Pentair (PNR) Investors: Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Hold Rating, Sees $68.0000/Share; Broad Run Investment Management Increased Its Aon Plc (AON) Position

July 17, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Broad Run Investment Management Llc increased Aon Plc (AON) stake by 8.74% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Broad Run Investment Management Llc acquired 110,050 shares as Aon Plc (AON)’s stock rose 8.30%. The Broad Run Investment Management Llc holds 1.37 million shares with $152.79 million value, up from 1.26 million last quarter. Aon Plc now has $35.70B valuation. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.57 on July 14, reaching $136.22. About shares traded. Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) has risen 21.47% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.77% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Pentair Inc. (NYSE:PNR), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Pentair Inc. has $77 highest and $47 lowest target. $62.93’s average target is -5.44% below currents $66.55 stock price. Pentair Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, July 22. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, June 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Bernstein upgraded Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) on Wednesday, April 27 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by William Blair. Wedbush maintained the shares of PNR in report on Wednesday, February 3 with “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Vertical Research. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, October 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.41, from 0.74 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 39 investors sold Pentair plc. Ordinary Share shares while 136 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 155.02 million shares or 7.35% more from 144.40 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 0.02% stake. Cwm Limited Liability Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Bollard Group Ltd Liability stated it has 0% in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc accumulated 528 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 35,637 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Greenwood Capital Associate Ltd has 0.07% invested in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Kcg Hldg reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Morgan Stanley owns 842,070 shares. Fmr Ltd Company reported 3.70 million shares. Lafayette Investments Incorporated has invested 0.63% in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Keybank National Association Oh reported 4,305 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank has 0% invested in Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR). Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 289,537 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corp reported 789 shares stake. Parametrica invested in 0.37% or 6,594 shares.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 4 insider sales for $40.00 million activity. Shares for $503,325 were sold by BORIN MARK C. MERRIMAN RONALD had sold 10,000 shares worth $600,000 on Friday, March 10. GARDEN EDWARD P had bought 863,000 shares worth $56.31M on Monday, May 15. $14.53 million worth of Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) was sold by HOGAN RANDALL J on Friday, May 26. JONES DAVID A /WI sold $676,752 worth of stock or 10,000 shares.

Analysts await Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) to report earnings on July, 25 before the open. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 9.91% or $0.11 from last year’s $1.11 per share. PNR’s profit will be $182.27M for 16.64 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Pentair plc. Ordinary Share for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 53.85% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.24 on July 14, reaching $66.55. About shares traded. Pentair plc. Ordinary Share (NYSE:PNR) has risen 14.99% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.71% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Aon Corporation had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, April 8. Raymond James downgraded Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) on Friday, April 15 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital on Wednesday, June 21 to “Neutral”. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, November 7 report. On Monday, August 3 the stock rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “”. The stock of Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. The stock of Aon plc Class A Ordinary Shares (UK) (NYSE:AON) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 2. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 12. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Monday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 2 by RBC Capital Markets.

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