What after David Hatcher’s Insider Unload of KMG Chemicals, Inc. (KMG) Stock?; Valmont Industries Has 1.26 Sentiment

Valmont Industries, Inc. produces and sells fabricated metal products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.86 billion. It operates through five divisions: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. It has a 20.4 P/E ratio. The Engineered Support Structures segment makes and distributes engineered metal, wood, and composite structures and components for the lighting and traffic, wireless communication, and roadway safety industries.

David Hatcher is the major shareholder of Kmg Chemicals Inc. He a few days ago unloaded 30,000 shares in the firm with the transaction value amounting to nearly $1,925,850 U.S. Dollars. This is according to the filing documented price of $64.2 per share. He also sold 240,000 shares with a market value $15,724,350 USD in the last 30 days. This significant transaction will probably draw attention, as he today owns 10%+ of the total market cap of the Company.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 30 sales for $21.04 million activity. Another trade for 9,000 shares valued at $505,980 was sold by HATCHER DAVID L.

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $64.46. About 61,058 shares traded. KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) has risen 169.63% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 152.93% the S&P500.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes, formulates, and distributes specialty chemicals worldwide. The company has market cap of $990.82 million. The companyÂ’s Electronic Chemicals segment is involved in the sale of high purity and ultra purity wet process chemicals primarily to clean and etch silicon wafers in the production of semiconductors. It has a 33.76 P/E ratio. This segmentÂ’s products include sulfuric, phosphoric, and nitric and hydrofluoric acids; ammonium hydroxide; hydrogen peroxide; isopropyl alcohol; other specialty organic solvents; and various blends of chemicals.

Among 4 analysts covering KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. KMG Chemicals has $70.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $44.33’s average target is -31.23% below currents $64.46 stock price. KMG Chemicals had 8 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 1 by Gabelli. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12 to “Strong-Buy”. As per Wednesday, December 14, the company rating was downgraded by Gabelli. The stock of KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) earned “Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities on Friday, December 11. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Global Hunter Securities.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.71, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 14 investors sold KMG Chemicals, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 8.47 million shares or 0.73% less from 8.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc reported 95,544 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Bowling Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.22% invested in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) for 26,393 shares. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 235,129 shares. Moreover, Boothbay Fund Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) for 5,637 shares. 127,267 were accumulated by Brown Advisory. James Investment Research Inc reported 25,160 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ironwood Limited invested 1.07% of its portfolio in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG). Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Rech accumulated 17,035 shares. Bogle Invest Lp De holds 0.02% or 5,351 shares. The New York-based Product Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG). Campbell & Adviser Ltd Liability holds 0.2% of its portfolio in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) for 4,443 shares. Prudential stated it has 75,508 shares. Northern Trust Corp stated it has 121,392 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 1,000 shares in its portfolio. Axa invested in 10,125 shares.

Analysts await KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) to report earnings on March, 12. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 24.56% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.57 per share. KMG’s profit will be $10.91M for 22.70 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by KMG Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.46% negative EPS growth.

Makaira Partners Llc holds 6.11% of its portfolio in Valmont Industries, Inc. for 297,620 shares. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 107,000 shares or 4.67% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pioneer Trust Bank N A Or has 3.22% invested in the company for 39,276 shares. The Washington-based Baker Boyer National Bank has invested 2.87% in the stock. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 72,628 shares.

Analysts await Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 4.35% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.61 per share. VMI’s profit will be $37.98 million for 25.42 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.56 actual earnings per share reported by Valmont Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.69% EPS growth.

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