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Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Lowered Eplus (PLUS) Stake By $524,400; Premier, Inc. (PINC) Had 10 Bullish Analysts

Among 18 analysts covering Premier (NASDAQ:PINC), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Premier had 41 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of PINC in report on Friday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, June 1. The stock of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) earned “Outperform” rating by Avondale on Wednesday, November 11. The firm earned “In-Line” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, August 23. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 16 by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, February 8. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. See Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) latest ratings:

13/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Market Perform New Target: $35 Initiates Coverage On
08/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Evercore Rating: In-Line New Target: $33.5 Initiates Coverage On
10/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $37.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Downgrade
19/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
16/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Sector Weight Downgrade
13/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Maintain

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc decreased Eplus Inc (PLUS) stake by 39.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc sold 5,700 shares as Eplus Inc (PLUS)’s stock rose 20.28%. The Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 8,790 shares with $813,000 value, down from 14,490 last quarter. Eplus Inc now has $1.06 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $76. About 311,685 shares traded or 242.49% up from the average. ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) has risen 75.66% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.96% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $31.82. About 548,175 shares traded. Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) has risen 13.15% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.55% the S&P500.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.34 million activity. 2,264 Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) shares with value of $74,101 were sold by Anderson Leigh. 25,000 shares were sold by Alkire Michael J., worth $831,500. 3,967 Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) shares with value of $125,833 were sold by D’ARCY STEPHEN R.. Another trade for 40,000 shares valued at $1.31M was made by DeVore Susan D. on Tuesday, August 29.

Premier, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare improvement firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.33 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Supply Chain Services and Performance Services. It currently has negative earnings. The Supply Chain Services segment offers its members with access to a range of services and products, including medical and surgical products, pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies, capital equipment, information technology, facilities and construction, and food and nutritional products, as well as purchased services, such as clinical engineering and document shredding services and software-as-a-service informatics products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 23 investors sold Premier, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 52.07 million shares or 2.52% more from 50.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco Limited has 0% invested in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership holds 34,490 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Ltd holds 0.02% or 308,451 shares. Moreover, Parametric Associate Lc has 0.01% invested in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) for 211,029 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management Incorporated reported 15,137 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sei holds 0% or 41,354 shares in its portfolio. The Georgia-based Suntrust Banks has invested 0.01% in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Moreover, Patten has 1.22% invested in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) for 7,155 shares. Cambiar Llc reported 0.06% stake. Stevens Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership has 9,601 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement reported 0% stake. National Bank Of America Corporation De has invested 0% in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Federated Investors Inc Pa stated it has 15,982 shares. Moreover, State Street has 0% invested in Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC). Schroder Inv Mgmt Grp Inc accumulated 123,910 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. ePlus had 15 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, November 5. The stock of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, September 10. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Sidoti downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $91 target in Monday, October 12 report. Canaccord Genuity reinitiated the shares of PLUS in report on Tuesday, January 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Sunday, October 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) on Friday, December 9 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, May 26. Zacks upgraded the shares of PLUS in report on Friday, August 7 to “Sell” rating.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.29 million activity. $804,173 worth of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) was sold by BOWEN BRUCE M. $934,016 worth of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) shares were sold by MARRON MARK P. 3,000 shares were sold by Marion Elaine D, worth $280,214 on Monday, October 2.

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