Park National Raised Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) Holding; Armstrong World Industries (AWI) Shorts Down By 29.46%

Park National Corp increased Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) stake by 12.29% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Park National Corp acquired 9,885 shares as Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)’s stock declined 7.98%. The Park National Corp holds 90,309 shares with $5.26M value, up from 80,424 last quarter. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc now has $8.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $69.56. About 1.18M shares traded or 48.68% up from the average. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has risen 8.36% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.34% the S&P500.

Armstrong World Industries Incorporated (NYSE:AWI) had a decrease of 29.46% in short interest. AWI’s SI was 1.31 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 29.46% from 1.86 million shares previously. With 735,300 avg volume, 2 days are for Armstrong World Industries Incorporated (NYSE:AWI)’s short sellers to cover AWI’s short positions. The SI to Armstrong World Industries Incorporated’s float is 3.23%. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $62.8. About 485,807 shares traded. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) has risen 6.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.80% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Armstrong World Industries has $66 highest and $43 lowest target. $55’s average target is -12.42% below currents $62.8 stock price. Armstrong World Industries had 32 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AWI in report on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 17. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $43 target in Tuesday, November 1 report. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, May 16 report. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, February 23 report. SunTrust maintained Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by BB&T Capital. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 20 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, June 15.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, makes, and sells ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.32 billion. The firm produces suspended fiber and metal ceiling systems, and complementary ceiling products, as well as acoustical ceiling, wall, and structural solutions; and sells suspension system products. It has a 22.99 P/E ratio. It sells its commercial ceiling materials and accessories to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; and residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, including large home centers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.07, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Armstrong World Industries, Inc. shares while 55 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 56.84 million shares or 3.27% less from 58.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 3,774 were reported by Victory Cap Mngmt. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Com Can has 0% invested in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). 375,591 are held by Geode Ltd Company. Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0.02% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Bridger Mgmt Ltd Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 1.25M shares. Susquehanna Group Inc Llp holds 0% or 15,961 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup invested in 37,627 shares. Blair William & Il invested in 7,120 shares or 0% of the stock. Moody Bank Division accumulated 6,095 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Qs Lc reported 0% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). 162,134 are held by Parametric Ltd Co. The New York-based Sg Americas Limited has invested 0.01% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 1,925 shares. Loomis Sayles And L P reported 457,409 shares stake. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 36,353 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 27 investors sold JEC shares while 149 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 97.56 million shares or 2.93% less from 100.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 105,743 were accumulated by Brandywine Glob Management Ltd Llc. Adage Cap Ptnrs Grp Limited Co, Massachusetts-based fund reported 169,401 shares. Whittier accumulated 2,050 shares or 0% of the stock. Payden Rygel holds 700 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Piedmont Investment Advisors Ltd invested in 0.06% or 44,657 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans reported 4,856 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rampart Investment Llc holds 1,526 shares. First Midwest State Bank Trust Division has invested 0.14% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Natl Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 85 shares. Dupont Mngmt Corporation has invested 0.05% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Paragon Management owns 138,921 shares. Pictet Asset Management invested in 59,233 shares or 0.01% of the stock. D E Shaw & Com owns 53,180 shares. Blb&B Advisors Ltd Llc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 18,566 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv owns 115,900 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio.

Among 16 analysts covering Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has $75.0 highest and $41 lowest target. $59.43’s average target is -14.56% below currents $69.56 stock price. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. had 42 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $60 target in Wednesday, November 23 report. Citigroup downgraded the shares of JEC in report on Thursday, August 3 to “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of JEC in report on Wednesday, November 23 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform” on Friday, August 12. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 26 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, November 10. Jefferies maintained Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) rating on Thursday, June 15. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $6100 target. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) rating on Friday, October 6. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $63.0 target.