Algert Global Decreased Its Lhc Group (LHCG) Holding; Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (SBH) Covered By 2 Bulls

April 20, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Algert Global Llc decreased Lhc Group Inc (LHCG) stake by 31.74% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Algert Global Llc sold 15,408 shares as Lhc Group Inc (LHCG)’s stock declined 1.49%. The Algert Global Llc holds 33,135 shares with $2.03 million value, down from 48,543 last quarter. Lhc Group Inc now has $2.32B valuation. The stock increased 1.24% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $74.31. About 198,321 shares traded. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) has risen 15.17% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.62% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE:SBH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. Sally Beauty Holdings had 53 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by Robert W. Baird. Buckingham Research maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 16 report. Nomura maintained the shares of SBH in report on Thursday, November 16 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Perform” on Thursday, February 2. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, March 14 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 7 by B. Riley & Co. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) on Monday, September 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, March 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 15. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. See Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) latest ratings:

26/03/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $17 New Target: $16 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $18 New Target: $15 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
22/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral Old Target: $20 New Target: $17 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $15 New Target: $14 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Neutral Old Target: $20 New Target: $18 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Neutral Old Target: $21 New Target: $16 Maintain

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. It has a 9.01 P/E ratio. The Sally Beauty Supply segment offers beauty products, including hair color and care, skin and nail care, beauty sundries, and styling tools for retail clients and salon professionals.

The stock decreased 2.92% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $16.3. About 1.07 million shares traded. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) has declined 20.34% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.60 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.48 per share. LHCG’s profit will be $18.72M for 30.96 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by LHC Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.23% negative EPS growth.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $909,824 activity. Stelly Donald Dwayne sold $909,824 worth of stock or 14,216 shares.

Algert Global Llc increased Mercer Intl Inc (NASDAQ:MERC) stake by 35,504 shares to 175,853 valued at $2.52M in 2017Q4. It also upped International Game Technolog stake by 15,230 shares and now owns 32,795 shares. Juniper Pharmaceuticals Inc was raised too.

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