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Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (WTS) Reaches $75.25 52-Week High; Enstar Group Limited Ord (ESGR) Shorts Increased By 6.04%

Enstar Group Limited Ord (NASDAQ:ESGR) had an increase of 6.04% in short interest. ESGR’s SI was 231,700 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 6.04% from 218,500 shares previously. With 22,100 avg volume, 11 days are for Enstar Group Limited Ord (NASDAQ:ESGR)’s short sellers to cover ESGR’s short positions. The SI to Enstar Group Limited Ord’s float is 1.85%. The stock decreased 0.94% or $2 during the last trading session, reaching $211.1. About 5,950 shares traded. Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) has risen 19.80% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.10% the S&P500.

The stock of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) hit a new 52-week high and has $82.02 target or 9.00% above today’s $75.25 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $2.57 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 13 by Barchart.com. If the $82.02 price target is reached, the company will be worth $231.30 million more. The stock increased 1.62% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $75.25. About 28,678 shares traded. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) has risen 15.50% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.20% the S&P500.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. designs, makes, and sells products and solutions that manage and conserve the flow of fluids and energy into, through and out of buildings in the residential and commercial markets. The company has market cap of $2.57 billion. It offers residential and commercial flow control products, including backflow preventers, water pressure regulators, temperature and pressure relief valves, and thermostatic mixing valves. It has a 27.87 P/E ratio. The firm also provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and gas products comprising commercial high-efficiency boilers, water heaters, and heating solutions; hydronic and electric heating systems for under-floor radiant applications; custom heat and hot water solutions; hydronic pump groups for boiler manufacturers and alternative energy control packages; and flexible stainless steel connectors for natural and liquid propane gas in commercial food service and residential applications.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.67 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 8 investors sold Watts Water Technologies, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 25.80 million shares or 0.30% less from 25.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Schroder Investment Mngmt Grp, a Maine-based fund reported 49,002 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Moreover, Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md has 0% invested in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 17,452 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs Incorporated holds 0% or 3,947 shares in its portfolio. Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) for 2,282 shares. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has 0.03% invested in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Da Davidson & Co reported 265 shares. Campbell And Co Investment Adviser Ltd Llc holds 0.19% or 3,200 shares. Dean Management holds 31,735 shares or 0.96% of its portfolio. Envestnet Asset reported 61 shares stake. Franklin Resources owns 133,883 shares. Nordea Invest Ab invested 0% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). The Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Lc holds 0.06% in Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) or 3,897 shares.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $205,323 activity. Melhem Elie sold $205,323 worth of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) on Friday, August 25.

Among 11 analysts covering Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Watts Water Technologies has $85.0 highest and $54 lowest target. $68.86’s average target is -8.49% below currents $75.25 stock price. Watts Water Technologies had 23 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 5 by Oppenheimer. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood. BB&T Capital upgraded the shares of WTS in report on Friday, May 6 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, December 10. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $58.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral” on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, November 3.

Analysts await Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:WTS) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 15.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.64 per share. WTS’s profit will be $25.27M for 25.42 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual earnings per share reported by Watts Water Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.50% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.31, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 18 investors sold Enstar Group Limited shares while 37 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 15.32 million shares or 0.58% more from 15.23 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Karpas Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.51% in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 547 shares. Nfc Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 9.18% or 130,293 shares. Denali Advsrs Limited Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 5,381 shares. 293 are owned by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). The Massachusetts-based Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp has invested 0.02% in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Mraz Amerine Assoc holds 62,198 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md has 248,605 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc has 0.01% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Regions Fincl Corporation reported 1,750 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 1,400 were accumulated by Hbk Lp. New York State Common Retirement Fund has 0.01% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 34,776 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Global Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). First Trust Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 12,647 shares.

Enstar Group Limited acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies and portfolios of insurance and reinsurance business in run-off. The company has market cap of $4.10 billion. It operates in four divisions: Non-Life Run-Off, Atrium, StarStone, and Life and Annuities. It has a 19.95 P/E ratio. The Non-Life Run-Off segment engages in the running off property and casualty, and other non-life lines of businesses.

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