General Dynamics (GD) Holder Hays Advisory Decreased Position by $516,600 as Stock Price Rose; Brandes Investment Partners LP Holding in Emerson Elec Co (EMR) Has Cut by $33.31 Million as Market Value Declined

February 25, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Hays Advisory Llc decreased its stake in General Dynamics Corp (GD) by 8.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hays Advisory Llc sold 2,520 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,692 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.49M, down from 29,212 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hays Advisory Llc who had been investing in General Dynamics Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $65.62 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $221. About 1.03 million shares traded. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has risen 36.41% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.71% the S&P500.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp decreased its stake in Emerson Elec Co (EMR) by 27.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brandes Investment Partners Lp sold 537,248 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.02% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.38M shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $86.86 million, down from 1.92 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brandes Investment Partners Lp who had been investing in Emerson Elec Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $45.83 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $72.19. About 1.90 million shares traded. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) has risen 18.47% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold GD shares while 313 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 255.81 million shares or 0.28% less from 256.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Newfocus Financial Grp Lc accumulated 8,545 shares. 3,089 were reported by Fagan Incorporated. Foundry Prtnrs Limited Liability holds 0.3% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 36,323 shares. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp owns 20,252 shares. Old Second Comml Bank Of Aurora reported 400 shares stake. Stoneridge Prns Lc owns 2,437 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.03% stake. Everett Harris & Ca has invested 0.01% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Srb Corp holds 0.02% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) or 889 shares. Ardevora Asset Management Llp holds 1.1% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 178,156 shares. Holowesko reported 0.18% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership has invested 0% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Exchange Capital Mgmt stated it has 0.03% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). 50,171 are owned by Torray Limited Liability Company. Com Fincl Bank invested in 26,873 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

Analysts await General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 0.81% or $0.02 from last year’s $2.48 per share. GD’s profit will be $742.33M for 22.10 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.50 actual earnings per share reported by General Dynamics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $3.15 million activity. $754,828 worth of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) shares were sold by Johnson S. Daniel. CASEY JOHN PATRICK also sold $2.00M worth of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) on Wednesday, February 14.

Among 22 analysts covering General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. General Dynamics Corporation had 73 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The stock of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 13. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, May 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 27 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30. Argus Research upgraded General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) rating on Thursday, November 19. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $160 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, January 8. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, March 1 by Citigroup.

Among 29 analysts covering Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Emerson Electric Co. had 86 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, March 3 the stock rating was upgraded by HSBC to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 8 by UBS. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Hold” on Friday, September 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 9. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 17.

Brandes Investment Partners Lp, which manages about $26.91B and $4.92B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in China Yuchai Intl Ltd (NYSE:CYD) by 26,886 shares to 1.18 million shares, valued at $26.37 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ) by 110,862 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.40 million shares, and has risen its stake in Owens & Minor Inc New (NYSE:OMI).

Analysts await Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 22.41% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.58 per share. EMR’s profit will be $450.74 million for 25.42 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Emerson Electric Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.41% EPS growth.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $616,887 activity. The insider Sharp Robert T sold 2,000 shares worth $117,987.

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