DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) Analysts See $0.58 EPS; Shorts at Roper Tech (ROP) Raised By 5.22%

April 21, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Roper Tech Incorporated (NYSE:ROP) had an increase of 5.22% in short interest. ROP’s SI was 3.14M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 5.22% from 2.98M shares previously. With 468,100 avg volume, 7 days are for Roper Tech Incorporated (NYSE:ROP)’s short sellers to cover ROP’s short positions. The SI to Roper Tech Incorporated’s float is 3.15%. The stock increased 1.08% or $2.24 during the last trading session, reaching $208.84. About shares traded. Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) has risen 18.48% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.66% the S&P500.

Analysts expect DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) to report $0.58 EPS on May, 4.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 7.41% from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. DCT’s profit would be $53.21M giving it 21.85 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.59 EPS previously, DCT Industrial Trust Inc’s analysts see -1.69% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $50.69. About shares traded. DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) has risen 9.03% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.50, from 0.78 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 27 investors sold Roper Technologies Inc shares while 166 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. 96.88 million shares or 2.97% less from 99.84 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Bank Of Omaha accumulated 0.4% or 38,350 shares. Altavista Wealth Management Inc has 18,956 shares for 1.88% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Inc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP). Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt has 0.06% invested in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP). 28,190 are held by Guinness Atkinson Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Segall Bryant And Hamill Llc holds 1.59% or 345,529 shares. 665 were reported by Creative Planning. Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of owns 468 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Serv Corp accumulated 0% or 42 shares. Blackrock Fund owns 1.75 million shares. Bp Public Ltd Com invested in 0.09% or 12,500 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 100,137 shares. Evercore Wealth Lc has 201,657 shares. Janus Cap Mngmt Lc has invested 0.25% in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP). 1,450 were reported by Compton Cap Mngmt Ri.

Among 7 analysts covering Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Roper Industries Inc. had 25 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The stock of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2. On Thursday, February 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, January 13. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was initiated by Gabelli. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 1 with “Outperform”. The stock of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since December 8, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $21.14 million activity. Another trade for 108,084 shares valued at $20.10 million was sold by JELLISON BRIAN D. $293,344 worth of stock was sold by JOHNSON ROBERT D on Thursday, December 8. On Thursday, March 16 the insider WRIGHT CHRISTOPHER sold $535,638.

Roper Technologies, Inc. is a technology company. The company has market cap of $21.31 billion. The Firm operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products and solutions for various end markets, including healthcare, transportation, commercial construction, food, energy, water, education and academic research. It has a 32.49 P/E ratio.

Among 11 analysts covering DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. DCT Industrial Trust had 15 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Evercore. The stock of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) earned “Equal Weight” rating by CapitalOne on Monday, October 17. The stock of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, August 12. BTIG Research initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 25 report. The stock of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) earned “Hold” rating by TheStreet on Wednesday, September 2. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 14. The rating was upgraded by Capital One to “Overweight” on Wednesday, February 8. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of DCT in report on Friday, December 16 to “Neutral” rating. Mizuho initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 28 report. The stock of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 23 by Evercore.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.87 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.79, from 1.08 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold DCT Industrial Trust Inc shares while 52 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 86.77 million shares or 0.74% less from 87.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited holds 0% or 4,737 shares in its portfolio. Duff And Phelps Inv Mgmt has invested 1.11% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Moreover, Panagora Asset has 0.01% invested in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Amalgamated Fincl Bank reported 0.03% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Capstone Asset Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) for 8,650 shares. V3 L P holds 1.42% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) or 134,303 shares. Quantitative Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Royal Bancorp Of Canada stated it has 0% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Advsrs Asset Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Amica Retiree, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 7,998 shares. Bailard Inc holds 9,000 shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Blackrock Fund Advsrs reported 0.03% in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT). Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding has 0.01% invested in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) for 90,445 shares.

Since December 2, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.77 million activity. $734,280 worth of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) was sold by Murphy Matthew T. HAWKINS PHILIP L sold 21,500 shares worth $1.04 million.

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