Among 8 analysts covering ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ESCO Technologies had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 28. Euro Pacific Capital initiated the shares of ESE in report on Monday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. Needham maintained the shares of ESE in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, November 21, the company rating was upgraded by Needham. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. The stock of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by BB&T Capital. See ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) latest ratings:
06/12/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0
21/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy Upgrade
15/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $71.0
Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp increased Big Lots Inc (Call) (BIG) stake by 1250% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp acquired 100,000 shares as Big Lots Inc (Call) (BIG)’s stock declined 23.04%. The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 108,000 shares with $6.06M value, up from 8,000 last quarter. Big Lots Inc (Call) now has $1.86 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.3075 during the last trading session, reaching $44.0275. About 736,529 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.
Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp decreased Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:LGND) stake by 21,899 shares to 8,101 valued at $1.11 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) stake by 542,505 shares and now owns 72,195 shares. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N was reduced too.
Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $2.35 million activity. 6,000 shares were sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul, worth $348,000 on Friday, January 5. 20,000 shares were sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A, worth $1.10 million. $903,341 worth of stock was sold by CAMPISI DAVID J on Wednesday, April 4.
Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 27 investors sold BIG shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv accumulated 560,800 shares. Wedge Management L Ltd Partnership Nc invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Neuberger Berman Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 18,379 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Co Mn has 0.04% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 2.65M shares. 1.12 million are owned by Old Mutual Invsts (Uk). Kbc Grp Incorporated Nv has invested 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). New York-based Ny State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Endurance Wealth Mngmt stated it has 1.93% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Deutsche Bancorp Ag invested in 277,438 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys has invested 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Advisory Rech Incorporated owns 0.02% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 16,366 shares. Natixis reported 9,057 shares. Lincoln Natl Corp invested in 5,600 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Shufro Rose Co Lc has 0.21% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Keybank Association Oh owns 14,652 shares for 0% of their portfolio.
Among 17 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Big Lots had 51 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, May 31 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy”. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 16. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, May 26. Loop Capital maintained the shares of BIG in report on Monday, March 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 1 by Citigroup. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. On Friday, September 25 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks.
Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $575,427 activity. $310,000 worth of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) was sold by BARCLAY ALYSON S on Thursday, February 15. SOLLEY LARRY W also sold $265,427 worth of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) on Thursday, February 15.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.11, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 10 investors sold ESCO Technologies Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 23.84 million shares or 0.26% more from 23.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Bb&T Corporation owns 4,175 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & stated it has 48,591 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Jefferies Group Inc Lc has 9,261 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn owns 40,042 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rice Hall James & Associate invested 0.07% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Sg Americas Llc holds 20,708 shares. 4,304 were reported by D E Shaw And Company. Mufg Americas Hldgs holds 0% or 238 shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 1,357 shares. Principal holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) for 193,332 shares. Gam Ag holds 0.52% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) or 280,000 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) for 8,129 shares. Comerica Bank & Trust holds 0.02% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) or 40,638 shares.
The stock increased 0.88% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $60.17. About 32,994 shares traded. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has risen 1.50% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.
ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.56 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 20.11 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.