Is Arch Capital Group Ltd Stock a Sell after Mark Lyons’s Insider Trading?; Plexus (PLXS)’s Sentiment Is 0.65

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Plexus Corp (PLXS) investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.45, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 66 active investment managers opened new or increased positions, while 101 reduced and sold stakes in Plexus Corp. The active investment managers in our database now have: 31.73 million shares, up from 31.28 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Plexus Corp in top ten positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 22 Reduced: 79 Increased: 43 New Position: 23.

Plexus Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $1.97 billion. It offers product conceptualization solutions; and product design and value-engineering solutions, including program management, feasibility studies, specification development for product features and functionality, circuit design, field programmable gate array design, printed circuit board layout, embedded software design, mechanical design, test specifications development and product verification testing, and automated production solutions and complex automation design. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides commercialization solutions, such as prototyping, new product introduction, design for supply chain, test development, and transition management; manufacturing solutions; and fulfillment and logistics solutions.

More important recent Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Plexus Corp. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Plexus (PLXS) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript”, Prnewswire.com published: “Manufacturing, Supply and Logistics Segments Face Modern Business Growth” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Plexus Announces Construction of a Second Manufacturing Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico” with publication date: April 25, 2018.

Analysts await Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.82 earnings per share, up 10.81% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.74 per share. PLXS’s profit will be $27.04 million for 18.16 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Plexus Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.81% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Plexus’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Plexus, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. PLXS was included in 2 notes of analysts from December 15, 2016. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 20 with “Sector Perform”. The stock of Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) earned “Neutral” rating by Longbow on Thursday, December 15.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 selling transactions for $1.24 million activity.

The stock increased 1.10% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $59.58. About 31,082 shares traded. Plexus Corp. (PLXS) has risen 1.46% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.09% the S&P500.

Disciplined Growth Investors Inc Mn holds 3.58% of its portfolio in Plexus Corp. for 2.99 million shares. Dean Capital Management owns 68,305 shares or 1.96% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Profit Investment Management Llc has 1.54% invested in the company for 33,207 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Millrace Asset Group Inc. has invested 1.39% in the stock. Dean Investment Associates Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 95,145 shares.

Mark Lyons, an insider, who’s the current EVP – CFO & Treasurer of Arch Capital Group Ltd sold closely 12,000 shares of the company with a total value of about $940,360 U.S Dollars estimated based on 78.4 U.S Dollars per share. Today, he has in hand 145,216 shares or about 0.11% of the company’s total market cap. A filing documented published 17-05-2018 with the SEC, made public here, shows more info about the deal.

Analysts await Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.54 EPS, up 27.27% or $0.33 from last year’s $1.21 per share. ACGL’s profit will be $209.09 million for 12.77 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual EPS reported by Arch Capital Group Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.88% negative EPS growth.

Another recent and important Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Breakfast Technical Briefing on Property & Casualty Insurance Stocks — American Intl., AmTrust Financial Services ..” on May 07, 2018.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides property, casualty, and mortgage insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company has market cap of $10.68 billion. The Company’s Insurance segment offers primary and excess casualty coverages; loss sensitive primary casualty insurance programs; collateral protection, debt cancellation, and service contract reimbursement products; directorsÂ’ and officersÂ’ liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices and fiduciary liability, crime, professional indemnity, and other financial related coverages; medical professional and general liability insurance coverages; and workersÂ’ compensation and umbrella liability, as well as commercial automobile and inland marine products. It has a 71.07 P/E ratio. It also provides property, energy, marine, and aviation insurance; travel insurance; accident, disability, and medical plan insurance coverages; captive insurance programs; employersÂ’ liability insurance coverages; and contract and commercial surety coverages.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.61 million activity. 3,000 shares were bought by Posner Brian S, worth $235,876 on Thursday, May 3. IORDANOU CONSTANTINE had bought 10,000 shares worth $237,997. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $536,331 was made by Lyons Mark Donald on Wednesday, February 28. 5,921 shares were sold by PETRILLO LOUIS T, worth $539,212.

The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $78.67. About 98,796 shares traded. Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) has declined 9.45% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.00% the S&P500.

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