Analysts at Jefferies & Co Reconfirmed their Hold rating for W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) with $70.00 Price Target, Andersons (ANDE) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

June 19, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Among 3 analysts covering The Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. The Andersons Inc had 5 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $39 target in Monday, October 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 26 by Buckingham Research. On Wednesday, May 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight”. See Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) latest ratings:

Among 11 analysts covering W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. W. R. Grace & Co has $115 highest and $70 lowest target. $80’s average target is 13.43% above currents $70.53 stock price. W. R. Grace & Co had 18 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Tuesday, November 1. On Monday, November 30 the stock rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi on Thursday, April 28. Vertical Research initiated the shares of GRA in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, December 12. The stock of W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) has “” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Susquehanna. BB&T Capital initiated W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) on Thursday, December 10 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, March 14. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 8 by Goldman Sachs.

Analysts await W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 8.11% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.74 per share. GRA’s profit will be $55.13M for 22.04 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by W. R. Grace & Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.65% EPS growth.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 sales for $8.19 million activity. Shares for $263,813 were bought by Blaser Thomas E on Friday, March 3. On Wednesday, February 22 Dockman William C. sold $431,286 worth of W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) or 6,000 shares. The insider FESTA ALFRED E sold 80,560 shares worth $5.76M. Shelnitz Mark A sold 26,853 shares worth $1.92M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 46 investors sold W. R. Grace & Co shares while 91 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 56.49 million shares or 1.59% less from 57.40 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gilder Gagnon Howe And Lc has invested 0.32% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). 143,144 were reported by Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Bk Corporation. Neuberger Berman Limited has invested 0.11% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). Suntrust Banks holds 0.05% or 114,682 shares. Massachusetts-based Eaton Vance Mngmt has invested 0.01% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). California Public Employees Retirement holds 0.02% or 151,300 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Inv Lc reported 44,257 shares. Highbridge Cap Mngmt Lc holds 0.06% or 50,000 shares in its portfolio. Clinton Gru reported 0.11% stake. Westfield Mgmt Communications Lp reported 0.3% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.33% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). Amalgamated Bankshares has invested 0.03% in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA). Fjarde Ap accumulated 20,887 shares. Decatur Cap Mngmt holds 30,090 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Reilly Advsr Lc invested in 0.02% or 1,651 shares.

W. R. Grace & Co. is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The company has market cap of $4.86 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. It has a 35.33 P/E ratio. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

The stock increased 0.81% or $0.57 on June 16, reaching $70.53. About shares traded. W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) has declined 6.22% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.28, from 1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 9 investors sold Andersons Inc shares while 48 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 20.16 million shares or 3.66% more from 19.45 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp invested in 0.04% or 15,154 shares. Sei Investments accumulated 10,453 shares. Ameriprise reported 375,456 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com has invested 0% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). 455,600 were reported by Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Corp. Comerica Bank & Trust owns 77,990 shares. Deprince Race & Zollo Incorporated invested in 0.58% or 668,161 shares. Moreover, Swiss Bank has 0% invested in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) for 44,050 shares. Capstone Asset Mngmt holds 10,855 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Pennsylvania-based Nationwide Fund Advisors has invested 0.01% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability Corp has 77,215 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 0% or 20,995 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr accumulated 2.13M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Jupiter Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.22% in Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE). Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Com, California-based fund reported 94 shares.

The stock decreased 3.25% or $1.2 on June 16, reaching $35.7. About shares traded. Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) has risen 2.27% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.43% the S&P500.

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