Pembroke Management LTD Lowered Its Superior Uniform Grp (SGC) Stake by $2.88 Million; Share Value Rose; Barnett & Company Has Trimmed Holding in Duke Energy New (DUK) by $465,776

February 12, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Barnett & Company Inc decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp New (DUK) by 97.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barnett & Company Inc sold 5,416 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 127 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11,000, down from 5,543 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barnett & Company Inc who had been investing in Duke Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $53.79 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $76.84. About 2.48 million shares traded. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.39% the S&P500.

Pembroke Management Ltd decreased its stake in Superior Uniform Grp (SGC) by 19.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pembroke Management Ltd sold 131,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 535,900 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.27M, down from 667,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pembroke Management Ltd who had been investing in Superior Uniform Grp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $359.82M market cap company. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $24.21. About 4,118 shares traded. Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) has 0.00% since February 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.29 EPS, up 7.41% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.27 per share. SGC’s profit will be $4.31 million for 20.87 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Superior Uniform Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.12% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 1 investors sold SGC shares while 16 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 5.19 million shares or 3.38% less from 5.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC). Barclays Public Llc holds 203 shares. Menta Ltd holds 0.1% or 28,416 shares. Moreover, Legal General Public Limited Co has 0% invested in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC). State Street invested in 112,855 shares or 0% of the stock. Wasatch Advsr invested in 481,805 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) for 774 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp (Ca) has invested 0.03% in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC). Martingale Asset Mngmt LP accumulated 13,402 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) for 1.08M shares. Natl Bank Of America De has invested 0% in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC). 118,625 are held by First Manhattan Co. The New York-based Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon has invested 0% in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC). Bahl & Gaynor has 0.01% invested in Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGC) for 33,915 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs accumulated 0% or 6,204 shares.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $377,300 activity.

Pembroke Management Ltd, which manages about $2.77B and $1.02 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) by 13,700 shares to 547,400 shares, valued at $17.83M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Franklin Covey Co (NYSE:FC) by 56,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 963,872 shares, and has risen its stake in Teligent Inc New.

Among 20 analysts covering Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Duke Energy had 71 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, March 7 with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $83.0 target in Tuesday, December 26 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, February 2. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, December 4. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $91.0 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Bank of America. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, September 18 with “Neutral”. The stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, February 19.

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.92 EPS, up 13.58% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.81 per share. DUK’s profit will be $643.98M for 20.88 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual EPS reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.14% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Winch Advisory Services Llc owns 395 shares. Natixis invested in 9,679 shares. Citizens And Northern Corp holds 8,342 shares or 0.53% of its portfolio. 6,649 are held by Lbmc Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability. Private Harbour Inv Mgmt Counsel Limited Liability Corporation holds 30,446 shares or 2.14% of its portfolio. Johnson Invest Counsel reported 0.09% stake. Boston Advsrs Limited holds 0.04% or 20,395 shares in its portfolio. Schafer Cullen Capital Management accumulated 0.02% or 23,689 shares. Capwealth Advsrs Ltd Company has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Sva Plumb Wealth Mngmt Lc reported 0.08% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Bbva Compass Fincl Bank Incorporated stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 65,083 were reported by Truepoint. Strategy Asset Managers Limited Company reported 0.46% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). 31,929 are held by Planning Corp. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 241,684 shares.

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