Aramark (ARMK) Investors: Nomura Reiterates “Buy” Rating, Sees $45/Share; Nwq Investment Management Company Decreased Haverty Furniture (HVT) Position

November 15, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Among 13 analysts covering Aramark Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ARMK), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Aramark Holdings Corporation has $48 highest and $35.0 lowest target. $42.73’s average target is 7.07% above currents $39.91 stock price. Aramark Holdings Corporation had 29 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 2 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 11 by Bank of America. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Top Pick” rating in Thursday, August 11 report. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Thursday, August 11. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, August 9. The stock of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird upgraded Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) on Thursday, August 13 to “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Nwq Investment Management Company Llc decreased Haverty Furniture Inc (HVT) stake by 1.18% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Nwq Investment Management Company Llc sold 12,061 shares as Haverty Furniture Inc (HVT)’s stock rose 2.66%. The Nwq Investment Management Company Llc holds 1.01 million shares with $25.38 million value, down from 1.02 million last quarter. Haverty Furniture Inc now has $501.42M valuation. The stock declined 0.63% or $0.15 reaching $23.65 per share. About 2,439 shares traded. Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT) has risen 34.67% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.97% the S&P500.

Analysts await Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.35 EPS, down 31.37% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.51 per share. HVT’s profit will be $7.42 million for 16.89 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.28 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 6 investors sold HVT shares while 38 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 16.65 million shares or 1.64% more from 16.38 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. California Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% or 91,800 shares. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 1.62M shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement has 0% invested in Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership accumulated 14,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Mufg Americas Corporation holds 0% or 488 shares. Invest Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.5% or 384,873 shares. Parkside Finance Bancorp And Tru reported 12 shares stake. Ameriprise has invested 0% in Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT). Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Company, California-based fund reported 423 shares. Macquarie Gp Ltd owns 43,900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% in Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT) or 37,963 shares. 15,540 were reported by Manufacturers Life The. 3,457 were reported by Barclays Pcl. Principal Group Inc has invested 0% in Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT). D E Shaw & Communications has invested 0% in Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (NYSE:HVT).

Nwq Investment Management Company Llc increased Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) stake by 41,100 shares to 967,279 valued at $32.13M in 2017Q2. It also upped Louisiana Pac Corp (NYSE:LPX) stake by 68,794 shares and now owns 481,868 shares. Axis Capital Holdings Ltd (NYSE:AXS) was raised too.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $158,991 activity. BURDETTE STEVEN G had sold 4,800 shares worth $112,800. HAVERTY RAWSON JR had sold 1,964 shares worth $46,191.

Among 2 analysts covering Haverty Furniture (NYSE:HVT), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Haverty Furniture had 5 analyst reports since January 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, October 10, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of HVT in report on Wednesday, January 27 to “Sector Weight” rating. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Tuesday, August 2.

Aramark is a global provider of food, facilities and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, and sports, leisure and corrections clients. The company has market cap of $9.78 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Food and Support Services North America , Food and Support Services International (FSS International), and Uniform and Career Apparel (Uniform). It has a 26.9 P/E ratio. FSS North America and FSS International divisions include food, refreshment, specialized dietary and support services, including facility maintenance and housekeeping, provided to business, educational and healthcare institutions and in sports, leisure and other facilities.

Since May 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $5.62 million activity. 3,000 shares valued at $111,441 were sold by Tarangelo James J. on Thursday, May 25. MCKEE LYNN had sold 100,000 shares worth $3.86 million. Pressler Brian P also sold $433,710 worth of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) on Friday, June 16. Reynolds Stephen R also sold $1.21 million worth of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) shares.

About 319,923 shares traded. Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has risen 13.66% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.04% the S&P500.

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