Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus Reiterate their Buy rating for Ametek (AME) with $86.0 Price Objective; Greylin Investment Mangement Lifted Its General Electric Co (GE) Holding

February 16, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 13 analysts covering AMETEK (NYSE:AME), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AMETEK has $92.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $74.83’s average target is -1.33% below currents $75.84 stock price. AMETEK had 59 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, February 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5 with “Outperform”. The stock of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 28. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 3 report. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

Greylin Investment Mangement Inc increased General Electric Co (GE) stake by 42.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Greylin Investment Mangement Inc acquired 25,050 shares as General Electric Co (GE)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Greylin Investment Mangement Inc holds 84,595 shares with $2.05 million value, up from 59,545 last quarter. General Electric Co now has $128.78B valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $14.85. About 54.89M shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.51% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $75.84. About 1.16M shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 27.71% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $14.62 million activity. Another trade for 6,295 shares valued at $470,375 was sold by VARET ELIZEBETH R. EGINTON WILLIAM D sold $1.26M worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) on Monday, February 5. $1.86M worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) shares were sold by ZAPICO DAVID A. HERMANCE FRANK S sold $10.01M worth of stock or 150,840 shares. 12,315 shares were sold by Marecic Thomas C, worth $817,215 on Tuesday, September 19.

AMETEK, Inc. manufactures electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.53 billion. The Company’s Electronic Instruments Group segment offers advanced instruments for the process, power and industrial, and aerospace markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and automation markets; instruments for the laboratory equipment, ultraprecision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets; and vision systems to inspect surfaces. It has a 25.8 P/E ratio. This segment also provides aircraft and engine sensors, monitoring systems, power instruments, data acquisition units, and fuel and fluid measurement systems for the aerospace industry; power quality monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers, uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power and electrical test equipment, and gas turbine sensors; and dashboard instruments for heavy trucks and other vehicles, as well as timing controls and cooking computers for the food service industry.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold AMETEK, Inc. shares while 146 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 192.13 million shares or 2.08% less from 196.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Associate Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Fifth Third Bancorporation holds 5,073 shares. Exxonmobil Mgmt Inc Tx, Texas-based fund reported 42,146 shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag holds 753,427 shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 985,665 shares stake. Timber Creek Cap Management Ltd Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Sit Invest Assocs invested in 24,000 shares. Commonwealth Bankshares Of owns 241 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Quantbot Technologies L P has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 0.06% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). North Star Asset Mngmt has 136,807 shares. Brown Advisory Inc holds 48,795 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cornerstone Advsrs owns 548 shares. 42 were accumulated by Financial Corp. Ameritas Invest Prtn reported 0.02% stake.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. 4.70 billion shares or 1.82% more from 4.61 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Corporation In reported 68,503 shares. Reilly Finance Advsr invested in 0.1% or 27,415 shares. Security Bank & Trust Of Sioux City Iowa Ia has invested 1.29% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Timber Creek Capital Mgmt Lc owns 2.21% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 135,560 shares. Mairs Power Inc owns 4.37 million shares. Telemus Capital Ltd Llc invested in 0.13% or 32,986 shares. Gfs Ltd Liability holds 3.48% or 639,153 shares. Boyar Asset Management owns 81,114 shares for 1.46% of their portfolio. Diversified Trust Company invested 0.09% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 960,065 were accumulated by Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky. Roof Eidam Maycock Adv invested 0.45% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Kbc Grp Nv stated it has 2.15M shares or 0.47% of all its holdings. Stonebridge Capital Mgmt Incorporated, California-based fund reported 347,440 shares. Dsc Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.09% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 11,274 shares. Lakeview Cap Prns Limited Liability Company holds 0.89% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 46,179 shares.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $2.50 million activity. TISCH JAMES S bought $2.46 million worth of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Tuesday, August 22. 2,689 shares valued at $43,446 were bought by DIMITRIEF ALEXANDER on Friday, January 26.

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. General Electric Company had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. Morgan Stanley maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) on Monday, July 17 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, December 10. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 14 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by CFRA. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, September 11. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 30 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, August 25.

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