Central Bank & Trust Co Trimmed Paychex Com (PAYX) Holding By $4.98 Million; Sasco Capital Lowered Usg (USG) Stake By $4.74 Million

November 15, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Central Bank & Trust Co decreased Paychex Inc Com (PAYX) stake by 95.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Central Bank & Trust Co sold 87,419 shares as Paychex Inc Com (PAYX)’s stock declined 2.74%. The Central Bank & Trust Co holds 4,401 shares with $251,000 value, down from 91,820 last quarter. Paychex Inc Com now has $23.30B valuation. The stock declined 0.70% or $0.46 reaching $64.91 per share. About 102,024 shares traded. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) has risen 11.22% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

Sasco Capital Inc decreased Usg Corp (USG) stake by 4.8% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sasco Capital Inc sold 163,540 shares as Usg Corp (USG)’s stock declined 12.55%. The Sasco Capital Inc holds 3.25M shares with $94.18M value, down from 3.41 million last quarter. Usg Corp now has $4.80 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.93% or $0.32 reaching $33.92 per share. About 29,007 shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 0.81 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 34 investors sold USG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 166.18 million shares or 30.74% more from 127.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wells Fargo And Comm Mn reported 2.97M shares. 1.95M were reported by State Street. Architects accumulated 1,000 shares. New York-based Engineers Gate Manager LP has invested 0.06% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). The California-based California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Crestpoint Mgmt Limited Com holds 0.27% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) for 19,500 shares. Greenhaven Assoc accumulated 2.60M shares. The Illinois-based Rothschild Invest Corporation Il has invested 0.11% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Millennium Management Ltd Liability Com has 0.01% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Davenport And invested in 0% or 22,250 shares. Greylin Invest Mangement Incorporated invested 6.14% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Roundview Capital Ltd Liability owns 26,441 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Carroll Associate Inc owns 112 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) or 10,974 shares.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 insider sale for $45,003 activity. Scanlon Jennifer F. bought $44,089 worth of stock. Press Jeanette A. sold $89,092 worth of stock or 3,121 shares.

Analysts await USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, down 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. USG’s profit will be $56.60 million for 21.20 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by USG Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.89% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG Corporation had 62 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. C.L. King downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, July 24 report. As per Friday, January 6, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 28. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 13. Citigroup maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) on Monday, October 9 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 15. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Friday, October 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 17 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It has no change, as 45 investors sold PAYX shares while 279 reduced holdings. only 68 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. 237.67 million shares or 1.25% less from 240.68 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Motco holds 0.01% or 1,811 shares. Baystate Wealth Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 1,188 shares. Ranger Mgmt LP owns 8,010 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 300 shares. King Wealth Group Limited Liability reported 3,793 shares. Epoch Inv Partners holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) for 558,187 shares. Cap Guardian owns 0.02% invested in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) for 15,000 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt owns 152,306 shares. Meyer Handelman Communication accumulated 0.01% or 4,900 shares. Gamble Jones Inv Counsel stated it has 0.1% in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX). Moreover, Principal Group Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) for 505,790 shares. Rowland Co Counsel Adv invested in 30,715 shares. The Virginia-based Burney has invested 0.15% in Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX). 20,419 were reported by Middleton Commerce Ma. Clearbridge Invs Ltd stated it has 408,945 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Paychex had 33 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, August 14. The rating was maintained by Compass Point on Thursday, December 22 with “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) rating on Sunday, September 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $54.0 target. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of PAYX in report on Tuesday, June 20 to “Neutral” rating. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 16 by Morgan Stanley. Citigroup maintained Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) rating on Wednesday, October 4. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $57 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PAYX in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Hold” rating. Compass Point initiated Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) rating on Friday, April 15. Compass Point has “Sell” rating and $56 target.

Analysts await Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) to report earnings on December, 20. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 5.36% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.56 per share. PAYX’s profit will be $211.79 million for 27.50 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Paychex, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.84% negative EPS growth.

Central Bank & Trust Co increased Monster Beverage Corp New Com stake by 34,923 shares to 38,151 valued at $1.90 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Vanguard Emerg Mkts Gov Bnd (VWOB) stake by 4,701 shares and now owns 44,190 shares. Nucor Corp (NYSE:NUE) was raised too.

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