Compass Capital Management Trimmed Illinois Tool Wks (ITW) Position By $633,124; Pegasystems (PEGA)’s Sentiment Is 1.37

April 17, 2018 - By William Brooks

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Pegasystems Inc (PEGA) investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.30, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 86 active investment managers increased and opened new holdings, while 63 cut down and sold positions in Pegasystems Inc. The active investment managers in our database reported: 32.76 million shares, down from 33.44 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Pegasystems Inc in top ten holdings decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 19 Reduced: 44 Increased: 49 New Position: 37.

Compass Capital Management Inc decreased Illinois Tool Wks Inc (ITW) stake by 2.12% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Compass Capital Management Inc sold 3,814 shares as Illinois Tool Wks Inc (ITW)’s stock declined 6.87%. The Compass Capital Management Inc holds 176,420 shares with $29.44M value, down from 180,234 last quarter. Illinois Tool Wks Inc now has $53.04B valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $156.36. About 836,356 shares traded. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 18.23% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.68% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.17 EPS, down 50.00% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.34 per share. PEGA’s profit will be $13.28 million for 91.54 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual EPS reported by Pegasystems Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 54.55% EPS growth.

Pegasystems, Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and software applications for marketing, sales, service, and activities in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $4.86 billion. It provides Pega Platform, a platform that enables clients to build enterprise applications. It has a 155.62 P/E ratio. The firm also offers customer relationship management applications, including Pega Marketing that enable enterprises to enhance customer experiences across inbound and outbound channels; Pega sales automation applications to automate and manage the sales process from prospecting to product fulfillment; Pega customer service applications to contact center desktop, case management for customer service, mobile field service, digital, self-service, and industry specific processes and data models; and activities applications to support exceptions and investigations, order fulfillment, claims processing, insurance underwriting, and product development, as well as risk, fraud, and compliance management.

The stock increased 2.13% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $62.25. About 396,138 shares traded. Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA) has risen 44.15% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.60% the S&P500.

Herald Investment Management Ltd holds 4.86% of its portfolio in Pegasystems Inc. for 328,500 shares. Ranger Investment Management L.P. owns 965,692 shares or 3.35% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Contour Asset Management Llc has 2.69% invested in the company for 1.03 million shares. The Massachusetts-based Ironwood Investment Management Llc has invested 2.04% in the stock. Tpg Group Holdings (Sbs) Advisors Inc., a Texas-based fund reported 1.73 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Pegasystems’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Pegasystems, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. PEGA was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 14, 2016. The stock of Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 14 by Sidoti. The stock of Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, December 21.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $3.98 million activity.

Analysts await Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.85 EPS, up 20.13% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.54 per share. ITW’s profit will be $627.55M for 21.13 P/E if the $1.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Illinois Tool Works Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.82% EPS growth.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $27.13 million activity. 6,533 shares were sold by Hartnett John R., worth $1.01M. Another trade for 48,622 shares valued at $7.62 million was sold by VALLS JUAN. MARTINDALE STEVEN L sold $10.19 million worth of stock. $4.99 million worth of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) was sold by SMITH HAROLD B on Friday, December 8. Another trade for 18,650 shares valued at $3.32M was made by NAGARAJAN SUNDARAM on Friday, January 26.

Compass Capital Management Inc increased Johnson Ctls Intl Plc stake by 47,929 shares to 620,040 valued at $23.63 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) stake by 6,193 shares and now owns 193,269 shares. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Illinois Tool Works Inc had 86 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $158.0 target in Monday, October 23 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, September 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) rating on Friday, July 14. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $14700 target. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2 with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, December 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, July 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold ITW shares while 379 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 229.09 million shares or 9.01% less from 251.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Da Davidson & holds 0.08% or 23,494 shares in its portfolio. Country Trust National Bank & Trust reported 19,525 shares. Massmutual Fsb Adv reported 275 shares. Prudential Public Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) for 2,275 shares. Garrison Fincl Corp stated it has 0.18% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). 6,166 are held by Walter Keenan Fincl Consulting Mi Adv. Connors Investor Svcs invested in 0.5% or 20,700 shares. Atwood Palmer reported 500 shares. Massachusetts Financial Svcs Co Ma holds 5.23M shares or 0.37% of its portfolio. Principal Inc holds 466,337 shares. Moors & Cabot holds 0.16% or 7,380 shares in its portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio reported 211,820 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 7,091 shares stake. Guinness Asset invested in 3.03% or 86,510 shares. Deroy & Devereaux Private Inv Counsel Inc accumulated 5,946 shares.

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