Baird Gives ABB (ABB) Lower Rating. Outperform Rating Lost; Logan Capital Management Has Lowered By $312,480 Its Amphenol (APH) Holding

January 17, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Among 15 analysts covering ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. ABB Ltd has $29.0 highest and $1800 lowest target. $24.33’s average target is -13.32% below currents $28.07 stock price. ABB Ltd had 35 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) on Wednesday, October 5 with “Neutral” rating. As per Thursday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by BNP Paribas. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, January 22. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 12 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 6. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was initiated by Berenberg. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 20. On Thursday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Nordea to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 25 to “Outperform”. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of ABB in report on Monday, December 12 to “Outperform” rating.

Logan Capital Management Inc decreased Amphenol Corp (APH) stake by 1.32% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Logan Capital Management Inc sold 3,720 shares as Amphenol Corp (APH)’s stock rose 4.95%. The Logan Capital Management Inc holds 277,257 shares with $23.47 million value, down from 280,977 last quarter. Amphenol Corp now has $27.87B valuation. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $91.28. About 1.48 million shares traded or 22.93% up from the average. Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has risen 31.78% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 32 investors sold APH shares while 193 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 292.31 million shares or 0.47% less from 293.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Agf America Incorporated has 75,825 shares. Oppenheimer Asset stated it has 22,744 shares. Of Oklahoma holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) for 9,055 shares. Fulton Bancorporation Na invested in 5,482 shares. Blackrock reported 0.08% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Eqis Cap Management has 9,069 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 575,032 were reported by Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Limited Com. Advantus Mngmt holds 30,833 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Riverhead Mgmt holds 18,738 shares. Fayez Sarofim And Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Natixis invested in 19,479 shares. Tower Rech Limited Liability (Trc) holds 0.01% or 729 shares. Manchester Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 0.02% in Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH). Nomura Hldg Inc holds 0% or 21,366 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 22,600 shares in its portfolio.

Among 11 analysts covering Amphenol (NYSE:APH), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amphenol had 42 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Top Pick” rating and $80 target in Tuesday, June 27 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) on Thursday, July 21 with “Top Pick” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Neutral” on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Tuesday, December 15. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, July 6. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”.

Analysts await Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, up 8.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.75 per share. APH’s profit will be $247.32M for 28.17 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Amphenol Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.95% negative EPS growth.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $60.43 million activity. NORWITT RICHARD ADAM sold $18.94 million worth of stock or 220,000 shares. $8.58M worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) shares were sold by WALTER LUC. $4.83 million worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) was sold by Doherty William J on Tuesday, August 8. Lampo Craig A also sold $1.21M worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) on Thursday, August 31. Silverman David M also sold $1.28M worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) on Tuesday, August 29. Gavelle Jean-Luc sold $7.60M worth of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) on Friday, October 27.

Logan Capital Management Inc increased Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 2,615 shares to 35,108 valued at $4.56 million in 2017Q3. It also upped General Mtrs Corp (NYSE:GM) stake by 17,236 shares and now owns 475,053 shares. General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) was raised too.

ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, robotics and motion, power grid, and industrial automation products for utilities, transportation, infrastructure, and industrial clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $60.41 billion. The firm provides modular substation packages, distribution automation products, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, low- and medium-voltage switchgears, switches, DIN rail components, and installation materials for building, data center, rail, wind and solar, food and beverage, marine, and gas and oil industries. It has a 27.04 P/E ratio. It also offers motors, generators, variable speed drives, robots and robotics, solar inverters, wind converters, rectifiers, and excitation systems, as well as power quality and protection solutions, electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure solutions, and components and subsystems for railways, and related services for discrete automation, process industries, transportation, and utilities.

The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $28.07. About 1.78M shares traded. ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) has risen 23.97% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.27% the S&P500.

Analysts await ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.33 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.33 per share. ABB’s profit will be $710.18M for 21.27 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual earnings per share reported by ABB Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.94% negative EPS growth.

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