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Findlay Park Partners Llp Boosted Its Cooper Cos (COO) Holding; Spark Energy Has 4.47 Sentiment

Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $446.74 million. It operates through two divisions, Retail Natural Gas and Retail Electricity. It has a 17.77 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the retail distribution of natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Findlay Park Partners Llp increased Cooper Cos Inc (COO) stake by 14.54% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Findlay Park Partners Llp acquired 40,500 shares as Cooper Cos Inc (COO)’s stock rose 8.53%. The Findlay Park Partners Llp holds 318,972 shares with $76.37 million value, up from 278,472 last quarter. Cooper Cos Inc now has $11.63B valuation. The stock decreased 1.48% or $3.57 during the last trading session, reaching $237.61. About 127,894 shares traded. The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has risen 33.48% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.78% the S&P500.

The stock increased 3.20% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $12.9. About 88,356 shares traded. Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) has risen 28.31% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Crow Point Partners Llc holds 3.32% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. for 1.02 million shares. Bard Associates Inc owns 182,330 shares or 1.55% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Electron Capital Partners Llc has 1.54% invested in the company for 414,908 shares. The New York-based Spark Investment Management Llc has invested 0.59% in the stock. Globeflex Capital L P, a California-based fund reported 106,562 shares.

Analysts await Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.31 EPS, down 40.38% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SPKE’s profit will be $10.74 million for 10.40 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by Spark Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 181.82% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Cooper (NYSE:COO), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cooper had 51 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 2 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27200 target in Tuesday, July 25 report. On Monday, May 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Cleveland to “Buy”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, November 17. Jefferies maintained The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) on Friday, June 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $26500 target. William Blair maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 4 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report.

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $12.21 million activity. KAUFMAN CAROL R also sold $10.71 million worth of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) shares. ZINBERG STANLEY MD also sold $198,400 worth of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) on Tuesday, June 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.09, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 20 investors sold COO shares while 135 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 46.02 million shares or 0.41% less from 46.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Northcoast Asset Limited Liability Co holds 103,187 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker holds 0% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 166 shares. Prescott Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 8,000 shares or 0.4% of the stock. Tealwood Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 15,000 shares. Aperio Gru Llc accumulated 19,890 shares. Verity Asset Management holds 0.17% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 945 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Llc holds 3,691 shares. 1,300 are owned by Robecosam Ag. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 100,853 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Moreover, Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx has 0.06% invested in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 9,380 shares. Caprock Group Inc reported 0.05% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Twin Tree Management Ltd Partnership accumulated 542 shares. Forward Mngmt Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 2,011 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 224,907 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) accumulated 3,430 shares.

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