Polen Capital Management Raised By $16.36 Million Its Priceline Grp (PCLN) Position; Profile of 2 Analysts Covering IDEX (IEX)

January 19, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Polen Capital Management Llc increased Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN) stake by 2.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Polen Capital Management Llc acquired 8,938 shares as Priceline Grp Inc (PCLN)’s stock rose 10.44%. The Polen Capital Management Llc holds 343,368 shares with $628.65 million value, up from 334,430 last quarter. Priceline Grp Inc now has $92.82 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.22% or $23.57 during the last trading session, reaching $1903.14. About 295,395 shares traded. The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. IDEX Corporation had 45 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 4. Bernstein downgraded the shares of IEX in report on Monday, April 4 to “Market Perform” rating. Cowen & Co maintained IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) rating on Friday, October 6. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $95.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, April 24. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. Janney Capital initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, June 21 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by RBC Capital Markets. Janney Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 19 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. See IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) latest ratings:

18/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $155.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $142.0 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $141.0 Maintain
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $132.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $120.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $118.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $124.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 306 raised stakes. 50.07 million shares or 10.39% more from 45.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 25,295 are owned by Mawer Investment Mgmt Ltd. Arrowstreet Partnership stated it has 8,935 shares. Lansdowne (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.07% or 3,735 shares. Wealthtrust accumulated 0.02% or 19 shares. Verition Fund Lc invested in 2,524 shares. Bokf Na has 0.08% invested in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Rmb Capital Ltd Liability Corporation owns 16,447 shares for 0.78% of their portfolio. Loomis Sayles And L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 32,157 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Liability owns 175 shares. Natixis Asset Mgmt has 443 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada Incorporated reported 43 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Marathon Asset Mgmt Llp reported 1.65% in The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). 358,165 are owned by Massachusetts Ma. Hudson Bay Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 1,500 shares. Inv House Ltd Liability Corp has 5,108 shares for 1.22% of their portfolio.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.60 million activity. Tans Gillian sold $231,287 worth of stock or 123 shares. $4.69M worth of The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) was sold by Docter Jan L.

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $2100 target in Monday, October 2 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. On Wednesday, January 4 the stock rating was initiated by Needham with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, November 8, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. SunTrust maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Jefferies. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by Pacific Crest. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, July 31 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 20 investors sold IDEX Corporation shares while 114 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 73.36 million shares or 1.59% less from 74.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Steinberg Global Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.15% in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 40,232 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.09% in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX). Dupont Capital Mngmt Corporation holds 5,532 shares. Bb&T Corporation reported 100,272 shares. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 0.24% stake. Retirement Systems Of Alabama stated it has 152,933 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Communications Ny owns 75,131 shares. Guggenheim Capital Lc holds 244,368 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.05% in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX). Paloma Prtnrs Mgmt holds 0.01% or 7,600 shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX). The Georgia-based Invesco has invested 0.03% in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX). Mckinley Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company Delaware invested in 0.01% or 2,325 shares. Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0% invested in IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX).

IDEX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various pumps, flow meters, other fluidics systems and components, and engineered products worldwide. The company has market cap of $10.55 billion. The Company’s Fluid & Metering Technologies segment designs, produces, and distributes positive displacement pumps, flow meters, injectors, other fluid-handling pump modules and systems, and specialty valve products, as well as offers flow monitoring and other services for food, chemical, general industrial, water and wastewater, agricultural, and energy industries. It has a 35.41 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Health & Science Technologies segment designs, produces, and distributes precision fluidics, rotary lobe pumps, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, roll compaction, and drying systems for use in beverage, food processing, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics; pneumatic components and sealing solutions, such as pumping solutions for analytical instrumentation, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery; biocompatible medical devices and implantables; and air compressors for medical, dental, and industrial applications.

The stock increased 1.04% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $138.12. About 50,272 shares traded. IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) has risen 30.97% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

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