$1.05 EPS Expected for Graco Inc. (GGG); ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES (ZFSVF) SI Decreased By 50.83%

June 19, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) to report $1.05 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 17.98% from last quarter’s $0.89 EPS. GGG’s profit would be $58.73 million giving it 26.90 P/E if the $1.05 EPS is correct. After having $1.05 EPS previously, Graco Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.79 on June 16, reaching $112.99. About shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 41.79% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500.

ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES (OTCMKTS:ZFSVF) had a decrease of 50.83% in short interest. ZFSVF’s SI was 181,200 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 50.83% from 368,500 shares previously. With 200 avg volume, 906 days are for ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES (OTCMKTS:ZFSVF)’s short sellers to cover ZFSVF’s short positions. The stock increased 1.45% or $4.25 on June 16, reaching $297.3. About 1 shares traded. Zurich Insurance Group AG (OTCMKTS:ZFSVF) has 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Since January 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 23 sales for $27.60 million activity. CARROLL WILLIAM J also sold $468,412 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) shares. 393 Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) shares with value of $37,099 were sold by Etchart Eric. Another trade for 3,600 shares valued at $331,793 was sold by MORFITT MARTHA A M. 15,986 shares valued at $1.81M were sold by O’Shea Peter J on Tuesday, June 6. Zumbolo Brian J sold $2.76M worth of stock or 25,500 shares. 30,000 shares valued at $3.30M were sold by RESCORLA CHARLES L on Tuesday, May 9. MITAU LEE R sold $801,830 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Monday, March 6.

Graco Inc. designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. The company has market cap of $6.32 billion. The Firm specializes in equipment for applications that involve materials with viscosities, materials with abrasive or corrosive properties, and multiple-component materials that require ratio control. It has a 109.58 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Industrial, Process and Contractor.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.08, from 1.18 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 26 investors sold Graco Inc. shares while 90 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 48.14 million shares or 2.34% more from 47.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Co has invested 0.06% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0.02% or 116,844 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 0.03% or 23,000 shares. Joel Isaacson Lc stated it has 93 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Ins The has invested 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). The Texas-based Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Atlanta Capital Mgmt L L C has 2.51M shares. Soros Fund Mgmt Ltd Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Us Retail Bank De reported 0.04% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Fincl Bank Of Ny Mellon has invested 0.02% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Gamco Et Al owns 1.35 million shares or 0.71% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Macquarie Gru has 0.07% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 443,541 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc invested in 0.03% or 608,773 shares. Snyder Capital L P holds 2.86% or 566,710 shares. Blackrock Fund owns 2.13 million shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio.

Among 9 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Graco Inc had 14 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 14 by SunTrust. Seaport Global downgraded Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Tuesday, March 22 to “Neutral” rating. Alembic initiated Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Thursday, September 17. Alembic has “Neutral” rating and $70 target. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Wednesday, April 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $89 target. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of GGG in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Alembic on Tuesday, September 15. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 1 with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Sidoti.

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