$0.52 EPS Expected for Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD); Fenimore Asset Management Lowered Its Graco (GGG) Stake

November 15, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) to report $0.52 EPS on December, 7 before the open.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.96% from last quarter’s $0.51 EPS. CMD’s profit would be $21.68M giving it 48.42 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.54 EPS previously, Cantel Medical Corp.’s analysts see -3.70% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.57% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $100.72. About shares traded. Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) has risen 11.32% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.38% the S&P500.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc decreased Graco Inc. (GGG) stake by 15.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Fenimore Asset Management Inc sold 61,382 shares as Graco Inc. (GGG)’s stock rose 21.24%. The Fenimore Asset Management Inc holds 325,214 shares with $35.54 million value, down from 386,596 last quarter. Graco Inc. now has $7.26 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $129.35. About shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 41.79% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold GGG shares while 117 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 47.80 million shares or 2.93% less from 49.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 14,388 were accumulated by Aperio Lc. Tiverton Asset Mngmt Llc accumulated 3,340 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers has invested 0.02% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Ellington Mngmt Group Inc Lc has invested 0.06% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Advisory Network Limited Liability Corp holds 638 shares. Federated Pa holds 62,767 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 66,483 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Financial Bank reported 11,111 shares. Vanguard Grp has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). New Hampshire-based Curbstone Finance Mngmt Corp has invested 0.28% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Glenmede Company Na accumulated 0.03% or 57,451 shares. C M Bidwell And Associate Ltd holds 48 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 144,574 shares. Fdx Advsrs Inc owns 10,147 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Fenimore Asset Management Inc increased Nbt Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NBTB) stake by 12,414 shares to 37,270 valued at $1.38M in 2017Q2. It also upped Echo Global Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) stake by 43,275 shares and now owns 396,750 shares. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was raised too.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $5.07 million activity. The insider O’Shea Peter J sold 15,986 shares worth $1.81 million. Etchart Eric sold $90,323 worth of stock. Johnson Jeffrey P. also sold $3.16M worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Friday, June 2.

Analysts await Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.06 earnings per share, up 6.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $1 per share. GGG’s profit will be $59.49 million for 30.51 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual earnings per share reported by Graco Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.83% negative EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Graco Inc had 26 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research to “Peer Perform” on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $10400 target in Monday, July 10 report. On Monday, April 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 1 with “Sector Perform”. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was initiated by Alembic with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of GGG in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15 with “Hold”.

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