Kennedy Capital Management Lowered Position in Calavo Growers (CVGW) by $2.01 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Duncker Streett & Company Has Lowered Its Polaris Inds (PII) Stake by $487,818 as Share Price Declined

April 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Kennedy Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Calavo Growers Inc (CVGW) by 13.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kennedy Capital Management Inc sold 23,984 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.31% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 156,309 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.19M, down from 180,293 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Calavo Growers Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $97.55. About 95,402 shares traded. Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) has risen 52.39% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.84% the S&P500.

Duncker Streett & Company Inc decreased its stake in Polaris Inds Inc (PII) by 31.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Duncker Streett & Company Inc sold 3,966 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.93% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,494 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.05 million, down from 12,460 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Duncker Streett & Company Inc who had been investing in Polaris Inds Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.64B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.91% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $121.15. About 545,258 shares traded. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 35.44% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.89% the S&P500.

Kennedy Capital Management Inc, which manages about $5.67B and $5.58 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Oasis Petroleum Inc (NYSE:OAS) by 209,859 shares to 1.64 million shares, valued at $13.78 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Superior Energy Services Inc (NYSE:SPN) by 193,239 shares in the quarter, for a total of 536,876 shares, and has risen its stake in Venator Materials Plc.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $2.17 million activity. Shares for $85,050 were sold by Brown Marc Laurence on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 750 shares valued at $52,643 was made by Snyder James E on Tuesday, October 17. $598,988 worth of Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) shares were sold by Browne Michael A. LEAVENS J LINK sold $692,333 worth of stock.

Among 5 analysts covering Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Calavo Growers had 19 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, August 24 report. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson on Thursday, December 15 to “Buy”. The company was initiated on Monday, October 19 by Buckingham Research. DA Davidson maintained Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) rating on Friday, September 4. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $53 target. Buckingham Research maintained Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) rating on Friday, August 18. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $82 target. The rating was upgraded by DA Davidson to “Buy” on Thursday, January 7. Lake Street maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, January 15 by Buckingham Research. As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 6.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.42, from 1.65 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 11 investors sold CVGW shares while 62 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 15.14 million shares or 2.63% less from 15.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 6,942 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). 600 were reported by Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability. Fruth Management accumulated 10,300 shares. Gamco Investors Et Al invested in 0% or 8,249 shares. Eidelman Virant Cap holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) for 6,500 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag has invested 0% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). Moreover, Ftb Advisors has 0% invested in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) for 142 shares. Eulav Asset Management has invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). Credit Suisse Ag has 108,800 shares. Teton Advsrs invested in 0.47% or 60,000 shares. Portolan Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 244,758 shares or 2.26% of its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Panagora Asset Inc has invested 0.01% in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW). Quantbot Tech LP holds 0% or 1 shares in its portfolio. Brown Advisory invested 0% of its portfolio in Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW).

Analysts await Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW) to report earnings on June, 5. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 13.51% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.74 per share. CVGW’s profit will be $14.73 million for 29.03 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by Calavo Growers, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.56% EPS growth.

Duncker Streett & Company Inc, which manages about $337.79M and $388.99 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 7,726 shares to 39,311 shares, valued at $2.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) by 5,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 20,863 shares, and has risen its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX).

Analysts await Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 16.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.75 per share. PII’s profit will be $54.88M for 34.81 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by Polaris Industries Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.82% negative EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Polaris Industries has $159 highest and $69 lowest target. $113.06’s average target is -6.68% below currents $121.15 stock price. Polaris Industries had 100 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 30. Wedbush maintained the shares of PII in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30 with “Hold”. The stock of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Wunderlich maintained the shares of PII in report on Monday, November 16 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by UBS. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Lake Street. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 report.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $8.83 million activity. Shares for $1.01 million were sold by Eastman Stephen L. on Monday, October 30. 20,000 shares valued at $2.44M were sold by BOGART STACY L on Thursday, October 26. Homan Matthew J. sold $2.93 million worth of stock or 23,991 shares. Shares for $1.46M were sold by Williams James P on Thursday, October 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 35 investors sold PII shares while 140 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 52.32 million shares or 6.62% less from 56.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hanseatic Svcs holds 7,757 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability reported 2,401 shares stake. Swiss Commercial Bank holds 0.03% or 220,000 shares. Cincinnati Ins, a Ohio-based fund reported 125,000 shares. M&T Comml Bank owns 8,019 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0% invested in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 41,866 shares. Art Advsr holds 0.29% or 52,600 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Trust Of Vermont has 0.01% invested in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Security Financial Bank Of So Dak accumulated 5,583 shares. First Merchants stated it has 0.26% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability Com invested in 1.22% or 974,322 shares. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0% invested in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 145,386 shares. Comm Savings Bank owns 3,301 shares.

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