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Rice Hall James & Associates Has Lifted Msc Industrial Direct Co. (MSM) Holding; Equity Residential (EQR) Covered By 7 Bulls

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Rice Hall James & Associates Llc increased Msc Industrial Direct Co. Inc (MSM) stake by 20.4% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc acquired 26,487 shares as Msc Industrial Direct Co. Inc (MSM)’s stock declined 5.29%. The Rice Hall James & Associates Llc holds 156,294 shares with $15.11 million value, up from 129,807 last quarter. Msc Industrial Direct Co. Inc now has $5.06 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.35% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $89.51. About 303,968 shares traded. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) has declined 9.82% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.37% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 28% are positive. Equity Residential had 86 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Miller Tabak to “Hold” on Wednesday, September 9. Jefferies maintained the shares of EQR in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Equal Weight” rating. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by BMO Capital Markets. See Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) latest ratings:

20/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain
19/03/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $66.0 Maintain
19/03/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Maintain
21/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $69 New Target: $66 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain

Since February 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $1.03 million activity. Sorenson Christa L also sold $6,807 worth of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) on Wednesday, February 7. $47,651 worth of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) was sold by Brackenridge Alexander. Altshuler Barry had sold 898 shares worth $52,247. Fenster Scott had sold 449 shares worth $26,124 on Wednesday, February 7. Manelis Michael L had sold 803 shares worth $46,720. 7,355 shares were sold by Parrell Mark J., worth $427,929. Kaufman Ian also sold $39,796 worth of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold Equity Residential shares while 148 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 338.98 million shares or 0.29% less from 339.97 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pggm Investments, a Netherlands-based fund reported 6.67 million shares. Boston Prns reported 1.98M shares. Stratos Wealth Limited holds 0% or 294 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0% or 3,343 shares in its portfolio. Private Ocean Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 63 shares. D E Shaw Communication has 0.06% invested in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR). Duff Phelps Inv Management Communications owns 1.14 million shares or 1.04% of their US portfolio. Wellington Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership reported 12,906 shares. Wendell David Assoc Inc accumulated 10,720 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt stated it has 84,100 shares. Dynamic Mngmt Ltd, United Kingdom-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Utah Retirement owns 0.11% invested in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) for 85,572 shares. Marco Investment Llc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR). Amp Invsts Ltd reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR). Bb&T Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR).

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust , engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. The company has market cap of $23.56 billion. As of December 31, 2007, it owned and invested in 579 properties in 24 states and the District of Columbia consisting of 152,821 units. It has a 37.89 P/E ratio. The firm qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes.

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $61.68. About 1.74 million shares traded. Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) has declined 4.58% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.13% the S&P500.

Since November 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $81.41 million activity. 7,100 shares were sold by Armstrong Steve, worth $667,684 on Friday, January 19. $96,759 worth of stock was sold by KELLY DENIS F on Tuesday, January 23. GERSHWIND ERIK had sold 25,000 shares worth $2.47 million. Davanzo Christopher sold $1.13 million worth of stock or 12,046 shares. Jones Douglas E also sold $283,480 worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares. $34.13 million worth of stock was sold by JACOBSON MITCHELL on Friday, January 19. $165,942 worth of MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) shares were sold by Bonomo Charles.

Rice Hall James & Associates Llc decreased Advanced Energy Industries In (NASDAQ:AEIS) stake by 10,440 shares to 177,688 valued at $11.99 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Epam Systems Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) stake by 14,177 shares and now owns 225,993 shares. Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.43, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 32 investors sold MSM shares while 103 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 40.30 million shares or 2.45% less from 41.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Company The has invested 0.01% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). The Utah-based Wasatch Advsrs Inc has invested 0.01% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Guggenheim Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 19,370 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). New South Cap Mngmt Inc holds 5.4% of its portfolio in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) for 2.41M shares. 16,300 were accumulated by Ellington Group Inc Ltd Liability Corp. Hermes Inv Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.49% or 350,687 shares. Highbridge Capital Ltd Co reported 0% of its portfolio in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). 350 were reported by Stratos Wealth Prns. Stephens Ar owns 38,927 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability Com reported 1.76% in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM). Moreover, State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.01% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) for 16,000 shares. Pnc Finance Serv, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 720 shares. Timpani Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.38% or 11,006 shares in its portfolio. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv owns 0.01% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) for 70,800 shares.

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