Qualys (QLYS) Reaches $41.05 After 7.00% Down Move; Bruker (BRKR) Shorts Lowered By 11.76%

June 19, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) had a decrease of 11.76% in short interest. BRKR’s SI was 2.72 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 11.76% from 3.09 million shares previously. With 813,900 avg volume, 3 days are for Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR)’s short sellers to cover BRKR’s short positions. The SI to Bruker Corporation’s float is 2.62%. About 129,349 shares traded. Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) has risen 0.54% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.16% the S&P500.

The stock of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) is a huge mover today! About 62,535 shares traded. Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) has risen 52.35% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.65% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $1.55B company. It was reported on Jun, 19 by Barchart.com. We have $38.18 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:QLYS worth $108.50M less.

Among 13 analysts covering Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Bruker had 24 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 5 to “Underperform”. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Wednesday, December 14. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. BTIG Research maintained the shares of BRKR in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, September 15 with “Equal-Weight”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 4 by Barclays Capital. BTIG Research reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 22 report. Leerink Swann downgraded Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) on Tuesday, April 5 to “Market Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus initiated Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) on Thursday, November 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 20 by BTIG Research.

Bruker Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions that enable its clients to explore life and materials at microscopic, molecular and cellular levels. The company has market cap of $4.46 billion. The Company’s divisions include Bruker Scientific Instruments and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST). It has a 29.68 P/E ratio. The Company’s products address the evolving needs of an array of clients in life science research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and applied markets, among others.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.25, from 0.7 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold Bruker Corporation shares while 73 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 105.46 million shares or 0.99% less from 106.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. New Jersey-based Bessemer Group has invested 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Moreover, Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 43,760 shares. Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Us National Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 7,954 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 201,666 shares. The United Kingdom-based Blackrock Group Incorporated has invested 0% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Amer Century stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Td Asset Mngmt owns 434,683 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). 13,320 were accumulated by Gotham Asset Mgmt Llc. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Invesco holds 0% or 68,016 shares in its portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Princeton Alpha Mgmt Limited Partnership has 14,971 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Susquehanna Group Llp owns 0% invested in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) for 25,104 shares.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 5 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $477,079 activity. On Thursday, June 8 Munch Mark sold $2.04M worth of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) or 73,724 shares. On Friday, February 24 the insider Lenggenhager Rene sold $84,677. 2,300 shares were bought by LAUKIEN FRANK H, worth $54,593. Shares for $557,889 were sold by VAN INGEN CHRIS on Wednesday, June 14.

Since January 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 34 selling transactions for $30.36 million activity. POSEY BRUCE K had sold 8,093 shares worth $283,287. Deeba Amer had sold 2,000 shares worth $74,784 on Monday, April 3. The insider COURTOT PHILIPPE F sold $1.40 million. Another trade for 1,800 shares valued at $75,675 was made by Thakar Sumedh S on Friday, June 9.

Analysts await Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.11 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.1 per share. QLYS’s profit will be $4.15 million for 93.30 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual EPS reported by Qualys Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -80.36% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.85 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.11, from 1.74 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 16 investors sold Qualys Inc shares while 37 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 24.07 million shares or 1.16% less from 24.35 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Incorporated reported 0% stake. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0% or 8,900 shares. Bamco Inc New York owns 83,000 shares. Moreover, Amer Century Companies has 0% invested in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 17,522 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Company has invested 0% in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS). Parametric Port Associate Lc stated it has 0% in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS). Legal & General Gru Public Limited Co invested in 47,089 shares. Stevens Capital Management Lp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 30,319 shares. 3,644 were reported by Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co New York, New York-based fund reported 19,494 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0.01% invested in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) for 20,253 shares. Riverhead Capital Management Limited Co reported 0% stake. National Bank Of America Corp De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS). Blackrock Institutional Trust Na accumulated 723,636 shares or 0% of the stock. Susquehanna Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS).

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