Aristotle Capital Boston Continues to Hold Stake in Altra Indl Motion (AIMC); Northwest Investment Counselors Stake in Rockwell Automation (ROK) Has Decreased by $883,176 as Market Value Declined

April 18, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Aristotle Capital Boston Llc increased its stake in Altra Indl Motion Corp (AIMC) by 24.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc bought 53,340 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 272,478 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.73 million, up from 219,138 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc who had been investing in Altra Indl Motion Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.35B market cap company. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $45.9. About 85,645 shares traded. Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) has risen 22.65% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.10% the S&P500.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc decreased its stake in Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK) by 34.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc sold 4,506 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,603 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.69 million, down from 13,109 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc who had been investing in Rockwell Automation Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.65B market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $2.72 during the last trading session, reaching $177.26. About 603,113 shares traded. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has risen 13.32% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.21 million activity. The insider Schuele Craig sold 1,685 shares worth $84,250.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 14 investors sold AIMC shares while 48 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 28.68 million shares or 0.42% less from 28.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Da Davidson & owns 0% invested in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) for 4,095 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 4,453 shares in its portfolio. Eam Invsts Ltd Liability holds 37,226 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 190,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Blackrock has invested 0% in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC). Aristotle Boston stated it has 272,478 shares. Friess Associate Llc, a Wyoming-based fund reported 50,306 shares. Redwood Invests Limited Liability Co owns 1.51% invested in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) for 424,383 shares. Eagle Boston Investment Management holds 1.09% or 216,914 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) for 314,049 shares. 344 are owned by Meeder Asset Mngmt. 1.71 million are held by Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Llc. Ubs Asset Americas owns 9,424 shares. Goldman Sachs stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC). American owns 0% invested in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) for 19,314 shares.

Aristotle Capital Boston Llc, which manages about $1.48 billion and $1.37 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IWN) by 4,955 shares to 50,605 shares, valued at $6.36M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Orbital Atk Inc by 19,928 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 67,945 shares, and cut its stake in Rogers Corp (NYSE:ROG).

Among 4 analysts covering Altra Holdings (NASDAQ:AIMC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Altra Holdings had 18 analyst reports since February 4, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, February 22 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, March 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 15. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4. The stock of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Stephens. The stock of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ:AIMC) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $57.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc, which manages about $246.31M and $248.13 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHD) by 11,780 shares to 48,010 shares, valued at $2.46 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (GVI) by 3,328 shares in the quarter, for a total of 139,052 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT).

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $29.43 million activity. Another trade for 28,800 shares valued at $5.80M was sold by Schmitt Susan. CRANDALL THEODORE D sold $2.03 million worth of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) on Friday, January 26. Another trade for 696 shares valued at $139,200 was sold by Murphy Robert B. 5,000 shares were sold by Fooks Elik I, worth $932,501 on Thursday, February 22. The insider MCDERMOTT JOHN P sold 1,950 shares worth $364,813. Shares for $7.66M were sold by Kulaszewicz Frank C.

Among 29 analysts covering Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Rockwell Automation had 69 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Gabelli on Wednesday, April 19 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Friday, September 15. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Credit Suisse. FBR Capital initiated the shares of ROK in report on Wednesday, May 11 with “Market Perform” rating. Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of ROK in report on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 7 the stock rating was initiated by HSBC with “Hold”. The stock of Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, January 25. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $100 target in Monday, October 5 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 2.

Analysts await Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE:ROK) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $1.80 earnings per share, up 16.13% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.55 per share. ROK’s profit will be $230.01M for 24.62 P/E if the $1.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.96 actual earnings per share reported by Rockwell Automation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.16% negative EPS growth.

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