Investment Counselors Of Maryland Cut Brady Cl A (BRC) Position by $807,451; Rivulet Capital Has Trimmed Its Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Position by $13.36 Million as Stock Price Declined

March 27, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Barry Lebovits decreased its stake in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) by 14.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rivulet Capital Llc sold 404,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.04% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Barry Lebovits held 2.32M shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $78.76M, down from 2.73 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rivulet Capital Llc who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $33.17. About 252,819 shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since March 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.60% the S&P500.

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc decreased its stake in Brady Corp Cl A (BRC) by 4.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc sold 21,823 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.95% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 473,532 shares of the miscellaneous manufacturing industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.97M, down from 495,355 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc who had been investing in Brady Corp Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.92 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $37.15. About 22,315 shares traded. Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) has risen 24.08% since March 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.38% the S&P500.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $954,442 activity. Curran Bentley sold $849,754 worth of stock.

Among 5 analysts covering Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Brady Corporation had 21 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, November 3 with “Reduce”. The stock of Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Friday, September 8. Northcoast maintained the shares of BRC in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, November 17, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, September 15. SunTrust maintained the shares of BRC in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. Bank of America downgraded Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) on Friday, September 11 to “Neutral” rating.

Analysts await Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 13.95% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.43 per share. BRC’s profit will be $25.35 million for 18.95 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Brady Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.08% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 13 investors sold BRC shares while 64 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 38.30 million shares or 1.27% more from 37.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC). Secor Capital Advsrs Limited Partnership accumulated 14,051 shares. Laurion Cap Mgmt Lp invested in 21,761 shares. Swiss Savings Bank accumulated 80,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Systematic Financial Mngmt Lp has invested 0.03% in Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC). Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Company invested in 0.01% or 17,340 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.02% in Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC). Parametric Assoc Limited Liability holds 108,864 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 744 were accumulated by Us Bancshares De. 79,902 were accumulated by Prudential Financial. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 5.88M shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Management reported 0.01% in Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC). Ameritas Inv Prtn owns 3,952 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 34,865 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 0% of its portfolio in Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) for 3,569 shares.

Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc, which manages about $2.15 billion and $1.96B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amn Healthcare Services Inc (NYSE:AHS) by 100,759 shares to 491,119 shares, valued at $22.44 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) by 111,377 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.36 million shares, and has risen its stake in Kforce Inc (NASDAQ:KFRC).

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