Ben Sutherland, an Insider in Power Integrations, Inc. (POWI), Unloaded 477 shares of the Company; Torchlight Energy Resources (TRCH) Sellers Increased By 7.78% Their Shorts

The VP of Sales of Power Integrations Inc, Ben Sutherland has made a surprising sale in the firm that is having a value of $36,442 U.S Dollars. As shown in the SEC document filed on January 30, 2018, Ben sold 477 shares based on an average market price per share of $76.4. Ben is trying to quietly decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last month. He unloaded another 1,460 shares worth $112,639 USD. He owns 0.13% of the -company’s market cap or 38,870 shares.

Torchlight Energy Resources Incorporated (NASDAQ:TRCH) had an increase of 7.78% in short interest. TRCH’s SI was 1.21 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 7.78% from 1.12 million shares previously. With 226,700 avg volume, 5 days are for Torchlight Energy Resources Incorporated (NASDAQ:TRCH)’s short sellers to cover TRCH’s short positions. The SI to Torchlight Energy Resources Incorporated’s float is 3.16%. The stock increased 0.83% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $1.21. About 123,702 shares traded. Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH) has risen 107.35% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 90.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 5 in Q3 2017. Its up 3.40, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 1 investors sold Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. shares while 1 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 8.75 million shares or 106.32% more from 4.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern accumulated 97,971 shares. Hightower Limited reported 67,778 shares stake. Amg National Trust Bancorporation holds 1.31 million shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon holds 0% or 17,874 shares. Vanguard Inc invested 0% in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Raymond James Service accumulated 0.01% or 780,787 shares. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH) for 101 shares. Blackrock has 0% invested in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Lvm Ltd Mi invested in 0% or 10,000 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Perkins Capital Mngmt Incorporated reported 0.1% in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Raymond James has invested 0% of its portfolio in Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH). Biltmore Wealth Mngmt Ltd holds 0.09% or 69,444 shares in its portfolio. 11,194 were accumulated by Syntal Cap Ptnrs Limited Com.

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and/or development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company has market cap of $72.86 million. As of December 31, 2016 it had interests in three gas and oil projects, including the Orogrande project in Hudspeth County, Texas; Hazel project in Sterling, Tom Green, and Irion Counties, Texas; and Hunton wells in partnership with Husky Ventures in Central Oklahoma. It currently has negative earnings.

Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The company has market cap of $2.22 billion. The firm offers a range of alternating current to direct current power conversion products that address power supply ranging from less than 1 watt of output to approximately 500 watts of output for mobile-device chargers, consumer appliances, utility meters, LCD monitors, main and standby power supplies for desktop computers and TVs, LED lamps, and other consumer and industrial applications. It has a 39.11 P/E ratio. It also provides high-voltage diodes; and high-voltage gate-driver products under the SCALE and SCALE-2 product-family names.

Among 6 analysts covering Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Power Integrations has $88.0 highest and $50 lowest target. $72.20’s average target is -3.35% below currents $74.7 stock price. Power Integrations had 18 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 13 report. The rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton on Thursday, December 22 with “Buy”. As per Friday, December 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Northland Capital maintained Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) rating on Thursday, October 29. Northland Capital has “Outperform” rating and $59 target. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 30 with “Buy”. The stock of Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) earned “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Monday, November 23. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, June 23. Northland Capital maintained the shares of POWI in report on Thursday, July 30 with “Outperform” rating.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $279,189 activity. Another trade for 172 shares valued at $12,184 was sold by Sutherland Ben. 2,272 shares were sold by Petrakian Raja, worth $156,518 on Tuesday, August 22. On Wednesday, August 30 Barsan Radu sold $28,728 worth of Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) or 399 shares. $10,535 worth of stock was sold by Bailey Doug on Monday, August 28. $71,224 worth of Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) was sold by Matthews David MH.

The stock decreased 2.48% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $74.7. About 183,995 shares traded or 66.52% up from the average. Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) has risen 41.25% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.52 earnings per share, up 4.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.5 per share. POWI’s profit will be $15.45 million for 35.91 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual earnings per share reported by Power Integrations, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.86% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.38, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 28 investors sold Power Integrations, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 28.33 million shares or 1.78% more from 27.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 0% or 45,089 shares. Moreover, Eagle Asset Mngmt has 0.11% invested in Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI). Atlanta Capital Management L L C accumulated 379,809 shares. Riverbridge Ptnrs Ltd Llc reported 477,216 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Citigroup owns 4,609 shares. 105,810 were accumulated by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Robecosam Ag holds 195,000 shares or 1.11% of its portfolio. Ftb Advsrs Incorporated, Tennessee-based fund reported 547 shares. Stifel Fin Corp has invested 0% in Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI). Copeland Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 271,264 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0% of its portfolio in Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI). Citadel Advsrs Limited Company has 0% invested in Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) for 20,177 shares. Qs Ltd Co reported 24,818 shares stake. Minnesota-based Us Bancshares De has invested 0% in Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI). Wealthtrust holds 0.01% or 269 shares.