Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) Reaches $253.42 52-Week High; Waters (WAT) Shorts Up By 8.17%

February 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

The stock of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) hit a new 52-week high and has $261.02 target or 3.00% above today’s $253.42 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $11.47 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Feb, 15 by If the $261.02 price target is reached, the company will be worth $344.10M more. The stock increased 4.98% or $12.02 during the last trading session, reaching $253.42. About 615,532 shares traded or 13.64% up from the average. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has risen 26.91% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.21% the S&P500.

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) had an increase of 8.17% in short interest. WAT’s SI was 3.14 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 8.17% from 2.90 million shares previously. With 375,300 avg volume, 8 days are for Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT)’s short sellers to cover WAT’s short positions. The SI to Waters Corporation’s float is 4.09%. The stock increased 0.61% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $205.87. About 214,724 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 30.08% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 31 investors sold Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 37.19 million shares or 3.38% less from 38.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bank & Trust holds 0% or 1,286 shares. Natl Pension Ser stated it has 0% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 33,150 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Amica Mutual holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) for 7,959 shares. Paloma holds 4,957 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Limited Liability Partnership Ma has invested 0% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Thomas White holds 0.38% or 9,591 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Capital Prns Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 5,958 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability owns 495,388 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Mufg Americas holds 0% or 307 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Markets Inc reported 7,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Raymond James & Assoc, Florida-based fund reported 41,977 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 0.06% or 15,018 shares. Palo Cap Inc holds 1.3% or 10,879 shares. Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Co invested in 3,116 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Among 9 analysts covering Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Huntington Ingalls Industries has $275.0 highest and $3.25 lowest target. $177.89’s average target is -29.80% below currents $253.42 stock price. Huntington Ingalls Industries had 30 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) on Tuesday, May 24 to “Sell” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of HII in report on Monday, January 18 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 20 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Wednesday, January 20. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. Citigroup maintained Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) rating on Wednesday, September 7. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $191 target. The stock of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 5. The company was maintained on Friday, November 6 by Deutsche Bank.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships in the United States. The company has market cap of $11.47 billion. It operates through three divisions: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. It has a 19.08 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.

Among 19 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Waters Corporation had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Janney Capital. Jefferies maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by William Blair on Friday, January 6 to “Outperform”. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Robert W. Baird maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) rating on Thursday, January 18. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $219.0 target. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, April 5 report. Citigroup maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, July 27. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, December 4 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, October 23.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $39.20 million activity. $3.42 million worth of stock was sold by Khanna Rohit on Friday, September 8. The insider Cassis Eugene G sold 23,863 shares worth $4.71M. TERRICCIANO DAVID had sold 21,997 shares worth $4.34M. 25,000 Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares with value of $4.94M were sold by Kelly Terrence P. $1.08 million worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by BEAUDOUIN MARK T on Friday, January 26. $6.22M worth of stock was sold by Rae Elizabeth B on Monday, January 29.

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