What after Keith Hagelin’s Insider Acquisition of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (PLOW) Stock?; Biolase Has 0.79 Sentiment

BIOLASE, Inc., a medical device company, develops, makes, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $39.30 million. The firm offers Waterlase dental laser systems for cutting soft and hard tissue; and diode laser systems, which are used to perform soft tissue, pain therapy, and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s dental laser systems allow dentists, periodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialists to perform a range of dental procedures, such as cosmetic, restorative, and complex surgical applications.

A calculated and judicious move was made by the SVP – Operations of Douglas Dynamics Inc, Mr. Keith Hagelin, two days ago, when he obtained 3,400 shares, totalling $99,787 U.S Dollars, based on $29.3 for each share. Now, Keith Hagelin has 82,090 shares or around 0.36% of the Company’s market cap. The dated 18-01-2018 transaction’s report submitted with the Security and Exchange Commission is freely available here.

Oracle Investment Management Inc holds 1.81% of its portfolio in BIOLASE, Inc. for 18.32 million shares. Birchview Capital Lp owns 1.29 million shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Trellus Management Company Llc has 0.31% invested in the company for 375,028 shares. The Massachusetts-based Camber Capital Management Llc has invested 0.2% in the stock. Teton Advisors Inc., a New York-based fund reported 341,461 shares.

The stock decreased 1.52% or $0.008 during the last trading session, reaching $0.517. About 103,314 shares traded. BIOLASE, Inc. (BIOL) has risen 0.85% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.85% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Douglas Dynamics has $42 highest and $24 lowest target. $33’s average target is -18.01% below currents $40.25 stock price. Douglas Dynamics had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, August 4. Seaport Global upgraded Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) on Tuesday, May 24 to “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global with “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 20. Seaport Global downgraded Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) on Wednesday, July 6 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy” on Monday, February 27.

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. operates as a maker and up-fitter of commercial work truck attachments and equipment primarily in North America. The company has market cap of $909.28 million. It operates in two divisions, Work Truck Attachments and Work Truck Solutions. It has a 30.04 P/E ratio. The Work Truck Attachments segment makes and sells snow and ice control attachments, including snowplows, and sand and salt spreaders for light and heavy duty trucks, as well as various of related parts and accessories.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $4.11 million activity. 59,407 shares were sold by Janik James L, worth $2.22 million on Monday, December 11. McCormick Robert L also sold $601,125 worth of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) shares.

Analysts await Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.50 EPS, up 13.64% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.44 per share. PLOW’s profit will be $11.30 million for 20.13 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Douglas Dynamics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $40.25. About 44,107 shares traded. Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) has risen 44.70% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.00% the S&P500.