Estabrook Capital Management Has Decreased By $1.75 Million Its Norfolk Southn (NSC) Stake, Almost Family (AFAM) Covered By 2 Bullish Analysts Last Week

June 20, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Estabrook Capital Management decreased Norfolk Southn Corp (NSC) stake by 19.27% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Estabrook Capital Management sold 16,246 shares as Norfolk Southn Corp (NSC)’s stock declined 7.75%. The Estabrook Capital Management holds 68,049 shares with $7.35M value, down from 84,295 last quarter. Norfolk Southn Corp now has $34.48 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.75% or $2.1 reaching $118.02 per share. About 546,969 shares traded. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Almost Family had 4 analyst reports since November 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America initiated Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) rating on Tuesday, January 24. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $49 target. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $55 target in Wednesday, October 19 report. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. See Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM) latest ratings:

24/01/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral New Target: $49 Initiate

Analysts await Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.61 EPS, up 18.38% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.36 per share. NSC’s profit will be $470.37M for 18.33 P/E if the $1.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.48 actual EPS reported by Norfolk Southern Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.78% EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Norfolk Southern Corp. had 49 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Avondale on Thursday, January 28. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Argus Research downgraded the shares of NSC in report on Friday, July 31 to “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by CLSA with “Outperform” on Thursday, May 19. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, January 28 by RBC Capital Markets. Scotia Capital downgraded the shares of NSC in report on Tuesday, July 28 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 25 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Market Perform” on Thursday, June 16. Argus Research upgraded the shares of NSC in report on Wednesday, November 2 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 54 investors sold NSC shares while 354 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 197.51 million shares or 1.15% more from 195.27 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Cap Advisers Limited Company stated it has 0.02% in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC). Sun Life holds 0% or 17 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 0.07% or 152,512 shares. Live Your Vision Limited Liability Company reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC). Everence Cap Management Inc, a Indiana-based fund reported 4,645 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.01% or 32,171 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives invested in 0% or 1 shares. Ashfield Prns Lc holds 0.02% in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) or 2,285 shares. Scotia Capital Incorporated accumulated 2,638 shares or 0% of the stock. Synovus Fincl owns 13,899 shares. Cs Mckee L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 113,800 shares. Pitcairn holds 0.03% or 2,477 shares. Comm Fincl Bank accumulated 51,696 shares. Logan Cap Mngmt accumulated 12,443 shares. Plante Moran Financial Advsrs Limited Liability Corp, a Michigan-based fund reported 898 shares.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 sales for $7.00 million activity. $180,490 worth of stock was sold by Hurlbut Thomas E on Friday, February 17. 34,417 shares valued at $4.12 million were sold by Squires James A on Thursday, January 26. 1 shares were sold by Galanko William Andrew, worth $117 on Thursday, May 4. 2,607 Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) shares with value of $317,976 were sold by STEWART MARTA R. Another trade for 1 shares valued at $119 was sold by BUSH WESLEY G. $117 worth of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) was sold by LOCKHART MICHAEL D on Friday, May 5.

Since December 27, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $4.27 million activity. On Monday, May 22 the insider GUENTHNER C STEVEN sold $1.12M. YARMUTH WILLIAM B had sold 30,000 shares worth $1.70M on Friday, May 12. Shares for $151,012 were sold by BING STEVEN B on Tuesday, December 27. $566,500 worth of stock was sold by WILBURN TYREE G on Friday, May 12. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $516,960 was sold by SHERMYEN JOHN. Schwartz Daniel sold $20,055 worth of stock or 350 shares. Shares for $152,280 were sold by Reibel Jeff.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.03 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.52, from 1.51 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 7 investors sold Almost Family Inc shares while 30 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 7.52 million shares or 1.20% less from 7.61 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Kennedy Cap Management Incorporated reported 144,388 shares. Oberweis Asset Mgmt has 20,000 shares. Bryn Mawr Trust accumulated 28,770 shares or 0.08% of the stock. D E Shaw And Inc invested in 0% or 53,375 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated Incorporated has invested 0% in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM). Blackrock Institutional Tru Company Na, a California-based fund reported 242,561 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 7,127 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citigroup invested 0% in Almost Family Inc (NASDAQ:AFAM). American International Inc reported 6,069 shares. State Street holds 224,290 shares. Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 101,000 shares. Trexquant Inv L P holds 7,564 shares. Fifth Third Fincl Bank holds 1,200 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 12,033 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt accumulated 11,000 shares or 0% of the stock.

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