TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT) EPS Estimated At $0.08; Nomura Holdings Lowered Its Moody’s (MCO) Holding

January 21, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTGT) to report $0.08 EPS on February, 13.TTGT’s profit would be $2.21M giving it 47.66 P/E if the $0.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.07 EPS previously, TechTarget, Inc.’s analysts see 14.29% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $15.25. About 140,144 shares traded or 145.83% up from the average. TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTGT) has risen 14.89% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.81% the S&P500.

Nomura Holdings Inc decreased Moody’s Corp (MCO) stake by 82.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Nomura Holdings Inc sold 59,694 shares as Moody’s Corp (MCO)’s stock rose 1.64%. The Nomura Holdings Inc holds 12,285 shares with $1.71M value, down from 71,979 last quarter. Moody’s Corp now has $30.42B valuation. The stock increased 1.02% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $159.18. About 786,773 shares traded or 7.44% up from the average. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has risen 23.29% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.59% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Moody’s had 41 analyst reports since October 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $140.0 target in Wednesday, September 6 report. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 10 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, July 24 report. The rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities on Wednesday, October 14 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 6 with “Overweight”. The stock of Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, November 2.

Analysts await Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $1.40 earnings per share, up 13.82% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.23 per share. MCO’s profit will be $267.54 million for 28.43 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual earnings per share reported by Moody's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.89% negative EPS growth.

Nomura Holdings Inc increased Anthem Inc (Put) (NYSE:ANTM) stake by 42,719 shares to 70,000 valued at $13.29 million in 2017Q3. It also upped General Motors Co (Put) (NYSE:GM) stake by 300,000 shares and now owns 598,000 shares. Automatic Data Processing (Call) (NASDAQ:ADP) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold MCO shares while 182 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 158.15 million shares or 1.61% less from 160.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 10,400 shares. Brown Advisory owns 49,395 shares. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corp holds 1.53 million shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Riverhead Cap Ltd Co reported 4,732 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & Co stated it has 247,870 shares. Alexandria Capital Limited Com owns 102 shares. Moreover, Pnc Financial Service Group Incorporated Inc has 0.04% invested in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) for 301,472 shares. Blue Edge Capital Limited Com reported 9,197 shares stake. City Holdings stated it has 74 shares. Laffer Investments has invested 0.63% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Wetherby Asset Mngmt Inc owns 4,574 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Liability Corporation reported 6,913 shares stake. Ameriprise Financial accumulated 187,418 shares. Congress Asset Mngmt Ma invested 0.15% in Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO). Tdam Usa Inc stated it has 2,870 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $11.97 million activity. $5.83M worth of stock was sold by MCDANIEL RAYMOND W on Monday, August 7. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $69,205 was made by Duffie Darrell on Friday, September 29.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $2.27 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Strakosch Greg, worth $75,000 on Tuesday, January 16. Nine Ten Partners LP sold $460,400 worth of stock. Beam Kevin sold $137,750 worth of TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTGT) on Tuesday, January 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 2 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 1 investors sold TechTarget, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 12.31 million shares or 1.36% more from 12.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Holdings reported 6,300 shares stake. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 321 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Punch & Associates Invest holds 0.98% or 925,420 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Com holds 0% or 147,130 shares. 500 are owned by Edge Wealth Limited Liability Company. 2,710 are owned by Tower Rech Capital Ltd (Trc). Wedge Mngmt L L P Nc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in TechTarget, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTGT). 19,242 were reported by Bridgeway Management. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 1,629 shares. Jpmorgan Chase owns 59,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. River Road Asset Mngmt Ltd Co accumulated 314,361 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 10,254 shares in its portfolio. Comml Bank Of New York Mellon reported 77,664 shares stake. Millennium Management Lc stated it has 30,070 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial reported 0% stake.

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