Analysts See $0.12 EPS for Transcat, Inc. (TRNS); Violich Capital Management Raised Kimberly Clark (KMB) Position

January 14, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Analysts expect Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) to report $0.12 EPS on January, 29.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 33.33% from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. TRNS’s profit would be $857,337 giving it 28.85 P/E if the $0.12 EPS is correct. After having $0.11 EPS previously, Transcat, Inc.’s analysts see 9.09% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $13.85. About 2,829 shares traded. Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) has risen 12.46% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.24% the S&P500.

Violich Capital Management Inc increased Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) stake by 33.05% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Violich Capital Management Inc acquired 5,920 shares as Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)’s stock declined 3.59%. The Violich Capital Management Inc holds 23,834 shares with $2.81M value, up from 17,914 last quarter. Kimberly Clark Corp now has $39.74B valuation. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $112.98. About 3.39 million shares traded or 55.61% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 64 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 0.17% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 1.93M shares. Cullinan Associate holds 0.02% or 2,000 shares. Chilton Mngmt Lc accumulated 0.02% or 1,724 shares. Zebra Management Llc stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 2,399 were accumulated by Hays Advisory Limited Liability Company. Howland Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.02% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). North Star Inv Management, a Illinois-based fund reported 35,217 shares. Ingalls And Snyder Limited holds 31,000 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 0.06% or 602,560 shares. Voloridge Ltd Liability Company holds 223,643 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Old Mutual Global (Uk) has invested 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Hartford Investment reported 85,588 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Hudson Valley Advisors Adv holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 3,470 shares. Cooke & Bieler LP invested in 36,500 shares. Rockefeller Finance Incorporated holds 3,500 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. The rating was downgraded by CLSA on Wednesday, October 26 to “Underperform”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, October 24. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by UBS. Citigroup maintained the shares of KMB in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, September 15 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6. Societe Generale upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Friday, October 23 to “Buy” rating.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $52,000 activity. $52,000 worth of Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) was sold by MOORE PAUL D on Friday, August 4.

Transcat, Inc. provides calibration and laboratory instrument services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $98.95 million. It operates in two divisions, Service and Distribution. It has a 22.56 P/E ratio. The Service segment offers calibration, repair, inspection, analytical qualifications, preventative maintenance, consulting, and other related services.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.67, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 1 investors sold Transcat, Inc. shares while 5 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 3.64 million shares or 13.26% more from 3.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) or 8 shares. Vanguard Group holds 0% in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) or 143,578 shares. Polar Asset Mgmt Ptnrs accumulated 128,108 shares. Ativo Capital Mngmt invested in 0.34% or 93,985 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Moreover, Ameriprise Financial Inc has 0% invested in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Perritt Mgmt Inc holds 50,000 shares. The California-based California Employees Retirement has invested 0% in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Wcm Inv Ca invested in 481,857 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Qci Asset Mgmt Ny owns 32,234 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Quantum Cap Management owns 51,363 shares. Punch Associates Invest reported 322,158 shares stake. Tower Research (Trc) has invested 0% in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Deutsche State Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS). Bancorporation Of America De accumulated 2,600 shares.

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