First Mercantile Trust Co Lowers stake in Microchip Technology (MCHP)

Microchip Technology (MCHP) : First Mercantile Trust Co reduced its stake in Microchip Technology by 6.64% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 7,035 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $436,592 after selling 500 shares in Microchip Technology , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 7, 2016.Microchip Technology makes up approximately 0.06% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx reduced its stake in MCHP by selling 635 shares or 1.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 54,971 shares of MCHP which is valued at $3,411,500. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.07% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa boosted its stake in MCHP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 56,369 additional shares and now holds a total of 86,464 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $5,371,144. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.02% of Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa’s portfolio.Chevy Chase Trust Holdings reduced its stake in MCHP by selling 3,862 shares or 2.09% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 180,650 shares of MCHP which is valued at $11,221,978. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.06% of Chevy Chase Trust Holdings’s portfolio.Boltwood Capital Management boosted its stake in MCHP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 600 additional shares and now holds a total of 24,915 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $1,547,720. Microchip Technology makes up approx 1.25% of Boltwood Capital Management’s portfolio.Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in MCHP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 25 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,205 shares of Microchip Technology which is valued at $74,855. Microchip Technology makes up approx 0.02% of Washington Trust Bank’s portfolio.

Microchip Technology closed down -0.52 points or -0.83% at $62.06 with 11,84,762 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $62.6, the shares hit an intraday low of $61.52 and an intraday high of $62.6 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

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. Mizuho Initiated Microchip Technology on Sep 30, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $67.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 .

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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