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Analysts See $0.24 EPS for MDC Partners Inc. (MDCA); Df Dent & Co Has Cut By $3.71 Million Its Blackbaud (BLKB) Position

Df Dent & Co Inc decreased Blackbaud Inc (BLKB) stake by 5.92% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Df Dent & Co Inc sold 42,692 shares as Blackbaud Inc (BLKB)’s stock rose 9.41%. The Df Dent & Co Inc holds 678,997 shares with $59.62 million value, down from 721,689 last quarter. Blackbaud Inc now has $4.70B valuation. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $100.05. About 452,572 shares traded or 73.77% up from the average. Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) has risen 35.80% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.10% the S&P500.

Analysts expect MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) to report $0.24 EPS on February, 26.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 36.84% from last quarter’s $0.38 EPS. MDCA’s profit would be $14.01M giving it 10.10 P/E if the $0.24 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, MDC Partners Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.04% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $9.7. About 282,206 shares traded. MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) has declined 46.79% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 63.49% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Blackbaud Inc had 28 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) rating on Friday, February 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $79 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 6 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, February 28 to “Neutral”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $95 target in Monday, October 23 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BLKB in report on Thursday, June 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. Robert W. Baird initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 10 report. The stock of Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $100.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 10 by Wunderlich.

Df Dent & Co Inc increased Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) stake by 3,286 shares to 20,571 valued at $2.64M in 2017Q3. It also upped Sba Communications Corp Cl A stake by 6,587 shares and now owns 190,466 shares. Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI) was raised too.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $5.73 million activity. BOOR ANTHONY W sold $1.46 million worth of stock. Another trade for 1,105 shares valued at $93,682 was made by Nash Sarah E on Tuesday, August 22. 28,839 shares valued at $2.79M were sold by Gianoni Michael P on Wednesday, February 14. Olson Jon W sold $444,956 worth of stock. MOONEY KEVIN W had sold 5,027 shares worth $419,855.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 21 investors sold BLKB shares while 59 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 52.08 million shares or 0.90% less from 52.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon accumulated 0.02% or 648,312 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Mngmt has invested 0.06% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.01% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.04% stake. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Sys invested in 0.01% or 7,011 shares. Brown Capital Limited Liability Co invested 5.23% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Eqis Capital Mngmt Inc, a California-based fund reported 15,424 shares. 158,874 were accumulated by Lord Abbett & Communication Limited Com. Palisade Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp Nj owns 175,168 shares or 0.55% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Inc has invested 0.02% in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Stifel Financial Corp accumulated 0% or 5,820 shares. D E Shaw Incorporated reported 46,648 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB). Moreover, Amer Gp Inc has 0.04% invested in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) for 130,306 shares. Advantus Cap Inc stated it has 6,080 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. MDC Partners had 32 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 2 to “Outperform”. The stock of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22. BMO Capital Markets downgraded MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) on Friday, November 4 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 2 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MDCA in report on Monday, July 3 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, April 14. The stock of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 7 by Evercore. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 9 investors sold MDC Partners Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 45.38 million shares or 0.81% less from 45.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon reported 315,747 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 1.23M are owned by Sentinel Asset Inc. Taylor Asset Mgmt holds 1.04M shares. Bankshares Of America De has 0% invested in MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA). Tower Cap (Trc) holds 0.01% or 7,927 shares. Nationwide Fund invested 0% in MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Incorporated holds 4,777 shares. Moreover, Fifth Third Fincl Bank has 0% invested in MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA). Massachusetts Ser Ma holds 41,695 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker stated it has 0% in MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA). 5,200 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Bogle Invest L P De, Massachusetts-based fund reported 43,923 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management holds 0.05% or 377,500 shares. Legal And General Public Limited Com owns 16,919 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hbk Investments Ltd Partnership holds 37,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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