Jefferies Keeps DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY) As “Buy”; Has Price Target Of $66.0000; Putnam Investments Has Lifted Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX) Stake

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Putnam Investments Llc increased Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX) stake by 20% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Putnam Investments Llc acquired 24,500 shares as Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX)’s stock declined 0.05%. The Putnam Investments Llc holds 146,985 shares with $2.81M value, up from 122,485 last quarter. Northwest Pipe Co now has $189.81M valuation. The stock increased 1.72% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $19.52. About 29,074 shares traded. Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX) has risen 17.71% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.16% the S&P500.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY) had its stock rating noted as “Buy” by analysts at Jefferies. Jefferies currently has a $66.0000 TP on the $11.41 billion market cap company or 31.50% upside potential. This was released in analysts note on 16 April.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $436,068 activity. On Monday, January 8 BRANDT ERIC sold $436,068 worth of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) or 6,409 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.2 in Q4 2017. Its down Infinity, from Infinity in 2017Q3. It fall, as 1 investors sold DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 412,640 shares or 49.24% less from 812,996 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. West Oak Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.9% of its portfolio in DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY). Cibc World accumulated 0.03% or 68,161 shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 0.02% or 5,897 shares. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability Company stated it has 252 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cardinal Capital Mgmt invested in 70,154 shares. Tirschwell And Loewy has invested 2.29% in DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY).

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. designs, develops, makes, and markets various dental and oral health products, and other consumable healthcare products primarily for the professional dental market worldwide. The company has market cap of $11.41 billion. It operates through two divisions, Dental and Healthcare Consumables; and Technologies. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides dental consumable products, including endodontic instruments and materials, dental anesthetics, prophylaxis pastes, dental sealants, impression materials, restorative materials, tooth whiteners, and topical fluoride products; and small equipment products comprising dental hand pieces, intraoral curing light systems, dental diagnostic systems, and ultrasonic scalers and polishers.

Analysts await DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, down 12.24% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.49 per share. XRAY’s profit will be $97.77 million for 29.18 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual earnings per share reported by DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.56% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.43% or $1.19 during the last trading session, reaching $50.19. About 2.73M shares traded or 11.98% up from the average. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) has declined 20.03% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.58% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Dentsply International (NASDAQ:XRAY), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Dentsply International has $81.0 highest and $6000 lowest target. $67.65’s average target is 34.79% above currents $50.19 stock price. Dentsply International had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northcoast given on Friday, September 18. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target in Friday, September 15 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by H.C. Wainwright given on Monday, March 5. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 30 by H.C. Wainwright. Piper Jaffray maintained DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 9. H.C. Wainwright maintained DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) on Tuesday, March 27 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Barrington Research on Wednesday, September 16 to “Outperform”. William Blair upgraded DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) on Monday, September 21 to “Outperform” rating.

Among 2 analysts covering Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Northwest Pipe Company had 3 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Putnam Investments Llc decreased Ugi Corp (NYSE:UGI) stake by 225,969 shares to 206,518 valued at $9.70M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Bioverativ Inc stake by 55,941 shares and now owns 1.48M shares. On Semiconductor Corp was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.7 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.37, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 5 investors sold NWPX shares while 15 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 6.98 million shares or 6.99% less from 7.50 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. D E Shaw & Incorporated holds 105,679 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And has 0% invested in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX). Stifel Financial owns 11,000 shares. 124,000 are held by Renaissance Ltd Liability Company. Morgan Stanley, New York-based fund reported 35,814 shares. Alphaone Invest Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.08% or 186,050 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup holds 1,544 shares. Manufacturers Life The owns 8,229 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. National Inv Svcs Inc Wi owns 23,340 shares. 75,416 are held by Ancora Limited Liability. Moreover, Heartland has 0.69% invested in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX) for 562,600 shares. Fairfax Financial Limited Can has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX). Tower Research Limited Liability Company (Trc) holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX) for 2,488 shares. State Street Corp has invested 0% in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX). Ameriprise Financial Inc has invested 0% in Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ:NWPX).

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