Euclidean Technologies Management Stake in Block H & R (HRB) Has Increased by $712,114; As Deere And Co Com (DE) Market Valuation Rose, Mengis Capital Management Boosted Stake by $838,625

January 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Euclidean Technologies Management Llc increased its stake in Block H & R Inc (HRB) by 54.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Euclidean Technologies Management Llc bought 27,389 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.06% with the market. The hedge fund held 78,089 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.07M, up from 50,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Euclidean Technologies Management Llc who had been investing in Block H & R Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.51B market cap company. The stock increased 1.07% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $26.36. About 1.98 million shares traded. H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) has risen 27.23% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500.

Mengis Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Deere And Co Com (DE) by 118.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mengis Capital Management Inc bought 6,709 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.64% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,374 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.55M, up from 5,665 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mengis Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Deere And Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $54.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $169.3. About 2.32 million shares traded or 5.72% up from the average. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has risen 46.99% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.29% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $24.78 million activity. 20,835 Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) shares with value of $3.15M were sold by May John C II. Another trade for 7,174 shares valued at $954,021 was made by Guinn Max A on Friday, October 27. Shares for $972,253 were sold by Reed Cory J on Monday, December 11. Gilles Jean H sold 12,361 shares worth $1.61M. Another trade for 10,220 shares valued at $1.69M was made by Jones Mary K.W. on Tuesday, January 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 64 investors sold DE shares while 312 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 213.38 million shares or 1.82% more from 209.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Webster Bancshares N A, a Connecticut-based fund reported 12,718 shares. Hartford Management has 68,793 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Impala Asset Mgmt Limited Liability reported 258,260 shares. At Bancshares invested in 7,670 shares. James Inv Research holds 168,867 shares. Manchester Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 1,708 shares stake. Credit Suisse Ag reported 484,431 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 19,246 shares. Bankshares holds 30 shares. 639 were reported by First Corporation In. Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Life Ins has invested 0.06% in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE). Howland Cap Lc invested in 15,440 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Norinchukin Fincl Bank The owns 85,579 shares. Rampart Inv Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 3,631 shares. Moreover, Schwab Charles Incorporated has 0.14% invested in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) for 1.24M shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Deere & Company had 110 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird upgraded Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) rating on Monday, October 31. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $100 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, July 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Friday, November 25, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, August 24 with “Sell”. J.P. Morgan upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $12200 target in Friday, June 2 report. JP Morgan upgraded Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) on Friday, June 2 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, August 25. The firm has “Sell” rating by S&P Research given on Monday, August 24. The stock of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, August 24.

Mengis Capital Management Inc, which manages about $163.94 million and $149.26M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) by 10,349 shares to 42,170 shares, valued at $3.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Among 10 analysts covering H & R Block (NYSE:HRB), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. H & R Block had 28 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of HRB in report on Thursday, September 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, June 14. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, March 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, September 3. On Wednesday, November 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 29. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 29 with “Hold”. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of HRB in report on Monday, September 14 to “Neutral” rating.

Euclidean Technologies Management Llc, which manages about $111.78M and $104.46 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gamestop Corp New (NYSE:GME) by 15,300 shares to 77,959 shares, valued at $1.61 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ennis Inc (NYSE:EBF) by 19,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 108,110 shares, and cut its stake in Insight Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:NSIT).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold HRB shares while 123 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 193.25 million shares or 4.16% more from 185.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Oakbrook Ltd Liability Company reported 9,350 shares stake. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.02% invested in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Wells Fargo Mn reported 1.37M shares stake. Ledyard Retail Bank has 0% invested in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). 863,650 are held by Schwerin Boyle Management Inc. Bp Plc has 25,000 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Aus reported 35,705 shares stake. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited has 25,444 shares. Twin Tree Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Exxonmobil Management Inc Tx accumulated 38,177 shares. Us Bancorporation De reported 0% stake. Jupiter Asset Ltd reported 3.37% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Stifel Corp invested in 0.02% or 164,106 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 18,067 shares stake. Cibc World has invested 0.02% in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB).

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