Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has seen its stock price gain 4.87, or +22.73%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of ESIO have appreciated +10.90 – or +70.78%. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.10 to $27.72, and its 3-month range is $14.56 to $27.72.
The average Wall Street analyst rating for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. is Strong Buy, according to the average of 3 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 2 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 0 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.Insider Trading Activity for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
Examining insider trading at Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) can provide us with excellent insight into how the company’s stock is performing. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. has had 4 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 1 open market buys and 3 sells. Of those insider trades, 25,000 shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. were purchased and 180,900 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 205,900.
Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 22 insider trades, including 12 open market buys and 10 sells. Of those transactions, there were 219,435 shares of ESIO bought and 258,871 shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 478,306.
The most recent open market insider trade was Sell of 60,000 shares on a day where the closing price was 24.08. The insider, OLDHAM PAUL R, now holds 227,665 shares of ESIO.
The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by MUHICH ALLEN L. on 12/05/2017, and was a acquisition of 25,000 shares with a final price of $0. The insider now holds 25,000 shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO).Examining Institutional Ownership at Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO)
According to Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 75.39%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 32.70 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 860.01 million.
There are 141 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 25.25 million shares in total. Of those holders, 82 had increased positions amounting to 5.49 million shares, 43 had decreased positions amounting to 4.53 million shares, and 16 holders have a held position accounting for 15.22 million shares.
The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: BLACKROCK INC. with 4.29 million shares, DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with 2.48 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 1.77 million shares, RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC with 1.5 million shares, and MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT LLC with 1.36 million shares.
According to Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) most recent 13F filing, the company has 35 new institutional holders – accounting for 1.78 million shares of its common stock. There were 6 sold out positions, amounting to 1.37 million shares.