Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) Shares Bought by WINTON GROUP Ltd

WINTON GROUP Ltd raised its holdings in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) by 4,058.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 550,495 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 537,256 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned approximately 1.61% of Electro Scientific Industries worth $9,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Electro Scientific Industries by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 81,045 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,278,000 after purchasing an additional 2,570 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P raised its position in Electro Scientific Industries by 13.8% in the 2nd quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 28,791 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $454,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares during the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in Electro Scientific Industries by 14.9% in the 3rd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 27,068 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $472,000 after purchasing an additional 3,508 shares during the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc raised its position in Electro Scientific Industries by 45.3% in the 2nd quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 12,500 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $199,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC raised its position in Electro Scientific Industries by 4.2% in the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 112,900 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,970,000 after purchasing an additional 4,586 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.29% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have issued reports on ESIO. Needham & Company LLC downgraded Electro Scientific Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Electro Scientific Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded Electro Scientific Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Electro Scientific Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded Electro Scientific Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.60.

ESIO stock opened at $29.01 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.01 billion, a PE ratio of 10.82, a PEG ratio of 1.23 and a beta of -0.01. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. has a twelve month low of $13.92 and a twelve month high of $29.62. The company has a quick ratio of 4.16, a current ratio of 5.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $85.92 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $84.35 million. Electro Scientific Industries had a return on equity of 45.60% and a net margin of 37.32%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 21.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Electro Scientific Industries Company Profile

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser-based microfabrication solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company provides printed circuit board laser drilling products, including laser via drilling systems for electrical interconnect applications that require dimensions to create electrical connections between layers in flexible circuits, high-density circuit boards, and interconnect packages; micro via drilling technology that addresses the changing applications in interconnect packages, multichip modules, and high density interconnect circuit boards; and ultraviolet laser processing systems that employ technology in lasers, optics, and motion control.

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