Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus Maintained their “Buy” rating for Smart Global Holdings (SGH) with $47.0 Target Price; Laffer Investments Trimmed Its Amphenol (APH) Position

Laffer Investments decreased Amphenol Corp (APH) stake by 6.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Laffer Investments sold 1,820 shares as Amphenol Corp (APH)’s stock rose 4.95%. The Laffer Investments holds 25,320 shares with $2.14B value, down from 27,140 last quarter. Amphenol Corp now has $27.01 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $88.45. About 1.06 million shares traded. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 31.78% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.08% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Smart Global Holdings Inc (SGH), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Smart Global Holdings Inc has $42.0 highest and $1800 lowest target. $30’s average target is -3.57% below currents $31.11 stock price. Smart Global Holdings Inc had 10 analyst reports since June 19, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Monday, June 19 by Barclays Capital. The stock of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGH) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Deutsche Bank. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42.0 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. As per Thursday, November 16, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGH) rating on Tuesday, September 26. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. Jefferies initiated it with “Buy” rating and $2100 target in Monday, June 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, June 19. Needham maintained SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGH) rating on Monday, June 19. Needham has “Buy” rating and $2000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, June 19.

Laffer Investments increased Ishares Iboxx Investment Grade (LQD) stake by 152 shares to 4,763 valued at $577.42 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Dominion Resources stake by 9,543 shares and now owns 94,572 shares. Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration Bond Etf (GSY) was raised too.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $60.43 million activity. On Thursday, August 31 the insider Lampo Craig A sold $1.21 million. 88,000 shares were sold by Gavelle Jean-Luc, worth $7.60 million. 16,000 shares were sold by Silverman David M, worth $1.28 million on Tuesday, August 29. On Friday, August 4 WALTER LUC sold $8.58 million worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) or 110,400 shares. Doherty William J had sold 61,800 shares worth $4.83 million. 220,000 shares were sold by NORWITT RICHARD ADAM, worth $18.94 million on Monday, October 30.

Analysts await Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.81 EPS, up 8.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.75 per share. APH’s profit will be $247.32 million for 27.30 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Amphenol Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.95% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 39 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) rating on Thursday, April 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $72 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) rating on Sunday, August 13. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $7200 target. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $78.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has “Top Pick” rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by SunTrust. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 32 investors sold APH shares while 193 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 292.31 million shares or 0.47% less from 293.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd holds 0.63% or 320,572 shares in its portfolio. Virtus Inv Advisers Inc holds 0.52% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 58,640 shares. Los Angeles Cap & Equity reported 1.04M shares. Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Invest Board has invested 0% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Hedeker Wealth Ltd Liability holds 1.41% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 18,927 shares. 5,571 were reported by Comerica. Invesco owns 2.84M shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Jlb & Associates Inc holds 2.99% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 144,774 shares. Moreover, Kistler has 0.05% invested in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 1,536 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 0.13% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Mount Lucas Lp invested 0.95% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Johnson Fincl Grp Inc Inc stated it has 4,737 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Louisiana-based fund reported 19,100 shares.