Cray (CRAY) Coveraged By Wells Fargo with $26 Target; Crawford Investment Counsel Boosted Altria Group (MO) Position By $798,238

November 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 5.06% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc acquired 10,787 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 223,901 shares with $16.67M value, up from 213,114 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $125.43B valuation. The stock declined 0.62% or $0.41 reaching $65.32 on the news. About 49,476 shares traded. Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Cray (NASDAQ:CRAY), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Cray has $42 highest and $22.0 lowest target. $31’s average target is 68.02% above currents $18.45 stock price. Cray had 12 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Needham on Tuesday, November 8 to “Buy”. On Wednesday, May 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42 target in Friday, February 12 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by Needham. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, April 19. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, February 12 with “Buy”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of CRAY in report on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. The rating was initiated by Sidoti on Monday, March 7 with “Neutral”.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 50 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 31. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. The stock of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Edward Jones on Wednesday, November 1 to “Buy”. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, October 23. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $76.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 13. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, November 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 444 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.78% less from 1.17 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hudock Cap Group Ltd Company has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Silvercrest Asset Management Grp Inc Ltd Company owns 205,871 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. First Personal Fincl Serv has 9,282 shares. King Wealth Mgmt Grp Limited Liability Co holds 2.43% or 82,195 shares. Planning accumulated 89,628 shares. North Star Management owns 20,902 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 2.82 million shares. First Manhattan holds 803,013 shares. Hancock Hldgs invested 0.07% in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO). Fincl Prtn Mgmt Ltd Liability has 2,762 shares. 10,421 are held by First Commonwealth Financial Pa. Sumitomo Life reported 85,112 shares stake. Bsw Wealth Prns has 2,896 shares. Mercer Cap Advisers holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) for 6,848 shares. Braun Stacey Associate has invested 1.15% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO).

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc decreased Mesa Labs Inc (NASDAQ:MLAB) stake by 6,853 shares to 21,966 valued at $3.15M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL) stake by 57,157 shares and now owns 16,185 shares. M & T Bk Corp (NYSE:MTB) was reduced too.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $361,725 activity. $361,725 worth of Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) shares were sold by MUNOZ GEORGE.

Analysts await Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, down 80.15% or $1.05 from last year’s $1.31 per share. CRAY’s profit will be $10.51M for 17.74 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Cray Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -178.79% EPS growth.

Cray Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing the high performance computing market, primarily categories of systems known as supercomputers. The company has market cap of $746.08 million. The Company’s divisions include Supercomputing, Storage and Data Management, Maintenance and Support, and Engineering Services and Other. It has a 72.99 P/E ratio. The Supercomputing segment includes a suite of supercomputer systems, which are used by engineering centers in universities, government laboratories, and commercial institutions.

It closed at $18.45 lastly. It is down 43.00% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.45, from 1.76 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 13 investors sold Cray Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 38.75 million shares or 2.02% more from 37.99 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Clearbridge Invs Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). Weiss Multi accumulated 0.08% or 96,720 shares. 795 are held by Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 2,362 shares. Principal Group Incorporated reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). Sector Pension Investment Board reported 21,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Dorsey Whitney Commerce Ltd Liability owns 92,740 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advsr Lc has 0% invested in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). Moreover, Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc has 0% invested in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P reported 1.96 million shares stake. First Interstate Natl Bank has 0.02% invested in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). State Street holds 949,790 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0% in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). Stoneridge Investment Ptnrs Limited Liability Com reported 22,443 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Moreover, Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has 0% invested in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) for 280,855 shares.

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