Flir Sys (FLIR) Shareholder Centaur Capital Partners LP Trimmed Stake as Share Value Rose; Blackrock (BLK) Shareholder Davis Capital Partners Cut Stake

May 26, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Zeke Ashton decreased its stake in Flir Sys Inc (FLIR) by 85% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Centaur Capital Partners Lp sold 34,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.43% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Zeke Ashton held 6,000 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $280,000, down from 40,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Centaur Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Flir Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $53.83. About 817,535 shares traded. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has risen 39.35% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.80% the S&P500.

Davis Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Blackrock Inc (BLK) by 12.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis Capital Partners Llc sold 25,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.90% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 180,000 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $92.47 million, down from 205,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Blackrock Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.03 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $539.61. About 290,043 shares traded. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 41.90% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.35% the S&P500.

Analysts await BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $6.71 EPS, up 28.05% or $1.47 from last year’s $5.24 per share. BLK’s profit will be $1.08B for 20.10 P/E if the $6.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.70 actual EPS reported by BlackRock, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.15% EPS growth.

More important recent BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “BlackRock partners with ETF investing app Acorns” on May 09, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “BlackRock® Canada Announces May Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs”, Seekingalpha.com published: “BlackRock: Wait For A Better Price” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Tracking Dan Loeb’s Third Point Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 22, 2018.

Davis Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $314.70M and $912.70 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Peoples Utah Bancorp by 127,539 shares to 538,846 shares, valued at $16.33M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Among 18 analysts covering BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BlackRock had 89 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, March 14, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 13 by Credit Suisse. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 15 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Deutsche Bank maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, October 12. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, March 17. Deutsche Bank maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) rating on Tuesday, July 18. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $455 target. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 13 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.19, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 42 investors sold BLK shares while 325 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 313 raised stakes. 129.61 million shares or 0.73% less from 130.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oak Ridge Investments Limited stated it has 0.04% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Greenleaf reported 0% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Michigan-based Blue Chip has invested 2.26% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). National Pension Service holds 0.26% or 103,235 shares. Moreover, Hirtle Callaghan & has 0% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Smith Moore And holds 0.07% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 507 shares. 1,353 were reported by Lafleur & Godfrey Limited Liability Company. Qs Invsts Lc holds 2,377 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys accumulated 169,843 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0.01% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 5,001 shares. Renaissance Grp Incorporated Ltd Llc has 1.97% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). 155,641 are owned by Aqr Cap Limited Liability. Amer Century Companies Inc reported 99,945 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 448 were reported by Patten Gp. Bp Public Limited Company holds 0.28% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 15,300 shares.

Since April 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $5.89 million activity. 74,706 shares were sold by Crouch William Wright, worth $4.01 million on Monday, April 30.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 26 investors sold FLIR shares while 135 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 121.46 million shares or 1.09% less from 122.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hardman Johnston Advsrs has invested 1.21% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Wcm Investment Mngmt Ca holds 113,935 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Amp Cap Limited stated it has 122,325 shares. Hightower Advsrs Llc, Illinois-based fund reported 22,113 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0.04% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) or 297,444 shares. Kings Point Capital Mngmt has invested 1.38% in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Reliant Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability has invested 1.32% of its portfolio in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). Federated Investors Pa stated it has 2,251 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 53,624 shares. Gotham Asset Limited Co owns 0.08% invested in FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for 114,283 shares. Twin Tree Mngmt LP accumulated 2,404 shares. Westpac Bk accumulated 7,089 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Management reported 0.02% stake. Brown Advisory owns 8,126 shares. Needham Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 22,500 shares.

More important recent FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “FLIR Launches Radar and Thermal Products for Border Patrol and the Dismounted Warfighter” on May 22, 2018, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “FLIR Introduces Saros, FLIR’s Next-Generation Outdoor Perimeter Security Camera Line for Commercial Businesses”, Streetinsider.com published: “Baird Reiterates Neutral on FLIR Systems (FLIR) Following Investor Day” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Aerospace And Defense Stocks: Which Are Best Wealth-Builders?” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Among 13 analysts covering FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. FLIR Systems had 31 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 12 by Needham. As per Thursday, December 1, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 17 by Needham. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. The firm has “In-Line” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Thursday, February 15. The stock of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. Needham maintained FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) rating on Tuesday, December 1. Needham has “Buy” rating and $35 target. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $42.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $36 target in Friday, November 4 report.

Analysts await FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 16.67% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.42 per share. FLIR’s profit will be $67.23 million for 27.46 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by FLIR Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.08% EPS growth.

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