Pembroke Management LTD Lifted Its Albany Intl (AIN) Position; Landec Has 0.83 Sentiment

May 11, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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Pembroke Management Ltd increased Albany Intl Corp (AIN) stake by 4.99% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Pembroke Management Ltd acquired 12,200 shares as Albany Intl Corp (AIN)’s stock rose 2.04%. The Pembroke Management Ltd holds 256,600 shares with $15.77 million value, up from 244,400 last quarter. Albany Intl Corp now has $1.96B valuation. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $60.65. About 83,989 shares traded. Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) has risen 40.79% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.24% the S&P500.

Landec Corp (LNDC) investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.25, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 33 institutional investors increased or opened new equity positions, while 40 sold and trimmed stakes in Landec Corp. The institutional investors in our database now possess: 25.41 million shares, down from 25.56 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Landec Corp in top ten equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 8 Reduced: 32 Increased: 23 New Position: 10.

Pembroke Management Ltd decreased Arista Networks In (NYSE:ANET) stake by 17,400 shares to 35,700 valued at $8.41 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Nv5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE) stake by 38,962 shares and now owns 141,992 shares. Descartes Systems (NASDAQ:DSGX) was reduced too.

Among 4 analysts covering Albany Intl (NYSE:AIN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Albany Intl had 5 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was initiated by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, December 9. Stephens initiated it with “Hold” rating and $64.0 target in Tuesday, March 6 report. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 16 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 9 investors sold AIN shares while 62 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 28.52 million shares or 1.45% less from 28.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mesirow Fincl Inv Mgmt holds 348,421 shares. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Limited Com holds 242,143 shares. Swiss State Bank invested 0% in Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN). Goldman Sachs Gp holds 0% or 99,120 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 45,262 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc holds 0% or 6,965 shares in its portfolio. Bradley Foster Sargent Inc Ct accumulated 118,898 shares. Geode Lc has invested 0% in Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN). Tower Rech Capital Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) invested in 0.03% or 3,179 shares. Susquehanna Grp Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 4,470 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Llc holds 95,000 shares. Aperio Grp Lc reported 11,831 shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Lc holds 0.39% or 397,870 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 10,000 shares. 5,760 were accumulated by Sg Americas Ltd Liability.

More recent Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Albany International: Buy, Hold, Or Fold?” on May 07, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Research Report Identifies Albany International, JBG SMITH Properties, Preferred Apartment Communities, National …” on April 30, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For May 7, 2018” with publication date: May 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Wynnefield Capital Inc holds 11.66% of its portfolio in Landec Corporation for 2.68 million shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc owns 741,188 shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, John G Ullman & Associates Inc has 0.9% invested in the company for 358,559 shares. The Oregon-based Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has invested 0.88% in the stock. Walthausen & Co. Llc, a New York-based fund reported 723,965 shares.

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $13.3. About 45,800 shares traded. Landec Corporation (LNDC) has risen 11.69% since May 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.14% the S&P500.

Landec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, makes, and sells differentiated health and wellness products for food and biomaterials markets. The company has market cap of $366.61 million. It operates through three divisions: Packaged Fresh Vegetables, Food Export, and Biomaterials. It has a 17.5 P/E ratio. The Packaged Fresh Vegetables segment markets and packs specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables utilizing the BreatheWay specialty packaging technology for the retail grocery, club store, and food service industries under the Eat Smart and GreenLine brands, as well as private label brands; and sells BreatheWay packaging technology to partners for fruit and vegetable products.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $289,128 activity.

Analysts await Landec Corporation (NASDAQ:LNDC) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.22 earnings per share, up 144.44% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.09 per share. LNDC’s profit will be $6.06M for 15.11 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Landec Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 144.44% EPS growth.

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