Hahn Capital Management Has Boosted Its Wabtec (WAB) Stake; United Rentals (URI) Has 1.09 Sentiment

January 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Hahn Capital Management Llc increased Wabtec (WAB) stake by 0.95% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hahn Capital Management Llc acquired 1,040 shares as Wabtec (WAB)’s stock declined 6.73%. The Hahn Capital Management Llc holds 109,972 shares with $8.33B value, up from 108,932 last quarter. Wabtec now has $7.92B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $82.5. About 449,106 shares traded. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) has risen 7.39% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.31% the S&P500.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. The company has market cap of $15.83 billion. It operates in two divisions, General Rentals; and Trench, Power, and Pump. It has a 26.52 P/E ratio. The General Rentals segment engages in the rental of general construction and industrial equipment, such as backhoes, skid-steer loaders, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment; aerial work platforms, such as boom lifts and scissor lifts; and general tools and light equipment comprising pressure washers, water pumps, and power tools.

The stock increased 1.88% or $3.45 during the last trading session, reaching $187.12. About 990,534 shares traded. United Rentals, Inc. (URI) has risen 71.76% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.06% the S&P500.

Analysts await United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $3.31 earnings per share, up 23.97% or $0.64 from last year’s $2.67 per share. URI’s profit will be $279.95 million for 14.13 P/E if the $3.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.25 actual earnings per share reported by United Rentals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.85% EPS growth.

Shellback Capital Lp holds 4.2% of its portfolio in United Rentals, Inc. for 334,828 shares. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc owns 129,003 shares or 2.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, United Bank Va has 2.43% invested in the company for 18,300 shares. The Maryland-based Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc. has invested 2.42% in the stock. Sg Capital Management Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 154,064 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of United Rentals’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating United Rentals, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $79.0 while the high is $130.0. The stock’s average target of $104.50 is -44.15% below today’s ($187.12) share price. URI was included in 8 notes of analysts from August 18, 2016. The stock of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 4 by Argus Research. Deutsche Bank initiated United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) on Wednesday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. Bank of America upgraded the shares of URI in report on Thursday, August 18 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 24. On Thursday, November 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26 with “Underperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by Avondale.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 48 investors sold WAB shares while 133 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 101.47 million shares or 2.77% more from 98.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) for 133,173 shares. Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 10,115 shares. Riverhead has invested 0.02% in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB). Axa accumulated 49,185 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Raymond James Financial Service Advsr owns 12,722 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Tru Company Of Vermont owns 402 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd has 0.07% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) for 18,775 shares. World Asset Mngmt Inc has 0.02% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB). Susquehanna Intl Gp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 5,646 shares. Moreover, M&T Fincl Bank Corp has 0% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) for 11,725 shares. Neville Rodie Shaw Incorporated invested 0.56% in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB). Vanguard Group Inc reported 7.32 million shares. Principal Finance has 0.03% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB). Moreover, Waddell Reed Financial has 0.17% invested in Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) for 1.02M shares. Legal And General Gru Public Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.02% or 406,820 shares.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $145,884 activity. Another trade for 1,917 shares valued at $145,884 was made by DeNinno David L on Monday, October 30.

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