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Buckingham Asset Management Lowered Its Cintas (CTAS) Stake; Armistice Capital Trimmed Its Irobot (IRBT) Position

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Armistice Capital Llc decreased Irobot Corp (IRBT) stake by 3.03% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Armistice Capital Llc sold 4,000 shares as Irobot Corp (IRBT)’s stock declined 17.51%. The Armistice Capital Llc holds 128,000 shares with $9.82 million value, down from 132,000 last quarter. Irobot Corp now has $1.72 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.04% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $61.87. About 623,230 shares traded. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has risen 4.44% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.11% the S&P500.

Buckingham Asset Management Llc decreased Cintas Corp (CTAS) stake by 37.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Buckingham Asset Management Llc sold 2,173 shares as Cintas Corp (CTAS)’s stock rose 8.12%. The Buckingham Asset Management Llc holds 3,556 shares with $554,000 value, down from 5,729 last quarter. Cintas Corp now has $19.29B valuation. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $180.76. About 349,898 shares traded. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has risen 35.54% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.99% the S&P500.

Armistice Capital Llc increased Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE) stake by 76,000 shares to 400,000 valued at $19.27 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB) stake by 108,000 shares and now owns 608,000 shares. Penske Automotive Grp Inc (NYSE:PAG) was raised too.

Among 14 analysts covering IRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. IRobot Corporation had 36 analyst reports since September 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Friday, February 9. Canaccord Genuity maintained iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) rating on Friday, February 9. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $65.0 target. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 27 by Sidoti. As per Thursday, November 17, the company rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company. Sidoti upgraded the shares of IRBT in report on Friday, February 9 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray on Thursday, April 19 to “Overweight”. On Monday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, April 27 report. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Dougherty to “Hold”.

More recent iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Can Amazon Sweep Away iRobot’s Dominant Positioning With Its Own Home Robots?” on April 24, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “iRobot’s (IRBT) CEO Colin Angle on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “iRobot Corp. (IRBT) Inventories Drop After A Strong Mothers Day – Piper Jaffray” with publication date: May 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 41 investors sold IRBT shares while 60 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 23.67 million shares or 6.34% more from 22.26 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 5,286 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0% or 190,545 shares. American Century holds 16,618 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board reported 0.01% stake. Two Sigma Limited Liability invested in 4,564 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Aqr Management Limited Company accumulated 22,252 shares or 0% of the stock. Alps Advisors has 0% invested in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Nomura Holdg invested 0% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt reported 6,305 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Shell Asset invested in 0.2% or 134,012 shares. Eqis Management has 15,026 shares. Sei Invests Commerce stated it has 0.01% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT).

Analysts await iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.17 EPS, down 37.04% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.27 per share. IRBT’s profit will be $4.73M for 90.99 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by iRobot Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -74.24% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Greater Cincinnati company joins 2018 Fortune 500 list” on May 21, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Cintas App Helps Memorial Day Travelers Avoid ‘Spotty Potties'” published on May 22, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Minnesota OSHA Recognizes Cintas in Eagan with Highest Safety Designation” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Cintas Adds to Zero Waste Achievements with TRUE Certification at Dallas Distribution Center” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “First Eagle Reduces Microsoft, Alphabet Positions” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Among 17 analysts covering Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Cintas had 48 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 26 by Nomura. The stock of Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 17. Barclays Capital maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rating on Tuesday, December 22. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $95 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rating on Friday, March 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $162 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rating on Thursday, September 28. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $165.0 target. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) rating on Tuesday, December 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $174.0 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank.

Buckingham Asset Management Llc increased Ishares Tr (SUB) stake by 5,045 shares to 22,555 valued at $2.37 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 10,193 shares and now owns 18,967 shares. Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 39 investors sold CTAS shares while 185 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 68.29 million shares or 1.49% less from 69.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Comerica Bank & Trust stated it has 33,374 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa reported 3,581 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based 1832 Asset Mngmt LP has invested 0.24% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). Everence Cap Incorporated owns 1,634 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Gator Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.78% or 5,200 shares in its portfolio. National Pension Ser owns 100,851 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Atlantic Trust Gp Ltd Co stated it has 0% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). Moreover, Williams Jones & Associate has 0.05% invested in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS). 125 were reported by Hanseatic Mngmt Serv. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability holds 0.07% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) or 110,389 shares. Horizon Kinetics Ltd holds 2,545 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited invested in 1,800 shares. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) for 1,306 shares. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0.01% or 9,227 shares. The Georgia-based Invesco has invested 0.1% in Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS).

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