Insider Trade: Peter Cohen Sold 14,500 Shares of Cowen Inc. (COWN); Kulicke & Soffa Industries (KLIC) Has 0.88 Sentiment

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Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc (KLIC) investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.15, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. The ratio dived, as 84 institutional investors opened new and increased stock positions, while 96 reduced and sold positions in Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. The institutional investors in our database reported: 58.53 million shares, down from 59.03 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc in top ten stock positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 14 Reduced: 82 Increased: 54 New Position: 30.

Cowen Inc’s director Peter Cohen made a sale of 14,500 shares of the firm in a transaction dated 03/05/2018. The insider shares were sold at the average stock price which was $15.3, for a total sell of $221,688. Peter is trying to quietly decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last 30 days. He unloaded another 92,002 shares worth $1,390,289 USD. A report documented published 03/05/2018 with the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission, unveiled here, shows the complete info of the trade. Right now, he owns a total of 783,375 shares or 2.65% of the Company’s market cap (share price times the number of shares outstanding).

The stock decreased 1.45% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $15.3. About 192,881 shares traded. Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) has declined 4.07% since May 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The company has market cap of $451.61 million. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services for its clients. It currently has negative earnings. It manages separate client focused portfolio through its subsidiaries.

More recent Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Cowen Group’s (COWN) CEO Jeffrey Solomon on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Cowen Prime Services Wins HFM European Hedge Fund Services Award 2018” on May 01, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for AdvanSix, Flagstar, CalAmp, Agree Realty, Cowen Group ..” with publication date: April 27, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, makes, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices. The company has market cap of $1.62 billion. It operates in two divisions, Equipment and Expendable Tools. It has a 61.64 P/E ratio. The Equipment segment makes and sells a line of ball bonders to connect very fine wires made of gold, silver alloy, or copper between the bond pads of the semiconductor devices or dies, and the leads on its package; wafer level bonders, which mechanically applies bumps to dies for some variants of the flip chip assembly process; and wedge bonders to connect semiconductor chips for the power packages, power hybrids, and automotive modules.

Whale Rock Capital Management Llc holds 3.77% of its portfolio in Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. for 3.35 million shares. Penbrook Management Llc owns 137,100 shares or 3% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has 2.34% invested in the company for 1.56 million shares. The California-based Sensato Investors Llc has invested 1.95% in the stock. Eii Capital Management Inc., a New York-based fund reported 91,818 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $35,340 activity.

The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $22.99. About 694,321 shares traded or 4.68% up from the average. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) has risen 21.63% since May 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.08% the S&P500.

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