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Private Asset Management Has Lowered Its Oracle (ORCL) Stake; Crane Co. (CR) Covered By 10 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Among 15 analysts covering Crane (NYSE:CR), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Crane has $120 highest and $46 lowest target. $91.50’s average target is -2.16% below currents $93.52 stock price. Crane had 51 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The stock of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 31. Avondale initiated it with “Market Perform” rating and $55 target in Thursday, October 15 report. Susquehanna maintained Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) on Friday, January 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, January 31. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Tuesday, August 18. Bank of America upgraded the shares of CR in report on Friday, July 29 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. The stock of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) earned “Hold” rating by UBS on Tuesday, January 23. See Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) latest ratings:

01/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $104 New Target: $120 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $103.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $95 New Target: $110 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $87 Upgrade
23/01/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Hold New Target: $100.0 Initiate
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $99.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $98.0 Maintain
06/12/2017 Broker: Vertical Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade

Private Asset Management Inc decreased Oracle Corporation (ORCL) stake by 4.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Private Asset Management Inc sold 8,713 shares as Oracle Corporation (ORCL)’s stock rose 5.35%. The Private Asset Management Inc holds 173,047 shares with $8.37 million value, down from 181,760 last quarter. Oracle Corporation now has $204.62B valuation. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $49.43. About 13.05 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle has $65 highest and $37 lowest target. $53.92’s average target is 9.08% above currents $49.43 stock price. Oracle had 105 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 19 by Pacific Crest. The firm has “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt given on Friday, December 15. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 24. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 15. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Friday, June 17 with “Neutral” rating.

Private Asset Management Inc increased Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) stake by 2,380 shares to 27,405 valued at $4.73 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) stake by 14,875 shares and now owns 40,040 shares. Schwab Value Advantage Money F was raised too.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on March, 21. They expect $0.66 EPS, up 4.76% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.63 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.73 billion for 18.72 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 498 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 2.32 billion shares or 1.54% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guardian Life Ins Of America holds 6,882 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) has 12,891 shares. 15,252 are held by Bowling Portfolio Lc. Hedeker Wealth Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 50,537 shares or 2.15% of the stock. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc holds 6,700 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Ami Inv Management Incorporated accumulated 1.74% or 57,736 shares. Aspen Investment Management Incorporated has 9,014 shares. Amp Capital Invsts Limited invested in 2.45 million shares or 0.67% of the stock. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees invested in 1.11% or 191,346 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee stated it has 7,250 shares. Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 2.15% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Hightower Advsrs Lc owns 611,624 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Auxier Asset holds 118,337 shares. Triangle Secs Wealth Management has 47,374 shares. Lazard Asset Ltd has invested 0.07% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $4.10 million activity. BIGELOW E THAYER also sold $88,339 worth of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) on Monday, October 30. On Thursday, August 31 the insider Switter Edward S sold $518,210. 4,650 shares were sold by PANTALEONI A D, worth $386,474. Shares for $1.60M were sold by DUPONT AUGUSTUS I on Thursday, February 1.

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.55 billion. The companyÂ’s Fluid Handling segment provides process valves and related products, such as on/off valves and related products for critical and demanding applications in the chemical, gas and oil, power, non-residential construction, and general industrial end markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. It has a 32.93 P/E ratio. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, WTA, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes trade names.

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