Capital Investment Advisors Trimmed Its Air Prod & Chemicals (APD) Holding, Mercury Systems Has 1.07 Sentiment

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Capital Investment Advisors Llc decreased Air Prod & Chemicals Inc (APD) stake by 46.31% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Capital Investment Advisors Llc sold 10,071 shares as Air Prod & Chemicals Inc (APD)’s stock rose 1.13%. The Capital Investment Advisors Llc holds 11,675 shares with $1.68 million value, down from 21,746 last quarter. Air Prod & Chemicals Inc now has $31.96B valuation. The stock increased 0.81% or $1.17 on July 14, reaching $145.57. About shares traded. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Mercury Systems, Inc. is a commercial well-known provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.14 billion. The Company’s solutions support a range of defense and intelligence programs. It has a 73.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s technologies include embedded processing modules and subsystems, radio frequency and microwave multi-function assemblies, as well as subsystems, and RF and microwave components.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $4.13 million activity.

The stock increased 0.52% or $0.23 on July 14, reaching $44.41. About shares traded. Mercury Systems Inc (MRCY) has risen 91.74% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.04% the S&P500.

Analysts await Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.24 EPS, down 4.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.25 per share. MRCY’s profit will be $11.56M for 46.26 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual EPS reported by Mercury Systems Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.00% EPS growth.

Ack Asset Management Llc holds 7.51% of its portfolio in Mercury Systems Inc for 845,000 shares. Rk Capital Management Llc owns 390,588 shares or 2.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, G2 Investment Partners Management Llc has 1.63% invested in the company for 109,299 shares. The Massachusetts-based Ironwood Investment Management Llc has invested 1.47% in the stock. Pier Capital Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 266,221 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 29 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, July 31. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. Zacks upgraded Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Monday, August 24. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $154 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, November 21. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Thursday, July 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $15500 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 11 by Seaport Global. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, January 22 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, July 29.

Analysts await Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on August, 1 before the open. They expect $1.59 EPS, down 17.19% or $0.33 from last year’s $1.92 per share. APD’s profit will be $349.09 million for 22.89 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual EPS reported by Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.19% EPS growth.

Capital Investment Advisors Llc increased Ubs Alerian Mlp Infrastructure (MLPI) stake by 24,727 shares to 507,500 valued at $14.42M in 2016Q4. It also upped Ishares Msci Acwi Ex Us (ACWX) stake by 126,830 shares and now owns 770,999 shares. Blackrock Ltd Duration (NYSE:BLW) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 1.23 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 62 investors sold APD shares while 245 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 187.27 million shares or 4.62% more from 179.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 445 were accumulated by Bartlett And. Bremer Association reported 2,006 shares. Axa has 0.03% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Caprock Gru holds 0.1% or 2,649 shares. First Interstate Savings Bank invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt Com invested 0% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Ahl Prns Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.22% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Limited Liability invested 0.01% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Green Valley Ltd Liability Corporation reported 314,402 shares. Bailard holds 0.02% or 1,563 shares. Hartford Invest Mngmt Company reported 53,017 shares stake. Stadion Money Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Lc holds 2,316 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Abner Herrman & Brock Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.33% in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability owns 73,343 shares.

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