Patterson Companies (PDCO) Got Lower J.P. Morgan Rating And $36.0 Target; Jhl Capital Group Increased Comcast New (CMCSA) Stake By $30.40 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 14 analysts covering Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Patterson Companies Inc. has $54 highest and $34.0 lowest target. $39.79’s average target is 25.68% above currents $31.66 stock price. Patterson Companies Inc. had 33 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $40.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, October 6. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PDCO in report on Wednesday, August 9 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 13. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Friday, May 27. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Piper Jaffray. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Sell” rating and $34.0 target in Tuesday, October 17 report. The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 24. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 8.

Jhl Capital Group Llc increased Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) stake by 266.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Jhl Capital Group Llc acquired 800,000 shares as Comcast Corp New (CMCSA)’s stock rose 3.16%. The Jhl Capital Group Llc holds 1.10M shares with $42.33M value, up from 300,000 last quarter. Comcast Corp New now has $183.13B valuation. The stock increased 1.21% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $39.43. About 21.98M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 53 investors sold CMCSA shares while 517 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 1.23% less from 3.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Godshalk Welsh Capital Inc owns 14,100 shares or 0.55% of their US portfolio. Jhl Cap Ltd Company stated it has 1.10 million shares or 15.78% of all its holdings. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0.72% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 6.86M shares. Regent Invest Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.33% stake. Lpl Fincl Ltd Com owns 873,220 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Alabama-based Leavell Invest Management Inc has invested 0.59% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Sphera Funds Management has 66,360 shares. American Research And Management owns 0.02% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 1,346 shares. Loews Corporation invested 0% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Moreover, Hills Bank & Trust Trust has 0.24% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 19,618 shares. Bristol John W And Company Inc Ny accumulated 1.89 million shares or 2.1% of the stock. Bahl & Gaynor has 1.20M shares for 0.51% of their portfolio. 7,350 are held by Beck Management Limited Liability. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh invested 1.39% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 11,050 were reported by Pine River Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $31.15 million activity. BACON KENNETH J also sold $83,175 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares. 5,630 Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares with value of $224,575 were sold by BLOCK ARTHUR R. On Thursday, December 14 ROBERTS BRIAN L sold $22.57M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 583,835 shares. 190,756 shares were sold by BURKE STEPHEN B, worth $8.11 million on Friday, January 26.

Among 31 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 79 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Wednesday, July 26 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 23 by Pivotal Research. Jefferies maintained Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) rating on Thursday, January 25. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $50.0 target. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CMCSA in report on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 8. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.46, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold Patterson Companies, Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 88.39 million shares or 5.32% more from 83.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd Company holds 0% or 64,542 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 14,355 shares stake. Heartland Advisors has 0.61% invested in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). 11,738 are owned by Envestnet Asset Mgmt. Blackrock reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Arcadia Management Corporation Mi holds 0% or 300 shares in its portfolio. Clean Yield Group reported 22,315 shares. Nationwide Fund has 94,955 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) or 2,601 shares. 71,718 are held by Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt. Ameriprise Fin Inc stated it has 37,217 shares. Perkins Coie Tru, a Washington-based fund reported 1,700 shares. Brown Advisory holds 0% or 16,725 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 236,663 shares. Zeke Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 17,680 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio.

The stock increased 1.44% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $31.66. About 1.26 million shares traded. Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has declined 4.97% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.52 earnings per share, down 10.34% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.58 per share. PDCO’s profit will be $48.17 million for 15.22 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by Patterson Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.96% EPS growth.

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