Microchip Technology (MCHP) Shareholder Willingdon Wealth Management Has Trimmed Its Holding by $1.31 Million as Share Price Rose; Adage Capital Partners Gp Has Cut Holding in Metlife (MET) by $12.99 Million as Stock Rose

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Willingdon Wealth Management decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) by 97.93% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Willingdon Wealth Management sold 18,179 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.71% with the market. The institutional investor held 385 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $28,000, down from 18,564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Willingdon Wealth Management who had been investing in Microchip Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.56B market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $86.75. About 142,943 shares traded. Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) has declined 0.51% since March 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.88% the S&P500. Some Historical MCHP News: 05/03/2018 – Digital control meets intelligent analog to streamline design; 08/05/2018 – Microchip Tech 4Q Net $146.7M; 13/04/2018 – Microchip Tech: Antitrust Review Continues in Several Countries; 08/05/2018 – Microchip Tech Sees FY19 Capital Expenditures $200M-$250M; 08/05/2018 – MICROCHIP 4Q ADJ EPS CONT OPS $1.40, EST. $1.35; 21/05/2018 – MICROCHIP TO OFFER SR SECURED NOTES OF MULTIPLE TRANCHES; 08/05/2018 – Microchip Tech 4Q Gross Margin 61.4%; 23/05/2018 – MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY PRICES $2.0B NOTE OFFERING; 23/05/2018 – MICROCHIP: MICROSEMI HOLDERS APPROVED MERGER; 26/03/2018 – Improve Reliability and Performance in Harsh Environments with Microchip’s New Automotive MEMS Oscillators

Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc decreased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 30.27% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc sold 316,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.26% with the market. The hedge fund held 729,976 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $29.97M, down from 1.05 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $44.68. About 246,928 shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 0.15% since March 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.52% the S&P500. Some Historical MET News: 03/05/2018 – Christine Angino, Formerly of MetLife, Joins ALTO Real Estate Funds as Vice President of Acquisitions; 02/05/2018 – MetLife 1Q EPS $1.19; 17/05/2018 – CFO Moves: Houzz, MetLife, SEC; 21/05/2018 – MetLife Foundation Partners with Kiva to Support Entrepreneurs and Build Financial Inclusion; 16/05/2018 – MetLife Names Bill O’Donnell As U.S. Chief Financial Officer; 19/03/2018 – ELPRO INTERNATIONAL LTD ELPR.BO SAYS CO APPROVED SALE OF PART OF INVESTMENT HELD WITH PNB METLIFE INDIA INSURANCE; 02/04/2018 – METLIFE ORIGINATED $2.9 BILLION IN AGRICULTURAL LOANS LAST YEAR; 20/03/2018 – Fitch Rates MetLife’s Preferred Stock Issuance ‘BBB’; 01/05/2018 – MetLife: McCallion Will Join Company’s Executive Group; 08/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of MetLife, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 6, 2018 (MET)

Analysts await MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.31 EPS, down 3.68% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.36 per share. MET’s profit will be $1.25 billion for 8.53 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.35 actual EPS reported by MetLife, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.96% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 0.86 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 67 investors sold MET shares while 340 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 210 raised stakes. 721.49 million shares or 2.39% less from 739.18 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Moreover, National Asset Management Incorporated has 0.03% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board invested in 165,747 shares. M&R Capital Mgmt reported 0% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 562,851 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc holds 0.03% or 17,104 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Ruggie Grp has 0% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Stack Fincl Mgmt owns 241,819 shares for 1.22% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Company invested in 2.87 million shares. Reynders Mcveigh Mgmt Limited Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 7,172 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 337,985 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Foster Motley Inc reported 28,471 shares. Peapack Gladstone Fin stated it has 41,021 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Co, a Georgia-based fund reported 447 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking reported 864,564 shares. Whittier Company Of Nevada reported 16,927 shares.

More notable recent MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind MetLife, Northern Dynasty Minerals, Sparton, HCP, Lindblad Expeditions, and Destination XL Group — New Horizons, Emerging Trends, and Upcoming Developments – GlobeNewswire” on February 15, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “MetLife: Tough Environment But Good Results – Seeking Alpha” published on February 11, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “MetLife Confirms First Quarter 2019 Series A Preferred Stock Dividend – Business Wire” on March 05, 2019. More interesting news about MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “MetLife Joins UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change – Business Wire” published on March 04, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “MetLife Announces First Quarter 2019 Preferred Stock Dividend Actions – Business Wire” with publication date: February 15, 2019.

Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc, which manages about $36.09B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc by 15,000 shares to 190,000 shares, valued at $7.40M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Intersect Ent Inc (NASDAQ:XENT) by 150,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 300,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Since November 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $1.66 million activity. $307,768 worth of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) shares were sold by DREHOBL STEPHEN V. Bjornholt James Eric sold 1,866 shares worth $134,464. The insider SIMONCIC RICHARD J sold 3,171 shares worth $228,502. Shares for $424,246 were sold by CHAPMAN MATTHEW W.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.23, from 0.97 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 76 investors sold MCHP shares while 240 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 264.08 million shares or 2.53% more from 257.56 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Bb&T Secs Lc reported 148,300 shares. Kentucky Retirement stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). 4,877 were reported by Sigma Planning. 3,217 were reported by National Asset Mgmt Inc. Washington Capital Management, Washington-based fund reported 4,900 shares. Foundry stated it has 0.01% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Parallax Volatility Advisers L P, a California-based fund reported 14,716 shares. Exane Derivatives, a France-based fund reported 37,165 shares. Whittier Tru Co has invested 0% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Leavell Mgmt Incorporated invested in 0.05% or 6,076 shares. Moreover, Mutual Of America Capital Ltd has 0.04% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) for 40,076 shares. The Massachusetts-based Natixis Advisors Lp has invested 0.03% in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP). Alphamark Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 0% invested in Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) for 100 shares. Lenox Wealth Mgmt Inc reported 100 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $1.31 EPS, down 1.50% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.33 per share. MCHP’s profit will be $310.43 million for 16.56 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.51 actual EPS reported by Microchip Technology Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.25% negative EPS growth.

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