Didier Thibaud Sold $168,000 Worth of Mercury Systems, Inc. (MRCY) Shares; Cove Street Capital Lowered Its Zebra Technologies Cl A (ZBRA) Holding

Cove Street Capital Llc decreased Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A (ZBRA) stake by 71.26% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cove Street Capital Llc sold 42,545 shares as Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A (ZBRA)’s stock rose 14.52%. The Cove Street Capital Llc holds 17,163 shares with $1.86 million value, down from 59,708 last quarter. Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A now has $7.46 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $140.01. About 87,789 shares traded. Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) has risen 101.68% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 84.98% the S&P500.

Company insider, Didier Thibaud, EVP – COO of Mercury Systems Inc sold a total of 3,500 shares of the firm, calculated based on $48.0 for share. He also sold 3,500 shares worth $168,000 USD in the last 30 days. This trade decreased his ownership of the company to 0.74% market capitalization or 358,940 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Mercury (NASDAQ:MRCY), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Mercury has $61.0 highest and $19.0 lowest target. $50’s average target is 7.76% above currents $46.4 stock price. Mercury had 23 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, May 26. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 7 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 6. The stock of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 19. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50 target in Thursday, February 8 report.

Mercury Systems, Inc. provides sensor and safety critical mission processing subsystems for various critical defense and intelligence programs in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.24 billion. The companyÂ’s products and solutions are deployed in approximately 300 programs with 25 defense prime contractors. It has a 50.71 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal programs include Aegis, Patriot, Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, Gorgon Stare, Predator, F-35, Reaper, F-16 SABR, E2D Hawkeye, and Paveway.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 13 investors sold Mercury Systems, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 45.09 million shares or 0.45% less from 45.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance Tech Limited Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY). New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.01% in Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY). Comerica Bancorp accumulated 51,881 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 141,288 shares. Dorsey & Whitney Ltd Liability stated it has 4,142 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Westfield Capital Management Co L P has 280,955 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Vanguard Gru reported 4.22 million shares stake. Fdx accumulated 0.01% or 8,643 shares. Bamco Incorporated Ny owns 1.23M shares. Raymond James Svcs Advisors invested 0% of its portfolio in Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc holds 7,605 shares. Greenwood Cap Associate Llc holds 0.15% or 11,982 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 26,479 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tower Research Ltd Llc (Trc) reported 4,915 shares stake. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% in Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY).

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $2.89 million activity. THIBAUD DIDIER M C sold $178,745 worth of stock or 3,500 shares. Shares for $119,225 were sold by HAINES GERALD M II on Thursday, February 1. $426,624 worth of stock was sold by ASLETT MARK on Wednesday, February 14.

Analysts await Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, up 68.75% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.16 per share. MRCY’s profit will be $13.02M for 42.96 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by Mercury Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 58.82% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $46.4. About 42,327 shares traded. Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) has risen 91.74% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.04% the S&P500.

Cove Street Capital Llc increased Carrols Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:TAST) stake by 126,640 shares to 1.73M valued at $18.85 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT) stake by 161,261 shares and now owns 174,083 shares. Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.52, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold ZBRA shares while 72 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 46.92 million shares or 0.23% less from 47.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Chesley Taft Lc holds 0.05% in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) or 4,836 shares. 30,230 were accumulated by Greatmark Inv Partners. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Company reported 4,945 shares stake. Advantus Capital owns 6,761 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 2,890 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 2,600 are held by Pacad Invest. Commonwealth Equity Inc holds 2,941 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Investors Ltd Liability Co, New York-based fund reported 22,200 shares. Tci Wealth Advisors Inc invested in 163 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has invested 0.02% in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA). Arrowstreet Cap Partnership has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA). Columbus Circle Invsts reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA). M&T National Bank Corp invested in 4,451 shares or 0% of the stock. Ariel Invs Limited Liability Company invested in 2.01% or 1.60 million shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has invested 0% of its portfolio in Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA).

Among 11 analysts covering Zebra Tech (NASDAQ:ZBRA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Zebra Tech had 26 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital given on Wednesday, November 29. The stock of Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, December 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 8 by Wellington Shields. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “In-Line” rating in Monday, February 27 report. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, February 23 by Morgan Stanley. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of ZBRA in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Imperial Capital to “Outperform” on Tuesday, September 1. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast on Wednesday, June 29 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.