday, March 12. On Monday, March 5 Lukow Bradley sold $166,514 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) or 6,592 shares. Shares for $3.62M were sold by Maredia Amin N..