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Analysts See $0.19 EPS for Ply Gem Holdings, (PGEM); Middleby (MIDD) Sentiment Is 0.8

The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $6.70 billion. The Company’s Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group segment offers cooking and warming equipment for quick-service restaurants, full-service restaurants, convenience stores, retail outlets, hotels, and other institutions. It has a 22.5 P/E ratio. This segment provides conveyor, combi, convection, baking, proofing, deck, speed cooking, and hydrovection ovens; and ranges, fryers, rethermalizers, steam cooking equipment, warming equipment, heated cabinets, charbroilers, ventless cooking systems, kitchen ventilation, induction cooking equipment, countertop cooking equipment, toasters, professional refrigerators, blast chillers, coldrooms, ice machines, freezers, and beverage dispensing equipment.

Analysts expect Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) to report $0.19 EPS on March, 9.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 35.71% from last quarter’s $0.14 EPS. PGEM’s profit would be $13.03 million giving it 28.42 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Ply Gem Holdings, Inc’s analysts see -53.66% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $21.6. About 397,440 shares traded. Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) has risen 22.22% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells residential and commercial building products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.48 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Siding, Fencing and Stone; and Windows and Doors. It has a 24.8 P/E ratio. The Siding, Fencing and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coils, cellular PVC trims and moldings, J-channels, wide crown moldings, window and door trims, F-channels, H-molds, fascia, undersill trims, outside/inside corner posts, rain removal systems, vinyl fences, vinyl railings, and stone veneer products, as well as injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents, and mounts.

Among 7 analysts covering Ply Gem Holdings (NYSE:PGEM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Ply Gem Holdings had 21 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 8. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, August 11 with “Outperform”. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report. The stock of Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.38, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 16 investors sold Ply Gem Holdings, Inc shares while 28 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 19.91 million shares or 1.94% less from 20.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Parallax Volatility Advisers L P reported 363 shares. American Century Cos reported 156,240 shares stake. Spark Inv Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 78,800 shares. 89,000 were accumulated by Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 0% or 25,559 shares in its portfolio. James Inv Rech Incorporated holds 0.09% or 162,860 shares. Amer Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 14,879 shares. Walthausen And Limited Liability Corporation invested in 782,102 shares or 1.24% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 24,144 shares. Pzena Limited Liability Company reported 1.95M shares. Legal & General Group Incorporated Public Limited Com invested 0% in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Brandywine Global Inv Management Limited Liability Com invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Prelude Cap Ltd Liability Co owns 1,300 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Raging Cap Mngmt Ltd Com reported 151,122 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Middleby’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Middleby, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $123.0 while the high is $157.0. The stock’s average target of $140 is 16.80% above today’s ($119.86) share price. MIDD was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 7, 2016. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 14 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, September 7. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 15 by Macquarie Research.

Ci Global Investments Inc. holds 5.45% of its portfolio in The Middleby Corporation for 2.12 million shares. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc Mn owns 1.63 million shares or 4.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Crestwood Capital Management L.P. has 3.72% invested in the company for 54,210 shares. The Rhode Island-based Weybosset Research & Management Llc has invested 3.56% in the stock. Suncoast Equity Management, a Florida-based fund reported 94,545 shares.

The stock increased 1.56% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $119.86. About 1.38 million shares traded or 167.20% up from the average. The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) has risen 8.18% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.52% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.97 million activity.

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