Castleark Management buys $37,433,906 stake in Microchip Technology (MCHP)

Microchip Technology (MCHP) : Castleark Management scooped up 601,480 additional shares in Microchip Technology during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 618,640 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $37,433,906.Microchip Technology makes up approximately 1.14% of Castleark Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Blackrock Japan Ltd boosted its stake in MCHP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,073 additional shares and now holds a total of 255,052 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $15,433,197. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.05% of Blackrock Japan Ltd’s portfolio.Sandy Spring Bank reduced its stake in MCHP by selling 10,768 shares or 9.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 99,099 shares of MCHP which is valued at $5,611,976. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.62% of Sandy Spring Bank’s portfolio. Gavekal Capital added MCHP to its portfolio by purchasing 172,904 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $9,366,210. Microchip Technology makes up approx 2.78% of Gavekal Capital’s portfolio.Nn Investment Partners Holdings N.v. reduced its stake in MCHP by selling 63,000 shares or 98.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,193 shares of MCHP which is valued at $63,527.

Microchip Technology opened for trading at $61.29 and hit $61.82 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $61.3, with a gain of 0.11% or 0.07 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 17,05,650 shares. Company has a market cap of $13,197 M.

On the company’s financial health, Microchip Technology reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09 according to the earnings call on Aug 8, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.75. The company had revenue of $844.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $821.32 million. The company’s revenue was up 58.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.69 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Microchip Technology. Company shares were Reiterated by Needham on Aug 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 70 from a previous price target of $60 .Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Aug 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 64 from a previous price target of $60 .Credit Agricole Initiated Microchip Technology on May 17, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $58.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops manufactures and sells specialized semiconductor products for a range of embedded control applications. The Company operates in segments including semiconductor products and technology licensing. The Company’s product portfolio consists of general purpose and specialized 8-bit 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers; linear mixed-signal power management; thermal management; Radio-frequency (RF) safety security wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices as well as serial EEPROMs Serial Flash memories Parallel Flash memories and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). The Company also licenses Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a range of products. The Company’s products are applicable in the automotive communications computing consumer and industrial control markets.

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