Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) Analysts See $1.93 EPS, 3 Analysts Bullish Primerica, Inc. (PRI)

June 20, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Among 7 analysts covering Primerica Inc. (NYSE:PRI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Primerica Inc. had 12 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Wood maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 11 report. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. Wood downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, July 13 report. The stock of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) earned “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Monday, April 24. Wood reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $53 target in Wednesday, September 9 report. The company was initiated on Friday, January 22 by William Blair. Raymond James downgraded the shares of PRI in report on Tuesday, October 20 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) earned “Hold” rating by Wood on Monday, May 15. Wells Fargo initiated Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) on Friday, September 23 with “Market Perform” rating. See Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) latest ratings:

15/05/2017 Broker: Wood Rating: Hold New Target: $81.00 Maintain
24/04/2017 Broker: William Blair Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
21/04/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
11/04/2017 Broker: Wood Rating: Hold New Target: $81.00 Maintain
26/01/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Initiate

Analysts expect Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) to report $1.93 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 4.32% from last quarter’s $1.85 EPS. VMI’s profit would be $43.27M giving it 19.59 P/E if the $1.93 EPS is correct. After having $1.68 EPS previously, Valmont Industries, Inc.’s analysts see 14.88% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $151.2. About shares traded. Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) has risen 14.56% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.14% the S&P500.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a producer of fabricated metal products, and steel, aluminum and composite pole, tower and other structures, and mechanized irrigation systems. The company has market cap of $3.39 billion. The Company’s divisions are Engineered Support Structures ; Utility Support Structures; Energy and Mining; Coatings; Irrigation, and Other. It has a 19.12 P/E ratio. The ESS segment makes steel, aluminum, and composite poles and structures.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Valmont Industries, Inc. shares while 88 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 18.21 million shares or 2.73% less from 18.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Limited Partnership reported 76,004 shares. Ls Lc holds 0.02% or 1,576 shares. Nomura Asset Management accumulated 190 shares. Moreover, Stifel Finance has 0.01% invested in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI). Renaissance Technologies Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.05% in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI). Global Endowment Ltd Partnership reported 0.05% stake. Next Gp holds 7 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 6,785 were reported by Ameritas Invest Prns Inc. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability owns 45,731 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Quantitative Mgmt Lc reported 34,900 shares. Cap Research Global holds 0.03% or 759,000 shares in its portfolio. Dynamic Mngmt owns 11,985 shares. Century Cos reported 123,308 shares. 44,606 are held by Da Davidson &. Retirement Sys Of Alabama has invested 0.02% in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI).

Among 3 analysts covering Valmont Industries Inc. (NYSE:VMI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Valmont Industries Inc. had 3 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) earned “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Friday, February 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $170 target in Friday, April 21 report.

Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $8.13 million activity. The insider Randt Clark T. Jr. sold $155,300. BAY MOGENS C also sold $7.97M worth of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.51, from 1.48 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 21 investors sold Primerica, Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 47.17 million shares or 10.68% less from 52.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nomura Asset Management Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) for 470 shares. Envestnet Asset invested in 0.01% or 35,846 shares. 252,040 are owned by Thrivent Fin For Lutherans. State Street stated it has 1.71M shares. Cantab Capital Ptnrs Llp stated it has 0% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Fortaleza Asset reported 2,275 shares. Bbva Compass Bancorporation Inc holds 0.07% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) or 14,695 shares. Gsa Capital Prns Ltd Liability Partnership has 4,945 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas, Texas-based fund reported 3,715 shares. 1,700 are owned by Riverhead Cap Mgmt. Sg Americas Ltd Llc holds 8,041 shares. 252 were reported by Blackrock Japan Ltd. Stifel Fin Corporation invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Swiss Bankshares stated it has 0.01% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 390,000 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio.

Primerica Inc. is a distributor of financial products to middle-income households in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $3.48 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Term Life Insurance, Investment and Savings Products, and Corporate and Other Distributed Products. It has a 15.87 P/E ratio. The Term Life Insurance segment includes underwriting profits on its in-force book of term life insurance policies, net of reinsurance, which are underwritten by its life insurance firm subsidiaries.

The stock increased 0.80% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $75.9. About shares traded. Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) has risen 46.20% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Since January 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $1.14 million activity. Another trade for 1,850 shares valued at $150,405 was sold by Schneider Peter W.. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $409,850 was made by Pitts Gregory C. on Wednesday, March 1. Rand Alison S. sold $160,100 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. Kelly William A. had sold 2,500 shares worth $205,715. 500 shares valued at $40,775 were sold by BENSON P GEORGE on Monday, February 13.

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