The Insider Gale Klappa Unloaded 12000 shares of Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI); Df Dent & Co Has Increased Its Illumina (ILMN) Position

The director of Badger Meter Inc, Gale Klappa has made a surprising trade in the Pinksheet-listed company that is having a value of $601,933 USD. As stated in the Security and Exchange Commission public report filed on February 26, 2018, Gale sold 12,000 shares at average stock price per share of $50.2. Gale Klappa now indirectly has 0 shares. She also directly has 15723 shares. In total she holds a stake of 0.05%.

Df Dent & Co Inc increased Illumina Inc (ILMN) stake by 4.01% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Df Dent & Co Inc acquired 18,741 shares as Illumina Inc (ILMN)’s stock rose 8.35%. The Df Dent & Co Inc holds 486,530 shares with $96.92 million value, up from 467,789 last quarter. Illumina Inc now has $34.31B valuation. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $233.43. About 639,763 shares traded. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 28.24% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.54% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.11 million activity. POLICANO ANDREW J also sold $404,147 worth of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) shares. On Tuesday, September 12 the insider SMILEY BEVERLY L P sold $341,690. MEEUSEN RICHARD A also sold $303,407 worth of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) on Tuesday, February 20.

The stock increased 1.10% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $50.75. About 94,202 shares traded. Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has risen 7.67% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 30.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.3 per share. BMI’s profit will be $11.35M for 32.53 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Badger Meter, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 56.00% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Badger Meter has $63 highest and $3700 lowest target. $48.75’s average target is -3.94% below currents $50.75 stock price. Badger Meter had 21 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of BMI in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Robert W. Baird upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $63 target in Wednesday, February 3 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of BMI in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Hold” rating. Gabelli initiated it with “Hold” rating and $50 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, October 5. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of BMI in report on Thursday, May 25 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Monday, October 16. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.48 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 42.65 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.59, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 11 investors sold Badger Meter, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.62 million shares or 1.65% less from 24.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Vermont-based Manchester Ltd Co has invested 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Invesco Ltd holds 0.01% or 484,581 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsr reported 32,960 shares. Rock Point Advisors Ltd accumulated 4,100 shares. Blair William Il invested 0% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). First Republic Investment Management holds 0% or 12,982 shares in its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Raymond James & has invested 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Aqr Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 9,857 shares. Global X Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Great West Life Assurance Company Can holds 0% or 40,304 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys owns 83,961 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 394,248 are owned by Northern Tru Corporation. Eagle Asset Management holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 442,475 shares. Carroll Associates has 1,200 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 19 selling transactions for $34.22 million activity. 15,000 shares valued at $3.66M were sold by FLATLEY JAY T on Tuesday, January 16. BOWMAN A BLAINE also sold $692,448 worth of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares. Stapley Marc had sold 2,000 shares worth $484,667. Shares for $2.06 million were sold by Van Oene Mark on Tuesday, September 12. $356,535 worth of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) was sold by Dadswell Charles on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 1,250 shares valued at $305,225 was made by EPSTEIN ROBERT S on Monday, January 29. Ronaghi Mostafa sold $4.20 million worth of stock.

Df Dent & Co Inc decreased O Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY) stake by 1,604 shares to 58,940 valued at $12.69 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Markel Corp Hldg Co (NYSE:MKL) stake by 1,409 shares and now owns 92,867 shares. Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB) was reduced too.

Among 28 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Illumina Inc had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Wells Fargo has “Market Perform” rating and $205 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 3 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Tuesday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 11. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Piper Jaffray. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Friday, January 5. Argus Research initiated the shares of ILMN in report on Wednesday, March 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by First Analysis on Wednesday, November 2 to “Underweight”.

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