Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Has Lowered By $22.64 Million Its Xylem (XYL) Position; 6 Bullish Analysts Covering Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG)

January 17, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc decreased Xylem Inc (XYL) stake by 30.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc sold 365,094 shares as Xylem Inc (XYL)’s stock rose 8.81%. The Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc holds 848,311 shares with $53.13M value, down from 1.21 million last quarter. Xylem Inc now has $12.77B valuation. The stock increased 0.79% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $71.1. About 608,926 shares traded. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has risen 20.76% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.06% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc had 15 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Northland Capital. Macquarie Research maintained Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Macquarie Research has “Outperform” rating and $54 target. SunTrust maintained Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) rating on Thursday, November 2. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $57.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 20 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, January 8. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of ECPG in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Suntrust Robinson. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 8 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Raymond James. See Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) latest ratings:

08/01/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Initiate
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $58.0 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Hold
02/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $49.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $44.0000 Maintain
20/07/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0000 Maintain

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $5.14 million activity. LORANGER STEVEN R sold $1.17M worth of stock. The insider Brannemo Tomas sold $153,108. Napolitano Kenneth sold 9,052 shares worth $544,578.

Among 20 analysts covering Xylem (NYSE:XYL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Xylem had 66 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, October 12. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Janney Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 1. Canaccord Genuity maintained Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) on Tuesday, August 16 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6000 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. On Tuesday, October 31 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 6 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”. The stock of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc increased Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) stake by 1.41 million shares to 3.67M valued at $89.11 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Performance Food Group Company stake by 10,895 shares and now owns 793,080 shares. Allergan Plc was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold XYL shares while 179 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.94 million shares or 0.93% less from 148.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers & Merchants holds 3,457 shares. Creative Planning reported 15,343 shares. Glenmede Na invested in 0% or 2,852 shares. Covington Capital Mgmt invested in 8,110 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Moreover, Shufro Rose And Lc has 0.15% invested in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). First Mercantile Tru Communication owns 0.06% invested in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) for 4,925 shares. Meyer Handelman Communication owns 21,664 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Bb&T accumulated 41,192 shares. Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Company holds 0% or 65 shares in its portfolio. Ing Groep Nv invested 0.01% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 339,484 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Lc has invested 0% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Credit Agricole S A holds 0.1% or 482,965 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Secs Gp reported 103,535 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.76 EPS, up 15.15% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.66 per share. XYL’s profit will be $136.50M for 23.39 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Xylem Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.92% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 10 investors sold Encore Capital Group, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 25.44 million shares or 1.45% less from 25.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sigma Planning owns 0.02% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 5,614 shares. State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 25,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Smith Graham Investment Advisors Lp owns 371,088 shares for 1.72% of their portfolio. Advsr Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Citigroup reported 185,827 shares stake. Moreover, Laurion Management Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Manufacturers Life Insurance The accumulated 18,395 shares. Moreover, Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Clearbridge Ltd Liability stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Janney Cap Management Lc stated it has 4,911 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Management has 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Citadel Advsr Lc has 6,450 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 6,700 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Legal & General Group Public Limited invested in 0% or 47,012 shares.

The stock decreased 1.20% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $41.2. About 217,179 shares traded. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has risen 51.28% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.58% the S&P500.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for clients across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. The firm purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It has a 11.59 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the debt management of portfolios consisting of higher balance and semi-performing accounts; and the management of non-performing loans.

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