As Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) Market Value Rose, Boys Arnold & Co Has Decreased Its Holding; Boothbay Fund Management Trimmed Lincoln Elec Hldgs (LECO) Stake by $372,372

January 16, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Boys Arnold & Co Inc decreased its stake in Intercontinental Exchange In (ICE) by 38.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boys Arnold & Co Inc sold 7,730 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,515 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $860,000, down from 20,245 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boys Arnold & Co Inc who had been investing in Intercontinental Exchange In for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.515 during the last trading session, reaching $75.295. About 172,214 shares traded. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has risen 13.80% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.90% the S&P500.

Boothbay Fund Management Llc decreased its stake in Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc (LECO) by 39.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boothbay Fund Management Llc sold 4,092 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,263 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $574,000, down from 10,355 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boothbay Fund Management Llc who had been investing in Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.59B market cap company. The stock increased 2.45% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $100.27. About 79,983 shares traded. Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has risen 53.15% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.45% the S&P500.

Boothbay Fund Management Llc, which manages about $486.48 million and $601.69M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 8,916 shares to 44,356 shares, valued at $7.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) by 38,058 shares in the quarter, for a total of 45,750 shares, and has risen its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $272,726 activity.

Among 13 analysts covering Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ:LECO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Lincoln Electric had 40 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, November 21 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, December 10 report. The stock of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $96.0 target in Friday, October 20 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 29 with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of LECO in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, July 11. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold LECO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.08 million shares or 3.50% less from 42.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 0% or 147 shares. South Dakota Invest Council holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 2,700 shares. Trillium Asset Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.1% or 18,310 shares. Boston Family Office Ltd Com reported 44,661 shares stake. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt accumulated 60,450 shares. Ftb reported 0% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Credit Agricole S A has invested 0% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Gabelli Funds Limited Co holds 0.05% or 94,000 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.01% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) or 88,114 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com invested 0% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Cornerstone Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv stated it has 31,369 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 0.03% or 56,000 shares. Cambridge Tru reported 0.02% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO).

Analysts await Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.97 EPS, up 19.75% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.81 per share. LECO’s profit will be $63.78M for 25.84 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual EPS reported by Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.30% EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Intercontinental Exchange had 60 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, November 3 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research given on Thursday, May 19. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 8 by Wood. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 19. Standpoint Research maintained Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) on Sunday, August 9 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 32 investors sold ICE shares while 233 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 501.06 million shares or 0.97% less from 505.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advantus Mngmt reported 59,689 shares. Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Manchester Cap Mgmt Lc invested in 2,290 shares. Bokf Na holds 38,218 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 17,231 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Next Gp has invested 0.01% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Raymond James & owns 593,119 shares. Whittier Of Nevada holds 0% or 343 shares. Tudor Inv Et Al has invested 0.06% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Veritable Limited Partnership holds 18,051 shares. 7.21 million are owned by Fmr Ltd Co. Iridian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Ct reported 1.46M shares. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa owns 0.03% invested in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 9,033 shares. Zweig has invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE). Palisade Mgmt Lc Nj invested in 113,499 shares or 0.28% of the stock.

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