First Interstate Bank Trimmed American Express Co (AXP) Stake; Ply Gem Holdings (PGEM) Has 1.48 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells residential and commercial building products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.25 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Siding, Fencing and Stone; and Windows and Doors. It has a 20.9 P/E ratio. The Siding, Fencing and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coils, cellular PVC trims and moldings, J-channels, wide crown moldings, window and door trims, F-channels, H-molds, fascia, undersill trims, outside/inside corner posts, rain removal systems, vinyl fences, vinyl railings, and stone veneer products, as well as injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents, and mounts.

First Interstate Bank decreased American Express Co (AXP) stake by 20.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Interstate Bank sold 24,389 shares as American Express Co (AXP)’s stock declined 3.65%. The First Interstate Bank holds 92,649 shares with $8.38M value, down from 117,038 last quarter. American Express Co now has $87.64B valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $100.97. About 3.23 million shares traded or 0.69% up from the average. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York-based Tompkins has invested 0.08% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Vident Invest Advisory Limited Liability Company owns 3,258 shares. Violich Capital Mgmt invested in 0.07% or 3,000 shares. Private Na has 6,855 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Raymond James & Associate has 0.1% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 563,538 shares. Ray Gerald L & Assocs Limited stated it has 26,152 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Schroder Invest Gp Inc holds 1.42 million shares. Clearbridge Investments Lc has invested 0.47% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Garrison Financial holds 0.28% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 5,599 shares. Georgia-based Suntrust Banks has invested 0.07% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Stonebridge Capital Advisors Limited Liability invested in 0.05% or 2,388 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.08% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Royal Savings Bank Of Scotland Gru Public Ltd Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 51,686 shares. Metropolitan Life Com invested in 0.2% or 347,324 shares. Rmb Cap Limited Liability Corporation reported 10,760 shares stake.

First Interstate Bank increased Alphabet Inc stake by 2,038 shares to 6,918 valued at $6.74M in 2017Q3. It also upped Kraft Foods Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) stake by 9,446 shares and now owns 161,022 shares. At&T Inc (NYSE:T) was raised too.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $38.86 million activity. $4.53M worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares were sold by Williams Anre D. Zukauckas Linda also sold $304,962 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares. Bush James Peter had sold 10,230 shares worth $926,361 on Monday, October 2. Sobbott Susan also sold $506,340 worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) shares. Another trade for 43,741 shares valued at $4.32M was made by O’Neill Michael John on Monday, December 11. 88,930 shares were sold by Buckminster Douglas E., worth $8.79 million. CHENAULT KENNETH I sold $9.38M worth of stock or 96,440 shares.

Analysts await American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) to report earnings on January, 18 after the close. They expect $1.54 EPS, up 69.23% or $0.63 from last year’s $0.91 per share. AXP’s profit will be $1.34 billion for 16.39 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual EPS reported by American Express Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.67% EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 10 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. American Express Company had 97 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, April 21 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Friday, August 18. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Sell” rating and $84.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Monday, November 9. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, June 7. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $95.0 target in Friday, September 22 report.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma holds 3.51% of its portfolio in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc for 964,295 shares. Covalent Partners Llc owns 224,694 shares or 2.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New Generation Advisors Llc has 2.05% invested in the company for 194,607 shares. The Texas-based Hillcrest Asset Management Llc has invested 1.51% in the stock. Walthausen & Co. Llc, a New York-based fund reported 782,102 shares.

The stock increased 1.11% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $18.2. About 67,709 shares traded. Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (PGEM) has risen 22.22% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) to report earnings on March, 9. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.14 per share. PGEM’s profit will be $14.38 million for 21.67 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Ply Gem Holdings, Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -48.78% negative EPS growth.

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