Is Lydall, Inc. (LDL) Stock a Sell after Matthew Farrell’s Insider Trading?; Telefónica, S.A. (TEF) Covered By 5 Bullish Analysts Last Week

March 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Among 16 analysts covering Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Telefonica S.A. had 21 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 19 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, December 11, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Friday, February 9 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, May 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Telefónica, S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, December 15. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 6 to “Neutral”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 21 by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, August 24. See Telefónica, S.A. (NYSE:TEF) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Hold Upgrade
19/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold Downgrade
17/01/2018 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy Upgrade
09/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy
11/12/2017 Broker: Bernstein Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
20/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold Upgrade
27/09/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Buy Upgrade

Matthew Farrell, the director of Lydall Inc, sold 50,169 shares of the company, worth approximately $2,466,810 U.S. Dollars, based on a stock price of $49.2 per every share. Matthew Farrell holds about 0.20% of Lydall Inc’s total market cap or 35,389 shares. Considering the size of the trade, it is difficult to stay hidden. This insider trade, was made on 13/03/2018. It’s freely available for public review at the SEC’s website and can be seen at this page.

Analysts await Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.65 earnings per share, down 12.16% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.74 per share. LDL’s profit will be $11.28 million for 18.92 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Lydall, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.99% negative EPS growth.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $242,100 activity. Abbruzzi Joseph A. sold $147,352 worth of stock. DEAKIN SCOTT M sold $242,100 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $49.2. About 71,968 shares traded. Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) has risen 30.69% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.99% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Lydall (NYSE:LDL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Lydall has $6300 highest and $56.0 lowest target. $56’s average target is 13.82% above currents $49.2 stock price. Lydall had 7 analyst reports since August 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 13 by Sidoti. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 9 by TH Capital. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6300 target in Monday, July 31 report. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Monday, February 26. Roth Capital maintained Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) rating on Monday, June 26. Roth Capital has “Buy” rating and $6300 target. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 29 by Sidoti. On Wednesday, November 9 the stock rating was initiated by Roth Capital with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 9 investors sold Lydall, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 15.13 million shares or 1.19% more from 14.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal State Bank Of Canada holds 945,642 shares. 28,500 were reported by Gabelli Funds Ltd Llc. Diversified invested in 4,000 shares. Ls Investment Advsrs Lc reported 2,658 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL). State Common Retirement Fund reported 18,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL). 11,882 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Insur New York. Citadel Lc invested in 0% or 11,658 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 0.01% or 1.26 million shares. 13,294 were reported by American. Great West Life Assurance Commerce Can has 23,675 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Clarivest Asset Management Lc has 0.03% invested in Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL). Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 12,582 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board owns 23,665 shares.

Lydall, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, and automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $853.80 million. It operates through Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals, and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers divisions. It has a 17.26 P/E ratio. The Performance Materials segment offers filtration media solutions for air, fluid power, and industrial applications, such as clean-space, commercial, HVAC, power generation, and industrial processes.

Telefónica, S.A. provides mobile and fixed communication services primarily in the European Union and Latin America. The company has market cap of $50.82 billion. The companyÂ’s mobile and related services and products comprise mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services. It has a 14.24 P/E ratio. The Company’s fixed telecommunication services include PSTN lines; ISDN accesses; public telephone services; local, domestic, and international long-distance and fixed-to-mobile communications; corporate communications; supplementary and business oriented value-added; video telephony; intelligent network; and telephony information services.

The stock decreased 1.40% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $9.88. About 1.06M shares traded. Telefónica, S.A. (NYSE:TEF) has risen 9.21% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.49% the S&P500.

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