Choate Investment Advisors Has Cut Its Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Position; Circor International (CIR) Shorts Lowered By 3.38%

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Circor International Incorporated (NYSE:CIR) had a decrease of 3.38% in short interest. CIR’s SI was 1.21M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 3.38% from 1.26M shares previously. With 120,800 avg volume, 10 days are for Circor International Incorporated (NYSE:CIR)’s short sellers to cover CIR’s short positions. The SI to Circor International Incorporated’s float is 7.51%. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $46.83. About 5,910 shares traded. CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has risen 18.27% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.57% the S&P500.

Choate Investment Advisors decreased Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP) stake by 1.65% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Choate Investment Advisors sold 705 shares as Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)’s stock declined 1.06%. The Choate Investment Advisors holds 41,962 shares with $4.30 billion value, down from 42,667 last quarter. Automatic Data Processing Inc now has $51.47 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.755 during the last trading session, reaching $116.045. About 284,887 shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Analysts await Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 2.30% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.87 per share. ADP’s profit will be $394.71M for 32.60 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.20% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 62 investors sold ADP shares while 426 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 355.68 million shares or 2.28% more from 347.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fenimore Asset Management Inc accumulated 2,020 shares. Patten & Patten Tn accumulated 0.1% or 8,748 shares. Moreover, Beese Fulmer Management has 0.23% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 9,616 shares. Hl Fincl has 102,910 shares. Johnson Invest Counsel owns 337,704 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP accumulated 1.64 million shares. Vanguard Gp Incorporated invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Bridgeway Management stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). First Tru Advsr L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 453,644 shares. M&T State Bank has invested 0.34% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Whalerock Point Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.86% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Eulav Asset Mngmt stated it has 15,700 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Arrowstreet Partnership has invested 0.39% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Rand Wealth Llc reported 73,444 shares. 16,419 are owned by Northstar.

Among 19 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Automatic Data had 47 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, July 29. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 14 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by William Blair on Monday, August 31 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3. Robert W. Baird maintained Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $111.0 target. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, June 2 report. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 6.

Choate Investment Advisors increased Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 2,045 shares to 11,071 valued at $783.61M in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares Core S&P Small (IJR) stake by 1,047 shares and now owns 426,692 shares. Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold CIRCOR International, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 16.63 million shares or 0.30% more from 16.58 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 10,899 shares. Ameritas Inv Incorporated invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). 121,880 were reported by Serv Automobile Association. Arizona State Retirement Sys owns 8,638 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 8,377 were accumulated by Pub Sector Pension Board. Legal & General Grp Public Limited Company has 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 30,989 shares. American Century holds 0% or 62,489 shares. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise Incorporated has invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). 100 are held by Creative Planning. Clearbridge Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.2% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Geode Capital Ltd Co reported 128,411 shares stake. Glenmede Trust Co Na holds 84 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System stated it has 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Switzerland-based Swiss Bancorp has invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Quantum Cap Mgmt Llc Nj reported 176,251 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CIRCOR International had 24 analyst reports since November 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, February 17 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Sunday, October 15. SunTrust maintained CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) rating on Thursday, October 26. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $60.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 4. The stock has “Accumulate” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, March 9. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, February 17 to “Hold”. Seaport Global downgraded the shares of CIR in report on Wednesday, June 21 to “Sell” rating. Sidoti upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, October 17 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, makes, and markets engineered products and sub-systems for gas and oil, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $772.72 million. It operates through two divisions, Energy and Advanced Flow Solutions. It has a 50.68 P/E ratio. The Energy segment offers a range of flow control solutions and services, including valves, such as engineered trunion and floating ball valves; gate, globe, and check valves; and butterfly valves, as well as delayed coking unheading devices and fluid catalytic converter valves.

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