Mastrapasqua Asset Management Decreased Holding in Smith A O (AOS) by $992,880 as Share Price Rose; As Honda Motor LTD (HMC) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Noesis Capital Mangement Lowered Its Holding by $517,860

December 16, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Smith A O (AOS) by 31.49% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc sold 17,730 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,570 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.17M, down from 56,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Smith A O for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $60.73. About 1.13M shares traded or 39.46% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Noesis Capital Mangement Corp decreased its stake in Honda Motor Ltd (HMC) by 13.9% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Noesis Capital Mangement Corp sold 19,180 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.43% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 118,757 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.25 million, down from 137,937 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Noesis Capital Mangement Corp who had been investing in Honda Motor Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $60.28B market cap company. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $33.68. About 446,919 shares traded. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) has risen 4.10% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.60% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 31 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Boenning & Scattergood downgraded the shares of AOS in report on Wednesday, October 25 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 17 by Longbow. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, March 8, the company rating was initiated by Northland Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 11 by William Blair. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Friday, September 23. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $111 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by SunTrust. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 38 investors sold AOS shares while 135 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 152.59 million shares or 21.62% more from 125.46 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Southeast Asset Advisors holds 0.09% or 4,950 shares in its portfolio. Garrison Bradford And Assocs has invested 3.23% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). 11,151 were accumulated by Shelton Management. Ameriprise owns 0.03% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 1.03M shares. Mastrapasqua Asset has invested 0.47% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Jupiter Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 474,601 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Price T Rowe Incorporated Md reported 226,995 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 636,416 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Northern holds 0.02% or 1.52M shares. M&R Capital Inc invested 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Glenmede Trust Na owns 359,847 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.04% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 5,300 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.04% or 262,932 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs holds 0.01% or 438 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $4.56 million activity. JONES PAUL W also sold $3.24 million worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Thursday, August 3.

Analysts await A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 19.15% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.47 per share. AOS’s profit will be $96.28M for 27.11 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual earnings per share reported by A. O. Smith Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.70% EPS growth.

Analysts await Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.95 earnings per share, up 18.75% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.8 per share. HMC’s profit will be $1.70B for 8.86 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual earnings per share reported by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.47% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Honda Motor Co (NYSE:HMC), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Honda Motor Co had 20 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, May 13 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 13 by CLSA. Erste Group downgraded Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) on Monday, April 25 to “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Jefferies. The stock of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 27. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 9 by Jefferies. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Agricole given on Friday, May 13. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Friday, May 13 by Nomura. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 1 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, December 22.

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