Ledyard National Bank Boosted Anheuser Busch Inbev Spon Adr (BUD) Position; 5 Analysts Bullish ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE)

February 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Ledyard National Bank increased Anheuser Busch Inbev Spon Adr (BUD) stake by 6.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ledyard National Bank acquired 2,574 shares as Anheuser Busch Inbev Spon Adr (BUD)’s stock rose 8.45%. The Ledyard National Bank holds 39,448 shares with $4.71M value, up from 36,874 last quarter. Anheuser Busch Inbev Spon Adr now has $192.60 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $105.06. About 1.79 million shares traded or 3.03% up from the average. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has declined 3.55% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.25% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ESCO Technologies had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by BB&T Capital. The stock of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Monday, October 16. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 12 with “Hold”. Zacks upgraded the shares of ESE in report on Friday, August 28 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating by Euro Pacific Capital given on Monday, October 12. See ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) latest ratings:

06/12/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0
21/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy Upgrade
15/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $71.0
16/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Hold Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold ESCO Technologies Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 23.77 million shares or 1.52% more from 23.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase & has 0% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Victory Cap Management holds 0% or 3,349 shares in its portfolio. Ameriprise Finance Incorporated invested in 304,860 shares. Voya Inv Management Limited Company invested 0% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Moreover, Van Eck Assocs has 0.01% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) for 32,047 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0% stake. Morgan Stanley holds 60,564 shares. Moreover, Bankshares Of New York Mellon has 0.01% invested in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Inv Counselors Of Maryland Limited invested 0.93% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Congress Asset Ma holds 46,278 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Ls Investment Advisors Llc accumulated 2,139 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 35,078 shares. 56 were reported by Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability. South Dakota Investment Council stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). California State Teachers Retirement holds 0.01% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) or 40,788 shares.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $575,427 activity. BARCLAY ALYSON S had sold 5,000 shares worth $310,000 on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 4,288 shares valued at $265,427 was made by SOLLEY LARRY W on Thursday, February 15.

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $61.1. About 100,514 shares traded. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has risen 46.33% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500.

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.58 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 20.42 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 30 investors sold BUD shares while 138 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 92.33 million shares or 3.04% more from 89.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 2,550 are held by Cannell Peter B And Comm. Brown Advisory Securities Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.07% or 2,595 shares. Fdx Advsrs invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Farmers Fincl Bank holds 7,885 shares. Envestnet Asset Inc holds 0.04% or 151,858 shares in its portfolio. Loudon Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.24% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). First Citizens Natl Bank Tru Comm, a North Carolina-based fund reported 2,008 shares. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Limited Liability invested 0.26% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Advisory Ser Network Limited Co holds 4,682 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Lazard Asset Mgmt Llc stated it has 0.1% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Southeast Asset Advsrs Incorporated accumulated 0.16% or 4,260 shares. Sequoia Financial Advsr Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD). Carroll Financial Assoc owns 0.01% invested in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) for 464 shares. Smith Moore & Co accumulated 3,874 shares. First Manhattan stated it has 1.23% in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD).

Among 22 analysts covering Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Anheuser-Busch InBev had 45 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by CLSA on Monday, November 2 to “Outperform”. The stock of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Susquehanna. As per Thursday, March 2, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 5 by JP Morgan. Morgan Stanley reinitiated the shares of BUD in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by JP Morgan. ING Group upgraded the shares of BUD in report on Wednesday, August 26 to “Hold” rating. JP Morgan maintained the shares of BUD in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Underweight” rating. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 20 by Societe Generale.

Ledyard National Bank decreased Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Etf (VTI) stake by 3,249 shares to 50,561 valued at $6.55 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Flexshares Stoxx Global Broad Infra Etf (NFRA) stake by 15,294 shares and now owns 37,506 shares. Ishares Us Oil & Gas Exploration Etf (IEO) was reduced too.

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