Ferro Corp Institutional Investor Sentiment Worsened in Q4 2017

Ferro Corp now has $2.00 billion valuation. About 291,594 shares traded.

Ferro (NYSE:FOE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. FOE outperformed the S&P 500 by 46.41%. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Ferro presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $25.14. The institutional investor held 54,210 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $680,000, down from 224,403 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $119.92. The Phocas Financial Corp holds 609,138 shares with $14.37M value, down from 634,835 last quarter. It is down 25.01% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) to report earnings on April, 27. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $0.27 EPS.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.72 million activity. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Nomura on Friday, March 18. Shares for $280,413 were sold by Barna James. ValuEngine downgraded Ferro from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Therefore 43% are positive.

FOE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc holds 81,347 shares. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Bank of America. UBS maintained Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) on Monday, May 2 with "Neutral" rating. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Monday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18.0 target in Friday, September 22 report. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Evercore. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, October 23. Macquarie Research upgraded Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) on Tuesday, October 17 to "Buy" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.27 EPS. analysts forecast that Ferro Co. will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. It improved, as 24 investors sold WETF shares while 56 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. 114.18 million shares or 3.56% less from 118.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Centre Asset Mngmt Ltd Co holds 55,720 shares. (NASDAQ:WETF) or 297,422 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 42,251 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:LNCE) for 349,500 shares. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Liability Company, a Washington-based fund reported 139,187 shares. Advisory Svcs Ntwk Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 195,060 shares. Continental Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.27% or 467,399 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Research invested in 62,787 shares or 0.01% of the stock. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 4,617 shares. (NYSE:ABBV) for 16.83M shares. Legal And General Group Pcl reported 36,782 shares. New York-based Virtu Financial Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. Gamco Incorporated Et Al accumulated 2.32 million shares. (NASDAQ:WETF) for 448,406 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 247,946 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Tam Cap Management reported 7.12% stake.

Ferro (NYSE:FOE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 2nd. FOE's profit will be $29.55 million for 16.96 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.29 EPS previously, Ferro Corporation's analysts see 20.69% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. Sold All: 15 Reduced: 75 Increased: 50 New Position: 29. Lpl Limited Liability has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. Nuveen Asset Management stated it has 0.02% of its capital in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Regions Fincl invested in 0% or 5,018 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.04% or 97,174 shares.

Shares of NYSE FOE opened at $23.74 on Friday. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md reported 0% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Dreman Value L L C reported 811 shs. Eagle Ridge holds 108,832 shares. Pitcairn reported 9,428 shares stake. Copper Rock Cap Prns Ltd reported 1.53M shares stake. Canandaigua Financial Bank & Tru Com stated it has 33,741 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. Moreover, Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Co has 0% invested in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) for 24,000 shares. Brigade Capital Management LP now owns 625,000 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $14,744,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the last quarter.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Ferro's analysts are positive. Ferro had a net margin of 4.49% and a return on equity of 27.35%. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. The Michigan-based Northpointe Capital Lc has invested 0.63% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 12 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 20 with "Buy". Global Hunter Securities initiated the stock with "Accumulate" rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. As per Tuesday, February 23, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. $288,962 worth of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) shs were sold by Duesenberg Mark Hugo. (NYSE:KMI). Lord Abbett & Ltd Com holds 0.11% or 2.15 million shares. (NYSE:KMI) for 121,955 shares.

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