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Dean Investment Associates Trimmed Its Kaman (KAMN) Holding; GP Strategies Has 1.84 Sentiment

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Dean Investment Associates Llc decreased Kaman Corp (KAMN) stake by 51.27% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Dean Investment Associates Llc sold 54,462 shares as Kaman Corp (KAMN)’s stock rose 5.63%. The Dean Investment Associates Llc holds 51,768 shares with $3.05 million value, down from 106,230 last quarter. Kaman Corp now has $1.79 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.78% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $64.5. About 172,669 shares traded or 17.69% up from the average. Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) has risen 29.19% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.64% the S&P500.

GP Strategies Corp (GPX) investors sentiment increased to 1.84 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.52, from 1.32 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 46 funds started new and increased positions, while 25 decreased and sold their positions in GP Strategies Corp. The funds in our database reported: 14.26 million shares, down from 14.53 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding GP Strategies Corp in top ten positions decreased from 3 to 2 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 8 Reduced: 17 Increased: 29 New Position: 17.

GP Strategies Corporation provides customized training solutions focused on performance improvement initiatives worldwide. The company has market cap of $378.30 million. The firm operates through four business divisions: Learning Solutions, Professional & Technical Services, Sandy Training & Marketing, and Performance Readiness Solutions. It has a 30 P/E ratio. The Learning Solutions segment delivers training, curriculum design and development, e-learning, system hosting, and training business process outsourcing and consulting services to electronics and semiconductors, healthcare, software, financial, and other industries, as well as to government agencies; and vocational skills training and human capital management services.

Analysts await GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.22 EPS, down 8.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.24 per share. GPX’s profit will be $3.65 million for 25.91 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual EPS reported by GP Strategies Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.11% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.79% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $22.8. About 25,304 shares traded. GP Strategies Corporation (GPX) has declined 8.19% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.74% the S&P500.

Sagard Capital Partners Management Corp holds 74.84% of its portfolio in GP Strategies Corporation for 3.64 million shares. Cove Street Capital Llc owns 1.50 million shares or 3.76% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alphaone Investment Services Llc has 1.5% invested in the company for 214,458 shares. The Oklahoma-based Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. has invested 1.21% in the stock. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 330,913 shares.

Dean Investment Associates Llc increased Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) stake by 7,212 shares to 12,533 valued at $2.15M in 2017Q4. It also upped Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stake by 17,605 shares and now owns 160,036 shares. Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) was raised too.

Among 6 analysts covering Kaman (NYSE:KAMN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Kaman had 11 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Friday, March 24 by KeyCorp. Northcoast downgraded Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) on Thursday, March 15 to “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by CJS Securities with “Market Perform” on Monday, December 12. The stock of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, January 5. The stock of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 2 by Longbow. Gabelli downgraded the shares of KAMN in report on Thursday, March 2 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) earned “Buy” rating by Longbow on Thursday, December 10. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 10 investors sold KAMN shares while 55 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 25.22 million shares or 1.05% less from 25.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0% in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). Piedmont Advisors Lc reported 5,717 shares stake. Jpmorgan Chase & invested 0.01% in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). Qs Invsts Limited Company stated it has 14 shares. Martingale Asset Ltd Partnership owns 46,409 shares. Moreover, M&T Financial Bank has 0% invested in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) for 13,352 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 8,069 shares stake. Ahl Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). 2,115 were accumulated by Sg Americas Limited Liability. Regions Finance stated it has 1,698 shares. Citigroup Inc reported 0% stake. Susquehanna Intl Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 10,002 shares. Dean Capital Mngmt has 1.04% invested in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). National Bank Of Mellon Corp owns 0.01% invested in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) for 737,871 shares. Ameriprise Financial stated it has 0% in Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN).

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