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Zuckerman Investment Group Has Decreased The Brinks Co. (BCO) Position; Astec Industries (ASTE) Shorts Up By 1.25%

Astec Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASTE) had an increase of 1.25% in short interest. ASTE’s SI was 576,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 1.25% from 569,400 shares previously. With 163,900 avg volume, 4 days are for Astec Industries Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASTE)’s short sellers to cover ASTE’s short positions. The SI to Astec Industries Incorporated’s float is 3.01%. The stock increased 1.99% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $61.61. About 222,546 shares traded or 14.01% up from the average. Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has risen 11.92% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Zuckerman Investment Group Llc decreased The Brinks Co. (BCO) stake by 24.56% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Zuckerman Investment Group Llc sold 123,816 shares as The Brinks Co. (BCO)’s stock rose 12.51%. The Zuckerman Investment Group Llc holds 380,312 shares with $32.04M value, down from 504,128 last quarter. The Brinks Co. now has $3.82B valuation. The stock increased 2.37% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $75.65. About 470,816 shares traded or 14.45% up from the average. The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) has risen 110.61% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 93.91% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astec Industries had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Seaport Global. Robert W. Baird upgraded Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) on Tuesday, October 3 to “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ASTE in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, July 19, the company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, February 13, the company rating was maintained by William Blair. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities to “Accumulate”. Maxim Group maintained Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) on Tuesday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, July 6 by Seaport Global. Maxim Group maintained the shares of ASTE in report on Monday, May 16 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold Astec Industries, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 17.44 million shares or 0.86% less from 17.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 10,147 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 87,548 were accumulated by Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership. Jpmorgan Chase And Com holds 69,886 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pnc Services Group holds 0% or 1,160 shares in its portfolio. Guernsey-based Bluecrest Capital Limited has invested 0.28% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag stated it has 21,413 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Dean Management invested in 65,845 shares or 1.73% of the stock. Boston Prns holds 0% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 35,190 shares. 7,811 were reported by Stoneridge Invest Limited Co. 47,368 are held by Wells Fargo & Co Mn. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% stake. Martingale Asset L P holds 0.01% or 17,319 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can has 26,088 shares. 13,800 were reported by Virginia Retirement Et Al.

Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and markets equipment and components primarily for the road building, aggregate processing, geothermal, water, gas and oil, and wood processing industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.42 billion. The Company’s Infrastructure Group segment offers asphalt and wood pellet plants, and related components; asphalt pavers, screeds, milling machines, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers, and related ancillary equipment; and commercial pavers. It has a 36.46 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Aggregate and Mining Group segment provides aggregate processing and mining equipment; crushers, portable plants, sand classifying and washing equipment, and conveying equipment; mobile screening plants, portable and stationary structures, and vibrating screens; aggregate and ore processing equipment; rock breaking systems, processing equipment, and utility vehicles; and bulk material handling systems and minerals processing equipment.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 4 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $5.45 million activity. STOECKERT GEORGE I also bought $148,290 worth of The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) shares. $2.18 million worth of stock was sold by Feld Peter A on Monday, September 11. On Thursday, February 8 DOMANICO RONALD JAMES bought $252,630 worth of The Brink's Company (NYSE:BCO) or 3,500 shares. On Thursday, February 8 the insider Pertz Douglas A bought $729,100.

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