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Sigma Planning Lifted Holding in Lear (LEA) as Share Value Rose; Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings LTD Has Lowered Its Nice LTD Sponsored Adr (NICE) Stake by $2.93 Million as Market Valuation Rose

Sigma Planning Corp increased its stake in Lear Corp (LEA) by 171.96% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sigma Planning Corp bought 3,532 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,586 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $794,000, up from 2,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sigma Planning Corp who had been investing in Lear Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.65 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $172.4. About 505,222 shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd decreased its stake in Nice Ltd Sponsored Adr (NICE) by 14.42% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd sold 37,512 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 222,543 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $17.52 million, down from 260,055 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd who had been investing in Nice Ltd Sponsored Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $88.87. About 62,947 shares traded. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 16.65% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. NICE Systems had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. Zacks upgraded the shares of NICE in report on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NICE in report on Monday, October 30 with “Hold” rating. Imperial Capital downgraded the stock to “In-Line” rating in Friday, January 13 report. The stock of NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, November 3. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, May 27. As per Wednesday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital.

Analysts await NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, down 23.00% or $0.23 from last year’s $1 per share. NICE’s profit will be $45.40M for 28.85 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by NICE Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 83.33% EPS growth.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd, which manages about $5.03 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Check Point Software Tech Lt Ord (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 123,701 shares to 508,886 shares, valued at $55.51 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Alphabet Inc Cap Stk Cl A by 16,860 shares in the quarter, for a total of 56,860 shares, and has risen its stake in Caesarstone Ltd Ord Shs (NASDAQ:CSTE).

Among 19 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Lear Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Jefferies. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, February 21. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 28. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $196.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LEA in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of LEA in report on Thursday, June 8 to “Underweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 33 investors sold LEA shares while 186 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 62.83 million shares or 1.53% less from 63.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 18,208 were accumulated by Highbridge Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Boston Prtn stated it has 490,119 shares. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Ltd Co reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Moreover, Schroder Invest Mgmt Grp Incorporated has 0.06% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 244,768 shares. Ksa Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 3,000 shares. Usa Financial Portformulas has invested 0.18% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Mcmillion Mngmt holds 1.38% or 14,545 shares in its portfolio. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Company, a Illinois-based fund reported 104,045 shares. Bowling Management Limited Liability Corp owns 52,110 shares or 1.09% of their US portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). 4,403 are owned by Metropolitan Life Ins Comm Ny. 80,821 are held by Rothschild Asset Management. Moreover, Fairpointe Capital Ltd Liability Corp has 1.38% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). United Kingdom-based Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.08% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Hl Financial Svcs Limited Company accumulated 3,571 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

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