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Granite Investment Partners Decreased Its Titan Machy (TITN) Position; Graco (GGG) Shorts Down By 0.48%

Graco Incorporated (NYSE:GGG) had a decrease of 0.48% in short interest. GGG’s SI was 1.69 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 0.48% from 1.69M shares previously. With 206,200 avg volume, 8 days are for Graco Incorporated (NYSE:GGG)’s short sellers to cover GGG’s short positions. The SI to Graco Incorporated’s float is 3.05%. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $41.99. About 148,550 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 41.79% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500.

Granite Investment Partners Llc decreased Titan Machy Inc (TITN) stake by 34.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Granite Investment Partners Llc sold 62,454 shares as Titan Machy Inc (TITN)’s stock rose 10.18%. The Granite Investment Partners Llc holds 119,754 shares with $1.86M value, down from 182,208 last quarter. Titan Machy Inc now has $403.13 million valuation. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $18.9. About 29,935 shares traded. Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) has risen 40.41% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.71% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Graco Inc had 34 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by William Blair. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 3. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. B. Riley & Co maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Wednesday, January 31. B. Riley & Co has “Neutral” rating and $50 target. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 4 by Sidoti. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 1.

Graco Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.07 billion. It operates through three divisions: Industrial, Process, and Contractor. It has a 28.96 P/E ratio. The Industrial segment offers proportioning systems that are used to spray polyurethane foam and polyurea coatings; vapor-abrasive blasting equipment; equipment that pumps, meters, mixes, and dispenses sealant, adhesive, and composite materials; and gel coat equipment, chop and wet-out systems, resin transfer molding systems, and applicators.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $16.67 million activity. Shares for $1.31 million were sold by GALLIVAN KAREN PARK. 30,000 shares were sold by SHEAHAN MARK W, worth $3.94 million. The insider LOWE DAVID M sold $3.46 million. Etchart Eric sold $90,234 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Friday, September 15. $1.68M worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) was sold by Rothe Christian E on Wednesday, December 13. Ahlers David M sold $2.70M worth of stock. On Friday, September 15 the insider Moreau Bernard J sold $150,144.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 33 investors sold Graco Inc. shares while 119 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 46.98 million shares or 1.73% less from 47.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The California-based Schwab Charles Inv has invested 0.03% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Raymond James Services Advsr Inc reported 7,211 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. At State Bank accumulated 11,250 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Commerce has invested 0.04% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Winfield Incorporated holds 10 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability has invested 0.28% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Pennsylvania-based Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has invested 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). 184,621 are owned by Tiaa Cref Ltd Limited Liability Company. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 0.03% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 75,293 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr has 0.06% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Tower Cap Ltd Liability (Trc) reported 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Bremer Tru Association holds 0.79% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) or 22,844 shares. James Investment Incorporated holds 0.06% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) or 14,400 shares. Moreover, M&T National Bank & Trust has 0.01% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 18,279 shares.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.35 million activity. Meyer David Joseph sold $1.35 million worth of Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) on Wednesday, January 3.

Analysts await Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) to report earnings on March, 29. They expect $-0.13 EPS, up 58.06% or $0.18 from last year’s $-0.31 per share. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by Titan Machinery Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -165.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.68 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 11 investors sold TITN shares while 29 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 16.39 million shares or 1.53% less from 16.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Employees Retirement holds 0% or 62,455 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd has invested 0.01% in Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN). Vanguard Incorporated owns 811,603 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Management accumulated 206,200 shares. Prelude Mgmt Ltd Company owns 0% invested in Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) for 2,400 shares. Boston Prtnrs holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) for 494,690 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System, Florida-based fund reported 23,288 shares. 1,711 were accumulated by Us Comml Bank De. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio reported 9,975 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ingalls & Snyder Limited Com has 11,366 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Kames Cap Public Limited holds 0.04% or 85,443 shares. Geode Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 142,055 shares. Massachusetts-based Eagle Boston Investment has invested 0.26% in Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% in Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN). Utd Serv Automobile Association holds 176,190 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Titan Machinery (NASDAQ:TITN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Titan Machinery had 13 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research to “Hold” on Friday, December 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. Piper Jaffray maintained Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, December 1 by Robert W. Baird. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, November 30. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 15. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN) rating on Tuesday, October 10. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $18.0 target.

Granite Investment Partners Llc increased Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 2,943 shares to 82,405 valued at $15.59 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Bancfirst Corp (NASDAQ:BANF) stake by 62,620 shares and now owns 160,070 shares. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:LGND) was raised too.

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