North Star Investment Management Has Decreased Its Under Armour Cl A (UA) Position; Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) Shorts Raised By 13.14%

Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI) had an increase of 13.14% in short interest. AAOI’s SI was 12.39M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 13.14% from 10.95 million shares previously. With 1.23M avg volume, 10 days are for Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI)’s short sellers to cover AAOI’s short positions. The SI to Applied Optoelectronics Inc’s float is 67.15%. The stock increased 4.19% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $33.33. About 1.21 million shares traded or 1.01% up from the average. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) has risen 622.05% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 605.35% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Under Armour Inc Cl A (UA) stake by 96.7% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. North Star Investment Management Corp sold 83,890 shares as Under Armour Inc Cl A (UA)’s stock declined 9.57%. The North Star Investment Management Corp holds 2,865 shares with $47,000 value, down from 86,755 last quarter. Under Armour Inc Cl A now has $7.09B valuation. The stock decreased 2.34% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $15.41. About 4.58 million shares traded. Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) has declined 48.39% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.09% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp increased Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Com stake by 30,490 shares to 82,295 valued at $6.36M in 2017Q3. It also upped Target Corp Com (NYSE:TGT) stake by 13,151 shares and now owns 51,315 shares. Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) was raised too.

Among 39 analysts covering Under Armour (NYSE:UA), 8 have Buy rating, 10 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Under Armour has $131 highest and $8.0 lowest target. $33.05’s average target is 114.47% above currents $15.41 stock price. Under Armour had 111 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, May 10. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Wednesday, February 1 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Wednesday, June 1. Deutsche Bank maintained Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) rating on Thursday, December 14. Deutsche Bank has “Sell” rating and $12.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Thursday, July 6 with “Sell”. The stock of Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.02, from 2.21 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 45 investors sold Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 14.64 million shares or 5.15% less from 15.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Morgan Stanley holds 697,619 shares. Axa has 0.01% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 23,800 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas accumulated 3,400 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund, a Texas-based fund reported 14,092 shares. Telemus Capital Limited Liability Company owns 0.11% invested in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 11,000 shares. Art Advsrs Lc has 36,587 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Hwg Holdings Limited Partnership holds 1.97% or 38,691 shares in its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.05% stake. Us Commercial Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) for 1,176 shares. Legal General Group Pcl holds 34,863 shares. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Co accumulated 116,953 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt holds 86,625 shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 100,001 shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe Co Limited Liability Corp reported 263,232 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp reported 0% in Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI).

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $560,510 activity. $406,000 worth of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) was sold by Lin Chewei. The insider BLACK RICHARD B sold 1,000 shares worth $60,620.

Among 13 analysts covering Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Applied Optoelectronics has $11500 highest and $21 lowest target. $56.50’s average target is 69.52% above currents $33.33 stock price. Applied Optoelectronics had 38 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 7 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson on Friday, July 14 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Needham. The stock of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) earned “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, January 9. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray. As per Tuesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Roth Capital maintained Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 13 report. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Needham.