ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) Analysts See $0.46 EPS; Argo Group International Holdings LTD (AGII)’s Sentiment Is 1.23

January 18, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. underwrites specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.86 billion. The Company’s Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites primary and excess specialty casualty, contract liability, commercial multi-peril, product liability, environmental liability, allied medical, and auto liability products. It has a 35.62 P/E ratio. This segment distributes its products through a network of wholesale agents and brokers.

Analysts expect ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) to report $0.46 EPS on February, 6.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 12.20% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. ESE’s profit would be $11.89 million giving it 34.73 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. After having $0.79 EPS previously, ESCO Technologies Inc.’s analysts see -41.77% EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.69% or $2.45 during the last trading session, reaching $63.9. About 137,926 shares traded or 29.63% up from the average. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has risen 46.33% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 9 investors sold ESCO Technologies Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 23.77 million shares or 1.52% more from 23.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ls Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 2,139 shares. Cambridge Inv Research Advisors reported 5,609 shares. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). 400 are held by Whittier Tru Com. Comerica Bancorporation holds 33,689 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Blair William And Il has invested 0.01% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Macquarie Group Limited has 0.07% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) for 693,350 shares. Congress Asset Ma accumulated 46,278 shares. D E Shaw And reported 5,332 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Lc accumulated 206,844 shares or 0% of the stock. Voya Inv Management Ltd reported 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 6,542 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc accumulated 304,860 shares. Peak6 Limited Partnership invested 0% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE).

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.65 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 30.87 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.

Among 8 analysts covering ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ESCO Technologies had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Euro Pacific Capital initiated it with “Buy” rating and $7 target in Monday, October 12 report. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, August 28 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 4 by BB&T Capital. Canaccord Genuity maintained ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $35 target. Needham maintained the shares of ESE in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Needham on Tuesday, November 21 to “Buy”.

Grace & White Inc Ny holds 1.97% of its portfolio in Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. for 153,752 shares. New Vernon Investment Management Llc owns 19,180 shares or 1.31% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mesirow Financial Investment Management has 1.16% invested in the company for 286,680 shares. The Colorado-based Tributary Capital Management Llc has invested 1.16% in the stock. Champlain Investment Partners Llc, a Us-based fund reported 1.30 million shares.

The stock increased 1.79% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $62.55. About 222,423 shares traded or 38.68% up from the average. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (AGII) has risen 18.10% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.40% the S&P500.

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