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Budros Ruhlin & Roe Lowered Its First Merchants (FRME) Stake; Orthopediatrics (KIDS) SI Decreased By 27.92%

Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc decreased First Merchants Corp (FRME) stake by 20.21% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc sold 8,575 shares as First Merchants Corp (FRME)’s stock declined 3.41%. The Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc holds 33,863 shares with $1.45M value, down from 42,438 last quarter. First Merchants Corp now has $2.17 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $44.2. About 267,235 shares traded or 25.96% up from the average. First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) has risen 59.72% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.02% the S&P500.

Orthopediatrics Corporation (NASDAQ:KIDS) had a decrease of 27.92% in short interest. KIDS’s SI was 11,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 27.92% from 15,400 shares previously. With 38,100 avg volume, 0 days are for Orthopediatrics Corporation (NASDAQ:KIDS)’s short sellers to cover KIDS’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $19.1. About 15,316 shares traded. OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ:KIDS) has 0.00% since January 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

OrthoPediatrics Corp. designs, develops, and sells orthopedic implants for children. The company has market cap of $242.53 million. It offers trauma and deformity correction products, including cannulated screws; The Locking Cannulated Blade plate system that offers various treatment options for pediatric hip deformity, fixed knee flexion deformity, and trauma; The Locking Proximal Femur plate system for long bone fractures and osteotomies in children and adolescents; flexible nailing systems; The OP PediFrag System, a fragment set for pediatric orthopedic surgery; The PediLoc Extension Osteotomy plates; locking plated systems for the treatment of pediatric femur fractures and osteotomies; intramedullary nails; plate systems that provide physeal tethering techniques; and an engineered device for casting procedures. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also offers spine and sports medicine systems, and clinical education.

Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc increased Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX) stake by 7,282 shares to 16,075 valued at $1.22 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Berkshire Hathaway Cl B (BRKB) stake by 6,487 shares and now owns 518,942 shares. Schwab Strategic Tr (FNDF) was raised too.

Analysts await First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 10.91% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.55 per share. FRME’s profit will be $29.98 million for 18.11 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by First Merchants Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. First Merchants had 12 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, October 6. Stephens initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, October 2 report. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. DA Davidson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 21 report. On Tuesday, December 12 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by DA Davidson. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was upgraded by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. The stock of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $62,103 activity. $135,577 worth of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) shares were bought by WALKER TERRY L. HARDWICK MARK K had sold 1,851 shares worth $73,474.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 14 investors sold FRME shares while 51 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 33.67 million shares or 3.16% more from 32.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alps Advisors Incorporated reported 12,051 shares stake. 3.56M are held by Blackrock. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny reported 28,432 shares stake. Stifel Corp accumulated 46,784 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Com stated it has 0% in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME). 779,840 were reported by State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation. Etrade Cap Mngmt Lc reported 36,088 shares stake. Cambridge Investment Rech holds 0.09% or 163,940 shares in its portfolio. Northern Tru holds 1.00 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Products Prns Limited Liability Com holds 0.11% of its portfolio in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) for 78,150 shares. Shell Asset Mgmt holds 92,511 shares. Bessemer accumulated 448 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Investment Management Ltd has 0.01% invested in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME). United Kingdom-based Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.03% in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME). Envestnet Asset invested 0% of its portfolio in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME).

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