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Bahl & Gaynor Cut Its Holding in Roper Technologies (ROP) by $3.04 Million as Stock Price Rose; Blue Edge Capital Decreased Its Holding in Goldman Sachs Group (GS) by $29.41 Million as Stock Price Declined

Blue Edge Capital Llc decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 3.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blue Edge Capital Llc sold 124 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.97% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2,983 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $707.54 million, down from 3,107 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blue Edge Capital Llc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.65 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $266.83. About 835,880 shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc decreased its stake in Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP) by 17.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bahl & Gaynor Inc sold 12,518 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 60,142 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $14.64 million, down from 72,660 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bahl & Gaynor Inc who had been investing in Roper Technologies Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.76B market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $4.18 during the last trading session, reaching $280.92. About 109,783 shares traded. Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) has risen 23.10% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.40% the S&P500.

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $28.24 million activity. $3.18 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by CHAVEZ R. MARTIN on Wednesday, January 31. SALAME PABLO J had sold 10,000 shares worth $2.70 million. SCHWARTZ HARVEY M also sold $6.13M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares. SOLOMON DAVID M sold 21,252 shares worth $5.77 million. $1.19M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by GNODDE RICHARD J on Wednesday, October 18.

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $5.41 earnings per share, up 5.05% or $0.26 from last year’s $5.15 per share. GS’s profit will be $2.04 billion for 12.33 P/E if the $5.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.68 actual earnings per share reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.75% negative EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 97 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, June 7. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, November 29. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 25 with “Sector Perform”. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of GS in report on Thursday, October 20 to “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 12. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, October 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Oppenheimer.

Blue Edge Capital Llc, which manages about $153.03 million and $219.10 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard European (VGK) by 1,446 shares to 328,764 shares, valued at $19.18B in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Msci Acwi (ACWI) by 497 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,412 shares, and has risen its stake in Mkt Vctrs J P Mrgn Em.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. 271.74 million shares or 2.47% less from 278.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, St Johns Invest Mngmt Co Ltd Liability Com has 0.07% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). 963 are owned by Johnson Investment Counsel. Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.29% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). Bbr Prtn Ltd Liability invested in 0.07% or 1,458 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 4,537 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al accumulated 71,600 shares. Howard Mgmt owns 2.29% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 62,606 shares. Levin Cap Strategies Limited Partnership holds 1,000 shares. Toronto Dominion Bancorp holds 137,495 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & holds 0.03% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 912 shares. Qci Asset Mngmt reported 57,034 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd holds 0.1% or 100 shares in its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management holds 10,570 shares. Eagle Ltd Company holds 2.64% or 2.88M shares. Channing Cap holds 35,718 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio.

Among 13 analysts covering Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Roper Industries Inc. had 52 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by Oppenheimer. RBC Capital Markets maintained Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $265.0 target in Sunday, February 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) rating on Thursday, September 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $256.0 target. The stock of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Sunday, February 4. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 31. The rating was initiated by Argus Research with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 20.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $104.16 million activity. Shares for $20.66 million were sold by JELLISON BRIAN D on Wednesday, January 17. On Wednesday, September 20 the insider Conley Jason sold $1.23 million. KNOWLING ROBERT E JR sold $1.04 million worth of stock or 4,000 shares. WRIGHT CHRISTOPHER had sold 500 shares worth $118,520 on Tuesday, September 12.

Analysts await Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $2.49 EPS, up 18.01% or $0.38 from last year’s $2.11 per share. ROP’s profit will be $254.89M for 28.20 P/E if the $2.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.70 actual EPS reported by Roper Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.78% negative EPS growth.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc, which manages about $7.63B and $9.13B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Csg Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) by 17,245 shares to 30,965 shares, valued at $1.24 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Amazon.Com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 893 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1,175 shares, and has risen its stake in Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold ROP shares while 170 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 184 raised stakes. 98.93 million shares or 4.07% more from 95.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 3,568 shares. Bridges Counsel holds 0.6% or 4,404 shares. Natl Asset owns 934 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama reported 49,594 shares. Scopus Asset Lp reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Global X Mgmt reported 2,234 shares. Amalgamated Fincl Bank holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) for 12,110 shares. Johnson Invest Counsel holds 0.95% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) or 147,871 shares. Barrett Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company stated it has 3,409 shares. Contravisory Investment Mgmt invested in 2.53% or 29,126 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 28,328 shares stake. Ascend Cap Lc reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). F&V Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.73% or 5,096 shares. 18,667 are owned by Exxonmobil Invest Management Tx. Edgestream Prns LP accumulated 956 shares.

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