Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Holder Private Trust Co Lowered Its Stake; Healthcare Serv (HCSG) Share Price Declined While Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado Has Increased Its Stake

May 25, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Private Trust Co decreased its stake in Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) by 5.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Trust Co sold 1,602 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.98% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 25,585 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.85 million, down from 27,187 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Private Trust Co who had been investing in Northrop Grumman Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.97 during the last trading session, reaching $331.84. About 979,074 shares traded. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has risen 48.11% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.56% the S&P500.

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado increased its stake in Healthcare Serv (HCSG) by 6.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado bought 31,042 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.22% with the market. The institutional investor held 536,242 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $28.27 million, up from 505,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado who had been investing in Healthcare Serv for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.72 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $36.95. About 1.17M shares traded or 7.61% up from the average. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 0.69% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.86% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Northrop Grumman had 66 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of NOC in report on Monday, November 13 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Drexel Hamilton. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 29 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. Citigroup downgraded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) on Wednesday, March 1 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Jefferies. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 6. RBC Capital Markets initiated Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rating on Thursday, January 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $268 target.

More important recent Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “4 Notable Dividend Increases From the Past Week — Including Lam Research Corproation” on May 21, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Northrop Grumman to Webcast Annual Shareholders Meeting”, Bizjournals.com published: “Battle tanks and lasers: Northrop Grumman scores $9.4M contract with work in Orlando” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Port San Antonio opens 90000-square-foot cybersecurity office complex (slideshow)” with publication date: May 25, 2018.

Analysts await Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $3.64 EPS, up 15.56% or $0.49 from last year’s $3.15 per share. NOC’s profit will be $634.76M for 22.79 P/E if the $3.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.21 actual EPS reported by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.54% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 46 investors sold NOC shares while 287 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 222 raised stakes. 137.07 million shares or 0.41% less from 137.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Calamos Wealth Ltd Company has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Fmr Lc accumulated 0.29% or 7.96 million shares. Cleararc Cap invested in 3,963 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Burt Wealth Advisors accumulated 0.05% or 275 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada stated it has 595 shares. Korea Invest Corporation owns 0.17% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 118,656 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset holds 0% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 1,200 shares. Adirondack invested 0.02% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Prudential Fincl Inc reported 0.17% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Thompson Davis And Comm invested in 0.34% or 470 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited has 4,177 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Regentatlantic Lc holds 53,684 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 2,279 shares. Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.11% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Gsa Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership reported 8,483 shares.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $6.82 million activity. $457,747 worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) shares were sold by Hardesty Michael A. Another trade for 2,539 shares valued at $850,870 was made by Peppard Denise M. on Tuesday, February 13.

Private Trust Co, which manages about $472.56M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) by 5,176 shares to 11,638 shares, valued at $1.01 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Eaton Vance Mun Opptys Cl I by 35,756 shares in the quarter, for a total of 54,011 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr S&P Midcap 400 Index (IJH).

More recent Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “The 3 Stocks on the MFM Team’s Radar” on May 17, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “3 Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy Right Now” on May 01, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Virtusa, AutoZone, Healthcare Services Group, Vmware …” with publication date: May 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, which manages about $15.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Diamondback Ene (NASDAQ:FANG) by 13,936 shares to 19,012 shares, valued at $2.40M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ansys Inc (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 35,856 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 126,467 shares, and cut its stake in Salesforce.Com (NYSE:CRM).

Since March 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $156,725 activity. 2,000 shares were sold by MOSS ROBERT J, worth $89,000 on Monday, March 19.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Healthcare Services had 19 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $39 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) rating on Wednesday, February 7. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2 with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, April 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, April 18. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 16 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 17. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 13 investors sold HCSG shares while 85 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 68.88 million shares or 4.32% more from 66.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 320 shares. North Star Management has invested 0.3% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Great West Life Assurance Can owns 95,778 shares. Gemmer Asset Limited Com invested in 0.01% or 287 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 29,886 shares. Timessquare Cap Management Lc invested 0.27% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 7,738 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 25,180 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ls Inv Advsrs Lc reported 4,701 shares. Captrust Fincl Advsrs stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). The Wyoming-based Friess Associates has invested 1.4% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 50,516 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 100,656 shares. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De stated it has 733,760 shares.

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