Koppers Holdings (KOP) “Hold” Rating Maintained by Jefferies; With $40.0000 Target, Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Has Decreased Staples (Call) (SPLS) Holding By $579,600

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 5 analysts covering Koppers Holdings (NYSE:KOP), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Koppers Holdings has $55 highest and $39 lowest target. $44.67’s average target is 22.22% above currents $36.55 stock price. Koppers Holdings had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barrington Research maintained the shares of KOP in report on Monday, May 8 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 18 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by First Analysis on Thursday, October 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich given on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Wednesday, May 31. As per Wednesday, June 8, the company rating was initiated by Barrington Research. Wunderlich maintained the shares of KOP in report on Thursday, June 30 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Monday, March 14 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, August 7 report.

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp decreased Staples Inc (Call) (SPLS) stake by 10.73% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp sold 64,400 shares as Staples Inc (Call) (SPLS)’s stock declined 6.34%. The Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp holds 535,600 shares with $4.85 million value, down from 600,000 last quarter. Staples Inc (Call) now has $6.57B valuation. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.02 on July 14, reaching $10.09. About shares traded. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has risen 8.73% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Analysts await Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.93 per share. KOP’s profit will be $19.38M for 9.83 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Koppers Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.76% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.14% or $0.05 on July 14, reaching $36.55. About shares traded. Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) has risen 55.42% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.72% the S&P500.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.45 million activity. Shares for $151,638 were sold by Loadman Thomas D on Thursday, March 2. $242,885 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) was sold by Lacy Steven R on Friday, March 3. McCormack Mark R sold $183,513 worth of stock. ZHU JIANZHONG sold $88,340 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) on Friday, March 3. On Monday, February 27 Hillenbrand David M sold $286,780 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) or 6,500 shares.

Koppers Holdings Inc. is a global integrated well-known provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. The company has market cap of $761.51 million. The Firm operates through three divisions: Railroad and Utility Products and Services , Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC) and Performance Chemicals (PC). It has a 23.02 P/E ratio. The RUPS business sells treated and untreated wood products, rail joint bars and services primarily to the railroad markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.32, from 1.39 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Koppers Holdings Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 17.48 million shares or 1.24% more from 17.27 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Arizona State Retirement Sys has 0.01% invested in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 10,686 shares. Principal Finance reported 0.01% stake. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 226,713 shares stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.02% or 8,300 shares in its portfolio. Mountain Lake Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Corp owns 365,000 shares. Amer Century has 0% invested in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 105,370 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt owns 22,900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability accumulated 91,115 shares or 0% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 41,959 shares. Emerald Advisers Pa holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 19,155 shares. State Common Retirement Fund owns 0% invested in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 44,334 shares. 15,071 are owned by Texas Permanent School Fund. 171,030 were reported by Invesco Ltd. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 45,880 shares. Stevens Capital Management L P owns 10,576 shares.

Analysts await Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) to report earnings on August, 16. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.12 per share. SPLS’s profit will be $78.14M for 21.02 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by Staples, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.41% negative EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Staples Inc. had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, May 20. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Monday, August 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 29. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded it to “Market Perform” rating and $12 target in Tuesday, December 8 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, December 11 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 4 with “Hold”. Zacks upgraded Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) on Wednesday, August 12 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Sunday, August 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 7 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.12 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold SPLS shares while 153 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 541.34 million shares or 1.12% more from 535.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Palouse Cap Mgmt stated it has 1.29% in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). Henderson Gru Public Limited Com invested in 109,320 shares. Alps has 0.25% invested in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). Crawford Invest Counsel holds 0.01% or 35,705 shares. The Japan-based Fukoku Mutual Life has invested 0.01% in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). Aperio Gp stated it has 0.02% in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). Axa stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). 3.90M are owned by Pggm Investments. Nomura Incorporated reported 85,728 shares. Asset Mgmt One Commerce Limited holds 0.03% or 1.27 million shares in its portfolio. Gulf Interest Bank & Trust (Uk) Ltd owns 195,112 shares. Financial Architects has 2,950 shares. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 386 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Company reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). Becker Cap Mgmt has 0.11% invested in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS).

Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp increased Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) stake by 560,839 shares to 582,339 valued at $6.93M in 2016Q4. It also upped Service Corp Intl (NYSE:SCI) stake by 160,506 shares and now owns 310,506 shares. Eog Res Inc (NYSE:EOG) was raised too.

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