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Artisan Partners Limited Partnership Has Decreased John Bean Technologies (JBT) Stake by $1.53 Million as Share Price Rose; As Lauder Estee Cos (EL) Market Valuation Rose, Shareholder Joel Isaacson & Company Cut Its Holding

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Artisan Partners Limited Partnership decreased its stake in John Bean Technologies Corp (JBT) by 1.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership sold 13,894 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.62% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 721,156 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $79.90M, down from 735,050 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership who had been investing in John Bean Technologies Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.61 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.06% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $114.35. About 14,333 shares traded. John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) has risen 29.20% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.65% the S&P500.

Joel Isaacson & Company Llc decreased its stake in Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL) by 3.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Joel Isaacson & Company Llc sold 2,495 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.83% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 76,001 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.67 million, down from 78,496 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Joel Isaacson & Company Llc who had been investing in Lauder Estee Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $55.63B market cap company. The stock increased 1.65% or $2.45 during the last trading session, reaching $151.26. About 782,078 shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 70.93% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.05 earnings per share, up 15.38% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $386.17 million for 36.01 P/E if the $1.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual earnings per share reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.92% negative EPS growth.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $37.14 million activity. Trower Alexandra C. sold $3.63 million worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 13,050 shares valued at $1.80M was made by Haney Carl P. on Monday, February 12. On Tuesday, February 13 the insider LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION sold $2.27 million. 54,610 shares were sold by Freda Fabrizio, worth $7.69 million on Friday, February 16. MOSS SARA E sold $4.22M worth of stock or 30,044 shares. O’HARE MICHAEL sold $3.50M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Monday, February 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold EL shares while 224 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 188.03 million shares or 1.16% less from 190.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parsec Finance Management has 51,503 shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 9,083 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 809,827 shares. Park Natl Oh owns 11,802 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp has invested 0.03% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Suntrust Banks Incorporated accumulated 30,198 shares. Ngam Advsrs Limited Partnership invested in 0.24% or 182,027 shares. Lmr Prns Llp holds 0.27% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 20,900 shares. Haverford Trust Co owns 0.01% invested in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 2,277 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 654,931 shares. Gofen Glossberg Ltd Liability Company Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 35,755 shares. C M Bidwell And Associate Limited holds 0.99% or 9,025 shares in its portfolio. 827,768 are owned by Mitsubishi Ufj & Bk Corp. Laurion Cap Management Lp stated it has 50,667 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America has invested 0.02% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL).

Among 31 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Estee Lauder had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Societe Generale. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 22 by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Friday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, January 4. Jefferies maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30. Argus Research downgraded The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Friday, September 9 to “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) rating on Thursday, November 2. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $126 target. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report.

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, which manages about $52.81 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cree Inc (NASDAQ:CREE) by 261,600 shares to 661,083 shares, valued at $24.55M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) by 524,915 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.96M shares, and has risen its stake in Autonation Inc (NYSE:AN).

Analysts await John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.35 earnings per share, down 40.68% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.59 per share. JBT’s profit will be $11.05M for 81.68 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by John Bean Technologies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -68.18% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. John Bean Technologies Corporation had 17 analyst reports since April 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. William Blair initiated the shares of JBT in report on Tuesday, April 19 with “Outperform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The stock of John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 2 by J.P. Morgan. On Friday, December 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, March 5. The stock of John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) earned “Buy” rating by CL King on Wednesday, April 12. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 2 by Sidoti. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Tuesday, February 28. The stock of John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 17 by BB&T Capital.

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