Stanley-Laman Group Ltd increased its stake in Stepan Company (SCL) by 87.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd bought 7,493 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,056 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.34M, up from 8,563 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stanley-Laman Group Ltd who had been investing in Stepan Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.89 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $83.85. About 43,198 shares traded. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 47.84% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.
Vinit Bodas decreased its stake in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (FOXA) by 0.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deccan Value Investors Lp sold 35,200 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.68% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Vinit Bodas held 4.35 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $114.79 million, down from 4.39 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deccan Value Investors Lp who had been investing in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $68.84B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $37.38. About 3.48M shares traded. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has declined 2.90% since March 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.60% the S&P500.
Deccan Value Investors Lp, which manages about $1.48 billion and $1.45 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Herbalife Ltd (NYSE:HLF) by 263,160 shares to 7.82 million shares, valued at $530.31M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
Analysts await Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.56 EPS, up 3.70% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.54 per share. FOXA’s profit will be $1.03 billion for 16.69 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.
Among 33 analysts covering Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc had 100 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) rating on Friday, December 22. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Topeka Capital Markets. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, August 14 with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $35.0 target in Monday, December 18 report. The stock of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, June 14.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.38, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 23 investors sold SCL shares while 56 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 13.94 million shares or 0.54% more from 13.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd invested in 0.01% or 92 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 647 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt has 364,860 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 189,132 shares. Bahl Gaynor holds 20,205 shares. Us Commercial Bank De stated it has 6,931 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Co invested in 0% or 986 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Amalgamated National Bank & Trust owns 2,723 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Globeflex Capital LP invested in 0.2% or 8,363 shares. Etrade Capital Management Lc reported 0.04% stake. Hightower Advsr Lc stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company owns 27,951 shares.
Stanley-Laman Group Ltd, which manages about $747.00 million and $374.64M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 1,567 shares to 9,868 shares, valued at $2.51M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in M D U Resources Grp (NYSE:MDU) by 307,798 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 189,966 shares, and cut its stake in Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).
Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $4.22 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by PACHOLEC FRANK, worth $426,053. Servatius Gregory sold $60,251 worth of stock or 701 shares. Mergner Arthur W sold $147,390 worth of stock. STEPAN F QUINN JR had sold 35,766 shares worth $2.92M on Friday, March 2. Stefaniak Debra had sold 300 shares worth $25,063.
Among 7 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Stepan Co had 12 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Industrial Alliance Securities upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Monday, May 29 report. The rating was upgraded by National Bank Canada to “Outperform” on Monday, August 15. Seaport Global maintained Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) rating on Wednesday, August 24. Seaport Global has “Neutral” rating and $70 target.