AMETEK, Inc. (AME) Is At $75.60 Formed Wedge; National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) Covered By 7 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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AMETEK, Inc. (AME) formed wedge up with $79.38 target or 5.00% above today’s $75.60 share price. AMETEK, Inc. (AME) has $17.50 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $75.6. About 646,602 shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 40.32% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.77% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. National Retail Properties had 30 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 13 by BB&T Capital. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 11 with “Buy”. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 12 by FBR Capital. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Ladenburg. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 30. On Wednesday, October 12 the stock rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 13 with “Buy”. See National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) latest ratings:

15/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Ladenburg Rating: Buy New Target: $44.5 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $47.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Ladenburg Rating: Buy New Target: $47.0 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0
09/11/2017 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
02/11/2017 Broker: Ladenburg Rating: Buy Maintain

Analysts await AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $0.72 earnings per share, up 20.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.6 per share. AME’s profit will be $166.70 million for 26.25 P/E if the $0.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by AMETEK, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 30 investors sold AMETEK, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. 192.20 million shares or 0.03% more from 192.13 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Voya Invest Mgmt Limited owns 3.01 million shares. Westpac Bk Corporation invested in 0.02% or 13,415 shares. State Teachers Retirement System invested in 351,654 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested in 0.03% or 66,729 shares. 97,645 are held by Kings Point Mngmt. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Company stated it has 4,624 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.37% or 551,189 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). 7,326 are owned by Montag Caldwell Lc. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, Tennessee-based fund reported 346,265 shares. Harding Loevner Lp holds 0% or 920 shares. Sei reported 205,908 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Ballentine Limited Co holds 3,795 shares. State Street Corp reported 9.18M shares stake.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $9.09 million activity. 4,050 shares were sold by WILLIAMS DENNIS K, worth $309,672 on Thursday, February 22. On Thursday, March 15 the insider VARET ELIZEBETH R sold $234,075. Shares for $2.04M were sold by Hardin John Wesley on Monday, February 26. ZAPICO DAVID A had sold 25,965 shares worth $1.86M. On Friday, March 9 Kohlhagen Steven W sold $391,550 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 5,000 shares. Oscher Ronald J had sold 14,976 shares worth $1.13 million. On Friday, March 9 Conti Anthony James sold $316,476 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 4,050 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering AMETEK (NYSE:AME), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AMETEK has $92.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $75.15’s average target is -0.60% below currents $75.6 stock price. AMETEK had 63 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of AME in report on Friday, April 29 to “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AME in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Outperform” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6700 target in Tuesday, June 27 report. The stock of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) on Wednesday, November 2 with “Outperform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of AME in report on Friday, November 3 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 8 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.36 million activity. On Thursday, December 14 Miller Michelle Lynn sold $32,273 worth of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) or 750 shares. Another trade for 12,000 shares valued at $451,626 was made by Horn Stephen A JR on Wednesday, February 28. $880,286 worth of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) was sold by HABICHT KEVIN B.

The stock increased 1.31% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $38.68. About 746,759 shares traded. National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) has declined 12.90% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.45% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 24 investors sold National Retail Properties, Inc. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 134.91 million shares or 0.26% less from 135.26 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 125,255 shares. Stevens Mgmt Lp owns 0.08% invested in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) for 49,322 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr invested 0% in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN). Quantbot Tech Lp owns 268 shares. Cambiar Investors Limited Liability reported 0.06% of its portfolio in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN). M&T Commercial Bank holds 9,176 shares. Kempen Cap Mgmt Nv holds 142,796 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P has 0.04% invested in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) for 2.17 million shares. Moreover, Honeywell Intl Incorporated has 0.08% invested in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN). Victory Capital Management Inc owns 4.56 million shares or 0.41% of their US portfolio. Heitman Real Secs Limited reported 629,891 shares. Schroder Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN). Agf Investments Incorporated invested in 755,688 shares. Btr Cap Management holds 6,600 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards And Co holds 259 shares.

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