Insider Purchase: Fluidigm (FLDM)’s Insider Levin Capital Strategies – L.P. Obtained 12,338 shares; Circor International (CIR) SI Decreased By 4.5%

We discovered in an electronic report that was submitted to the D.C. based-SEC that Levin Capital Strategies – L.P., which is an insider in Fluidigm Corp, made an insider deal on 12/02/2018. Levin Capital Strategies – L.P. made a purchase of 12,338 shares of the public firm at an average $5.7 US Dollars for share. As revealed in the legal document freely available here, the total amount of the deal was $70,818 US Dollars. This purchase decreased his ownership of the Company to 31.43% market cap or 12.15 million shares.

Circor International Incorporated (NYSE:CIR) had a decrease of 4.5% in short interest. CIR’s SI was 1.11 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 4.5% from 1.17M shares previously. With 86,700 avg volume, 13 days are for Circor International Incorporated (NYSE:CIR)’s short sellers to cover CIR’s short positions. The SI to Circor International Incorporated’s float is 6.88%. The stock increased 1.91% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $46.36. About 223,321 shares traded or 136.47% up from the average. CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has risen 18.27% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.57% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CIRCOR International had 27 analyst reports since November 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 17. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock has “Accumulate” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, March 9. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of CIR in report on Friday, February 17 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 7.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, makes, and markets engineered products and sub-systems for gas and oil, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $764.96 million. It operates through two divisions, Energy and Advanced Flow Solutions. It has a 50.17 P/E ratio. The Energy segment offers a range of flow control solutions and services, including valves, such as engineered trunion and floating ball valves; gate, globe, and check valves; and butterfly valves, as well as delayed coking unheading devices and fluid catalytic converter valves.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 16 investors sold CIRCOR International, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 16.23 million shares or 2.40% less from 16.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 0% or 34,924 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny reported 10,783 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Lc has 0.06% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 6,842 shares. Us Retail Bank De stated it has 1,253 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wellington Group Llp holds 1.28M shares. Northern Trust Corp holds 0% or 258,885 shares. Moreover, Royal Bancshares Of Canada has 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 1,930 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 8,644 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock Incorporated has 2.02M shares. Wilen Inv Mngmt reported 10,242 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems owns 8,342 shares. Moreover, Ameritas Inc has 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 1,323 shares. Pnc Financial Service accumulated 0% or 424 shares. Campbell & Com Adviser Ltd Liability Com reported 0.18% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Jennison Associate Limited Liability Corporation reported 9,115 shares.

The stock increased 3.95% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $6.84. About 375,647 shares traded or 83.44% up from the average. Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) has declined 36.51% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.21% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.37, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 7 investors sold Fluidigm Corporation shares while 17 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 32.41 million shares or 37.16% more from 23.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Citigroup Inc has 0% invested in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Levin Cap Strategies L P stated it has 8.70M shares or 0.74% of all its holdings. Weiss Multi holds 0.01% or 75,000 shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt holds 0% or 56,000 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership has 106,810 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 5,595 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De invested in 0% or 1,785 shares. 76,479 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Co. 48,287 are held by California State Teachers Retirement Systems. Amer Grp Inc invested in 19,703 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 38,618 shares. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 113,627 shares. Wells Fargo Mn, a California-based fund reported 22,142 shares. Moreover, Orbimed Advsrs Ltd Liability has 0.08% invested in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Blackrock accumulated 1.85M shares or 0% of the stock.

Fluidigm Corporation creates, manufactures, and markets technologies and tools for life sciences research. The company has market cap of $264.35 million. It offers preparatory instruments, such as access array system, juno system, and callisto system; analytical instruments comprising biomark HD and EP1 systems; integrated fluidic circuits consisting of access array, juno genotyping, dynamic array, digital array, flex six, and callisto IFCs; and assays and reagents, including delta gene and SNP type assays, access array target-specific primers and targeted sequencing prep primers, and targeted DNA Seq library assays. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides C1 single-cell systems, polaris systems, C1 IFCs, polaris IFCs, helios/CyTOF 2 systems, maxpar reagents, imaging mass cytometer instruments and reagents, and laser ablation modules.

Among 5 analysts covering Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Fluidigm has $28 highest and $4.4 lowest target. $12.62’s average target is 84.50% above currents $6.84 stock price. Fluidigm had 22 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Friday, August 7. The stock of Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 9 by Mizuho. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 26 report. The rating was upgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, October 30 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Friday, August 5. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 7 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 2. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Analysts await Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $-0.25 EPS, up 59.02% or $0.36 from last year’s $-0.61 per share. After $-0.31 actual EPS reported by Fluidigm Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.35% EPS growth.