Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund Has Trimmed Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Holding; Shorts at Magal Security Systems Limited (MAGS) Lowered By 14.17%

July 17, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund decreased Automatic Data Processing (ADP) stake by 3.1% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund sold 3,559 shares as Automatic Data Processing (ADP)’s stock declined 1.06%. The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 111,397 shares with $11.45 million value, down from 114,956 last quarter. Automatic Data Processing now has $45.22B valuation. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.28 on July 14, reaching $101.35. About shares traded. Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Magal Security Systems Limited (NASDAQ:MAGS) had a decrease of 14.17% in short interest. MAGS’s SI was 351,900 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 14.17% from 410,000 shares previously. With 72,200 avg volume, 5 days are for Magal Security Systems Limited (NASDAQ:MAGS)’s short sellers to cover MAGS’s short positions. The SI to Magal Security Systems Limited’s float is 2.7%. The stock decreased 1.88% or $0.1 on July 14, reaching $5.22. About shares traded. Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ:MAGS) has risen 33.26% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.56% the S&P500.

Magal Security Systems Ltd. is an international well-known provider of products and solutions for security, safety and site management. The company has market cap of $117.12 million. The Company’s solutions are integrated and managed by modular command and control software, supported by systems for real-time decision support. It has a 407.49 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: Perimeter Products, Turnkey Projects and Cyber Security.

Analysts await Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, down 2.90% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.69 per share. ADP’s profit will be $298.94M for 37.82 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by Automatic Data Processing for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -48.85% negative EPS growth.

Since January 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $24.62 million activity. Another trade for 23,036 shares valued at $2.38M was sold by O’Brien Dermot J. Rodriguez Carlos A had sold 79,606 shares worth $7.88M on Wednesday, February 15. 5,688 shares valued at $594,150 were sold by JONES JOHN P III on Wednesday, March 1. 915 shares valued at $94,071 were sold by Perrotti Thomas J on Monday, January 23. Shares for $42,108 were sold by Albinson Brock on Wednesday, January 25. 8,873 Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) shares with value of $921,727 were sold by Flynn Edward B III. 500 shares valued at $52,500 were sold by Eberhard Michael C on Monday, March 6.

Among 15 analysts covering Automatic Data (NASDAQ:ADP), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Automatic Data had 20 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by JP Morgan. The stock of Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) rating on Monday, August 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $82 target. The stock of Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 3 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Sell” on Thursday, October 29. Argus Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ADP in report on Monday, May 2 with “Sector Perform” rating. Compass Point initiated the shares of ADP in report on Friday, April 15 with “Sell” rating.

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased Jones Lang Lasalle Inc (NYSE:JLL) stake by 13,924 shares to 34,799 valued at $3.52M in 2016Q4. It also upped Johnson Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 27,163 shares and now owns 852,222 shares. Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) was raised too.

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