Foyston Gordon & Payne Decreased Its Check Point Software Technologies LTD (CHKP) Stake; Sit Investment Associates Has Lowered By $545,100 Its Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) Holding

December 9, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Sit Investment Associates Inc decreased Healthcare Services Group Inc (HCSG) stake by 20.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sit Investment Associates Inc sold 11,850 shares as Healthcare Services Group Inc (HCSG)’s stock rose 12.08%. The Sit Investment Associates Inc holds 44,915 shares with $2.10 million value, down from 56,765 last quarter. Healthcare Services Group Inc now has $3.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $51.23. About 265,935 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc decreased Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) stake by 13.82% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc sold 10,641 shares as Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP)’s stock rose 7.13%. The Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc holds 66,353 shares with $7.24 million value, down from 76,994 last quarter. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. now has $17.13B valuation. The stock increased 1.21% or $1.25 during the last trading session, reaching $104.78. About 798,739 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has risen 31.64% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.94% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 67 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17 with “Hold”. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, August 24. On Friday, January 20 the stock rating was upgraded by First Analysis to “Overweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1. BMO Capital Markets initiated Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Thursday, January 5 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, June 16. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was reinitiated by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 13. OTR GLobal downgraded the shares of CHKP in report on Monday, July 11 to “Mixed” rating.

Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc increased The Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY) stake by 7,458 shares to 45,205 valued at $4.85M in 2017Q2. It also upped Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 9,600 shares and now owns 203,687 shares. Gentex Corp. (NASDAQ:GNTX) was raised too.

Analysts await Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $1.38 earnings per share, up 3.76% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.33 per share. CHKP’s profit will be $225.56M for 18.98 P/E if the $1.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.18 actual earnings per share reported by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.95% EPS growth.

Analysts await Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 17.86% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.28 per share. HCSG’s profit will be $24.18 million for 38.81 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Healthcare Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.37, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold HCSG shares while 73 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 65.17 million shares or 1.95% less from 66.46 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Invesco owns 0% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 275,691 shares. Assetmark has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Eqis Capital Mngmt holds 11,042 shares. First Midwest Bank & Trust Trust Division holds 0.18% or 31,116 shares. Champlain Invest Prtnrs Ltd Liability owns 154,149 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Panagora Asset Mgmt Incorporated invested in 428 shares or 0% of the stock. Bennicas & Assoc accumulated 6,400 shares. 162,091 were reported by Proshare Ltd. Redmond Asset Ltd Liability Company accumulated 75,834 shares. Osborne Prtn Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.14% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Bluestein R H & stated it has 4,400 shares. Franklin Resources holds 0% or 200,423 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock holds 0.02% or 8.71M shares. D E Shaw accumulated 17,197 shares.

Sit Investment Associates Inc increased Clearbridge Energy Mlp Fund In (CEM) stake by 20,093 shares to 1.18M valued at $18.08 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Lazard Glb Tot Ret & Inc Fd L (LGI) stake by 306,279 shares and now owns 361,679 shares. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) was raised too.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, July 12. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. Credit Suisse reinitiated Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) rating on Friday, November 3. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $62 target. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 12. As per Friday, September 16, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 14.

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