New England Research & Management Has Trimmed Pentair (PNR) Stake; Orasure Technologies (OSUR) Sentiment Is 0.83

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New England Research & Management Inc decreased Pentair (PNR) stake by 58.05% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. New England Research & Management Inc sold 12,625 shares as Pentair (PNR)’s stock declined 2.08%. The New England Research & Management Inc holds 9,125 shares with $644,000 value, down from 21,750 last quarter. Pentair now has $12.44B valuation. The stock increased 1.90% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $69.73. About 668,236 shares traded. Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has risen 11.82% since April 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.27% the S&P500.

Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR) investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 84 institutional investors started new and increased equity positions, while 101 reduced and sold holdings in Orasure Technologies Inc. The institutional investors in our database reported: 53.79 million shares, down from 54.93 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Orasure Technologies Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 56 Increased: 50 New Position: 34.

Domini Impact Investments Llc holds 11.7% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. for 30,262 shares. Daruma Capital Management Llc owns 3.04 million shares or 3.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Oberweis Asset Management Inc has 2.32% invested in the company for 526,610 shares. The Washington-based First Washington Corp has invested 2.26% in the stock. Pier Capital Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 360,089 shares.

Analysts await OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $-0.06 EPS, down 128.57% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.21 per share. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by OraSure Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.00% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 3.29% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $17.28. About 354,508 shares traded. OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) has risen 34.91% since April 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $778,707 activity.

OraSure Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, markets, and sells oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. It operates in two divisions, OSUR and DNAG. It has a 33.88 P/E ratio. The firm also offers other diagnostic products, such as immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 31 investors sold PNR shares while 139 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 154.07 million shares or 1.95% more from 151.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New England Rech And Mgmt reported 0.46% stake. Wealthtrust has 0.01% invested in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Gofen & Glossberg Limited Liability Corp Il reported 0.01% stake. Walleye Trading Ltd Com invested in 0% or 1,529 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Utd Cap Advisers Ltd accumulated 6,072 shares. Bokf Na holds 0.08% or 39,008 shares in its portfolio. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Com holds 0.31% or 15,871 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Cap Prns Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 20,690 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 15,605 shares. 180,000 were accumulated by Scopus Asset Mgmt Lp. Fincl Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0% in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). The Delaware-based Riverhead Capital Management Limited Liability Com has invested 0.02% in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Wellington Shields Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 3,316 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Vaughan Nelson Investment Mngmt Ltd Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 675,695 shares.

Since January 3, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $168,166 activity. 2,392 shares valued at $168,166 were sold by Stauch John L on Wednesday, January 3.

Among 24 analysts covering Pentair Inc. (NYSE:PNR), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Pentair Inc. has $85 highest and $47 lowest target. $67.26’s average target is -3.54% below currents $69.73 stock price. Pentair Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Wednesday, July 22. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 27. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, November 7. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $65.79 target in Monday, August 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 23 by Vertical Research. The stock of Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was reinitiated by Vertical Research with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 26. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of PNR in report on Thursday, September 1 to “Underperform” rating.

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