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The Insider and Chief Operating Officer – F&B of Multi-Color (LABL), Oliver Apel, Paid for 1,100 Shares; Kirby (KEX) SI Decreased By 9.9%

Oliver Apel, an insider of Multi Color Corp, currently Chief Operating Officer – F&B lately disclosed a new purchase with the DC-based SEC. As announced in the legal report, Oliver Apel purchased 1,100 shares of the corporation, priced at $66.7 per share. $73,345 U.S. Dollars was the purchase’s value. The SEC report’s date was February 22, 2018. Oliver Apel now has rights to 1,100 shares of the Company.

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) had a decrease of 9.9% in short interest. KEX’s SI was 5.08M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 9.9% from 5.64M shares previously. With 473,300 avg volume, 11 days are for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)’s short sellers to cover KEX’s short positions. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $76.25. About 148,648 shares traded. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has declined 0.86% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) to report earnings on May, 29. They expect $1.12 earnings per share, up 14.29% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.98 per share. LABL’s profit will be $22.89M for 14.77 P/E if the $1.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual earnings per share reported by Multi-Color Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 57.75% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Multi-Color has $8800 highest and $67.0 lowest target. $72.50’s average target is 9.60% above currents $66.15 stock price. Multi-Color had 20 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Long-Term Buy” rating given on Monday, March 14 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, November 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 25. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $75 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock has “Sell” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Robert W. Baird. The company was reinitiated on Friday, October 2 by Hilliard Lyons.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold Multi-Color Corporation shares while 32 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 12.24 million shares or 1.84% less from 12.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Victory has invested 0% of its portfolio in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). Redmond Asset Limited Com has 19,683 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. Vanguard Grp Inc stated it has 0% in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). Atria Ltd accumulated 2,745 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fmr Ltd, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.87M shares. Pinebridge Invs Lp accumulated 1,714 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). Barclays Public Limited Co holds 363 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 27,703 shares. California-based Ami Asset Mngmt has invested 0.97% in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) for 2,733 shares. Stanley has invested 0.17% in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL). Royal Bankshares Of Canada reported 0.02% stake. 36,923 are owned by Parametric Associates Ltd Liability. Mason Street Advisors Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL).

The stock increased 1.77% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $66.15. About 41,211 shares traded. Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) has risen 31.02% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.32% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $5.71 million activity. Another trade for 14,699 shares valued at $1.21 million was made by Vinecombe Nigel A on Wednesday, September 27. CONNOLLY CHARLES B sold 13,500 shares worth $970,317. Another trade for 9,530 shares valued at $686,744 was sold by BUCK ROBERT R.

Multi-Color Corporation provides various label solutions. The company has market cap of $1.35 billion. The firm offers pressure sensitive labels; in-mold labels; heat transfer labels; shrink sleeve labels; cut and stack glue-applied labels comprising peel-away promotional labels, thermochromics, holographics, and metalized films; and promotional products, such as scratch-off coupons, static-clings, and tags. It has a 17.6 P/E ratio. It also provides graphic and pre-press services; and various print methods consisting of flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, letterpress, and digital services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 23 investors sold Kirby Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 56.43 million shares or 1.78% more from 55.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 37,239 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 807,245 shares. Voya Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 14,917 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Us Bank De owns 1,399 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Texas-based Sequent Asset Management Llc has invested 0.59% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Hermes Limited reported 786,034 shares. Moreover, Eaton Vance has 0.02% invested in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 94,595 shares. 3,740 are held by World Asset Mngmt Inc. Ameriprise Financial has invested 0% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Pacific Global reported 79,842 shares. Moreover, Advisors Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). State Street Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.44 million shares. Fruth Invest Mngmt reported 19,004 shares or 0.57% of all its holdings. 33,832 are owned by Rice Hall James And Associate Llc. Sg Americas Secs Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX).

Among 15 analysts covering Kirby (NYSE:KEX), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Kirby had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, February 3 to “Market Perform”. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 3 report. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 28 by Evercore. Bank of America maintained the shares of KEX in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Underperform” rating. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, October 1. The rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital on Monday, May 2 to “Buy”.

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.55 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It has a 13.57 P/E ratio. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges.

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