Westwood Management Has Upped Its Praxair (PX) Stake; EXFO (EXFO) Had 1 Bulls

June 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Among 6 analysts covering EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. EXFO had 20 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, October 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 10 with “Hold”. The stock of EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) earned “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, September 9. On Wednesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. National Bank Canada upgraded EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) on Thursday, January 7 to “Sector Perform” rating. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 15. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 30. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital on Friday, June 30 with “Buy”. See EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) latest ratings:

11/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $5.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $4.5000 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $4.7500 Maintain

Westwood Management Corp increased Praxair Inc. (PX) stake by 3.31% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Westwood Management Corp acquired 2,553 shares as Praxair Inc. (PX)’s stock rose 0.80%. The Westwood Management Corp holds 79,753 shares with $11.51 million value, up from 77,200 last quarter. Praxair Inc. now has $46.11 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $160.47. About 1.05M shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 19.06% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.49% the S&P500. Some Historical PX News: ; 09/05/2018 – Kames Adds Praxair, Exits AO Smith, Cuts J&J: 13F; 11/04/2018 – Moody’s Assigns a Baa3 Rating to Cometa Energia’s Proposed $907 million Notes; Outlook Stable; 23/05/2018 – Praxair Announces TruFormâ„¢ AMbition Grant Recipients; 20/03/2018 – EU mergers and takeovers (March 20); 10/04/2018 – It’s a Gas! Praxair, Air Products Lead in Top U.S. Gas Plant Kickoffs of 2018, an Industrial Info News Alert; 06/04/2018 – Linde/Praxair take initial divest bids; 20/03/2018 – EU antitrust regulators to decide by Aug. 9 on Linde, Praxair tie-up; 25/04/2018 – Linde beats profit expectations, confirms full-year outlook; 15/03/2018 – LINDE AG LING.DE SAYS LINDE EXPECTS THAT SUSPENSION WILL BE LIFTED IN COURSE OF NEXT WEEK AND THAT REVIEW PERIOD WILL THEN CONTINUE TO RUN; 20/04/2018 – PRAXAIR SIGNS LONG-TERM PACT TO SUPPLY SAMSUNG

Westwood Management Corp decreased Coherent Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) stake by 5,200 shares to 230,600 valued at $43.21 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) stake by 28,000 shares and now owns 94,950 shares. Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 57 investors sold PX shares while 300 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 232.95 million shares or 0.44% less from 233.99 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Savant Ltd Liability Co owns 2,984 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Cullinan invested in 16,138 shares. Wetherby Asset Mngmt Inc holds 8,383 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. 401,058 are owned by Jpmorgan Chase And Company. New York-based Renaissance Ltd Com has invested 0.13% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Dynamo Internacional Gestao De Recursos Ltda reported 1.12M shares stake. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.14% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Parametric Ltd Liability Com accumulated 1.02 million shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 902,042 shares. Hartford Financial Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Whittier Tru Com Of Nevada holds 19,437 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Sigma Planning Corporation stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). 55,839 are owned by Balyasny Asset Mgmt Lc. 2,149 are owned by Pinnacle Financial Prtnrs Inc. Argent Company holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 2,800 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Praxair had 54 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) earned “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Bank of America. On Monday, April 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, April 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained the shares of PX in report on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. Seaport Global maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 6 report.

Another recent and important Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Reuters: Linde-Praxair merger narrows in favor of strategic bidders” on June 08, 2018.

EXFO Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets test, service assurance, and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, communications service providers, Web-scale operators, and network equipment manufacturers in the telecommunications industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $187.76 million. It offers field-test platforms, including FTB-1 Pro platform, a single-slot modular platform for optic, copper, Ethernet, and multiservice testing applications; FTB-2 Pro platform that hosts two single-slot test modules; and FTB-500 platform for datacom testing, optical time domain reflectometer analysis, optical loss, Ethernet, and multiservice transport testing. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides wireless test equipment comprising 2G, 3G, and 4G/long-term evolution network simulators; and wireline/wireless service assurance systems, including The EXFO Worx System, a hardware and software solution that delivers service monitoring for IP networks.

Another recent and important EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “EXFO investor advisory” on June 12, 2018.

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