$3.76 EPS Expected for Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD); Argent Capital Management Has Lowered Its Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) Stake

April 25, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Argent Capital Management Llc decreased Johnson Outdoors Inc (JOUT) stake by 31.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Argent Capital Management Llc sold 10,115 shares as Johnson Outdoors Inc (JOUT)’s stock declined 6.53%. The Argent Capital Management Llc holds 22,360 shares with $1.35 million value, down from 32,475 last quarter. Johnson Outdoors Inc now has $642.37M valuation. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $65.04. About 20 shares traded. Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) has risen 71.02% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.47% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) to report $3.76 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.42 EPS change or 12.57% from last quarter’s $3.34 EPS. MTD’s profit would be $95.69M giving it 36.93 P/E if the $3.76 EPS is correct. After having $5.97 EPS previously, Mettler-Toledo International Inc.’s analysts see -37.02% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.16% or $6.52 during the last trading session, reaching $555.36. About 12,722 shares traded. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has risen 19.68% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 21 investors sold Mettler-Toledo International Inc. shares while 179 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 22.21 million shares or 0.20% less from 22.26 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co reported 10,146 shares. Ohio-based Budros Ruhlin & Roe has invested 0.23% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). 1,023 were reported by Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mgmt Inc. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. 761 are owned by Greenleaf Tru. Columbia Wanger Asset Management Lc reported 30,543 shares stake. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt Incorporated has 0.1% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). The Japan-based Nomura has invested 0% in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Ledyard National Bank has 0.01% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) for 129 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 38,011 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 1,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 446 shares. Fifth Third Bank stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD). Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md owns 193,942 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Advisor Prtn Limited Co has 0.06% invested in Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD).

Since February 12, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $20.40 million activity. On Thursday, February 22 the insider CONTINO FRANCIS A sold $386,698. On Friday, March 2 Heidingsfelder Michael sold $1.77M worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) or 3,000 shares. $1.26 million worth of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) was sold by de la Guerroniere Marc. Shares for $2.76M were sold by Rauch Waldemar. 10,105 shares valued at $6.19 million were sold by DONNELLY WILLIAM P on Monday, February 12. Vadala Shawn sold 300 shares worth $181,560. $1.56 million worth of stock was sold by SPOERRY ROBERT F on Wednesday, February 14.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. manufactures and supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.13 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: U.S. It has a 39 P/E ratio. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other.

Among 11 analysts covering Mettler-toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Mettler-toledo International Inc. had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs initiated it with “Buy” rating and $690.0 target in Tuesday, September 26 report. The stock of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 20. The stock of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 6. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of MTD in report on Monday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 23 by Citigroup. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 9 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 31 by Bank of America. UBS downgraded Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) rating on Friday, August 5. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $415 target.

Analysts await Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) to report earnings on May, 4. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 4.32% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.39 per share. JOUT’s profit will be $14.32M for 11.21 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Johnson Outdoors Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 119.70% EPS growth.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $519,334 activity. PYLE THOMAS F JR had sold 2,985 shares worth $183,655. 4,434 shares were sold by Sheahan Richard Case, worth $273,369 on Wednesday, December 13. Johnson David W sold $62,310 worth of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) on Monday, January 8.

Argent Capital Management Llc increased Jp Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) stake by 6,366 shares to 1.06M valued at $122.87M in 2017Q4. It also upped Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 6,920 shares and now owns 871,540 shares. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) was raised too.

Among 3 analysts covering Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ:JOUT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Johnson Outdoors had 7 analyst reports since December 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, August 24. Forward View Consulting upgraded Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) rating on Monday, August 7. Forward View Consulting has “Buy” rating and $6000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Imperial Capital on Friday, December 15. On Wednesday, December 30 the stock rating was maintained by Barrington Research with “Outperform”. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of JOUT in report on Wednesday, December 14 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 3 by Forward View Consulting.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.37, from 1.51 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 11 investors sold JOUT shares while 38 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 6.04 million shares or 1.45% more from 5.95 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 14,799 were accumulated by Stone Ridge Asset Ltd Liability Company. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Limited Com has 3,300 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Incorporated owns 17,120 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada owns 0% invested in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) for 15,500 shares. North Star Investment Mgmt Corp owns 55,275 shares. American Century has 11,453 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Morgan Dempsey Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.65% in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT). Bluestein R H And has 0.02% invested in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT). Smith Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 3,060 shares. Indexiq Lc, New York-based fund reported 38,579 shares. Sanctuary Wealth Ltd Liability Company owns 170 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership owns 740,818 shares. Clarivest Asset Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT). New York-based Jpmorgan Chase & Company has invested 0% in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT). 22,360 are owned by Argent Cap Ltd Llc.

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