Pool (POOL) Shareholder Geode Capital Management Has Trimmed Stake by $734,397 as Stock Rose; Aerovironment (AVAV) Stock Value Declined While American Capital Management Raised Position

May 18, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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American Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Aerovironment (AVAV) by 9.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc bought 127,619 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.44 million shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $80.97 million, up from 1.31 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Aerovironment for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.30B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $55.29. About 162,792 shares traded. AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) has risen 65.98% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.43% the S&P500.

Geode Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Pool Corp (POOL) by 1.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Geode Capital Management Llc sold 5,693 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.98% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 343,406 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $44.52M, down from 349,099 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Geode Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Pool Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.04 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.755 during the last trading session, reaching $149.155. About 26,228 shares traded. Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) has risen 20.77% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.22% the S&P500.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $2.69 million activity.

More important recent AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “AeroVironment Investigated for Securities Fraud by Block & Leviton LLP” on May 17, 2018, also Profitconfidential.com published article titled: “AVAV Stock Is All Set to Make a Move Toward Much Higher Stock Prices”, Streetinsider.com published: “AeroVironment (AVAV) Allegations ‘Over-Hyped’ – Stifel” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “AeroVironment, Inc. to Present at the Jefferies Global Technology Conference” with publication date: May 08, 2018.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.67B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nuvasive (NASDAQ:NUVA) by 28,666 shares to 140,826 shares, valued at $8.24M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) by 5,115 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 34,431 shares, and cut its stake in Autozone (NYSE:AZO).

Among 7 analysts covering AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. AeroVironment had 26 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by TheStreet given on Thursday, September 3. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 6 with “Neutral”. Canaccord Genuity maintained AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) on Wednesday, October 4 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of AVAV in report on Tuesday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, August 30 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $37.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, July 3 by . On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Overweight”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $42.0 target in Wednesday, December 6 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of AVAV in report on Monday, August 31 to “Sell” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.61, from 1.87 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 15 investors sold AVAV shares while 50 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 17.40 million shares or 1.57% more from 17.13 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Commercial Bank Of America Corp De holds 0% of its portfolio in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 47,744 shares. Sanctuary Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). Essex Invest Mgmt Company Ltd Llc holds 24,060 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Moreover, Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP holds 0.03% or 1.42M shares in its portfolio. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 34,564 shares. Piedmont Invest Lc has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 4,361 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board invested in 13,042 shares or 0% of the stock. Aperio Grp Lc invested in 14,311 shares or 0% of the stock. D E Shaw & has 0% invested in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) for 27,513 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs has invested 0.01% in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV). Parametric Ltd Company reported 0% stake. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 24,760 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Whittier Tru Com has 1,000 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 284,552 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $2.84 EPS, up 28.51% or $0.63 from last year’s $2.21 per share. POOL’s profit will be $114.93M for 13.13 P/E if the $2.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by Pool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 278.67% EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Pool Corporation had 20 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti downgraded the shares of POOL in report on Monday, October 12 to “Neutral” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) on Friday, August 25 to “Sector Weight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, February 17. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of POOL in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Johnson Rice to “Buy” on Monday, July 24. On Tuesday, July 28 the stock rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform”. Stephens maintained Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) rating on Thursday, February 15. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $160.0 target. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. Wedbush maintained Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) rating on Monday, February 27. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $128 target. On Friday, July 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Johnson Rice to “Accumulate”.

More notable recent Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Pool Corporation Announces Additional Authorization Under Share Repurchase Program, an Increase in Its Quarterly …” on May 03, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “7 Consumer Stocks to Sell Now” published on May 15, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Pool Corporation CFO to Present at Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference” on April 19, 2018. More interesting news about Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “More on Pool Corporation’s Q1 results” published on April 19, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Pool Corporation CEO to Present at Oppenheimer Industrial Growth Conference” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.54, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 27 investors sold POOL shares while 117 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 36.10 million shares or 0.29% less from 36.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Ltd Company accumulated 1,231 shares or 0% of the stock. Sg Americas Ltd Liability has 10,855 shares. Advisory Ntwk Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 45 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp reported 266,465 shares stake. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has 8,004 shares. Retirement Of Alabama accumulated 115,638 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Mngmt Llc holds 1.41% or 1.34M shares. Tradewinds Capital Ltd stated it has 118 shares. Personal Advsrs accumulated 150,513 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Peak6 LP stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Gsa Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL) for 15,397 shares. Citigroup Inc stated it has 48,108 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone has 0% invested in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL). Bremer Natl Association has 1,968 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Profund Limited Com stated it has 0.02% in Pool Corporation (NASDAQ:POOL).

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