Is StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON) Stock a Buy after Oaktree Value Equity Holdings – L.P.’s Insider Transaction?; Last Week Kadant Inc. (KAI) Analysts

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Among 6 analysts covering Kadant (NYSE:KAI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kadant had 9 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Barrington on Tuesday, May 15. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, October 29. Seaport Global upgraded Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) rating on Thursday, August 18. Seaport Global has “Buy” rating and $58 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 30 by Barrington. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 16 by William Blair. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 5 by Barrington Research. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. See Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) latest ratings:

15/05/2018 Broker: Barrington Rating: Buy New Target: $112.0000 Maintain
30/04/2018 Broker: Barrington Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0000 Maintain

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $2.34 million activity. Shares for $258,659 were sold by LAMBERT SANDRA L on Monday, March 12. On Wednesday, March 7 Powell Jeffrey L sold $618,823 worth of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) or 6,102 shares. Shares for $140,357 were sold by MCKENNEY MICHAEL J. 2,000 shares valued at $188,782 were sold by Tully William P on Wednesday, May 2.

Kadant Inc. supplies equipment and components used in papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. It has a 34.64 P/E ratio. The Papermaking Systems segment develops, makes, and markets custom-engineered stock-preparation systems and equipment for the preparation of wastepaper for conversion into recycled paper and balers, and related equipment used in the processing of recyclable and waste materials; and fluid-handling systems used primarily in the dryer section of the papermaking process and during the production of corrugated boxboard, metals, plastics, rubber, textiles, chemicals, and food.

More important recent Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Kadant Declares Cash Dividend” on May 16, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Kadant Reports 2018 First Quarter Results”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Kadant Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kadant’s (KAI) CEO Jon Painter on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 14 investors sold Kadant Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 9.20 million shares or 0.17% more from 9.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Alps Advisors Inc invested in 5,224 shares. Principal Fincl Group reported 5,543 shares. Oberweis Asset Management reported 9,900 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory has 486,647 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Wellington Gp Llp holds 0% in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) or 3,788 shares. Oak Associates Ltd Oh has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI). Renaissance Techs Ltd Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI). Metropolitan Life stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI). Sei Invs, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 164 shares. 8,920 are held by Anderson Hoagland Company. Vanguard Group has 0% invested in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) for 501,212 shares. Alphaone Inv Ltd holds 1.36% of its portfolio in Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) for 45,030 shares. Piermont Mngmt Inc, a Missouri-based fund reported 4,840 shares. Phocas Fincl holds 1.38% or 164,234 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 1,136 shares.

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $95.25. About 40,305 shares traded. Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) has risen 62.56% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.54 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.5 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 8 investors sold StoneMor Partners L.P. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 9.32 million shares or 47.06% more from 6.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lpl Fincl Ltd holds 164,710 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Peak6 Lp reported 10,727 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has 0% invested in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) for 14,700 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability owns 64,442 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) for 184,300 shares. Cordasco Financial Networks has 735 shares. Jnba Fin Advisors stated it has 0% of its portfolio in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON). Prescott Gp Capital Management Ltd Co accumulated 29,400 shares. Virtu Fincl Lc holds 19,933 shares. Arrow Invest Advsr Limited Liability Company accumulated 114,194 shares. Benchmark Cap Advsrs invested in 0.09% or 17,500 shares. Pnc Serv accumulated 0% or 4,000 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Com The owns 18,324 shares. Fernwood Invest Management Lc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) for 60,468 shares. Raymond James owns 71,007 shares.

Stonemor Partners Lp’s insider, Oaktree Value Equity Holdings – L.P., picked up 20,456 shares of stock in the Pinksheet-listed company. The reported average cost paid by Oaktree Value Equity Holdings – L.P. per share was $6.1, for full purchase sum of $123,891 U.S. Dollars. Oaktree Value Equity Holdings – L.P. currently owns 11.80% of the market cap of the company. The provided information is as disclosed in a SEC 4F filing dated May 16, 2018.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 19 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $5.76 million activity. Shares for $4,939 were bought by LAUTMAN MARTIN R. OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP bought $544,679 worth of stock. On Friday, February 9 Oaktree Value Equity Holdings – L.P. bought $539,600 worth of StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) or 100,000 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering StoneMor Partners L.P (NYSE:STON), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. StoneMor Partners L.P has $33 highest and $7 lowest target. $8.33’s average target is 35.67% above currents $6.14 stock price. StoneMor Partners L.P had 9 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, November 10. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Buy”. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Raymond James upgraded StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) on Tuesday, August 25 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, October 28. The stock of StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) earned “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, January 31. Wunderlich maintained StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) rating on Wednesday, November 9. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $11 target.

The stock increased 1.82% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $6.14. About 45,269 shares traded. StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) has declined 28.84% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.39% the S&P500.

StoneMor Partners L.P., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States. The company has market cap of $233.06 million. It operates through two divisions, Cemetery Operations and Funeral Home Operations. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s cemetery services and products include interment rights, such as burial lots, lawn crypts, mausoleum crypts, cremation niches, and perpetual care rights; merchandise comprising burial vaults, caskets, grave markers and grave marker bases, and memorials; and installation services for burial vaults, caskets, and other cemetery merchandise, as well as other service items.

Another recent and important StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Left For Dead, Stonemor Has A Lot Of Upside” on May 02, 2018.

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