Signature Financial Management Has Cut Norfolk Southern (NSC) Holding By $2.32 Million; Profile of 12 Analysts Covering Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN)

October 13, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Among 14 analysts covering Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Vail Resorts Inc. had 31 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, September 29. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, March 11. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Bank of America. Goldman Sachs upgraded Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) rating on Tuesday, December 8. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $144 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 2 with “Overweight”. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) earned “Outperform” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, September 29. Macquarie Research initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $125 target in Monday, July 27 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MTN in report on Tuesday, March 8 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Janney Capital with “Buy” on Friday, September 29. The stock of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by JMP Securities. See Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) latest ratings:

28/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $232.0 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $226 New Target: $247 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: $245.00 New Target: $260.00 Maintain
06/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $229.0 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $250.0
21/07/2017 Broker: William Blair Rating: Outperform Initiates Coverage On
14/07/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $229.0000 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $229.0000 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $226.0000
09/06/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy Old Target: $205.00 New Target: $228.00 Maintain

Signature Financial Management Inc decreased Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) stake by 52.99% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Signature Financial Management Inc sold 19,167 shares as Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC)’s stock declined 7.75%. The Signature Financial Management Inc holds 17,006 shares with $2.07 million value, down from 36,173 last quarter. Norfolk Southern Corp now has $37.94B valuation. The stock rose 0.23% or $0.3 reaching $131.95. About 895,606 shares traded. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Norfolk Southern Corp. had 72 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. CLSA downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, September 14. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. UBS maintained Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) rating on Tuesday, July 28. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $88 target. Robert W. Baird maintained Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan maintained Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) on Thursday, October 12 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 29 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 43 investors sold NSC shares while 347 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 199.13 million shares or 0.41% less from 199.95 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cadinha Communication Ltd Liability invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC). Millennium Mngmt Ltd Company reported 730,671 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Liability Com stated it has 2,675 shares. Leavell Inv owns 0.17% invested in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) for 10,981 shares. Blackhill Cap accumulated 200 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 34,981 shares. Weatherly Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.43% invested in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC). Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 52,334 shares or 0.04% of the stock. West Oak Cap holds 0% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) for 12,582 shares. X Mgmt Limited Liability holds 7,230 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt holds 1.52M shares. Geode Capital Limited Liability Company accumulated 2.73M shares or 0.13% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) Sa holds 2,118 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Stifel reported 139,537 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 4,661 shares.

Analysts await Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $1.62 earnings per share, up 4.52% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.55 per share. NSC’s profit will be $465.80 million for 20.36 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual earnings per share reported by Norfolk Southern Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $515,842 activity. Hurlbut Thomas E had sold 1,427 shares worth $166,839 on Friday, May 12. On Thursday, May 4 the insider Galanko William Andrew sold $117. Another trade for 2,093 shares valued at $255,304 was made by STEWART MARTA R on Friday, May 26. Shares for $117 were sold by LOCKHART MICHAEL D.

The stock increased 0.23% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $217.44. About 181,975 shares traded. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) has risen 61.08% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.38% the S&P500.

Vail Resorts, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $8.70 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. It has a 44.36 P/E ratio. The Company’s Mountain segment operates over 10 mountain resort properties and approximately three urban ski areas, as well as ancillary services, primarily including, ski school, dining, and retail/rental operations.

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