Littelfuse (LFUS) “Buy” Rating Reconfirmed by Robert W. Baird; With $237.0000 Target; Fiduciary (FMO) Has 1.74 Sentiment

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In a report sent to investors and clients on today, Robert W. Baird maintained their “Buy” rating on Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS)‘s stock. The target gives a potential upside of 14.00% from firm’s current price.

Fiduciary (FMO) investors sentiment increased to 1.74 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.36, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 33 institutional investors increased or opened new equity positions, while 19 cut down and sold positions in Fiduciary. The institutional investors in our database now own: 6.12 million shares, up from 5.67 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Fiduciary in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 13 Increased: 13 New Position: 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.52, from 1.49 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 27 investors sold Littelfuse, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 22.43 million shares or 2.43% more from 21.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 1,330 shares. Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership reported 0.1% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). Prudential Financial holds 0.01% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) or 18,598 shares. Jennison Associates Lc holds 31,584 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Comm reported 0.09% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). 38 were reported by Peoples Financial Service. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Grp Incorporated Lc holds 1.54% of its portfolio in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) for 836,350 shares. Weaver C Barksdale Assoc reported 0.01% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). Janney Montgomery Scott Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). First Personal Financial Services has invested 0.02% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). 2,250 are held by Gofen And Glossberg Ltd Company Il. 1,876 are owned by Ls Advsr Lc. Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Lc holds 0.29% or 1.29M shares in its portfolio. Victory Capital Management holds 0.21% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) or 513,102 shares.

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.18 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electronics, Automotive, and Industrial. It has a 39.9 P/E ratio. The Electronics segment provides fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays protection and switching thyristors, gas discharge tubes, power switching components, fuseholders, reed switch and sensor assemblies, insulated gate bipolar transistors blocks, and related accessories.

The stock increased 1.95% or $3.98 during the last trading session, reaching $207.89. About 41,933 shares traded. Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) has risen 26.85% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.30% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Littelfuse has $23700 highest and $124 lowest target. $206.50’s average target is -0.67% below currents $207.89 stock price. Littelfuse had 20 analyst reports since September 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LFUS in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, April 17, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Oppenheimer downgraded Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) on Friday, October 13 to “Perform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) on Friday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, December 1, the company rating was initiated by CL King. The stock of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Oppenheimer.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 insider sales for $16.64 million activity. The insider Stafford Ryan K sold $2.25M. SCHUBEL RONALD L sold 500 shares worth $107,000. CHUNG T J also sold $1.01 million worth of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) shares. 11,100 shares valued at $2.35 million were sold by HEINZMANN DAVID W on Monday, February 26. The insider Sethna Meenal sold 3,459 shares worth $726,390. Rutz Michael P sold $198,440 worth of stock. HUNTER GORDON had sold 12,873 shares worth $2.85M on Monday, March 12.

Analysts await Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.82 EPS, up 7.69% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.69 per share. LFUS’s profit will be $45.31 million for 28.56 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.81 actual EPS reported by Littelfuse, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.55% EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.11% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $11.64. About 145,944 shares traded. Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund (FMO) has declined 31.01% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.56% the S&P500.

Fiduciary/Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC. The company has market cap of $412.53 million. It is co-managed by Advisory Research, Inc. It has a 11.11 P/E ratio. The fund invests in the public equity markets of the United States.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 4 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $157,133 activity.

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