Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Holding in Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Has Lowered by $652,147; Awm Investment Company Has Cut Holding in Aerovironment (AVAV) by $9.65 Million

January 14, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Awm Investment Company Inc decreased its stake in Aerovironment Inc. (AVAV) by 53.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Awm Investment Company Inc sold 178,651 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 154,621 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.37M, down from 333,272 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Awm Investment Company Inc who had been investing in Aerovironment Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.27B market cap company. The stock increased 2.21% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $54.07. About 377,056 shares traded. AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) has risen 11.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.01% the S&P500.

Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Llc decreased its stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP) by 34.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Llc sold 5,983 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.06% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 11,584 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.27M, down from 17,567 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Llc who had been investing in Automatic Data Processing for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.54 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $118.47. About 1.64M shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $30.33 million activity. Shares for $263,968 were sold by Weinstein Donald on Tuesday, January 2. Politi Douglas W also sold $2.42 million worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares. The insider Perrotti Thomas J sold 2,991 shares worth $318,688. 48,989 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares with value of $5.68M were sold by Siegmund Jan. $437,011 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) was sold by O’Brien Dermot J on Friday, September 1. Another trade for 631 shares valued at $67,290 was sold by Black Maria.

Analysts await Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 2.30% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.87 per share. ADP’s profit will be $394.70 million for 33.28 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.20% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 60 investors sold ADP shares while 457 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 342.26 million shares or 3.77% less from 355.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Svcs has invested 0.2% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Westwood Holdg Gp owns 14,099 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Canandaigua National Bank has 0.16% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Cwm Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 2,770 shares. Edgemoor Invest Incorporated owns 0.04% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) for 2,708 shares. Madison Invest Incorporated owns 103,035 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited stated it has 0.2% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). East Coast Asset Mgmt Ltd Company invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Montag A And Associate Inc reported 5,080 shares. Hudson Valley Advsrs Adv has invested 0.91% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Appleton Prtn Ma reported 8,862 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.2% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Prentiss Smith Inc reported 6,178 shares stake. Usca Ria Ltd Liability Company holds 0.05% or 3,526 shares. Iberiabank invested in 0.04% or 2,323 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Automatic Data had 49 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Tuesday, May 3. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. Citigroup maintained Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) on Friday, July 29 with “Neutral” rating. Evercore downgraded Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) on Friday, June 2 to “Underperform” rating. The stock of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 21 by William Blair. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) on Monday, August 28 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, September 9 by Wedbush. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, June 20 to “Neutral”.

Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Llc, which manages about $199.15M and $369.47 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) by 17,641 shares to 22,500 shares, valued at $3.42 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Becton Dickinson & Co by 8,050 shares in the quarter, for a total of 59,975 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO).

Among 6 analysts covering AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. AeroVironment had 24 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $3500 target in Monday, July 3 report. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Sell” on Thursday, September 3. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Canaccord Genuity. Piper Jaffray maintained AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) rating on Wednesday, December 6. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $42.0 target. The firm has “” rating by given on Monday, July 3. The stock of AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 31. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird initiated AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) on Thursday, October 6 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.87 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 2.14 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 13 investors sold AVAV shares while 33 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 17.13 million shares or 5.16% less from 18.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Savings Bank Of America De has invested 0% in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). Fisher Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). 16,017 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life The. Canal Insur holds 0.95% or 50,000 shares in its portfolio. Essex Investment Management Limited Liability Company invested in 38,023 shares or 0.28% of the stock. State Street holds 0% or 791,150 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 913 shares in its portfolio. Hutchin Hill LP has invested 0.03% in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). Voya Investment Management Lc has 10,580 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 24,671 shares stake. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 33,613 shares. Kbc Gru Nv stated it has 53,174 shares. Connors Investor stated it has 83,378 shares or 0.68% of all its holdings. North Star Mngmt Corporation stated it has 550 shares. Moreover, Vanguard has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 1.93M shares.

Analysts await AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) to report earnings on March, 6. They expect $0.09 earnings per share, up 200.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $-0.09 per share. AVAV’s profit will be $2.11M for 150.19 P/E if the $0.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share reported by AeroVironment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -68.97% negative EPS growth.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $2.98 million activity.

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