Elk Creek Partners Decreased Barnes Group (B) Stake; Center Coast Mlp & Infrastructur (CEN) Shorts Increased By 72.47%

January 14, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Elk Creek Partners Llc decreased Barnes Group Inc (B) stake by 49.19% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Elk Creek Partners Llc sold 155,187 shares as Barnes Group Inc (B)’s stock rose 8.42%. The Elk Creek Partners Llc holds 160,320 shares with $11.29M value, down from 315,507 last quarter. Barnes Group Inc now has $3.63 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $67.79. About 161,776 shares traded. Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has risen 67.01% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.31% the S&P500.

Center Coast Mlp & Infrastructur (NYSE:CEN) had an increase of 72.47% in short interest. CEN’s SI was 287,500 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 72.47% from 166,700 shares previously. With 272,800 avg volume, 1 days are for Center Coast Mlp & Infrastructur (NYSE:CEN)’s short sellers to cover CEN’s short positions. The stock increased 1.47% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $11.04. About 375,842 shares traded or 37.88% up from the average. Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.82, from 1.75 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 5 investors sold Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund shares while 9 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 4.06 million shares or 2.32% more from 3.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup reported 0% stake. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN). Cambridge Rech Advsrs stated it has 0.01% in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN). Massachusetts-based Weiss Asset L P has invested 0.01% in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN). Oppenheimer Communications reported 60,920 shares. Financial Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN) for 91,988 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN). Invesco Limited invested in 188,909 shares or 0% of the stock. 68,515 are owned by Raymond James Associates. 14,225 are held by Northern Mgmt Ltd Llc. North Star Invest Mgmt reported 1,584 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The New York-based Bank Of Ny Mellon has invested 0% in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN). Royal Bancorp Of Canada accumulated 11,250 shares. Wells Fargo Communications Mn owns 174,952 shares. Commonwealth Equity reported 0% in Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:CEN).

Analysts await Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) to report earnings on February, 16 before the open. They expect $0.68 EPS, up 1.49% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.67 per share. B’s profit will be $36.45M for 24.92 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Barnes Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.03% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold B shares while 74 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 45.71 million shares or 1.16% more from 45.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mesirow Fincl Invest Mngmt reported 292,850 shares or 1.36% of all its holdings. Sector Pension Investment Board has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B). The Massachusetts-based Anchor Capital Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B). Parkside Fincl Bank & Tru, Missouri-based fund reported 43 shares. Ls Invest Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) for 1,744 shares. Wooster Corthell Wealth holds 73,942 shares. Ig Invest Mgmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) for 14,389 shares. 5,515 are held by Gotham Asset Management Llc. Miles Capital Incorporated reported 0.17% in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B). The New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.04% in Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B). Meeder Asset invested in 1,330 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Envestnet Asset Mgmt reported 13,847 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr invested in 313,220 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 113,862 shares. Citigroup Inc stated it has 32,863 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Barnes Group (NYSE:B), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Barnes Group had 23 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 27. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Sidoti. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, January 19 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 26 by Oppenheimer. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Hold” on Thursday, January 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, June 7. The stock of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, April 7. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral”.

Elk Creek Partners Llc increased Invacare Corp (NYSE:IVC) stake by 129,676 shares to 869,081 valued at $13.69M in 2017Q3. It also upped Icu Med Inc (NASDAQ:ICUI) stake by 8,656 shares and now owns 188,348 shares. Meta Finl Group Inc (NASDAQ:CASH) was raised too.

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