Brokers Opinions on: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM)

Doris Richards
March 1, 2018

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.02% the S&P500.

Paul Ruddock increased its stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (TSM) by 37.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company's outstanding shares are 4.84 Billion. As close of recent trade, stock represents -3.71% move from 52-week high.

Taking a look at another technical level, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -39.96. It opened the session with a $43.25 price tag, later ranging from $43.11 to $43.9, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 36,028 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $1,353,000 after acquiring an additional 3,006 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) now have a 14-day ADX of 26.71. It has outperformed by 1.07% the S&P500. The firm has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital given on Friday, June 16. Therefore 55% are positive. Tracing the 52-week low position of the stock, we noted that the closing price represents a 63.32% higher distance from that low value. CVR Partners had 8 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The stock has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, August 10. (NYSE:MET) on Wednesday, February 14 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 21. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 23 by UBS. Guggenheim Capital reported 0% stake. (NYSE:MET) rating on Monday, August 28. Also, the Hold rating count is 1 as of 02/23/18. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, August 2.

Benin Management Corp decreased Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) stake by 8,445 shares to 189,996 valued at $10.53M in 2017Q3. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. now owns 16,762,195 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $678,880,000 after buying an additional 2,120,449 shares during the period. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Hudson Technologies Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. Its up 7.5% from 17.22M shares previously.


The Piotroski score is a discrete score between 0-9 that reflects nine criteria used to determine the strength of a company's financial position. Canandaigua Comml Bank Tru Com, New York-based fund reported 21,780 shares.

Some investors are looking for high current income rather than income growth. Covenant Multifamily Offices Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.3% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:V) for 361,800 shares. North Star Inv Management holds 0% in CVR Partners, LP (NYSE:UAN) or 2,000 shares. Boothbay Fund Ltd Liability has 0.22% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 24,687 shares. Blackrock holds 0% or 2.39 million shares in its portfolio. 230,251 are held by Apg Asset Nv. Ameriprise Inc invested 0.23% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:V). Edgemoor Invest Advsrs reported 64,779 shares. The number of shares now owned by investors are 4.84 bln. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 11,000 shares. Vanguard Gru holds 3.37 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Chevy Chase Tru Hldg Incorporated has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) or 264,776 shares.

Tt International increased Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) stake by 25,169 shares to 73,369 valued at $9.44M in 2017Q3. It also upped Yum China Hldgs Inc stake by 98,596 shares and now owns 302,074 shares. Changyou Com Ltd (NASDAQ:CYOU) was raised too. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 20% are positive. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 15% per annum, whereas in the past Five years Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) showed a growth of 15.56 Percent per annum. The rating was downgraded by HSBC on Thursday, October 13 to "Hold". Finally, HSBC raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Pacific Crest upgraded the stock to "Sector Weight" rating in Friday, October 14 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 27 by Morgan Stanley.

More notable recent Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co". Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and issued a $42.00 price target (up from $40.00) on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Ltd. has a 12 month low of $30.54 and a 12 month high of $46.57. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. (NASDAQ:HDSN) rating on Wednesday, June 28.

Among 8 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold.

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