As Roper Technologies (ROP) Market Valuation Rose, Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Cut Position by $2.73 Million; Smucker J M Co (SJM) Shareholder Moors & Cabot Has Trimmed Position by $398,944 as Market Valuation Declined

January 15, 2018 - By reb123z

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Roper Technologies Inc (ROP) by 41.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc sold 11,243 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.97% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,036 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.90M, down from 27,279 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Roper Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.18B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $2.78 during the last trading session, reaching $275.28. About 249,769 shares traded. Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) has risen 23.10% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.40% the S&P500.

Moors & Cabot Inc decreased its stake in Smucker J M Co (SJM) by 36.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Moors & Cabot Inc sold 3,836 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6,805 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $712,000, down from 10,641 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc who had been investing in Smucker J M Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.02 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $123.43. About 617,956 shares traded. The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) has declined 0.84% since January 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.54% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Roper Industries Inc. had 44 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, March 24. As per Tuesday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 31 to “Sell”. The stock of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by Oppenheimer. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 20. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, September 11. On Monday, June 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks.

Analysts await Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $2.60 EPS, up 39.78% or $0.74 from last year’s $1.86 per share. ROP’s profit will be $266.14M for 26.47 P/E if the $2.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.36 actual EPS reported by Roper Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.17% EPS growth.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $24.95 million activity. JELLISON BRIAN D had sold 81,500 shares worth $21.16M. Conley Jason also sold $1.23M worth of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) on Wednesday, September 20. The insider PREZZANO WILBUR J sold 2,000 shares worth $471,597. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $235,473 was sold by Thatcher Laura G. On Tuesday, October 31 KNOWLING ROBERT E JR sold $1.04 million worth of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) or 4,000 shares. JOHNSON ROBERT D also sold $469,940 worth of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold ROP shares while 170 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 184 raised stakes. 98.93 million shares or 4.07% more from 95.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Salem Counselors Inc stated it has 0.38% in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Lmr Ptnrs Llp owns 2,701 shares. Nomura Incorporated owns 0% invested in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) for 6,991 shares. Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership has 509,167 shares. Ngam Advsrs LP reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Bokf Na has 4,947 shares. Mckinley Cap Management Limited Liability Delaware reported 0.01% stake. City Trust Fl holds 11,370 shares or 1.03% of its portfolio. Rmb Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.1% invested in Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) for 15,867 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts, New York-based fund reported 38,082 shares. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Incorporated has 2,450 shares. Svcs Automobile Association has 38,334 shares. Thematic Ptnrs Lc stated it has 328,860 shares. Pggm Invs accumulated 0.01% or 11,432 shares. Amp Investors reported 61,952 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings.

Moors & Cabot Inc, which manages about $691.43 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 4,410 shares to 19,086 shares, valued at $2.37M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 11,944 shares in the quarter, for a total of 21,688 shares, and has risen its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS).

Among 19 analysts covering J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. J. M. Smucker Company had 65 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Friday, June 10. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, April 11 to “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, October 12. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, June 3. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 17. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by Credit Suisse. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $120 target in Monday, April 4 report. Credit Suisse maintained The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) rating on Wednesday, September 16. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $133 target. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 71 investors sold SJM shares while 231 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 189 raised stakes. 83.48 million shares or 2.45% more from 81.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invest House Lc has invested 0.04% in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Moreover, Dupont Capital Management Corporation has 0.03% invested in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Adage Capital Ptnrs Ltd Llc holds 168,327 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Cypress Capital Group Inc has 4,521 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Uss Invest holds 217,600 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Moreover, Hemenway Tru Com Limited Liability Company has 1.55% invested in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited Company invested in 400,411 shares. Parkside Savings Bank reported 551 shares stake. Employees Retirement Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 7,000 shares. Smithfield Tru has 3,984 shares. Carnegie Capital Asset Management Limited Co, Ohio-based fund reported 20,199 shares. Davenport And Lc invested in 0.05% or 34,974 shares. Arete Wealth Advsr Limited Liability accumulated 2,502 shares. Baker Ellis Asset holds 0.07% or 2,487 shares in its portfolio. Oakworth Inc reported 0% in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM).

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