Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky Has Trimmed National Instruments (NATI) Stake By $1.21 Million; Profile of 5 Analysts Covering Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW)

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Among 5 analysts covering Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Calavo Growers had 19 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, March 2 by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 19 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 4 by DA Davidson. The stock of Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) earned “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital on Friday, September 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 15 by DA Davidson. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Buckingham Research. The stock of Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) earned “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Thursday, March 8. DA Davidson upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, March 21 with “Buy”. See Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) latest ratings:

21/03/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $88 New Target: $95 Maintain
20/12/2017 Broker: Lake Street Rating: Buy New Target: $91.0
06/12/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky decreased National Instruments Corp (NATI) stake by 17.09% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky sold 29,445 shares as National Instruments Corp (NATI)’s stock rose 17.65%. The Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 142,838 shares with $5.95 million value, down from 172,283 last quarter. National Instruments Corp now has $6.72B valuation. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $51.21. About 354,096 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) has risen 55.28% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.73% the S&P500.

Analysts await National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 42.86% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.14 per share. NATI’s profit will be $26.24M for 64.01 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual earnings per share reported by National Instruments Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.86% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Natl Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Natl Instruments had 11 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46.0 target in Sunday, September 24 report. The stock of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, April 2. Oppenheimer initiated National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) rating on Friday, July 31. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $36 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 28. The stock of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 31. The stock of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, December 22.

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky increased Spirit Airls Inc (NASDAQ:SAVE) stake by 114,476 shares to 182,055 valued at $8.17M in 2017Q4. It also upped Akamai Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) stake by 6,756 shares and now owns 101,225 shares. Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.68, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 16 investors sold NATI shares while 67 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 96.83 million shares or 1.99% less from 98.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Daruma Cap Management Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.26% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). 1,203 are owned by Tompkins Fin Corporation. Arrowstreet Capital Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 154,495 shares. Moreover, Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Co has 0.84% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 450,078 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 10,677 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has 64,056 shares. Atlantic Tru Group Llc holds 0% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) or 59 shares. Denali Advsr Limited Com accumulated 31,300 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Pnc Svcs Grp Inc Inc stated it has 11,842 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.09% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 32,129 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.02% or 110,000 shares in its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio invested in 186,838 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Fenimore Asset owns 0.19% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 122,000 shares. 23,983 are owned by Ahl Partners Llp.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 45 insider sales for $77.48 million activity. 7,500 National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) shares with value of $315,450 were sold by TRUCHARD JAMES J. KODOSKY JEFFREY L sold 2,000 shares worth $87,980. The insider Rust Scott Arthur sold 4,395 shares worth $217,316. 11,925 shares valued at $599,947 were sold by DAVERN ALEXANDER M on Thursday, February 1. 1,846 shares valued at $92,805 were sold by Roiko John Charles on Thursday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.42, from 1.65 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold Calavo Growers, Inc. shares while 62 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 15.14 million shares or 2.63% less from 15.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wexford Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.03% or 3,500 shares. Mason Street Advisors Ltd holds 0.01% or 4,104 shares. 26,666 were reported by First Advisors L P. Riverbridge Ltd holds 445,948 shares. Prudential Fincl stated it has 26,636 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) or 71,668 shares. Weiss Multi holds 0.1% or 45,000 shares. Riverhead Capital Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 1,802 shares. 3,724 were reported by Retail Bank Of Montreal Can. Koch Industry invested 0.03% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). The Texas-based Ranger Inv Mngmt Lp has invested 3.53% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Liability Com, a Illinois-based fund reported 16,995 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Co holds 0% or 6,942 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) for 44,253 shares. Vanguard Group holds 0% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) or 897,107 shares.

The stock increased 1.34% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $98.55. About 73,549 shares traded. Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) has risen 52.39% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.84% the S&P500.

Calavo Growers, Inc. markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable foods to food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarkets, convenience stores, and restaurants worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.73 billion. It operates in three divisions: Fresh Products, Calavo Foods, and RFG. It has a 44.02 P/E ratio. The Fresh products segment distributes avocados and other fresh produce products; and procures avocados grown in Mexico, as well as various other commodities, including tomatoes, papayas, and pineapples.

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