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Zebra Capital Management Lowered By $707,460 Its Spartannash Co Com Stk (SPTN) Position; W R Grace & Co (GRA)’s Sentiment Is 1.34

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W R Grace & Co (GRA) investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.13, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 123 investment managers increased or started new equity positions, while 92 decreased and sold their stock positions in W R Grace & Co. The investment managers in our database now own: 56.69 million shares, up from 56.37 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding W R Grace & Co in top ten equity positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 24 Reduced: 68 Increased: 86 New Position: 37.

Zebra Capital Management Llc decreased Spartannash Co Com Stk (SPTN) stake by 40.82% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Zebra Capital Management Llc sold 27,210 shares as Spartannash Co Com Stk (SPTN)’s stock declined 35.92%. The Zebra Capital Management Llc holds 39,448 shares with $1.05 million value, down from 66,658 last quarter. Spartannash Co Com Stk now has $664.49 million valuation. The stock increased 2.91% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $18.39. About 111,646 shares traded. SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) has declined 49.62% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 61.17% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering SpartanNash (NASDAQ:SPTN), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. SpartanNash had 29 analyst reports since August 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Pivotal Research. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Monday, November 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 23 by Northcoast. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. The stock of SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 2. The stock of SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) earned “Hold” rating by Pivotal Research on Tuesday, January 17. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. Zacks downgraded SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) on Saturday, August 22 to “Hold” rating. On Friday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $100,320 activity. Shamber Mark had bought 5,500 shares worth $100,320 on Thursday, March 1.

Analysts await SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, down 1.82% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.55 per share. SPTN’s profit will be $19.51 million for 8.51 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by SpartanNash Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.71% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.38, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 12 investors sold SPTN shares while 52 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 30.51 million shares or 1.60% less from 31.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ubs Asset Americas Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN). Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN). Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has 0% invested in SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) for 9,037 shares. 105,279 were accumulated by Legal & General Grp Inc Public Limited Company. Pnc Financial Ser reported 0% stake. Stone Ridge Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 25,035 shares. California State Teachers Retirement holds 58,943 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 23,699 shares in its portfolio. Ontario – Canada-based Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada has invested 0% in SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP reported 5,586 shares stake. Rhumbline Advisers owns 91,369 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ahl Ptnrs Llp owns 0.01% invested in SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) for 27,400 shares. Wells Fargo Mn reported 117,448 shares. First Manhattan, a New York-based fund reported 120 shares. Bridgeway Cap Management invested in 0.06% or 224,628 shares.

Zebra Capital Management Llc increased Novanta Inc stake by 8,987 shares to 22,152 valued at $1.11M in 2017Q4. It also upped Campbell Soup Usd Com (NYSE:CPB) stake by 7,057 shares and now owns 29,722 shares. Systemax Inc Com Stk (NYSE:SYX) was raised too.

Analysts await W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 4.41% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.68 per share. GRA’s profit will be $47.88M for 23.68 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by W. R. Grace & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.55% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of W.R. Grace’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating W.R. Grace, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $81.0 while the high is $85.0. The stock’s average target of $83 is 23.40% above today’s ($67.26) share price. GRA was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 13, 2016. Jefferies downgraded W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) on Wednesday, November 30 to “Hold” rating. Seaport Global Securities initiated the shares of GRA in report on Tuesday, September 13 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 12. Robert W. Baird upgraded W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) rating on Tuesday, February 7. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $85.0 target.

W. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.54 billion. It operates through two divisions, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. It has a 420.38 P/E ratio. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum products; FCC additives; and hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter products.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 buys, and 0 insider sales for $660,474 activity.

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