Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) At $52.15 Forms Top; Sigma Designs, Inc. (SIGM) Covered By 2 Bulls

January 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Among 7 analysts covering Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Sigma Designs had 16 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Wednesday, December 7. On Monday, November 2 the stock rating was initiated by Lake Street with “Buy”. Barrington Research maintained the shares of SIGM in report on Wednesday, December 9 with “Outperform” rating. Craig Hallum downgraded the shares of SIGM in report on Friday, December 8 to “Hold” rating. On Thursday, March 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Lake Street to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Lake Street. Benchmark maintained Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) rating on Wednesday, December 7. Benchmark has “Buy” rating and $10 target. On Thursday, September 8 the stock rating was downgraded by BWS Financial to “Sell”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Needham on Wednesday, June 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 8 by Lake Street. See Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) latest ratings:

08/12/2017 Broker: Lake Street Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $7 Downgrade
08/12/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold Downgrade
08/12/2017 Broker: Benchmark Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
12/10/2017 Broker: BWS Financial Rating: Sell New Target: $4.0

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) formed multiple top with $55.80 target or 7.00% above today’s $52.15 share price. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (HCSG) has $3.82 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $52.15. About 376,251 shares traded. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has risen 24.89% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.63, from 1.76 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 18 investors sold Sigma Designs, Inc. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 23.22 million shares or 1.56% more from 22.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barclays Public Limited Co reported 15,324 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 126,629 were accumulated by D E Shaw &. Kennedy Capital Mgmt has 0.02% invested in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) for 196,365 shares. Northern Tru reported 415,017 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has 1.80 million shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Financial has invested 0% in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM). Legal And General Public Ltd Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) for 10,642 shares. Axa invested in 0% or 29,900 shares. 124,801 are held by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Renaissance Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 2.25M shares in its portfolio. Parametric Assocs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 28,606 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers has 0% invested in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) for 46,342 shares. Global X Mngmt Co Ltd holds 0.01% in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) or 29,314 shares. 40,573 are owned by Boothbay Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Company. Invesco holds 0% in Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) or 100,825 shares.

Sigma Designs, Inc. provides integrated system-on-chip solutions and intelligent platforms for use in various home entertainment and home control appliances. The company has market cap of $267.69 million. The companyÂ’s media processor product line includes a range of platforms that are based on integrated chips, embedded software, and hardware reference designs. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s media connectivity product line comprises wired home networking controller chipsets that provide connectivity solutions between various home entertainment products and incoming video streams.

The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $6.95. About 356,072 shares traded. Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) has declined 5.38% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.08% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.79 million activity. On Tuesday, August 29 BRIGGS JOHN sold $126,875 worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) or 2,500 shares. 4,750 shares were sold by SHEA JOHN CHRISTOPHER, worth $247,000 on Thursday, August 3. McBryan Michael E also sold $1.17 million worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) shares. $255,051 worth of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) was sold by Casey Diane S on Monday, August 14.

Analysts await Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 17.86% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.28 per share. HCSG’s profit will be $24.18 million for 39.51 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Healthcare Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Healthcare Services Group, Inc. shares while 78 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 66.03 million shares or 1.32% more from 65.17 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ami Asset Management Corp holds 759,365 shares or 2.9% of its portfolio. Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership owns 0% invested in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 949 shares. Fmr Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) for 314,882 shares. Citigroup owns 39,590 shares. Goldman Sachs invested in 1.10 million shares. Texas-based Teacher Retirement Of Texas has invested 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). 11,900 are owned by Legacy Partners. Asset Mngmt One Company Limited holds 0% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) or 13,297 shares. Thompson Davis & Inc stated it has 484 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Bancshares reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.02% in Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG). Blackrock accumulated 0.02% or 8.95M shares. 148,702 are owned by State Teachers Retirement Systems. Brown Advisory invested in 1.96 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 31,532 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Healthcare Services (NASDAQ:HCSG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Healthcare Services had 14 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 12. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Monday, August 21 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 12. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) rating on Friday, July 7. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $4900 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of HCSG in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird maintained Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating.

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