Sankaty Advisors Lowered Aircastle LTD (AYR) Stake By $500,000; Last Week Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM) Analysts

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Sankaty Advisors Llc decreased Aircastle Ltd (AYR) stake by 7.77% reported in 2018Q2 SEC filing. Sankaty Advisors Llc sold 25,000 shares as Aircastle Ltd (AYR)’s stock declined 3.20%. The Sankaty Advisors Llc holds 296,916 shares with $6.09 million value, down from 321,916 last quarter. Aircastle Ltd now has $1.36B valuation. The stock decreased 1.22% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $17.82. About 310,442 shares traded. Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) has declined 6.56% since December 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.18% the S&P500. Some Historical AYR News: 29/05/2018 – Aircastle Assigned a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating of BBB- by Fitch Ratings; 03/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE 1Q ADJ EPS 72C, EST. 52C; 03/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE 1Q REV. $202.7M, EST. $183.0M; 19/04/2018 – Aircastle to Announce First Quarter 2018 Earnings on May 3, 2018; 27/03/2018 Aircastle Posts 2017 Passive Foreign Investment Company (“PFIC”) Annual Information Statements to Website; 08/05/2018 – Aircastle Announces Placement of Airbus A321 with Nordwind Airlines; 08/05/2018 – AIRCASTLE PLACES AIRBUS A321 WITH NORDWIND AIRLINES

Among 2 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Taiwan Semiconductor had 2 analyst reports since July 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 2 by Susquehanna. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, November 16 report. See Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) latest ratings:

16/11/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Upgrade
02/07/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Positive Upgrade

Analysts await Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.64 earnings per share, down 8.57% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.7 per share. AYR’s profit will be $48.77 million for 6.96 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual earnings per share reported by Aircastle Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 39.13% EPS growth.

Since August 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $159,450 activity. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $159,450 was sold by MERRIMAN RONALD.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.08, from 1.54 in 2018Q1. It turned negative, as 11 investors sold AYR shares while 39 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 43.39 million shares or 7.54% less from 46.92 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Comml Bank Of America De reported 63,094 shares. Donald Smith And Co has 0.32% invested in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) for 543,493 shares. Group Inc One Trading LP has 602 shares. Affinity Inv Advisors Ltd invested in 0.05% or 18,274 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas has invested 0% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Bridgeway Mngmt holds 393,100 shares. Gradient Invs Limited Liability Company, a Minnesota-based fund reported 36 shares. River Road Asset Ltd reported 1.68 million shares. Jpmorgan Chase has invested 0% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Comerica Bankshares holds 146,047 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Gsa Capital Prns Llp reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability Com (Trc) owns 5,487 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.06% or 438,652 shares. The Virginia-based Thompson Davis & Co has invested 0.04% in Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR). Schwab Charles Invest Management holds 0.01% or 460,369 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Aircastle +5% after Cowen upgrades, gives Street-high price target – Seeking Alpha” on September 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Aircastle Is Perfect For Income Investors – Seeking Alpha” published on May 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Aircastle Limited (AYR) CEO Michael Inglese on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on August 07, 2018. More interesting news about Aircastle Limited (NYSE:AYR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Steady AerCap Continues To Offer Value – Seeking Alpha” published on September 20, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Aircastle Ltd (AYR) CEO Michael Inglese on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 01, 2018.

The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $36.52. About 10.80 million shares traded or 21.72% up from the average. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 16.06% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.44% the S&P500. Some Historical TSM News: 07/03/2018 Exclusive: US chipmaker GlobalFoundries asks China to probe TSMC; 19/04/2018 – TSMC 2330.TW TSM.N SAYS EXPECTS HPC SEGMENT TO GROW BY CLOSE TO 40 PCT IN NEXT 5 YRS VS LAST YEAR’S FORECAST OF 25 PCT; 07/03/2018 – Exclusive TAIPEI — GlobalFoundries, the second largest contract chipmaker in the world, has asked Chinese regulators to probe market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for violating anti-trust laws, said two industry sources familiar with the matter; 20/04/2018 – Weak guidance from a top Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, and the likely knock-on effect to 3-D sensing technology maker AMS, suggests Apple is not buying components for the iPhone X; 30/04/2018 – TSMC Certifies Synopsys Design Platform for High-performance 7-nm FinFET Plus Technology; 29/05/2018 – MFS Institutional International Equity Fund Cuts TSMC; 01/05/2018 – TSMC’S NANJING PLANT STARTS MASS PRODUCTION: ECONOMIC DAILY; 08/03/2018 – GlobalFoundries asks China’s regulators to probe rival TSMC for violating antitrust laws, sources say; 16/05/2018 – TSMC 2330.TW SAYS IT ORDERS EQUIPMENT FOR T$630 MLN; 09/04/2018 – Brightwire: TSMC to cut 1 seat in board of directors after Morris Chang retires in June

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging, testing, sale, and marketing of integrated circuits, color filters, and other semiconductor devices primarily in Taiwan. The company has market cap of $183.83 billion. It makes masks and electronic parts; sells solar related products; wholesales and retails electronic materials; and researches, develops, and tests RFID systems. It has a 16.38 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in customer service and technical supporting, marketing and engineering supporting, and investment activities.

More notable recent Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Looks Set to Win IBM Chip Orders – Motley Fool” on November 20, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “NAR: TSMC close to IBM chip order – Seeking Alpha” published on November 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “TSMC -4% as Morgan Stanley goes neutral – Seeking Alpha” on November 16, 2018. More interesting news about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “CLSA Downgrades Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (2330:TT) (TSM) to Outperform – StreetInsider.com” published on November 30, 2018 as well as Twst.com‘s news article titled: “Port Capital Best Small Cap Stock Portfolio Picks for 2019 – The Wall Street Transcript” with publication date: December 03, 2018.

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