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Mu Investments Decreased Estee Lauder (EL) Position By $1.88 Million; Generac Holdings (GNRC) Sentiment Is 1.11

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Mu Investments decreased Estee Lauder (EL) stake by 25.52% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mu Investments sold 14,800 shares as Estee Lauder (EL)’s stock rose 14.83%. The Mu Investments holds 43,200 shares with $5.53 million value, down from 58,000 last quarter. Estee Lauder now has $53.40B valuation. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $145.49. About 1.80M shares traded. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 70.93% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.38% the S&P500.

Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC) investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.31, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 115 funds opened new or increased stock positions, while 104 decreased and sold their stakes in Generac Holdings Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 60.69 million shares, up from 58.60 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Generac Holdings Inc in top ten stock positions decreased from 5 to 4 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 32 Reduced: 72 Increased: 64 New Position: 51.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $4.62 million activity.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $49.71. About 356,732 shares traded. Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) has risen 20.22% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.67% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Generac’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Generac, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. GNRC was included in 3 notes of analysts from January 13, 2017. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 15 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, January 13. On Wednesday, April 5 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”.

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells power generation equipment and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.08 billion. The firm offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel. It has a 19.42 P/E ratio. It also provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 6kW to 60kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 6kW to 20kW; liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 60kW; cellular remote monitoring system for home standby generators; and industrial diesel generators ranging in sizes up to 3,250kW.

More recent Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Improved margins for Generac in Q1” on May 02, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Generac Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Generac Holdings (GNRC) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 31.88% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.69 per share. GNRC’s profit will be $56.38M for 13.66 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Generac Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.97% EPS growth.

Edgepoint Investment Group Inc. holds 6.36% of its portfolio in Generac Holdings Inc. for 8.99 million shares. Bernzott Capital Advisors owns 605,446 shares or 3.97% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kestrel Investment Management Corp has 3.33% invested in the company for 192,875 shares. The Massachusetts-based Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has invested 2.72% in the stock. Ws Management Lllp, a Florida-based fund reported 1.01 million shares.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $37.14 million activity. On Friday, February 16 the insider MOSS SARA E sold $4.22 million. $3.63M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by Trower Alexandra C. on Thursday, February 15. 5,000 shares valued at $700,550 were sold by TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS on Friday, February 16. Shares for $6.53M were sold by Polcer Gregory on Thursday, February 15. LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION sold 16,447 shares worth $2.27 million. $7.69M worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was sold by Freda Fabrizio on Friday, February 16. Haney Carl P. sold 13,050 shares worth $1.80 million.

Mu Investments increased Ww Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) stake by 5,600 shares to 24,800 valued at $5.90 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stake by 78,400 shares and now owns 78,730 shares. Ross Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ROST) was raised too.

Among 32 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Estee Lauder had 114 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, May 1 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Oppenheimer. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Neutral” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, May 3. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of EL in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) earned “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Friday, February 3. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 12 report.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on August, 17. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 9.80% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.51 per share. EL’s profit will be $205.54M for 64.95 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.17 actual earnings per share reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.14% negative EPS growth.

More important recent The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Earnings Preview For Estee Lauder” on May 01, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Coty – Smells Bad”, Benzinga.com published: “Barclays Finds Coca-Cola’s Stock Refreshing As Consumer Staples Industry Suffers” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Estee Lauder (EL) Estimates, PT Raised at Morgan Stanley as Channel Mix Tipping Point Has Been Reached” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

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