Trimble Inc. (TRMB) Analysts See $0.31 EPS; Matarin Capital Management Has Increased By $1.48 Billion Its Eplus (PLUS) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Evgen Dobrzhanskiy

Matarin Capital Management Llc increased Eplus Inc. (PLUS) stake by 16.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Matarin Capital Management Llc acquired 15,982 shares as Eplus Inc. (PLUS)’s stock rose 20.28%. The Matarin Capital Management Llc holds 114,091 shares with $10.55B value, up from 98,109 last quarter. Eplus Inc. now has $1.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $77.85. About 47,685 shares traded. ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) has risen 75.66% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.96% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) to report $0.31 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 10.71% from last quarter’s $0.28 EPS. TRMB’s profit would be $78.05M giving it 34.99 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, Trimble Inc.’s analysts see -11.43% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $43.39. About 502,139 shares traded. Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) has risen 51.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.75% the S&P500.

Matarin Capital Management Llc decreased Amerisourcebergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) stake by 4,099 shares to 43,199 valued at $3.57 billion in 2017Q3. It also reduced First Financial Northwest Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) stake by 2,580 shares and now owns 13,497 shares. Vera Bradley Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.48 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.20, from 4.68 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 17 investors sold PLUS shares while 44 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 12.25 million shares or 47.90% less from 23.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Bank Of Mellon Corporation holds 0% or 192,856 shares in its portfolio. Covey Cap Limited Liability Company has invested 1.08% in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Moreover, Capital One National Association has 0.16% invested in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 25,258 shares. James stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). New York State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 8,796 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ameriprise Fincl Incorporated invested in 0% or 89,670 shares. Ellington Gp Ltd Liability invested in 3,300 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Strs Ohio owns 10,600 shares. Federated Pa invested in 0% or 4,892 shares. Perkins Cap has 0.97% invested in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 7,717 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 1.68 million shares. 70,818 are owned by Boston Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company. Campbell Newman Asset Management has invested 0.08% in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). 2,812 are held by Raymond James Associates.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $2.58 million activity. 400 shares were sold by BOWEN BRUCE M, worth $33,028 on Wednesday, September 6. On Monday, October 2 MARRON MARK P sold $934,016 worth of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) or 10,000 shares. Callies John E also sold $83,150 worth of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) shares. Shares for $280,214 were sold by Marion Elaine D on Monday, October 2. Another trade for 5,214 shares valued at $445,441 was sold by FAULDERS C THOMAS III.

Among 3 analysts covering ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. ePlus had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Friday, October 9. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Stifel Nicolaus maintained ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) rating on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $7500 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, October 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, September 10 with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, May 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $113 target in Friday, December 9 report.

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions to enhance the work processes of office and mobile field professionals worldwide. The company has market cap of $10.92 billion. The company??s Engineering and Construction segment offers field and office software for route selection and design; systems to guide and control construction equipment; systems to monitor, track, and manage assets, equipment, and workers; software to share and communicate data; 3D conceptual design and modeling software; building information modeling software; integrated site layout and measurement systems; applications for sub-contractors and trades; integrated workplace management services software; capital program and facility management solutions; field based data collection systems; and communication systems and back-office software. It has a 57.09 P/E ratio. The Company’s Field Solutions segment provides guidance and positioning, and automated application systems; and information management solutions, as well as systems to collect authoritative field data.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $8.73 million activity. $143,583 worth of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) was sold by MATTHEWS DARRYL R on Wednesday, September 6. $268,716 worth of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) was sold by KIRKLAND JAMES A. Gibson Chris sold $2.92 million worth of stock or 76,715 shares. $1.72 million worth of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) was sold by Kliem Jurgen. Janow Merit E had sold 33,334 shares worth $1.26M.

Among 17 analysts covering Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Trimble Navigation Limited had 35 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James initiated the shares of TRMB in report on Tuesday, June 14 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Friday, November 20 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Friday, September 22. Craig Hallum maintained Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 27 report. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 4 report. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Friday, June 24. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, September 21. The stock of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley.

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