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Marietta Investment Partners Boosted Albemarle (ALB) Holding; 3 Analysts Bullish Interface, Inc. (TILE)

Marietta Investment Partners Llc increased Albemarle Corp (ALB) stake by 39.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marietta Investment Partners Llc acquired 18,360 shares as Albemarle Corp (ALB)’s stock rose 20.02%. The Marietta Investment Partners Llc holds 64,828 shares with $8.84 million value, up from 46,468 last quarter. Albemarle Corp now has $12.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.85% or $2.07 during the last trading session, reaching $113.79. About 1.04 million shares traded. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has risen 45.60% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.90% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Interface (NASDAQ:TILE), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Interface had 12 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, February 25. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, April 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 4 by Seaport Global Securities. Barclays Capital downgraded Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) rating on Thursday, April 7. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $17 target. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, June 24 report. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) on Friday, October 30 to “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of TILE in report on Friday, July 31 with “Overweight” rating. Macquarie Research initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 16 report. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. As per Thursday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. See Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Buy Old Target: $24 New Target: $28 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain

Among 21 analysts covering Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Albemarle Corporation had 63 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, February 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, August 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 17 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 9 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 53 investors sold ALB shares while 158 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. 95.18 million shares or 4.66% more from 90.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 191,439 are held by Baillie Gifford. M&T National Bank stated it has 0.04% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Raymond James And Assoc holds 0.03% or 99,256 shares. Moreover, First Republic has 0% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Cullinan has invested 0.02% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB). Malaga Cove Llc owns 0.02% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 200 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Holdings Ltd reported 70 shares. Millennium Mgmt Llc accumulated 266,734 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Pictet Asset Mngmt reported 60,500 shares. 272,561 were accumulated by Robeco Institutional Asset Bv. Artisan Ptnrs Lp stated it has 972,082 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins Com owns 1,300 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. First Citizens Commercial Bank And Tru Co owns 6,020 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Advantus Management Inc has 0.04% invested in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) for 11,201 shares. Pitcairn invested 0.07% in Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB).

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.96 million activity. Juneau Matthew sold $624,811 worth of stock. Shares for $1.33 million were sold by NARWOLD KAREN G.

Marietta Investment Partners Llc decreased Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) stake by 26,674 shares to 9,017 valued at $889,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ingersoll Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) stake by 9,400 shares and now owns 6,596 shares. Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold Interface, Inc. shares while 60 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 52.72 million shares or 2.87% less from 54.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gemmer Asset Lc has 178 shares. Parkside Fin Fincl Bank And Trust owns 50 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Lc accumulated 11,265 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt holds 38,452 shares. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada has invested 0.01% in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 135,102 shares or 0% of the stock. Zebra Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 42,608 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE). Mufg Americas holds 0% or 3,053 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Limited owns 151,100 shares. Pacad Ltd stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE). Suntrust Banks holds 20,596 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) reported 0.01% in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE). First Trust Lp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE). Piedmont Inv Limited holds 0.01% or 13,409 shares.

Interface, Inc. designs, produces, and sells modular carpet products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. It offers modular carpets under the Interface and FLOR brands; carpet tiles under the GlasBacRE brand name for use in commercial interiors, including offices, healthcare facilities, airports, educational and other institutions, hospitality spaces, and retail facilities, as well as residential interiors; modular resilient flooring products; and luxury vinyl tile products. It has a 28.26 P/E ratio. The firm also provides an adapted version of its carpet tile for the healthcare facilities market; and two-meter roll goods that are structure-backed for use in education, healthcare, and government markets, as well as carpet replacement, installation, and maintenance services.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $2.01 million activity. The insider HENDRIX DANIEL T sold 9,700 shares worth $213,900. $162,705 worth of Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) shares were sold by Nigel Stansfield. KENNEDY CHRISTOPHER G also sold $646,640 worth of Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) shares.

The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $23.85. About 95,037 shares traded. Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ:TILE) has risen 19.95% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.25% the S&P500.

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