Tompkins Financial Cut Autozone Com (AZO) Stake By $1.20 Million; ERAMET SA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (ERMAF) Shorts Raised By 18%

March 21, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Tompkins Financial Corp decreased Autozone Inc Com (AZO) stake by 86.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Tompkins Financial Corp sold 2,015 shares as Autozone Inc Com (AZO)’s stock declined 9.10%. The Tompkins Financial Corp holds 313 shares with $186,000 value, down from 2,328 last quarter. Autozone Inc Com now has $17.46B valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $2.47 during the last trading session, reaching $649.01. About 361,446 shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since March 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

ERAMET SA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (OTCMKTS:ERMAF) had an increase of 18% in short interest. ERMAF’s SI was 54,400 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 18% from 46,100 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 544 days are for ERAMET SA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (OTCMKTS:ERMAF)’s short sellers to cover ERMAF’s short positions. The SI to ERAMET SA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE’s float is 0.66%. It closed at $147.5 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $14.41 million activity. 740 shares were sold by Daniele Philip B., worth $577,472 on Friday, January 12. Smith Richard Craig also sold $2.05 million worth of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Thursday, January 4. 1,250 shares valued at $993,372 were sold by Griffith James C. on Friday, January 19. On Wednesday, January 3 the insider Graves William W sold $7.82 million. 3,000 shares were sold by MCKENNA WILLIAM ANDREW, worth $1.75 million.

Among 24 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, May 24, the company rating was downgraded by Stephens. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Sunday, August 30. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Wednesday, January 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 23 by Deutsche Bank. UBS upgraded the shares of AZO in report on Monday, September 12 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Bank of America. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 5 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 59 investors sold AZO shares while 150 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 26.58 million shares or 0.11% less from 26.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurion Management LP invested in 0.02% or 6,400 shares. C Ww Group Inc A S stated it has 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Arrowgrass Cap Partners (Us) LP holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 3,366 shares. Edgemoor holds 400 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Bancorporation Of Australia invested in 0% or 16 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 0.05% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holdings, a France-based fund reported 5,800 shares. 1,797 are owned by Glg. Ameritas Invest Prns reported 0.02% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Deutsche State Bank Ag owns 363,621 shares. Riverhead Mgmt Limited Liability Co accumulated 0.05% or 1,749 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 281,077 shares or 0.66% of the stock. Clearbridge Ltd Liability has 129,150 shares. Global Endowment Mngmt LP holds 680 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Bb&T Secs Ltd invested in 1,104 shares.

Analysts await AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) to report earnings on May, 22. They expect $13.04 earnings per share, up 13.99% or $1.60 from last year’s $11.44 per share. AZO’s profit will be $350.79 million for 12.44 P/E if the $13.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $10.38 actual earnings per share reported by AutoZone, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.63% EPS growth.

Tompkins Financial Corp increased Ishares S&P 500 Grwt Etf (IVW) stake by 4,235 shares to 5,449 valued at $781,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 9,862 shares and now owns 64,985 shares. Ishares Tr Min Vol Eafe Etf (EFAV) was raised too.

ERAMET S.A. operates as a mining and metallurgical firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.00 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: ERAMET Nickel, ERAMET Alloys, and ERAMET Manganese. It has a 17.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s ERAMET Nickel division owns and processes nickel mines in New Caledonia; and produces ferronickel, high purity nickel, nickel and cobalt chlorides, nickel carbonate, and cobalt and tungsten powders.

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