SPX FLOW, Inc. (FLOW) At $47.63 Forms Top; Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Has Raised Ametek (AME) Holding

SPX FLOW, Inc. (FLOW) formed multiple top with $51.44 target or 8.00% above today’s $47.63 share price. SPX FLOW, Inc. (FLOW) has $2.02B valuation. The stock increased 1.77% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $47.63. About 280,402 shares traded. SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) has risen 40.57% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.87% the S&P500.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased Ametek Inc (AME) stake by 31.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans acquired 85,962 shares as Ametek Inc (AME)’s stock rose 10.20%. The Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 362,104 shares with $23.91 million value, up from 276,142 last quarter. Ametek Inc now has $17.24B valuation. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $74.52. About 997,209 shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 27.71% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.37 EPS, up 3,800.00% or $0.38 from last year’s $-0.01 per share. FLOW’s profit will be $15.72M for 32.18 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by SPX FLOW, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.85% negative EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Spx Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Spx Flow Inc has $45.0 highest and $15 lowest target. $32.63’s average target is -31.49% below currents $47.63 stock price. Spx Flow Inc had 23 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, October 1 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Seaport Global. The stock of SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by Credit Suisse. UBS initiated SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Underperform” on Thursday, February 11. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. Susquehanna initiated the shares of FLOW in report on Tuesday, September 29 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.21, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold AME shares while 146 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 192.13 million shares or 2.08% less from 196.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cipher Cap Limited Partnership invested in 69,380 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Secor Advsr LP has invested 0.41% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Dimensional Fund Advsr LP stated it has 1.07 million shares. Los Angeles Management And Equity owns 26,677 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts accumulated 33,614 shares. 4,650 are held by Grandfield And Dodd Ltd Liability Corporation. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). First Manhattan Communication reported 6,685 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 66,729 were reported by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0.08% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 362,104 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv holds 0.01% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) for 16,618 shares. South Dakota Council invested 0.01% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Veritable Lp holds 15,823 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Brown Advisory Inc holds 48,795 shares. Mycio Wealth Ptnrs Lc invested 0.07% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME).

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans decreased Pgt Inc (NASDAQ:PGTI) stake by 138,420 shares to 239,752 valued at $3.58M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Brooks Automation Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) stake by 89,720 shares and now owns 256,143 shares. United Community Banks/Ga (NASDAQ:UCBI) was reduced too.