Why Lynne Puckett Sold 252 Stock of Colfax (CFX)?; Kronos International Has 1.46 Sentiment

Kronos International Inc (KRO) investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.06, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 79 institutional investors increased and started new equity positions, while 54 cut down and sold their equity positions in Kronos International Inc. The institutional investors in our database now have: 19.24 million shares, up from 18.48 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Kronos International Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 43 Increased: 39 New Position: 40.

Analysts await Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, up 126.47% or $0.43 from last year’s $0.34 per share. KRO’s profit will be $89.26M for 8.10 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.23% EPS growth.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.89 billion. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, such as paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. It has a 8.15 P/E ratio. The firm also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications.

More news for Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Here’s Why Kronos Worldwide Stock Slumped Today” on May 09, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Kelly Services, Chesapeake Utilities, HubSpot, Brown Forman, Infinity Property …” and published on May 04, 2018 is yet another important article.

The stock increased 0.56% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $24.94. About 475,428 shares traded or 3.23% up from the average. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) has risen 42.54% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.99% the S&P500.

Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc holds 0.53% of its portfolio in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for 27,618 shares. Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) owns 16,665 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lucus Advisors Llc has 0.48% invested in the company for 12,845 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.38% in the stock. Hanseatic Management Services Inc, a New Mexico-based fund reported 12,163 shares.

The stock increased 1.83% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $33.37. About 396,196 shares traded. Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) has declined 17.80% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.35% the S&P500.

After the publishing of a report filled with (SEC); a insider transaction became apparent. The SVP – GC & Secretary of Colfax Corp, Lynne Puckett; made a deal in the open market by unloading 252 shares at an avg stock price per share of $32.6 of the corporation valued at near $8,206 USD. At present, Lynne Puckett has a total of 30,114 shares or 0.02% of Colfax Corp’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

Analysts await Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.53 EPS, up 23.26% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.43 per share. CFX’s profit will be $65.44 million for 15.74 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by Colfax Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.42% EPS growth.

More important recent Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Colfax to Present at the 2018 Electrical Products Group Conference” on May 15, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Colfax Reports First Quarter 2018 Results”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Colfax Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “UPDATE: RBC Capital Downgrades Colfax Corporation (CFX) to Sector Perform” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.39, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 53 investors sold Colfax Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 93.24 million shares or 2.67% more from 90.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Kelly Lawrence W Associates Ca holds 177,750 shares. Timber Creek Cap Ltd Com reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). D E Shaw & has 0.02% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) for 330,467 shares. Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership has 0.01% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) for 12,784 shares. Prudential Incorporated has 21,355 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Point72 Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 82,800 shares in its portfolio. Motley Fool Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com owns 232,694 shares or 0.71% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). 16,692 were reported by Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated. Susquehanna Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 30,442 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Van Den Berg I invested in 5.19% or 1.16M shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 6,470 shares. Glenmede Tru Com Na accumulated 198 shares. Centurylink Inv Mgmt Communication has 0.5% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). Boston Prtn invested in 0.01% or 111,597 shares.

Colfax Corporation, an industrial manufacturing and engineering company, provides gas and fluid handling, and fabrication technology services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.12 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Gas and Fluid Handling, and Fabrication Technology. It has a 27.22 P/E ratio. The Gas and Fluid Handling segment designs, makes, supplies, installs, and maintains heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps, fluid handling systems, controls, and specialty valves.

Among 20 analysts covering Colfax (NYSE:CFX), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Colfax has $52 highest and $21 lowest target. $34.07’s average target is 2.10% above currents $33.37 stock price. Colfax had 70 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, November 14 report. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, October 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Gabelli with “Hold” on Tuesday, March 29. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, December 10.

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