New England Research & Management Has Cut Estee Lauder (EL) Stake; 13 Bullish Analysts Covering The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR)

April 26, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Among 24 analysts covering Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Weir Group PLC has GBX 2570 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. GBX 2060’s average target is -4.67% below currents GBX 2161 stock price. Weir Group PLC had 267 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Outperform” on Friday, April 28. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, July 30. On Friday, February 19 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Wednesday, June 15 with “Underweight”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, December 9 with “Equal Weight”. As per Thursday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The stock of The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, September 7. Barclays Capital maintained The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Equal Weight” rating. Nomura maintained the shares of WEIR in report on Tuesday, December 15 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, September 9. See The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) latest ratings:

20/04/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 2200.00 New Target: GBX 2350.00 Downgrade
17/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 2200.00 New Target: GBX 2200.00 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2400.00 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2350.00 New Target: GBX 2350.00 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2500.00 New Target: GBX 2500.00 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2360.00 New Target: GBX 2360.00 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2300.00 New Target: GBX 2350.00 Maintain
19/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2400.00 New Target: GBX 2400.00 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Investec Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 1650.00 New Target: GBX 1985.00 Upgrade
14/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2360.00 New Target: GBX 2360.00 Maintain

New England Research & Management Inc decreased Estee Lauder (EL) stake by 55.19% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. New England Research & Management Inc sold 3,325 shares as Estee Lauder (EL)’s stock rose 14.83%. The New England Research & Management Inc holds 2,700 shares with $344,000 value, down from 6,025 last quarter. Estee Lauder now has $53.88B valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $146.49. About 2.01M shares traded or 7.79% up from the average. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has risen 70.93% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.38% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.09% or GBX 2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2161. About 136,501 shares traded. The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) has 0.00% since April 26, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

The Weir Group PLC designs, manufactures, and sells highly-engineered services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of 5.20 billion GBP. The firm operates in three divisions: Minerals, Oil & Gas, and Flow Control. It has a 29.56 P/E ratio. The Minerals segment engineers pumps, valves, cyclones, crushers, high pressure grinding rolls, rubber, and other solutions; and provides slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support services for mining, sand and aggregates, and oil sands markets.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $37.14 million activity. O’HARE MICHAEL sold $3.50M worth of stock. Shares for $6.53 million were sold by Polcer Gregory on Thursday, February 15. LAUDER RONALD S FOUNDATION also sold $2.27 million worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Tuesday, February 13. 13,050 shares valued at $1.80M were sold by Haney Carl P. on Monday, February 12. MOSS SARA E sold $4.22 million worth of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Friday, February 16. Trower Alexandra C. had sold 26,039 shares worth $3.63M. 5,000 shares were sold by TRAVIS TRACEY THOMAS, worth $685,100 on Tuesday, February 13.

Among 31 analysts covering Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Estee Lauder has $17000 highest and $72 lowest target. $127.24’s average target is -13.14% below currents $146.49 stock price. Estee Lauder had 106 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Tuesday, November 3 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Monday, August 22. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Friday, August 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Friday, September 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs downgraded The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) on Wednesday, March 16 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of EL in report on Sunday, February 4 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Morgan Stanley.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 41 investors sold EL shares while 224 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 206 raised stakes. 188.03 million shares or 1.16% less from 190.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 543,385 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Arcadia Mgmt Mi holds 1.9% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 53,450 shares. Natl Bank Of America De has 2.84 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. First Interstate Bank & Trust holds 0.03% or 1,000 shares in its portfolio. Mackenzie Corp accumulated 644,423 shares. Asset Mngmt One Co Limited holds 0.1% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) or 355,933 shares. Chilton Capital Ltd Liability owns 95,564 shares or 1.11% of their US portfolio. Dynamic Cap Mngmt reported 0.64% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Logan Cap Incorporated reported 1.13% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0.11% or 321,992 shares. Victory Cap Incorporated invested in 24,881 shares. Ftb Advisors, Tennessee-based fund reported 1,212 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited holds 864 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc has invested 0.61% in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL). Aviva Public Limited holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) for 128,042 shares.

New England Research & Management Inc increased Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) stake by 5,175 shares to 15,521 valued at $1.43 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) stake by 6,075 shares and now owns 21,892 shares. Kansas City So. (NYSE:KSU) was raised too.

Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.06 EPS, up 16.48% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.91 per share. EL’s profit will be $389.85M for 34.55 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.26% negative EPS growth.

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