Federated Investors Has Decreased Wiley John & Sons (JW.A) Stake By $429,780; Esco Technologies (ESE) Shorts Down By 15.72%

December 8, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Esco Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ESE) had a decrease of 15.72% in short interest. ESE’s SI was 362,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 15.72% from 429,900 shares previously. With 70,000 avg volume, 5 days are for Esco Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ESE)’s short sellers to cover ESE’s short positions. The SI to Esco Technologies Incorporated’s float is 1.45%. The stock decreased 1.67% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $62. About 178,493 shares traded or 99.09% up from the average. ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) has risen 46.33% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500.

Federated Investors Inc decreased Wiley John & Sons Inc (JW.A) stake by 26.12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Federated Investors Inc sold 8,265 shares as Wiley John & Sons Inc (JW.A)’s stock 0.00%. The Federated Investors Inc holds 23,373 shares with $1.23M value, down from 31,638 last quarter. Wiley John & Sons Inc now has $3.62B valuation. The stock increased 4.87% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $63.5. About 395,117 shares traded or 67.80% up from the average. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) has risen 0.18% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 12 investors sold ESCO Technologies Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 23.42 million shares or 1.03% less from 23.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gam Holdg Ag has invested 0.3% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Monetary Grp Inc reported 0.01% stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York invested 0.01% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Citigroup stated it has 0% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Creative Planning holds 1,500 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The California-based Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Glenmede Tru Na holds 0% or 166 shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated Bank & Trust holds 0.01% or 3,485 shares in its portfolio. Royal National Bank Of Canada invested in 3,098 shares or 0% of the stock. New York-based State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp has invested 0.01% in ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). Parkside Bankshares & has 514 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pier Capital Ltd Com reported 100,784 shares stake. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0% or 24,630 shares. 202,758 are held by Principal Fincl Grp. First Manhattan has 200 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.60 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 31.31 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.

Among 8 analysts covering ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. ESCO Technologies had 11 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Euro Pacific Capital initiated ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) on Monday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by BB&T Capital. The rating was upgraded by Needham on Tuesday, November 21 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 12 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Needham on Monday, October 16 with “Hold”.

Federated Investors Inc increased Wsfs Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WSFS) stake by 19,243 shares to 522,628 valued at $23.70 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Independence Contract Dril I (NYSE:ICD) stake by 190,000 shares and now owns 1.47 million shares. Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) was raised too.

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