Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Has Boosted By $928,725 Its Popular (BPOP) Position; 1 Analysts Covering Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI)

April 20, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

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Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc increased Popular Inc (BPOP) stake by 5.5% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc acquired 26,535 shares as Popular Inc (BPOP)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc holds 508,951 shares with $18.06M value, up from 482,416 last quarter. Popular Inc now has $4.44 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.59% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $43.47. About 648,917 shares traded. Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) has risen 6.76% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.79% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Badger Meter had 22 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Tuesday, January 10 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, October 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird maintained Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) rating on Monday, October 16. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $44.0 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of BMI in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, February 3. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. See Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) latest ratings:

27/02/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Downgrade
06/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0 Maintain
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.68, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 42 investors sold BPOP shares while 65 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 85.70 million shares or 3.71% less from 89.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Voya Inv Management Lc holds 27,131 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Martingale Asset Mgmt LP reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Limited Liability holds 141,200 shares. 6,194 were accumulated by Walleye Trading Limited Liability Com. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 11,367 shares. Diamond Hill Cap Mngmt accumulated 4.40 million shares. Alliancebernstein LP holds 0% of its portfolio in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) for 56,859 shares. Aperio Group Incorporated Ltd Liability holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) for 95,843 shares. Oxbow Advsr Ltd Com invested 0.76% of its portfolio in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.06% or 6,970 shares in its portfolio. Natl Bank Of New York Mellon, a New York-based fund reported 539,262 shares. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 0.01% invested in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP). Hsbc Public Limited Co stated it has 0% in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc reported 0.01% in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP). California Public Employees Retirement System holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) for 341,317 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Popular Inc had 46 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $51.5 target in Tuesday, February 27 report. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, October 26 to “Overweight”. BTIG Research maintained Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) rating on Wednesday, February 14. BTIG Research has “Buy” rating and $46.0 target. The stock of Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Monday, June 5. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of BPOP in report on Tuesday, November 22 to “Neutral” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4600 target in Thursday, July 6 report. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, February 6 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 1.

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $42.1. About 330,392 shares traded or 129.77% up from the average. Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has risen 28.41% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.86% the S&P500.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.23 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 35.38 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.29, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 9 investors sold Badger Meter, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 24.14 million shares or 2.21% more from 23.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Company holds 0% or 260,500 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated reported 643,888 shares. Tower Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) stated it has 3,052 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 12,600 were accumulated by Laurion Capital Mgmt L P. Bancorp Of Mellon Corporation reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 31,200 shares. Kbc Group Nv holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 115,082 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 195,000 shares. Ameriprise invested in 170,567 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Ls Inv Advisors Lc has 0% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 805 shares. Jpmorgan Chase invested in 57,452 shares or 0% of the stock. Legal General Grp Inc Public Limited Company holds 0% or 57,016 shares. Bluestein R H & invested 0.01% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). The Nebraska-based Ameritas Invest Prtnrs has invested 0.01% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 17,360 shares.

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