AMETEK, Inc. (AME) Reaches $62.86 52-Week High; Last Week Saul Centers (BFS) Coverage

June 19, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

The stock of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) hit a new 52-week high and has $67.26 target or 7.00% above today’s $62.86 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $14.49 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 19 by Barchart.com. If the $67.26 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.01 billion more. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.53 on June 19, reaching $62.86. About 497,027 shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 27.71% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Saul Centers had 3 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 4 by Zacks. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. See Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) latest ratings:

About 21,336 shares traded. Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) has risen 7.03% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.59 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.79 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 14 investors sold Saul Centers Inc shares while 25 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 9.66 million shares or 0.33% less from 9.70 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. California Employees Retirement reported 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability owns 56 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Daiwa Secs Inc stated it has 700 shares. Hsbc Holdg Plc invested in 3,505 shares or 0% of the stock. Gam Holding Ag invested 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Aperio Grp Inc Ltd has invested 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Denali Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 55 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Amer International stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 0% or 9,012 shares. Advsrs Asset Mgmt invested 0.01% in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) for 14,267 shares. Blackrock Institutional Trust Com Na has 527,708 shares. Asset Mgmt One Ltd reported 26,305 shares. Comml Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp invested in 180,265 shares.

Since January 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $1.92 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by SCHNEIDER SCOTT V, worth $300,600. On Wednesday, May 24 NOONAN PATRICK F sold $290,000 worth of Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) or 5,000 shares. Shares for $13,178 were sold by WHITMORE JOHN R. CARACI PHILIP D sold $496,446 worth of stock or 7,500 shares. $157,300 worth of stock was sold by CHAPOTON JOHN E on Friday, April 7.

Saul Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $1.27 billion. The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership, management and development of income-producing properties. It has a 38.32 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Properties.

Among 10 analysts covering AMETEK (NYSE:AME), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AMETEK has $63 highest and $30 lowest target. $53.70’s average target is -14.57% below currents $62.86 stock price. AMETEK had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 8 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Wednesday, January 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. The stock of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, April 29. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, August 5. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.25, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold AMETEK, Inc. shares while 146 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 201.78 million shares or 1.04% more from 199.71 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Perella Weinberg Prtn Cap Management Lp holds 0.54% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 44,288 shares. Quest Invest Management Or reported 1.59% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Tudor Investment Et Al stated it has 0.02% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Skylands Capital holds 787 shares. Glenmede Na holds 0.09% or 326,500 shares in its portfolio. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.05% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0.01% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 18,339 shares. Amp Invsts Ltd, a Australia-based fund reported 67,234 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru Banking Corp stated it has 0.05% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). New York-based Capstone Invest Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.04% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Burney has invested 0.07% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Rainier Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 0.29% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 62,040 shares. Raymond James Financial Ser Advsrs has 0.03% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 39,751 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Roundview Capital Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.32% or 20,750 shares.

Analysts await AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.62 EPS, up 5.08% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.59 per share. AME’s profit will be $142.92M for 25.35 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual EPS reported by AMETEK, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.33% EPS growth.

Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 sales for $26.80 million activity. The insider EGINTON WILLIAM D sold 14,598 shares worth $875,880. On Friday, May 19 Oscher Ronald J sold $319,166 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 5,315 shares. 14,483 shares were sold by Burke William Joseph, worth $800,317 on Wednesday, February 22. Shares for $18.02 million were sold by HERMANCE FRANK S on Friday, February 10. On Wednesday, March 29 the insider Jones Timothy N sold $542,005. MALONE JAMES R sold $70,984 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) on Friday, May 12. $287,358 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) shares were sold by Conti Anthony James.

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