Casey's General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Reaches $124.25 52-Week High; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering Copart, Inc. (CPRT)

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 10 analysts covering Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Copart had 22 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Monday, March 21, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. As per Thursday, February 25, the company rating was upgraded by CL King. Jefferies maintained the shares of CPRT in report on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was downgraded by Barrington Research. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53 target in Friday, May 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 21 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 15. See Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) latest ratings:

22/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $46.0 Maintain
24/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $41.0
22/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $37.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
21/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $33 New Target: $37 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0000 Maintain




The stock of Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) hit a new 52-week high and has $134.19 target or 8.00% above today’s $124.25 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $4.67 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $134.19 price target is reached, the company will be worth $373.20M more. The stock increased 1.67% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $124.25. About 391,245 shares traded. Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) has risen 0.79% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.91% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 33 investors sold Casey's General Stores, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 35.50 million shares or 4.61% less from 37.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 17,461 are owned by Fdx Advisors. Ig Investment Mgmt Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 11,900 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada has 0.01% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 117,154 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement reported 0.01% stake. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability owns 4,600 shares. Moreover, Point72 Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.07% invested in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) for 146,500 shares. 2,772 were accumulated by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 5,711 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Co holds 0.01% or 22,985 shares. Eagle Asset Mgmt reported 630,978 shares stake. Tci Wealth Advsr holds 0.01% or 161 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Inc holds 0% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) or 14,513 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability reported 3,427 shares. Cambridge Inv Research Advsr Incorporated invested in 0% or 3,320 shares. Gamco Invsts Et Al reported 0.04% in Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY).

CaseyÂ’s General Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's and CaseyÂ’s General Store names. The company has market cap of $4.67 billion. The companyÂ’s stores offer a selection of food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverage and tobacco products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; school supplies, housewares, and pet supplies; and other nonfood items. It has a 30.54 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores also offer fuel for sale on a self-service basis.

Among 13 analysts covering Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Casey’s General Stores had 50 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 8 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11800 target in Tuesday, June 6 report. On Monday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 7. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) rating on Monday, September 12. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $135 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, September 29. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.58 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.58 per share. CASY’s profit will be $21.78 million for 53.56 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual EPS reported by Casey's General Stores, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.69% negative EPS growth.

Since September 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $108,010 activity. 1,000 Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) shares with value of $108,010 were sold by Johnson Brian Joseph.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 8.13, from 9.26 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 27 investors sold Copart, Inc. shares while 108 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 166.73 million shares or 50.62% less from 337.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Atlanta Cap Mngmt L L C has invested 0.94% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). First Republic Investment Management Inc invested in 9,153 shares or 0% of the stock. Whittier Trust reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Global X Mgmt Com Ltd reported 9,826 shares. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Company accumulated 20,919 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma holds 0% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 18 shares. Rmb Cap Mngmt Llc owns 141,466 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. 7.32 million were accumulated by Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mgmt Ltd Liability. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 32,267 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) for 604,962 shares. The Utah-based Utah Retirement has invested 0.03% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Schroder Management Group Incorporated holds 223,600 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Gsa Cap Ltd Liability Partnership, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 23,739 shares. Cambridge Investment Rech Advisors reported 6,333 shares stake. Navellier & Assocs Inc reported 19,505 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $15.31 million activity. MITZ VINCENT W sold $6.86 million worth of stock or 200,000 shares. Shares for $5.49 million were sold by MEEKS JAMES E. 68,004 Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) shares with value of $2.95 million were sold by Englander Daniel J.

The stock increased 0.79% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $44.85. About 775,634 shares traded. Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has risen 37.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

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