Associated Banc-Corp Has Lifted Danaher Del (DHR) Stake; Escalade, (ESCA) Covered By 4 Bullish Analysts Last Week

February 18, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

Among 4 analysts covering Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Escalade had 9 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, January 13. TH Capital maintained the shares of ESCA in report on Monday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, November 2. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Saturday, August 8 report. Wunderlich maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16 target in Monday, June 20 report. See Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) latest ratings:

02/11/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
25/09/2017 Broker: Aegis Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $16 Initiates Coverage On

Associated Banc-Corp increased Danaher Corp Del (DHR) stake by 1.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Associated Banc-Corp acquired 4,946 shares as Danaher Corp Del (DHR)’s stock declined 2.27%. The Associated Banc-Corp holds 280,822 shares with $24.09M value, up from 275,876 last quarter. Danaher Corp Del now has $67.95B valuation. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $97.54. About 1.89 million shares traded. Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) has risen 10.62% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.08% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 1.97% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $12.45. About 7,810 shares traded. Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) has risen 14.05% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells sporting goods to retailers, dealers, and wholesalers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $178.91 million. The firm makes, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products. It has a 17.79 P/E ratio. It offers archery products under the Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, Whisker Biscuit, and Cajun Bowfishing brands; table tennis products under the STIGA, Ping-Pong, and Prince brands; basketball goals under the Goalrilla, Goaliath, Silverback, Hoopstar, and Goalsetter brands; play systems under the Woodplay and Childlife brands; fitness products under the USWeight, The STEP, Lifeline, Kettleworx, Natural Fitness, and PER4M brands; hockey and soccer game tables under the Atomic, American Legend, Redline, and Triumph brands; billiard accessories under the Mizerak, Minnesota Fats, Lucasi, PureX, Rage, and Players brands; darting products under the Unicorn, Accudart, Arachnid, Nodor, and Winmau brands; and outdoor game products under the Zume Games, Pickleball Now, Onix, Viva Sol, and Triumph brands.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.54 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold Escalade, Incorporated shares while 11 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 3.28 million shares or 10.80% less from 3.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Company Mn reported 17,430 shares. Vanguard Gru Inc reported 0% in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Llc has invested 0% in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Northern Tru Corp owns 0% invested in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) for 127,677 shares. Raymond James Associates, a Florida-based fund reported 12,137 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Liability Com invested 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Bankshares Of Ny Mellon Corporation owns 108,590 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De stated it has 620 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northstar Gru holds 79,000 shares or 0.62% of its portfolio. Renaissance Techs Ltd Com accumulated 0% or 208,900 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 1,024 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% stake. Amer Grp Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) for 7,117 shares. State Street stated it has 132,169 shares.

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $112,020 activity. Shares for $112,020 were sold by Fetherman David L. on Wednesday, September 13.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $37.83 million activity. $3.62M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) shares were sold by King William. On Friday, February 2 the insider Lalor Angela S sold $4.40 million. Shares for $6.42M were sold by COMAS DANIEL L. DANIEL WILLIAM K sold $13.37M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Friday, February 2. EHRLICH DONALD J sold $960,736 worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Tuesday, October 24. LUTZ ROBERT S also sold $1.03M worth of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Monday, October 23.

Associated Banc-Corp decreased Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 7,793 shares to 110,738 valued at $5.95M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 26,921 shares and now owns 415,833 shares. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced too.

Among 20 analysts covering Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Danaher Corporation had 85 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Friday, September 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 15. Morgan Stanley maintained Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Janney Capital. On Friday, November 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. The stock of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 18. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) rating on Wednesday, January 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $87 target. Bernstein downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $105 target in Monday, April 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DHR in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 58 investors sold DHR shares while 367 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 352 raised stakes. 511.08 million shares or 0.43% more from 508.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pnc Fin Group Inc accumulated 305,570 shares or 0.03% of the stock. 42,396 are held by Martin Currie. National Planning Corp holds 0.07% or 4,023 shares. 394,880 were accumulated by Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas. M Secs, a Oregon-based fund reported 7,072 shares. Ashfield Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability holds 1.16% or 100,640 shares in its portfolio. Lateef Invest Mngmt LP accumulated 474,742 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 409,356 shares. Dupont Cap Management, a Delaware-based fund reported 38,041 shares. Aperio Group Inc Ltd Liability Company has 508,789 shares. Mcrae Management stated it has 14,625 shares. Renaissance Investment Group Limited Company holds 2.63% or 73,073 shares in its portfolio. Susquehanna Interest Limited Liability Partnership holds 7,525 shares. Northstar Asset Management Ltd Liability Company has 2.17% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) for 57,643 shares. Moreover, Endurant Capital Management Limited Partnership has 3.58% invested in Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

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