Schroder Investment Management Group Lowered Rowan Companies Plc Common Stock Usd0.125 (RDC) Holding; Brooks Automation Has 1.43 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Schroder Investment Management Group decreased Rowan Companies Plc Common Stock Usd0.125 (RDC) stake by 28.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Schroder Investment Management Group sold 554,648 shares as Rowan Companies Plc Common Stock Usd0.125 (RDC)’s stock declined 21.10%. The Schroder Investment Management Group holds 1.40 million shares with $14.83 million value, down from 1.95 million last quarter. Rowan Companies Plc Common Stock Usd0.125 now has $1.85B valuation. It closed at $14.69 lastly. It is down 16.50% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.20% the S&P500.

Brooks Automation, Inc. is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for various applications and markets. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group and Brooks Life Science Systems. It has a 30.09 P/E ratio. The Brooks Semiconductor Solutions Group segment offers critical automated transport, vacuum and contamination controls solutions and services.

Analysts await Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $-0.32 earnings per share, down 500.00% or $0.40 from last year’s $0.08 per share. After $-0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Rowan Companies PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 31 analysts covering Rowan Companies Inc. (NYSE:RDC), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Rowan Companies Inc. had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14.35 target in Tuesday, September 19 report. The stock of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Seaport Global. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Sell”. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Friday, October 9 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Thursday, November 3. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The stock of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $20 target in Wednesday, November 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray.

Schroder Investment Management Group increased Yum China Holdings Incorporated Common Stock Usd0.01 stake by 18,957 shares to 39,350 valued at $1.53M in 2017Q2. It also upped Epr Properties Reit Usd0.01 (NYSE:EPR) stake by 12,682 shares and now owns 30,925 shares. Universal Corporation Common Stock Npv (NYSE:UVV) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.09, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 35 investors sold RDC shares while 60 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 133.95 million shares or 0.24% more from 133.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 124,932 are owned by Vident Advisory Limited Liability. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has invested 0.07% in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). Ameritas Invest Prtnrs invested in 0.02% or 47,237 shares. Moreover, Pacad Investment Ltd has 0.02% invested in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) for 13,500 shares. Indexiq Advsrs Ltd Liability Company invested in 3,431 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 65,405 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). Swiss Fincl Bank owns 196,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Quantitative Limited Liability Company invested in 230,800 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) for 258,250 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md reported 0% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al holds 0.02% or 251,446 shares in its portfolio. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Ltd holds 0.08% or 19,826 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC). Jpmorgan Chase & Company owns 2.67 million shares.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $62,800 activity. 5,000 shares valued at $62,800 were sold by SANDVOLD TORE I on Thursday, June 1.

Granahan Investment Management Inc Ma holds 1.23% of its portfolio in Brooks Automation, Inc for 613,529 shares. John G Ullman & Associates Inc owns 267,084 shares or 1.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bogle Investment Management L P De has 0.66% invested in the company for 419,603 shares. The Georgia-based Vident Investment Advisory Llc has invested 0.65% in the stock. De Burlo Group Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 109,900 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Brooks Automation’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Brooks Automation, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.0 while the high is $22.0. The stock’s average target of $19.50 is -27.24% below today’s ($26.8) share price. BRKS was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 12, 2016. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of BRKS in report on Monday, January 9 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 2 report. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 12 report.

It closed at $26.8 lastly. It is down 181.96% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 165.26% the S&P500.

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