Kennedy Capital Management Lifted Hardinge (HDNG) Holding By $3.00 Million; Mdu Resources Group Has 1.03 Sentiment

May 20, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Kennedy Capital Management Inc increased Hardinge Inc (HDNG) stake by 60.49% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Kennedy Capital Management Inc acquired 176,390 shares as Hardinge Inc (HDNG)’s stock rose 7.71%. The Kennedy Capital Management Inc holds 467,972 shares with $8.15M value, up from 291,582 last quarter. Hardinge Inc now has $239.11 million valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $18.44. About 62,396 shares traded. Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) has risen 75.05% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.50% the S&P500.

Mdu Resources Group Inc (MDU) investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 124 funds increased and started new holdings, while 120 sold and trimmed equity positions in Mdu Resources Group Inc. The funds in our database now own: 120.06 million shares, down from 121.98 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Mdu Resources Group Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 28 Reduced: 92 Increased: 87 New Position: 37.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 12 investors sold HDNG shares while 19 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 9.13 million shares or 0.17% more from 9.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insur The reported 10,753 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System holds 0% or 53,750 shares in its portfolio. Arrowstreet Cap LP has 0% invested in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) for 15,600 shares. Tower Research Ltd Liability (Trc) holds 1,777 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Ksa Lc has invested 0.7% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Venator Mngmt Limited holds 155,071 shares. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 97,003 shares. Grace And White New York has invested 0.83% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Barclays Public Limited holds 0% or 5,063 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% or 3,275 shares. Bridgeway Management Inc has 234,800 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Blackrock reported 842,897 shares stake. Cornerstone Cap Management Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG). Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG).

Kennedy Capital Management Inc decreased Cooper (NYSE:CPS) stake by 7,274 shares to 214,525 valued at $26.28M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Formfactor Inc (NASDAQ:FORM) stake by 27,822 shares and now owns 627,554 shares. Columbus Mckinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO) was reduced too.

Another recent and important Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Hardinge Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 03, 2018.

Among 2 analysts covering Hardinge (NASDAQ:HDNG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hardinge had 2 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, October 23 with “Hold”.

MDU Resources Group, Inc. engages in the regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.38 billion. The firm operates through Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, and Construction Services divisions. It has a 19.25 P/E ratio. The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Analysts await MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 27.27% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.22 per share. MDU’s profit will be $54.69 million for 24.59 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by MDU Resources Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.27% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $27.54. About 619,493 shares traded. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) has risen 2.32% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.23% the S&P500.

Montgomery Investment Management Inc holds 2.03% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. for 186,484 shares. Parnassus Investments Ca owns 15.69 million shares or 1.65% of their US portfolio. Moreover, John G Ullman & Associates Inc has 1.49% invested in the company for 277,491 shares. The Illinois-based Old Republic International Corp has invested 1.11% in the stock. Rainier Investment Management Llc, a Washington-based fund reported 95,460 shares.

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