Price T Rowe Associates Lowered Dollar Gen New (DG) Holding By $216.39 Million; Profile of 34 Analysts Covering Splunk Inc. (SPLK)

January 13, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Among 43 analysts covering Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Splunk Inc had 150 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Friday, August 25. The company was maintained on Saturday, August 29 by CLSA. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Summit Research on Monday, August 24. The rating was maintained by Needham on Monday, August 31 with “Hold”. Summit Redstone Partners initiated it with “Buy” rating and $72 target in Tuesday, September 6 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $72 target in Friday, August 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Thursday, July 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 23 by Needham. See Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) latest ratings:

10/01/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $80 Upgrade
18/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
27/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0
20/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $70 New Target: $73 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Rosenblatt Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: FBN Securities Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $75.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: JMP Securities Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0

Price T Rowe Associates Inc decreased Dollar Gen Corp New (DG) stake by 9.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Price T Rowe Associates Inc sold 2.67M shares as Dollar Gen Corp New (DG)’s stock declined 7.36%. The Price T Rowe Associates Inc holds 26.63M shares with $2.16 billion value, down from 29.30 million last quarter. Dollar Gen Corp New now has $26.91 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $99.1. About 2.33 million shares traded. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 96 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Friday, December 2. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $78 target. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sector Weight”. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of DG in report on Thursday, November 16 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 26. As per Friday, August 26, the company rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America upgraded Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Wednesday, May 4 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 25 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $3.04 million activity. Kindy Michael J also sold $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) shares. On Tuesday, December 12 Ravener Robert D sold $1.06M worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 11,368 shares. TAYLOR RHONDA sold 2,711 shares worth $251,895. Shares for $186,747 were sold by ELLIOTT ANITA C.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc increased Take (NASDAQ:TTWO) stake by 27,206 shares to 782,607 valued at $80.01 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Crown Castle Intl Corp New (NYSE:CCI) stake by 15.48M shares and now owns 28.85M shares. Credicorp Ltd (NYSE:BAP) was raised too.

Analysts await Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report earnings on March, 15. They expect $1.45 earnings per share, down 2.68% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.49 per share. DG’s profit will be $393.77 million for 17.09 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Dollar General Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.96% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 58 investors sold DG shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc owns 200 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Central National Bank & Trust Trust Com invested in 0.01% or 324 shares. Dorsal Capital Management Limited Liability reported 5.27% stake. Gulf State Bank (Uk) Ltd owns 89,804 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Daiwa Inc has 11,354 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 107,606 shares. Glenmede Trust Com Na accumulated 707,860 shares. 303,404 were accumulated by Fenimore Asset Mngmt. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited holds 0.19% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 1.28M shares. Comerica Bancorp reported 74,255 shares. Orrstown Financial Service holds 0.04% or 458 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt invested in 0.07% or 25,223 shares. Commonwealth National Bank Of holds 36,056 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Ins Trust Fund accumulated 6,671 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Highvista Strategies Lc accumulated 0.1% or 5,300 shares.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.68 billion. The companyÂ’s products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $33.06 million activity. Shares for $810,586 were sold by Merritt Douglas. 677 Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) shares with value of $47,064 were sold by St. Ledger Susan. Shares for $598,350 were sold by Campione Richard on Wednesday, December 13. $328,849 worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) was sold by STEIN LEONARD R. SULLIVAN GODFREY sold $711,303 worth of stock. Another trade for 21,589 shares valued at $1.49M was made by CONTE DAVID F on Wednesday, September 20. Neustaetter Thomas M sold $244,668 worth of stock.

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