$0.21 EPS Expected for Ply Gem Holdings, (PGEM); Boothbay Fund Management Decreased Its Lincoln Elec Hldgs (LECO) Position

February 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Boothbay Fund Management Llc decreased Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc (LECO) stake by 39.52% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Boothbay Fund Management Llc sold 4,092 shares as Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc (LECO)’s stock rose 4.35%. The Boothbay Fund Management Llc holds 6,263 shares with $574,000 value, down from 10,355 last quarter. Lincoln Elec Hldgs Inc now has $6.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $93.19. About 60,124 shares traded. Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has risen 53.15% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.45% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) to report $0.21 EPS on March, 9.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 50.00% from last quarter’s $0.14 EPS. PGEM’s profit would be $14.39M giving it 26.07 P/E if the $0.21 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Ply Gem Holdings, Inc’s analysts see -48.78% EPS growth. It closed at $21.9 lastly. It is down 22.22% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.52% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ:LECO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Lincoln Electric had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) rating on Friday, October 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $96.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, October 24 by Longbow. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) on Tuesday, July 28 with “Sector Perform” rating. Oppenheimer upgraded Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) on Wednesday, January 3 to “Buy” rating.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $272,726 activity. 3,080 shares were sold by Kuhrt Michele R, worth $272,726.

Boothbay Fund Management Llc increased Fleetcor Technologies Inc (NYSE:FLT) stake by 3,555 shares to 6,854 valued at $1.06M in 2017Q3. It also upped Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) stake by 2,771 shares and now owns 23,863 shares. Valero Energy Corp New (NYSE:VLO) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 27 investors sold LECO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.08 million shares or 3.50% less from 42.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northcoast Asset accumulated 4,889 shares. South Dakota Invest Council has invested 0.01% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Baillie Gifford & has 2.31 million shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 66,918 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0% or 56,250 shares. Fayez Sarofim And invested in 0.12% or 255,700 shares. Glenmede Na accumulated 4,421 shares. Sg Americas Limited Liability Corporation reported 16,252 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Com has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Moreover, Millennium Mgmt Lc has 0.02% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 151,488 shares. Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc Ct reported 6,880 shares stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 100,253 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Co owns 5,464 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt invested 1.02% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Fdx Advisors has 3,345 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Among 7 analysts covering Ply Gem Holdings (NYSE:PGEM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ply Gem Holdings had 20 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Deutsche Bank. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of PGEM in report on Tuesday, October 18 to “Sector Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Tuesday, August 11 with “Outperform”. The stock of Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 7. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PGEM in report on Wednesday, February 14 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.38, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold Ply Gem Holdings, Inc shares while 28 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 19.91 million shares or 1.94% less from 20.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York-based Blackrock Inc has invested 0% in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Jefferies Group Inc Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 15,001 shares. American Century Companies stated it has 156,240 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Amer International Gru owns 14,879 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Morgan Stanley owns 92,937 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tower Lc (Trc) holds 0.01% in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) or 4,330 shares. Parametric Associate Lc owns 18,038 shares. Jpmorgan Chase invested 0% of its portfolio in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM). Rhumbline Advisers owns 24,144 shares. James Rech holds 0.09% in Ply Gem Holdings, Inc (NYSE:PGEM) or 162,860 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Lc owns 14,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% or 82,232 shares. Bbt Capital Limited Liability reported 475,504 shares stake.

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells residential and commercial building products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.50 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Siding, Fencing and Stone; and Windows and Doors. It has a 25.14 P/E ratio. The Siding, Fencing and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coils, cellular PVC trims and moldings, J-channels, wide crown moldings, window and door trims, F-channels, H-molds, fascia, undersill trims, outside/inside corner posts, rain removal systems, vinyl fences, vinyl railings, and stone veneer products, as well as injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents, and mounts.

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