EPS for Brunswick (BC) Expected At $0.75; Martin & Company Upped By $815,551 Its Unifirst Corp. (UNF) Stake

January 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Martin & Company Inc increased Unifirst Corp. (UNF) stake by 56.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Martin & Company Inc acquired 5,401 shares as Unifirst Corp. (UNF)’s stock rose 4.85%. The Martin & Company Inc holds 14,900 shares with $2.26 million value, up from 9,499 last quarter. Unifirst Corp. now has $3.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $170.5. About 57,148 shares traded. UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) has risen 24.32% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.62% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) to report $0.75 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 11.94% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. BC’s profit would be $65.77M giving it 19.39 P/E if the $0.75 EPS is correct. After having $0.91 EPS previously, Brunswick Corporation’s analysts see -17.58% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.05% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $58.17. About 650,865 shares traded. Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has risen 21.90% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 32 investors sold Brunswick Corporation shares while 98 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 79.86 million shares or 2.42% less from 81.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Mercantile Trust owns 2,577 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Com holds 0% or 225 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md holds 0.01% or 614,908 shares. Panagora Asset Management stated it has 4,619 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Advent Cap De stated it has 5,000 shares. Loomis Sayles & Lp accumulated 130,276 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt owns 126,466 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Broadview Advisors Ltd Liability Company reported 1.48% of its portfolio in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Brown Advisory stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Fund Management holds 271,700 shares. Strategic Global Advisors Ltd has invested 1.08% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited holds 0.02% or 19,301 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Colony Lc has 0.09% invested in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) for 22,835 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Brunswick (NYSE:BC), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Brunswick had 49 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, January 11 to “Mkt Perform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, January 27. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. Forward View Consulting maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) on Sunday, July 30 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) on Sunday, October 1 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) rating on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $67.0 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. Northcoast upgraded the shares of BC in report on Friday, November 3 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 28.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.10 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Engine segment offers outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engine and propulsion systems; marine electronics and control integration systems, steering systems, instruments, controls, propellers, trolling motors, fuel systems, service parts, and lubricants; and diesel propulsion systems to the recreational and commercial marine markets. It has a 18.78 P/E ratio. It serves independent boat builders and end users, as well as local, state, and foreign governments through marine dealers and distributors, specialty marine retailers, and marine service centers under the Mercury, Mercury MerCruiser, Mariner, Mercury Racing, Mercury Sport Jet, Mercury Jet Drive, Mercury Diesel, Sea Pro, Axius, Zeus, Quicksilver, Mercury Precision Parts, Mercury Propellers, Attwood, Garelick, Whale, Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine Supply, Payne's Marine Group, BLA, Seachoice, and MotorGuide brand names.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $207,756 activity. 3,780 shares were sold by Pfeifer John C, worth $207,756.

Among 4 analysts covering UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. UniFirst Corp had 10 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 16. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report. Robert W. Baird maintained UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, October 12. Zacks upgraded UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) rating on Tuesday, September 1. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $120 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 1 by Robert W. Baird.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $405,194 activity. Katz David Martin sold $178,239 worth of UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) on Monday, December 18. The insider Ross William Masters sold $21,463. 1,216 shares valued at $205,492 were sold by Croatti Michael A on Thursday, December 14.

Investors sentiment is 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 11 investors sold UNF shares while 56 reduced holdings. only 17 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 14.74 million shares or 0.52% more from 14.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Great Lakes Advsrs has 36,879 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Fdx holds 0.01% of its portfolio in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 2,758 shares. 6,411 were accumulated by Wesbanco Bancorp. Eaton Vance Management reported 0% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Hancock Holdg has 0.06% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Burney reported 10,248 shares. Clark Cap Management Gru reported 3,670 shares stake. Wellington Management Grp Llp owns 0.03% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 968,412 shares. Fil Ltd holds 25,289 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.02% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Td Asset has 8,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.01% in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF). Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability Company accumulated 25,504 shares. Piermont Cap Management owns 0.34% invested in UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) for 6,800 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board stated it has 9,822 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Martin & Company Inc decreased Fedex Corp. (NYSE:FDX) stake by 2,110 shares to 19,074 valued at $4.30M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Select Sector Spdr (XLI) stake by 5,370 shares and now owns 72,065 shares. Ingersoll Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) was reduced too.

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