Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Has Lifted Natural Gas Services Group (NGS) Stake by $304,920; Snap On (SNA) Share Price Declined While Guggenheim Capital Has Lowered Its Stake by $5.08 Million

February 14, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Natural Gas Services Group Inc (NGS) by 11.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc bought 10,890 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.57% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 107,208 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.05 million, up from 96,318 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Natural Gas Services Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $337.77M market cap company. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $26.1. About 4,594 shares traded. Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) has risen 21.42% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.72% the S&P500.

Guggenheim Capital Llc decreased its stake in Snap On Inc (SNA) by 11.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guggenheim Capital Llc sold 34,065 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.98% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 252,412 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $37.61M, down from 286,477 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guggenheim Capital Llc who had been investing in Snap On Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.285 during the last trading session, reaching $157.925. About 146,411 shares traded. Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) has risen 2.47% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.23% the S&P500.

Guggenheim Capital Llc, which manages about $25.60B and $42.57 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Finisar Corp (NASDAQ:FNSR) by 21,436 shares to 379,358 shares, valued at $8.41 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (HYG) by 2.37M shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.39 million shares, and has risen its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold SNA shares while 154 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 54.39 million shares or 4.11% more from 52.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Allen Investment Management Limited Liability Co stated it has 3,013 shares. Alliancebernstein LP reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Art Advisors Ltd Liability stated it has 12,600 shares. Moreover, Atria Invs Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Cornerstone Cap Management Ltd Com owns 9,813 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Com stated it has 7,994 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And stated it has 0.11% in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Company owns 6,462 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd accumulated 2,700 shares. Menta Limited Liability Co holds 0.25% or 11,630 shares in its portfolio. Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited has invested 0.24% in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). New York-based Engineers Gate Manager Lp has invested 0.07% in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Nuveen Asset Management Lc has invested 0% in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Alpine Woods Capital Invsts Ltd Liability Co reported 1% of its portfolio in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA). Schroder Inv Management Grp Inc accumulated 1.28 million shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Snap-on had 29 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded the shares of SNA in report on Thursday, August 20 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Longbow. Wunderlich maintained Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) rating on Friday, February 3. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $205 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, April 13 by IBC. The stock of Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Sunday, June 11. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, August 1. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 29 report. CL King initiated the shares of SNA in report on Tuesday, June 28 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold NGS shares while 25 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 11.56 million shares or 0.84% more from 11.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 57,600 are held by Pacific Global Investment Mngmt. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca, a California-based fund reported 1,909 shares. Ameritas Invest Partners Incorporated owns 1,066 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bankshares Of Montreal Can holds 541 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tower Limited Company (Trc) stated it has 2,565 shares. Punch And Assoc Inc accumulated 0.95% or 379,955 shares. Bridgeway Capital Management invested 0.06% in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS). Morgan Stanley stated it has 35,742 shares. Parametric Portfolio Limited Com owns 0% invested in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) for 10,132 shares. Geode Mngmt Llc reported 0% in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 814 shares. Menta Capital Limited Liability Company invested in 64,900 shares. Moreover, Victory Capital Mngmt Inc has 0% invested in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS). Oslo Asset Mngmt As holds 7.42% or 633,932 shares in its portfolio. Alphaone Inv Ltd Liability Corporation, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 149,523 shares.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $150.62M and $352.76 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) by 228,890 shares to 644,502 shares, valued at $6.35 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Heritage Insurance Hlds Inc (NYSE:HRTG) by 129,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 215,050 shares, and cut its stake in Sterling Construction Co Inc (NASDAQ:STRL).

Among 4 analysts covering Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Natural Gas Services Group had 6 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Lake Street with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 10. The stock of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Wednesday, June 8. The stock of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Sidoti. The stock of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Seaport Global.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $1.26 million activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $151,380 was sold by Lawrence G Larry. $110,719 worth of stock was sold by Taylor Stephen Charles on Tuesday, October 3.

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