Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Forms $20.00 Double Top; Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) Had 2 Bulls

December 8, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) formed double top with $20.60 target or 3.00% above today’s $20.00 share price. Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) has $1.09 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $20. About 238,925 shares traded or 9.70% up from the average. Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 25.99% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Weingarten Realty Investors had 17 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 19 to “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, April 21. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 1 by UBS. Robert W. Baird maintained Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 19. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, October 24. Citigroup maintained Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) rating on Friday, August 12. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $42 target. The stock of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, April 27. See Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) latest ratings:

30/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: $35 New Target: $34 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
22/08/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $37.0 Maintain
31/07/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Sell New Target: $30.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0000 Maintain
19/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0000 Maintain

Weingarten Realty Investors is a publically owned equity real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $4.12 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of United States. It has a 21.59 P/E ratio. The firm engages in ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.09, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 30 investors sold Weingarten Realty Investors shares while 72 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 100.46 million shares or 0.21% more from 100.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P holds 0.02% or 1.72 million shares. 152,274 were reported by Retirement Of Alabama. 161,838 were reported by Alliancebernstein L P. Vanguard Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 19.30M shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 17,592 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Moreover, Ameriprise Financial Inc has 0.01% invested in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) for 449,894 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 57,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock. National Bank Of America Corporation De reported 1.03 million shares. Jefferies Grp Inc Limited Liability Com holds 59,794 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 3,000 were reported by Evercore Wealth Mgmt Llc. Stifel reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI). 57,947 were reported by Ameritas Inv Prtnrs. Aviva Public Limited Company invested 0.01% in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI). Great West Life Assurance Communication Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI).

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $32.1. About 787,666 shares traded or 11.70% up from the average. Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has declined 15.79% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.49% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.15, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 10 investors sold Marten Transport, Ltd. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 22.21 million shares or 0.02% more from 22.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Pier Capital Limited Liability Corporation invested in 1.13% or 239,597 shares. Westfield Co Lp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 63,631 shares or 0% of the stock. California Public Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Public Sector Pension Inv Board stated it has 11,900 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citigroup stated it has 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 42,343 shares. Aqr Capital Lc holds 0% or 12,684 shares. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Co holds 5,723 shares. Msd Prtn Limited Partnership has invested 0.51% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). American Intl Grp holds 0% or 17,492 shares in its portfolio. Bancshares Of Mellon Corporation holds 0.01% or 1.23M shares. 364,410 are held by Next Century Growth Invsts Llc. Ngam Advsr Lp holds 0.06% or 202,081 shares. Bard Associate Inc stated it has 39,927 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings.

Among 2 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Marten Transport had 9 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Thursday, August 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MRTN in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Avondale to “Market Perform” on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $23 target in Friday, February 10 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) rating on Thursday, July 20. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $1500 target. The stock of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 27.

Analysts await Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.15 per share. MRTN’s profit will be $8.18 million for 33.33 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Marten Transport, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth.

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