Kestrel Investment Management Has Decreased Its Generac Holdings (GNRC) Position; Shorts at Capella Education Company (CPLA) Lowered By 7.39%

June 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) had a decrease of 7.39% in short interest. CPLA’s SI was 220,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 7.39% from 238,100 shares previously. With 80,900 avg volume, 3 days are for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)’s short sellers to cover CPLA’s short positions. The SI to Capella Education Company’s float is 2.1%. The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $95.15. About 34,514 shares traded. Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has risen 6.43% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.14% the S&P500. Some Historical CPLA News: ; 19/03/2018 – SDLP – SEADRILL PARTNERS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE WEST CAPELLA; 02/05/2018 – CAPELLA EDUCATION 1Q PROFIT CONT OPS/SHR $1.16, EST. $1.17; 30/04/2018 – Capella Education Company Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend; 19/03/2018 – SEADRILL PARTNERS LLC SDLP.N – SEADRILL PARTNERS ANNOUNCES CONTRACT AWARD FOR WEST CAPELLA; 02/05/2018 – Strayer Education: Pending Merger With Capella Education on Track to Close in 3Q; 11/04/2018 – CAPELLA EDUCATION CO CPLA.O : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $94 FROM $83; 19/03/2018 – SEADRILL PARTNERS: CONTRACT AWARD FOR WEST CAPELLA; 02/05/2018 – Capella Education 1Q Rev $112M; 02/05/2018 – Capella Education 1Q EPS $1.16; 02/05/2018 – Capella Education Won’t Be Providing Fincl Guidance or Hold an Investor Conference Call Due to Pending Merge

Kestrel Investment Management Corp decreased Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC) stake by 3.53% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Kestrel Investment Management Corp sold 6,800 shares as Generac Holdings Inc (GNRC)’s stock rose 6.15%. The Kestrel Investment Management Corp holds 186,075 shares with $8.54 million value, down from 192,875 last quarter. Generac Holdings Inc now has $3.18 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $51.28. About 301,834 shares traded. Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) has risen 41.12% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.55% the S&P500. Some Historical GNRC News: ; 02/05/2018 – Generac 1Q EBITDA $70.2M; 07/03/2018 Back-to-Back Nor’easters Prove Power Outage Preparedness Tops Homeowners’ Priorities; 08/05/2018 – New CO-SENSE Carbon Monoxide Sensing and Shutdown Technology Improves Safety of Portable Generators; 02/05/2018 – Generac 1Q EPS 42c; 04/05/2018 – For Hurricane Preparedness Week, Generac Reminds All to Prepare Early; 02/05/2018 – GENERAC SEES FY NET SALES CHANGE +6% TO +8%; 22/04/2018 – DJ Generac Holdings Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GNRC); 14/03/2018 – Generac Non-Deal Roadshow Scheduled By SunTrust for Mar. 21; 02/05/2018 – GENERAC 1Q ADJ EPS 74C, EST. 62C; 02/05/2018 – Generac 1Q Adj EPS 74c

Among 10 analysts covering Generac Holdings (NYSE:GNRC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Generac Holdings had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 8 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. SunTrust initiated Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Tuesday, November 3 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) earned “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, November 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 8 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) on Thursday, September 7 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 23 by Bank of America. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. SunTrust maintained the shares of GNRC in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating.

More news for Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Generac Closes on the Acquisition of Selmec” on June 04, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Generac Power Systems to Hire Nearly 300 Employees” and published on June 12, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 31.88% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.69 per share. GNRC’s profit will be $56.38 million for 14.09 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Generac Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.97% EPS growth.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $5.63 million activity. 20,000 shares were sold by Jagdfeld Aaron, worth $1.01M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.11 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 21 investors sold GNRC shares while 94 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 59.49 million shares or 1.98% less from 60.69 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 77,157 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Co has 262,863 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Company owns 5,497 shares. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada reported 0.01% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Mackenzie invested in 136,298 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0% or 6,262 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability owns 532,661 shares. The Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Bankshares Of America De, North Carolina-based fund reported 267,838 shares. Capwealth Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.19% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Morgan Stanley reported 259,883 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Foundry Prtn Ltd owns 315,580 shares. Burgundy Asset Mgmt reported 1.74M shares or 0.75% of all its holdings. The Georgia-based Voya Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC). Jpmorgan Chase And Com stated it has 0.02% in Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC).

Capella Education Company, through its subsidiaries, provides online postsecondary education and job-ready skills development services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. The Company’s Post-Secondary segment offers various doctoral, masterÂ’s, and bachelorÂ’s online programs for working adults in business and technology, education, nursing and health sciences, public service leadership, social and behavioral sciences, and undergraduate studies markets; and learning courses that are eligible for transfer into credit at approximately 2,000 colleges and universities. It has a 48.35 P/E ratio. At December 31, 2016, it offered approximately 1,940 online courses and 53 academic programs with 153 specializations to approximately 38,000 learners.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.38, from 0.82 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 20 investors sold Capella Education Company shares while 34 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 10.10 million shares or 1.61% less from 10.26 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Wells Fargo Mn reported 17,699 shares. 10,702 are held by United Svcs Automobile Association. Gemmer Asset Llc stated it has 91 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Amer Capital holds 49,215 shares. Moreover, Principal Financial Grp has 0.01% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 89,464 shares. Aqr Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 27,946 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas stated it has 5,702 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 7,540 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Com has invested 0.07% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). State Street Corporation has 321,972 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Federated Invsts Pa has invested 0% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Bluefin Trading Limited Com reported 14,129 shares. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) for 13,622 shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 12,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 9 analysts covering Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Capella Education had 21 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray given on Monday, March 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, March 2. The rating was upgraded by First Analysis on Sunday, March 4 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, September 15. The stock of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray maintained Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) rating on Monday, October 16. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $87.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, March 5. Credit Suisse initiated Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) on Wednesday, February 3 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 27 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) rating on Tuesday, October 31. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $103 target.

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