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Blucora, Inc. (BCOR) Reaches $26.18 52-Week High; Hgk Asset Management Lowered By $376,640 Its Lear Corp. (LEA) Stake

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Hgk Asset Management Inc decreased Lear Corp. (LEA) stake by 2.8% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hgk Asset Management Inc sold 2,140 shares as Lear Corp. (LEA)’s stock rose 4.15%. The Hgk Asset Management Inc holds 74,393 shares with $13.14M value, down from 76,533 last quarter. Lear Corp. now has $13.11B valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.73 during the last trading session, reaching $197.8. About 202,444 shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 33.95% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.40% the S&P500.

The stock of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) hit a new 52-week high and has $26.96 target or 3.00% above today’s $26.18 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $1.23B company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $26.96 price target is reached, the company will be worth $36.78M more. The stock increased 4.08% or $1.025 during the last trading session, reaching $26.175. About 267,466 shares traded. Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) has risen 36.26% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.71% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Lear Corporation had 74 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) rating on Thursday, October 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $127 target. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $152 target in Thursday, July 27 report. As per Wednesday, October 14, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Morgan Stanley. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 20 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Monday, July 27. Seaport Global initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $197.0 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Wednesday, November 9.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $4.89 EPS, up 14.52% or $0.62 from last year’s $4.27 per share. LEA’s profit will be $324.08 million for 10.11 P/E if the $4.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.38 actual EPS reported by Lear Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.64% EPS growth.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $46.04 million activity. On Friday, February 16 SCOTT RAYMOND E sold $4.86M worth of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) or 25,545 shares. RUNKLE DONALD L also sold $190,671 worth of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Friday, February 16. Shares for $3.88M were sold by Vanneste Jeffrey H. on Friday, February 16. Simoncini Matthew sold $19.01 million worth of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Friday, February 16. Shares for $1.27 million were sold by Kunkel Jay K. on Friday, February 16. 5,373 shares were sold by BURGESS SHARI L, worth $1.02 million on Friday, February 16. DiDonato Thomas A sold 21,415 shares worth $4.07M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold LEA shares while 172 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 58.04 million shares or 3.12% less from 59.92 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.11% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Gam Holdings Ag reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Twin Cap Management owns 54,120 shares. Glg Ptnrs Lp has invested 0.01% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia reported 61,209 shares. Pnc Gru owns 19,975 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Globeflex Capital Limited Partnership invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Moreover, Gateway Advisers Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). The New York-based D E Shaw Communication Inc has invested 0% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). The Massachusetts-based Massachusetts Financial Ma has invested 0.02% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Gabelli Funds Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 7,000 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt has invested 0.03% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Raymond James Na owns 0.04% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 3,701 shares. World Asset Mgmt Inc reported 3,447 shares stake. Credit Suisse Ag owns 0.04% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 245,690 shares.

Analysts await Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, down 9.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $1 per share. BCOR’s profit will be $42.62M for 7.19 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.19 actual earnings per share reported by Blucora, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -578.95% EPS growth.

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