Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (SASR) EPS Estimated At $0.58; Greystone Managed Investments Has Lowered Church & Dwight (CHD) Stake

June 20, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Greystone Managed Investments Inc decreased Church & Dwight Inc (CHD) stake by 6.42% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Greystone Managed Investments Inc sold 8,712 shares as Church & Dwight Inc (CHD)’s stock rose 0.08%. The Greystone Managed Investments Inc holds 126,943 shares with $5.61M value, down from 135,655 last quarter. Church & Dwight Inc now has $13.31B valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $53.75. About shares traded. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has risen 0.39% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.31% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) to report $0.58 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 31.82% from last quarter’s $0.44 EPS. SASR’s profit would be $13.68M giving it 17.16 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc.’s analysts see -7.94% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $39.8. About shares traded. Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) has risen 42.32% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.62% the S&P500.

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Sandy Spring Bank . The company has market cap of $938.75 million. The Firm operates through three divisions: Community Banking, Insurance and Investment Management. It has a 18.28 P/E ratio. The Company’s Community Banking segment operates through Sandy Spring Bank and involves delivering a range of financial services and products, including various loan and deposit products to both individuals and businesses.

Among 3 analysts covering Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Sandy Spring Bancorp had 4 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.94 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.34, from 1.6 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 8 investors sold Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 15.38 million shares or 1.06% less from 15.55 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Citigroup has invested 0% in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Menta Capital Limited Liability Company holds 7,409 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Magnetar Fin Ltd Liability accumulated 6,539 shares. Aperio Ltd owns 6,256 shares. Zacks Inv, a Illinois-based fund reported 9,278 shares. Brown Advisory Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). 11,307 are held by Blackrock Inc. Moreover, Salem Counselors Inc has 0% invested in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) for 269 shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 0% stake. Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Mgmt Limited invested 0% in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Blackrock Grp Ltd has invested 0% in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Numeric Limited Liability Co has 0.07% invested in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Renaissance Tech Llc reported 292,900 shares stake. Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp invested in 29,900 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase And Comm has 0% invested in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR).

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.24 million activity. IRWIN BRADLEY C sold $993,034 worth of stock or 20,000 shares. Siracusa Paul A sold $1.25 million worth of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Wednesday, March 1.

Greystone Managed Investments Inc increased Enerplus Corp (NYSE:ERF) stake by 2.69 million shares to 3.09 million valued at $29.32M in 2016Q4. It also upped Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) stake by 17,615 shares and now owns 151,023 shares. Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold CHD shares while 232 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 199.48 million shares or 49.74% less from 396.89 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ancora Ltd Liability Company invested in 1,617 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Group Asset reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 46,754 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Keybank National Association Oh has 0.1% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Comerica National Bank & Trust holds 0.07% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 201,322 shares. Assetmark Incorporated has 1,207 shares. Nordea Investment Management, a Sweden-based fund reported 9,726 shares. Joel Isaacson & Com Limited Liability Corporation owns 56 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Company holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 128,666 shares. Private Trust Com Na owns 13,267 shares. The Ohio-based Park Natl Corp Oh has invested 0.01% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Piedmont Advisors Ltd Liability Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). 370,184 were accumulated by Great West Life Assurance Can. Fairfield Bush & accumulated 66,804 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 84,524 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Church & Dwight had 26 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 5 by UBS. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, November 15. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Citigroup. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, October 13. The company was maintained on Friday, August 5 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Buy” on Thursday, August 6. UBS downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, September 11 report.

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