Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
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Emory University bought 13,977 shares as the company's stock declined 9.82% while stock markets rallied. The data storage provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.10.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The day began at US$0 but the price moved to US$0 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$0. About 5.44 million shares traded or 54.00% up from the average. It has underperformed by 59.72% the S&P500.
Emory University increased its stake in Seagate Technology Plc (STX) by 38.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders sold a total of 194,744 shares of company stock worth $9,075,320 over the last three months. The Annex Advisory Services Llc holds 53,339 shares with $1.77M value, up from 23,500 last quarter. Cowen and Company increased their target price on Seagate Technology PLC from $36.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a "market perform" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 25th.
Shares of Seagate Technology (STX) traded up $2.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $51.26. The company had a trading volume of 7,745,832 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,790,000. Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has risen 107.16% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.38% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.56, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 73 investors sold STX shares while 163 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. The investment managers in our partner's database now possess: 259.60 million shares, up from 255.91 million shares in 2017Q2. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust owns 522 shares. (NYSE:HUM). North Star Inv Management Corporation accumulated 100 shares or 0% of the stock. Integrated Wealth Management boosted its position in shares of Seagate Technology PLC by 0.4% in the second quarter. Diligent Ltd Llc holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 16,100 shares. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Ltd Llc holds 0.22% or 17,672 shares. The rating was downgraded by Maxim Group on Monday, November 2 to "Hold". Seagate Technology PLC had a return on equity of 62.25% and a net margin of 4.69%. First Manhattan, a New York-based fund reported 80 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has 396,848 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama stated it has 139,642 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,316 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $129,357.16.
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Convergence Investment Partners Llc decreased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 71.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.99 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Seagate Technology will post 4.28 EPS for the current year. CA raised its stake in shares of Seagate Technology by 95.8% during the 4th quarter. Therefore 24% are positive.
WARNING: "Insider Selling: Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Insider Sells $557,280.00 in Stock" was originally posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is the sole property of of Dispatch Tribunal. RBC Capital Markets maintained Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) rating on Wednesday, August 31. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight". The firm had revenue of $2.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.54 billion. Ins Co Tx has invested 0.1% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX).
Analysts await Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) to report earnings on January, 23. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Jefferies. KeyCorp has a "Hold" rating on the stock. On Thursday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Strong Buy". The stock of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, January 8 by RBC Capital Markets.
Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $9.91 million activity. Shares for $557,280 were sold by BRACE PHILIP G on Monday, January 8. $4.90M worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) shares were sold by LUCZO STEPHEN J. Shares for $339,965 were sold by Moyo Dambisa F. At present, 3 analysts call it Sell, while 20 think it is Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. WYG Plc had 21 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, March 24 with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 12. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, December 6 with "Hold" rating. The stock of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Scotia Capital. The rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with "Neutral" on Tuesday, September 29. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Howard Weil to "Sector Outperform". The rating was maintained by WH Ireland with "Buy" on Monday, October 19. Jpmorgan Chase & Comm holds 1,270 shares or 0% of its portfolio. STX's profit would be $332.71 million giving it 11.14 P/E if the $1.15 EPS is correct. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by EQT Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 150.00% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 854,809 shares. 76 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 184.83 million shares or 6.77% more from 173.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Personal Fin Services invested in 230 shares or 0% of the stock. The company has the market capitalization of $1.33 Billion. It also provides asset and project management services comprising cost consultancy, project management, building consultancy, and assurance consultancy services; consultancy services in the design, procurement, and management of buildings and infrastructure projects; and planning and advisory services consisting of planning applications, appeals, and strategic project management, as well as research, policy support, landscape design, and development management services. Moreover, Blume Cap Mngmt Incorporated has 0.36% invested in Amazon.com, Inc.
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