Kestrel Investment Management Trimmed Generac Holdings (GNRC) Stake By $387,100; Heico (HEI)’s Sentiment Is 1.17

May 10, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Heico Corp (HEI) investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.22, from 1.39 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 105 hedge funds increased or started new positions, while 90 decreased and sold their positions in Heico Corp. The hedge funds in our database now have: 21.91 million shares, down from 22.08 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Heico Corp in top ten positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 20 Reduced: 70 Increased: 59 New Position: 46.

Kestrel Investment Management Corp decreased Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC) stake by 3.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kestrel Investment Management Corp sold 7,900 shares as Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC)’s stock declined 10.50%. The Kestrel Investment Management Corp holds 192,875 shares with $9.55 million value, down from 200,775 last quarter. Generac Holdings Inc now has $3.02 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $48.66. About 393,488 shares traded. Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) has risen 20.22% since May 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.67% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $840,320 activity.

Analysts await HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI) to report earnings on May, 22. They expect $0.53 EPS, up 26.19% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.42 per share. HEI’s profit will be $49.76M for 43.48 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual EPS reported by HEICO Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.88% EPS growth.

More news for HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Report: Developing Opportunities within USA Truck, Heico, Cable One, Astronics, BancFirst, and Cooper-Standard …” on May 03, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Heico Corp. (HEI) Subsidiary Acquires Flight Critical Aerospace Electronics Product Line” and published on April 17, 2018 is yet another important article.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of HEICO’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating HEICO, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. HEI was included in 4 notes of analysts from August 26, 2016. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Friday, August 26 report. The stock of HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 19. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, December 15. As per Tuesday, August 30, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

The stock increased 0.07% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $92.17. About 125,333 shares traded. HEICO Corporation (HEI) has risen 60.44% since May 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.89% the S&P500.

HEICO Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells aerospace, defense, and electronic related services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $8.65 billion. The companyÂ’s Flight Support Group segment provides jet engine and aircraft component replacement parts; thermal insulation blankets and parts; renewable/reusable insulation systems; and specialty components for aerospace and industrial original equipment manufacturers, and the United States government. It has a 47.71 P/E ratio. This segment also distributes hydraulic, pneumatic, structural, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components for the commercial, regional, and general aviation markets; and offers repair and overhaul services for jet engine and aircraft component parts, avionics, instruments, composites, and flight surfaces of commercial airlines, as well as for avionics and navigation systems, subcomponents, and other instruments utilized on military aircrafts.

Riverbridge Partners Llc holds 2.69% of its portfolio in HEICO Corporation for 1.47 million shares. Stone Run Capital Llc owns 52,416 shares or 2.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Copeland Capital Management Llc has 2.24% invested in the company for 374,896 shares. The Connecticut-based Chilton Investment Co Llc has invested 1.28% in the stock. Select Equity Group L.P., a New York-based fund reported 1.66 million shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Generac Holdings (NYSE:GNRC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Generac Holdings had 32 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, September 7 to “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Friday, September 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, October 4. As per Wednesday, April 5, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Tuesday, February 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, February 14. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 29. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.31, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 32 investors sold GNRC shares while 72 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 60.69 million shares or 3.57% more from 58.60 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 12,400 were reported by Menta Ltd Liability Co. The Illinois-based Northern Trust Corp has invested 0.01% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 393,856 shares. Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp owns 0.05% invested in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) for 583,010 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Lc has 0% invested in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Sta Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 9,536 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio stated it has 0% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Tcw Gp reported 16,309 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Shapiro Cap Ltd Liability Com holds 0.74% or 685,640 shares. Hbk LP has invested 0% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Parametric Portfolio Associate Lc holds 124,266 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Westwood Holdings owns 0.02% invested in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) for 56,938 shares. Fernwood Management Limited Liability holds 13,650 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Illinois-based Rothschild Invest Il has invested 0.02% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC).

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $4.62 million activity. On Thursday, March 1 the insider Jagdfeld Aaron sold $882,202.

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