Credit Agricole S A Has Cut Icon (ICLR) Holding By $17.48 Million; Dollar General (DG) Shorts Lowered By 10.95%

March 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Credit Agricole S A decreased Icon (ICLR) stake by 77.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Credit Agricole S A sold 154,725 shares as Icon (ICLR)’s stock rose 5.08%. The Credit Agricole S A holds 44,015 shares with $5.01M value, down from 198,740 last quarter. Icon now has $6.58B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $121.64. About 112,995 shares traded. ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) has risen 40.78% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.08% the S&P500.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) had a decrease of 10.95% in short interest. DG’s SI was 4.94M shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 10.95% from 5.55M shares previously. With 1.97M avg volume, 3 days are for Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)’s short sellers to cover DG’s short positions. The SI to Dollar General Corporation’s float is 2.01%. The stock increased 4.60% or $4.1 during the last trading session, reaching $93.3. About 8.58M shares traded or 234.91% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since March 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Icon plc (NASDAQ:ICLR), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Icon plc had 39 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, October 16. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Hold” on Friday, December 16. Credit Suisse reinitiated ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) rating on Friday, August 14. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $90 target. The stock of ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Friday, December 16. The stock of ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, July 31. The stock of ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, June 3 report. SunTrust maintained ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The stock of ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 11. Mizuho maintained the shares of ICLR in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await ICON Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:ICLR) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.41 earnings per share, up 9.30% or $0.12 from last year’s $1.29 per share. ICLR’s profit will be $76.25M for 21.57 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.43 actual earnings per share reported by ICON Public Limited Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.40% negative EPS growth.

Credit Agricole S A increased Comcast Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 774,100 shares to 1.72M valued at $66.34M in 2017Q3. It also upped Signet Jewelers Lt (NYSE:SIG) stake by 34,597 shares and now owns 107,989 shares. Gerdau Sa (NYSE:GGB) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 58 investors sold Dollar General Corporation shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.03% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Federated Investors Pa holds 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 2,458 shares. Atlanta Capital L L C invested in 1.20M shares or 0.55% of the stock. Mutual Insur Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives reported 0.03% stake. Bp Public Limited Com owns 30,000 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt holds 0.16% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) or 155,283 shares. Regions Corporation reported 113,100 shares. Moreover, Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd has 4.96% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 11.32M shares. Quantitative Management holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 70,900 shares. Trustmark State Bank Trust Department has 0.04% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Victory Cap Management has 23,490 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tarbox Family Office Inc, a California-based fund reported 70 shares. Majedie Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.7% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Waddell And Reed reported 325,644 shares. 57,380 were reported by Pnc Fin Svcs Grp Inc Inc.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The company has market cap of $25.34 billion. The firm offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. It has a 20.67 P/E ratio. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.18 million activity. 2,711 shares were sold by TAYLOR RHONDA, worth $251,895 on Tuesday, December 12. 11,368 shares were sold by Ravener Robert D, worth $1.06 million on Tuesday, December 12. The insider Kindy Michael J sold $683,092. $186,747 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) shares were sold by ELLIOTT ANITA C.

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