Conestoga Capital Advisors Trimmed Its Matador Res Co (MTDR) Stake; 1 Analysts Bullish Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI)

February 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Among 7 analysts covering Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Badger Meter had 21 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Gabelli. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, April 12. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 16. Robert W. Baird downgraded Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) on Tuesday, July 21 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, December 10 with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Monday, September 18. On Wednesday, February 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Robert W. Baird maintained Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, February 1. See Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) latest ratings:

06/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0 Maintain
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Initiate

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc decreased Matador Res Co (MTDR) stake by 27.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc sold 333,333 shares as Matador Res Co (MTDR)’s stock declined 9.14%. The Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 875,087 shares with $23.76M value, down from 1.21M last quarter. Matador Res Co now has $3.22 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $29.68. About 668,595 shares traded. Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) has risen 11.95% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.75% the S&P500.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 41.55 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $49.45. About 113,834 shares traded. Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has risen 7.67% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.59, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 11 investors sold Badger Meter, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.62 million shares or 1.65% less from 24.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of America De reported 80,170 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0% or 16,154 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank holds 1,300 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Michigan-based Comerica Bancorporation has invested 0.01% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Moreover, Piedmont Invest Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Inc accumulated 2,464 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management has 0.01% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 129,727 shares. Tru Of Vermont has 600 shares. California-based Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Llc has invested 0.01% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Zeke Cap Advisors holds 0.09% or 13,832 shares. State Street owns 0% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 714,079 shares. Vanguard Gru has 0.01% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 2.88 million shares. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Gabelli Funds has invested 0.05% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). 19,239 were reported by Metropolitan Life Company Ny.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $1.11 million activity. On Tuesday, September 5 the insider POLICANO ANDREW J sold $365,125. 7,550 Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) shares with value of $341,690 were sold by SMILEY BEVERLY L P.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc increased Trex Co Inc (NYSE:TREX) stake by 74,648 shares to 592,634 valued at $53.38 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Balchem Corp (NASDAQ:BCPC) stake by 175,850 shares and now owns 533,894 shares. Aci Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) was raised too.

Among 24 analysts covering Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Matador Resources had 77 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, August 11. The stock of Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) earned “Buy” rating by Tudor Pickering on Friday, January 20. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital given on Friday, November 6. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Wednesday, June 8. The rating was upgraded by KLR Group to “Accumulate” on Wednesday, September 21. The firm has “Reduce” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by KLR Group. The company was maintained on Monday, November 13 by Northland Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 3. As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital.

Analysts await Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 137.50% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.08 per share. MTDR’s profit will be $20.61 million for 39.05 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Matador Resources Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.56% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 14 investors sold MTDR shares while 80 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 91.90 million shares or 0.68% more from 91.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aperio Gru Llc invested in 0% or 31,309 shares. Retail Bank Of America De reported 401,697 shares stake. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct has 34,405 shares. Manufacturers Life Com The holds 0.01% in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) or 196,310 shares. Sg Americas Secs invested 0% in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR). Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt holds 0.01% or 429,381 shares. Franklin Inc holds 0.02% or 1.56M shares. Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Liability accumulated 4.11M shares. Wellington Mgmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% or 272,872 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 194,696 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans reported 19,080 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company owns 2,205 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Prelude Cap Mgmt Llc reported 6,361 shares stake. Wells Fargo & Mn invested in 909,694 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability has invested 0.06% in Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR).

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