West Family Investments Has Raised New Mtn Fin (NMFC) Position By $396,500; Azz (AZZ) Sentiment Is 1.23

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

AZZ Inc. provides galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, refining, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Energy and Galvanizing Services. It has a 24.01 P/E ratio. The Energy segment provides specialized services and products designed to support industrial, nuclear, and electrical applications.

West Family Investments Inc increased New Mtn Fin Corp (NMFC) stake by 8.7% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. West Family Investments Inc acquired 30,500 shares as New Mtn Fin Corp (NMFC)’s stock declined 2.69%. The West Family Investments Inc holds 381,015 shares with $5.13 million value, up from 350,515 last quarter. New Mtn Fin Corp now has $1.08B valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $14.175. About 201,729 shares traded. New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) has risen 17.77% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.07% the S&P500.

Van Berkom & Associates Inc. holds 1.96% of its portfolio in AZZ Inc. for 971,332 shares. Dean Capital Management owns 47,595 shares or 1.28% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alphaone Investment Services Llc has 1.05% invested in the company for 69,644 shares. The Massachusetts-based Ironwood Investment Management Llc has invested 0.74% in the stock. Holt Capital Advisors L.L.C. Dba Holt Capital Partners L.P., a Texas-based fund reported 34,639 shares.

The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $47.3. About 27,439 shares traded. AZZ Inc. (AZZ) has declined 1.54% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.24% the S&P500.

Analysts await AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) to report earnings on January, 5. They expect $0.62 EPS, down 11.43% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.7 per share. AZZ’s profit will be $16.10M for 19.07 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.32 actual EPS reported by AZZ Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 93.75% EPS growth.

West Family Investments Inc decreased Sun Cmntys Inc (NYSE:SUI) stake by 105,731 shares to 4,702 valued at $360,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Apollo Coml Real Est Fin Inc (NYSE:ARI) stake by 237,122 shares and now owns 152,164 shares. Thl Cr Inc (NASDAQ:TCRD) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.49 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold NMFC shares while 27 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 28.90 million shares or 7.38% more from 26.92 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Paw Cap Corp reported 96,000 shares. Tudor Investment Et Al accumulated 36,849 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James Fin Advsrs has invested 0.01% in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC). Tcw Grp Incorporated owns 34,500 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The New Jersey-based Bessemer Grp has invested 0% in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC). Comml Bank Of America De reported 16,222 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Co has 0% invested in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) for 32,313 shares. West Family Invests Inc holds 1.12% or 381,015 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability has 240,880 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Yorktown Management Rech Communications reported 390,000 shares or 1.81% of all its holdings. Palisade Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Nj reported 0.32% of its portfolio in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC). Moreover, Capital Fund has 0.01% invested in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC). Aviva Public Ltd holds 0.08% of its portfolio in New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) for 959,125 shares. Green Square Cap Ltd has 25,414 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Rothschild Invest Il owns 34,544 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. New Mountain Finance had 8 analyst reports since January 20, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) rating on Wednesday, May 31. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $1500 target. The stock of New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, July 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Wednesday, April 27. Wood maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $13.50 target in Monday, March 7 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, January 20 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $13 target in Thursday, July 14 report.

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