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Westell Technologies, Inc. (WSTL) EPS Estimated At $0.05; Kadant (KAI) Has 1.1 Sentiment

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Kadant Inc (KAI) investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.28, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 75 institutional investors opened new or increased equity positions, while 68 reduced and sold their equity positions in Kadant Inc. The institutional investors in our database now have: 9.20 million shares, up from 9.19 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Kadant Inc in top ten equity positions increased from 1 to 2 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 14 Reduced: 54 Increased: 40 New Position: 35.

Analysts expect Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL) to report $0.05 EPS on May, 23 after the close.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $0.04 EPS. WSTL’s profit would be $780,096 giving it 15.70 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Westell Technologies, Inc.’s analysts see -37.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.28% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $3.14. About 26,835 shares traded. Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL) has risen 39.41% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.86% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Westell Technologies (NASDAQ:WSTL), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Westell Technologies had 4 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2 to “Sell”. Northland Capital maintained Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL) on Monday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital on Friday, August 11 with “Buy”.

Westell Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, Westell, Inc., creates and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies in the United States. The company has market cap of $48.99 million. The firm operates through three divisions: In-Building Wireless , Intelligent Site Management and Services (ISMS), and Communications Network Solutions (CNS). It has a 165.26 P/E ratio. The IBW segment offers distributed antenna systems conditioners; repeaters; battery backup units; and system components and antennas, including couplers, duplexers, splitters, filters, and tappers for commercial and public safety in-building wireless systems.

More recent Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL) news were published by: Investingnews.com which released: “Westell’s CNS Business Unit Expands its Power Distribution Product Line with Next Generation Fuse Panels” on May 14, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Westell to Host Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Earnings Call on May 24, 2018” on May 08, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “George Wakileh joins Westell as Vice President, Global Business Development and M&A” with publication date: April 25, 2018 was also an interesting one.

The stock increased 3.82% or $3.75 during the last trading session, reaching $101.95. About 54,224 shares traded or 2.48% up from the average. Kadant Inc. (KAI) has risen 62.56% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.01% the S&P500.

More notable recent Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Kadant Declares Cash Dividend” on May 16, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Kadant Authorizes Share Repurchase” published on April 28, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Kadant Reports 2018 First Quarter Results” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kadant Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” published on May 01, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Kadant’s (KAI) CEO Jon Painter on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Phocas Financial Corp. holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Kadant Inc. for 164,234 shares. Alphaone Investment Services Llc owns 45,030 shares or 1.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clean Yield Group has 1.03% invested in the company for 25,861 shares. The Connecticut-based Pier Capital Llc has invested 1.02% in the stock. Cortina Asset Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 187,004 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.34 million activity.

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