Insider Sale: Seagate Technology plc (STX)’s Executive Chairman & COB Stephen Luczo Sold 4,620 shares; Shorts at TELENOR ASA ORDINARY SHARES (TELNF) Raised By 9.18%

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TELENOR ASA ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TELNF) had an increase of 9.18% in short interest. TELNF’s SI was 123,700 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 9.18% from 113,300 shares previously. With 1,300 avg volume, 95 days are for TELENOR ASA ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TELNF)’s short sellers to cover TELNF’s short positions. The SI to TELENOR ASA ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.02%. It closed at $23.32 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Seagate Technology plc provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company has market cap of $17.05 billion. The firm makes and distributes hard disk drives, solid state drives and their related controllers, solid state hybrid drives, and storage subsystems. It has a 27.24 P/E ratio. The Company’s products are used in enterprise servers and storage systems applications; client compute applications, primarily for desktop and mobile computing; and client non-compute applications, including various end user devices, such as portable external storage systems, surveillance systems, network-attached storage, digital video recorders, and gaming consoles.

Among 35 analysts covering Seagate Technology Plc (NASDAQ:STX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Seagate Technology Plc has $153 highest and $15 lowest target. $51.63’s average target is -13.76% below currents $59.87 stock price. Seagate Technology Plc had 140 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral”. The firm has “Sell” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, October 24. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 20 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, March 9. Maxim Group maintained Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) rating on Monday, May 2. Maxim Group has “Hold” rating and $25 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 24 by Maxim Group. Deutsche Bank maintained Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) on Monday, January 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Benchmark on Thursday, September 10 to “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, October 16. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Sell”.

The stock increased 2.24% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $59.87. About 2.45 million shares traded. Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has risen 27.74% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.19% the S&P500.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $32.87 million activity. 4,026 Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) shares with value of $218,290 were sold by PARK CHONG SUP. The insider MORTON DAVID H JR sold $1.93M. 14,175 Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) shares with value of $781,850 were sold by MURPHY JAMES J. $322,800 worth of stock was sold by LUCZO STEPHEN J on Monday, April 2. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $242,000 was made by BRACE PHILIP G on Thursday, January 11. Moyo Dambisa F also sold $339,965 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) on Tuesday, October 24. 4,475 shares were sold by Geldmacher Jay L, worth $235,833 on Friday, February 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold Seagate Technology plc shares while 161 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 244.40 million shares or 5.86% less from 259.60 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Signaturefd Ltd Liability, Georgia-based fund reported 6,650 shares. Oak Assoc Limited Oh reported 336,065 shares stake. Natl Registered Investment Advisor Inc invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). 8,267 were accumulated by Jaffetilchin Investment Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company. Raymond James Assoc reported 1.43 million shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd has 21,890 shares. Brown Advisory stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). Moreover, Brave Asset Management has 0.11% invested in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 4,850 shares. 67,613 were accumulated by Cambridge Inv Research Advisors Inc. Johnson Financial holds 0% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) or 97 shares. Premier Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.29% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 31,100 shares. South Dakota Council invested in 163,814 shares or 0.15% of the stock. 46,003 were reported by Exxonmobil Investment Mgmt Tx. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Company reported 1,076 shares. 166,439 were reported by M&T Financial Bank Corp.

Analysts await Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.30 EPS, up 18.18% or $0.20 from last year’s $1.1 per share. STX’s profit will be $370.28M for 11.51 P/E if the $1.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual EPS reported by Seagate Technology plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.16% negative EPS growth.

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