Autohome (ADR) (ATHM) Reaches $59.39 After 5.00% Down Move; Msc Industrial Direct Company (MSM) Shorts Increased By 4.52%

October 12, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Msc Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM) had an increase of 4.52% in short interest. MSM’s SI was 2.29 million shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 4.52% from 2.19 million shares previously. With 615,300 avg volume, 4 days are for Msc Industrial Direct Company (NYSE:MSM)’s short sellers to cover MSM’s short positions. The SI to Msc Industrial Direct Company’s float is 5.71%. About 153,881 shares traded. MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) has risen 18.92% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.22% the S&P500.

The stock of Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE:ATHM) is a huge mover today! About 425,711 shares traded. Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE:ATHM) has risen 72.98% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.28% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $6.83 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 12 by Barchart.com. We have $56.42 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:ATHM worth $341.50 million less.

Autohome Inc. is an online destination for automobile clients in China. The company has market cap of $6.83 billion. The Firm is engaged in the provision of online advertising and dealer subscription services in the People’s Republic of China . It has a 29.53 P/E ratio. The Company, through its Websites, autohome.com.cn and che168.com, and mobile applications, delivers content to automobile buyers and owners.

Among 11 analysts covering Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Autohome Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, February 22 by Credit Agricole. The company was reinitiated on Monday, February 22 by CLSA. Brean Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $31 target in Monday, June 6 report. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $47.20 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, June 28 to “Underperform”. On Wednesday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, January 27. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole on Friday, November 6.

Analysts await Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE:ATHM) to report earnings on November, 13. They expect $0.48 EPS, up 41.18% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.34 per share. ATHM’s profit will be $55.20 million for 30.93 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Autohome Inc (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.15% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.39, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc shares while 75 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 42.88 million shares or 0.18% less from 42.96 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Da Davidson And has invested 0% in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Comm has invested 0% in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Cibc Ww Mkts Inc holds 13,946 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 48,115 are held by Invesco Ltd. Buffington Mohr Mcneal owns 6,025 shares. Ardevora Asset Mgmt Llp has 1.13% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Prelude Mngmt Ltd has 0% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) for 445 shares. Cambridge Invest Advisors has invested 0.01% in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Caxton Associates Limited Partnership reported 0.03% stake. Metropolitan Life Insur holds 0.03% or 43,206 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Com invested 0% in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Ameriprise Fincl Inc holds 0.01% or 201,835 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bank & Trust holds 35,294 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt accumulated 0% or 2,557 shares. Northcoast Asset Mgmt Ltd Company has 0.07% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) for 6,906 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. MSC Industrial Direct Co. had 41 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform” on Monday, December 5. As per Tuesday, March 22, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 4 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, August 19 by Credit Suisse. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $79.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. On Friday, June 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Underperform”.

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