Cantillon Capital Management Lowered By $9.13 Million Its Agilent Technologies (A) Holding; Career Education (CECO) Shorts Decreased By 5.25%

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) had a decrease of 5.25% in short interest. CECO’s SI was 1.26 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 5.25% from 1.33 million shares previously. With 320,100 avg volume, 4 days are for Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO)’s short sellers to cover CECO’s short positions. The SI to Career Education Corporation’s float is 2.08%. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $12.63. About 296,998 shares traded or 10.98% up from the average. Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) has risen 67.37% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

Cantillon Capital Management Llc decreased Agilent Technologies Inc (A) stake by 2.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cantillon Capital Management Llc sold 142,582 shares as Agilent Technologies Inc (A)’s stock rose 8.72%. The Cantillon Capital Management Llc holds 4.87M shares with $312.70M value, down from 5.01M last quarter. Agilent Technologies Inc now has $23.17B valuation. The stock increased 1.31% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $71.73. About 1.45M shares traded. Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has risen 25.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.26% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Agilent Technologies had 52 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet downgraded the shares of A in report on Tuesday, August 25 to “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $49 target in Thursday, May 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Cowen & Co. Jefferies maintained Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was reinitiated by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Friday, July 22. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of A in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 26 investors sold A shares while 166 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 267.56 million shares or 0.84% less from 269.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ontario – Canada-based Td Asset Management Inc has invested 0.06% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Conning owns 9,626 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Pacad reported 7,900 shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd Liability Company has 49,384 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Bartlett And Co Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 500 shares. Kentucky Retirement holds 19,790 shares. New England Research And Mgmt owns 6,500 shares or 0.31% of their US portfolio. Strategy Asset Managers Ltd holds 0.57% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) or 43,045 shares. Moreover, Keybank Association Oh has 0% invested in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 9,589 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldgs Sa invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 375 shares. United Kingdom-based Hsbc Public Ltd Company has invested 0.07% in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Putnam Invs Limited Liability holds 0.76% of its portfolio in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) for 5.14 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust has 0.09% invested in Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A). Twin stated it has 33,540 shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $12.50 million activity. Another trade for 12,421 shares valued at $764,761 was made by Doak Mark on Friday, August 18. HIRSCH DIDIER sold $79,200 worth of stock or 1,200 shares. $806,434 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) was sold by Grau Dominique on Wednesday, August 16. $316,300 worth of Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) was sold by Kaltenbach Patrick on Wednesday, August 23. KOH BOON HWEE had sold 4,500 shares worth $286,335. $3.06 million worth of stock was sold by McMullen Michael R. on Wednesday, December 20.

Analysts await Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 9.43% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.53 per share. A’s profit will be $187.35 million for 30.92 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Agilent Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.43% negative EPS growth.

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