Natixis Asset Management Has Upped Its Bce (BCE) Stake; Columbia Sportswear Co Has 1.2 Sentiment

February 28, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Columbia Sportswear Company designs, sources, markets, and distributes outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. The company has market cap of $5.34 billion. The firm provides apparel, accessories, and equipment for men, women, and youth under the Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, and prAna brands. It has a 51.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s products are used during various outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, trail running, water sports, and adventure travel.

Natixis Asset Management increased Bce Inc. (BCE) stake by 974.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Natixis Asset Management acquired 37,735 shares as Bce Inc. (BCE)’s stock declined 0.38%. The Natixis Asset Management holds 41,606 shares with $1.95M value, up from 3,871 last quarter. Bce Inc. now has $39.53B valuation. The stock decreased 1.34% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $44.03. About 571,754 shares traded. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has declined 2.36% since February 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.06% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. BCE Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, January 4. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 9. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Thursday, April 6 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup maintained BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) on Tuesday, July 19 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 4. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, November 6 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) on Friday, October 16 to “Best Ideas List” rating. National Bank Canada maintained BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) on Friday, November 6 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Tuesday, October 27.

Natixis Asset Management decreased Pnc Funding Corp (NYSE:PNC) stake by 2,579 shares to 5,444 valued at $734,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) stake by 4,459 shares and now owns 9,861 shares. Alphabet Inc was reduced too.

Analysts await Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 13.73% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.51 per share. COLM’s profit will be $40.53 million for 32.91 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Columbia Sportswear Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.73% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Columbia Sportswear’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Columbia Sportswear, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $60.0 while the high is $72.0. The stock’s average target of $66.33 is -13.14% below today’s ($76.36) share price. COLM was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 20, 2016. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was initiated by Wedbush with “Outperform”. The stock of Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, September 30. The stock of Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) earned “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Thursday, October 20. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, January 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy” on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, September 22 with “Sector Weight”.

The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $76.36. About 111,102 shares traded. Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) has risen 0.63% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.07% the S&P500.

Beddow Capital Management Inc holds 2.3% of its portfolio in Columbia Sportswear Company for 90,410 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. owns 1.89 million shares or 1.42% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Atlanta Capital Management Co L L C has 1.35% invested in the company for 3.86 million shares. The Connecticut-based Zebra Capital Management Llc has invested 0.99% in the stock. Martin & Co Inc Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 34,285 shares.

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