Rice Hall James & Associates Increased By $10.12 Million Its Tower Semiconductor LTD (TSEM) Position, Aon Plc Class A (AON) Shorts Increased By 21.26%

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc increased Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM) stake by 421.8% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc acquired 532,530 shares as Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM)’s stock rose 11.63%. The Rice Hall James & Associates Llc holds 658,783 shares with $12.54M value, up from 126,253 last quarter. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. now has $2.26 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.31% or $0.31 reaching $24.24 per share. About 68,868 shares traded. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:TSEM) has risen 122.17% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 105.47% the S&P500.

Aon Plc Class A (NYSE:AON) had an increase of 21.26% in short interest. AON’s SI was 2.25M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 21.26% from 1.85M shares previously. With 1.23M avg volume, 2 days are for Aon Plc Class A (NYSE:AON)’s short sellers to cover AON’s short positions. The SI to Aon Plc Class A’s float is 0.87%. About 38,805 shares traded. Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) has risen 21.47% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.77% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering TowerJazz (NASDAQ:TSEM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. TowerJazz had 4 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Chardan Capital Markets maintained Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:TSEM) rating on Thursday, August 6. Chardan Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $23 target. Needham initiated Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:TSEM) on Friday, January 22 with “Strong Buy” rating. The stock of Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:TSEM) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Tuesday, October 20.

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc decreased Lifelock Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) stake by 442,216 shares to 1.04 million valued at $24.97M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Drew Industries Inc. (NYSE:DW) stake by 4,803 shares and now owns 212,464 shares. Wns Holdings Ltd. Adr (NYSE:WNS) was reduced too.

Among 9 analysts covering Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Aon Corporation had 19 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AON in report on Monday, May 2 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by M Partners given on Tuesday, August 9. On Thursday, May 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Sell”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) on Monday, October 31 to “Sector Perform” rating. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, April 15 report. The stock of Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) earned “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, November 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, November 2 report. The firm has “” rating by Janney Capital given on Monday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, April 8 with “Buy”.

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