Old Mutual Global Investors Uk LTD Has Trimmed Lear (LEA) Holding; Compass Group Diversified Holdings (CODI) Sentiment Is 1.32

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd decreased Lear Corp (LEA) stake by 40.87% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd sold 274,318 shares as Lear Corp (LEA)’s stock rose 0.77%. The Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd holds 396,893 shares with $68.69M value, down from 671,211 last quarter. Lear Corp now has $12.78B valuation. The stock increased 2.29% or $4.23 during the last trading session, reaching $189.14. About 646,332 shares traded or 35.93% up from the average. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Compass Diversified Holdings LLC is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions, buyouts, industry consolidation, recapitalization, and middle market investments. The company has market cap of $1.05 billion. It seeks to invest in niche industrial or branded consumer companies, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and business services sectors. It currently has negative earnings. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in North America.

Among 20 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lear Corporation had 64 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of LEA in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, October 1 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $153 target in Tuesday, August 2 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, October 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global on Friday, May 5 to “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Tuesday, August 9. Bank of America downgraded Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Wednesday, November 9 to “Underperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $121 target in Wednesday, October 14 report.

Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd increased Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS) stake by 503,166 shares to 503,447 valued at $30.95 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Cirrus Logic Inc (NASDAQ:CRUS) stake by 567,354 shares and now owns 870,484 shares. Oshkosh Corp (NYSE:OSK) was raised too.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.60 million activity. Shares for $690,025 were sold by WALLACE HENRY D G. 2,854 shares valued at $494,841 were sold by FOSTER JONATHAN F on Tuesday, September 26. The insider STEPHENS MEL sold 2,411 shares worth $416,802.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $4.27 earnings per share, up 12.37% or $0.47 from last year’s $3.8 per share. LEA’s profit will be $288.47 million for 11.07 P/E if the $4.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.96 actual earnings per share reported by Lear Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.83% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold LEA shares while 173 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 135 raised stakes. 59.92 million shares or 4.64% less from 62.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hsbc Holdings Public owns 194,265 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt has 7,450 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.03% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Schroder Investment Mngmt Gru owns 267,521 shares. Utah Retirement Sys has invested 0.05% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Alps Advsr stated it has 3,021 shares. 1,500 were accumulated by Breton Hill Capital Ltd. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 38,502 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 3,310 shares. Tudor Corp Et Al has invested 0.11% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). The New York-based Prelude Lc has invested 0.01% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Stifel Finance Corporation invested in 0.03% or 57,113 shares. 112,233 were reported by Lazard Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. California State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 115,050 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Gargoyle Investment Advisor holds 1.34% or 21,118 shares in its portfolio.

Essex Financial Services Inc. holds 2.72% of its portfolio in Compass Diversified Holdings LLC for 624,166 shares. Gilman Hill Asset Management Llc owns 227,982 shares or 1.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc has 0.92% invested in the company for 1.02 million shares. The New York-based Wellington Shields & Co. Llc has invested 0.29% in the stock. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc, a Virginia-based fund reported 55,000 shares.

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