Analysts See $0.31 EPS for Installed Building Products, Inc. (IBP); Caxton Associates LP Has Lifted Praxair (PX) Stake

April 22, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Caxton Associates Lp increased Praxair Inc (PX) stake by 122.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Caxton Associates Lp acquired 27,500 shares as Praxair Inc (PX)’s stock declined 6.32%. The Caxton Associates Lp holds 50,000 shares with $7.73M value, up from 22,500 last quarter. Praxair Inc now has $43.27B valuation. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $150.68. About 974,712 shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 22.24% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.69% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) to report $0.31 EPS on May, 4.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 55.00% from last quarter’s $0.2 EPS. IBP’s profit would be $9.88M giving it 44.56 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.23 EPS previously, Installed Building Products, Inc.’s analysts see 34.78% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $55.25. About 187,739 shares traded. Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) has risen 15.96% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.41% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $5.39 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.49M was sold by NIXON J MICHAEL. 3,000 Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) shares with value of $220,500 were sold by Elliott Jay P..

Installed Building Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the installation of insulation, garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, and other products in the continental United States. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. It offers a range of insulation materials, such as fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation, and cellulose insulation materials. It has a 42.5 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in the installation of insulation and sealant materials in various areas of a structure, which includes basement and crawl space, building envelope, attic, and acoustical.

Among 14 analysts covering Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Installed Building Products had 34 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 14 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by Seaport Global. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global Securities with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 22. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $71.0 target in Thursday, March 1 report. The stock of Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) earned “Sector Perform” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 27. As per Thursday, March 17, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) rating on Monday, October 16. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $69.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) rating on Monday, August 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $69 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 22 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.24, from 1.49 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 14 investors sold Installed Building Products, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 21.10 million shares or 2.85% more from 20.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Rk Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 2.12% in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) or 132,836 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems invested 0.03% in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP). Tower Capital Llc (Trc) has 0% invested in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) for 200 shares. Commerce Fincl Bank reported 0.01% stake. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems, a New York-based fund reported 11,740 shares. Amer Group owns 0% invested in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) for 17,089 shares. Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Llc reported 0.01% in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP). Us Bancshares De owns 117 shares. Envestnet Asset holds 0% or 5,491 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 43,464 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability holds 0% or 7,049 shares in its portfolio. Keybank Natl Association Oh owns 6,022 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement System holds 0% or 28,407 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 0% invested in Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP) for 3,318 shares. Wasatch Advisors invested in 0.65% or 643,115 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.02, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold PX shares while 295 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 233.99 million shares or 0.58% less from 235.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ser Automobile Association has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Talara Mngmt Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 44,397 shares. Haverford Trust holds 91,966 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. 284,800 are owned by Schwartz Invest Counsel. Peak6 Lp invested in 24,744 shares. Sequoia Fincl Advsrs Lc stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Thompson Siegel Walmsley has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Tower Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) owns 2,475 shares. Indiana Trust And Inv Mngmt invested in 0.11% or 1,591 shares. Marshall Wace Llp holds 0.07% or 11,489 shares. Connors Investor Service Inc stated it has 33,243 shares or 0.74% of all its holdings. Alphamark Limited Liability Com reported 29 shares. Advantus Mgmt reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Moreover, Northern Corporation has 0.15% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 3.77 million shares. 5,929 are held by Estabrook Capital Mgmt.

Caxton Associates Lp decreased D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) stake by 227,311 shares to 97,689 valued at $4.99M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Ishares Tr (EEM) stake by 465,000 shares and now owns 35,000 shares. Barclays Bk Plc (Call) was reduced too.

Among 24 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Praxair had 53 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Saturday, January 7 report. The rating was downgraded by CLSA on Thursday, December 22 to “Underperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, June 2 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 28. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. CLSA maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, August 2 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, December 19. Deutsche Bank downgraded Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) rating on Monday, April 4. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $120 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 19 by SunTrust.

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