Insider Trade: Thomas Kivell Unloaded 1,250 Shares of Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR); 13 Analysts Covering W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA)

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Among 17 analysts covering W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. W. R. Grace & Co had 38 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of GRA in report on Monday, January 15 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global Securities. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 25 report. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, February 7 report. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, July 19. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $79 target in Thursday, March 24 report. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of GRA in report on Monday, November 30 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets initiated W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) rating on Tuesday, March 27. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $7700 target. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88.0 target in Friday, February 9 report. See W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) latest ratings:

05/06/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $82 New Target: $84 Maintain
16/05/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $70 Upgrade
26/04/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $76 New Target: $80 Maintain
26/04/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $86 New Target: $87 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0000 Maintain
27/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $77.0000 Initiate
12/02/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $76.0 Maintain

Spartan Motors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engineers, makes, and sells heavy-duty and custom vehicles in the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. The company has market cap of $547.05 million. It operates through three divisions: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fleet Vehicles and Services, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. It has a 33.99 P/E ratio. The Emergency Response Vehicles segment offers emergency response chassis and vehicles, and aerial ladder components, as well as aftermarket repair parts and accessories under the Spartan ERV brand name.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 12 investors sold Spartan Motors, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 23.19 million shares or 3.35% more from 22.44 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 22,014 are held by Paloma Mngmt Company. 28,000 are owned by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. Campbell Co Adviser holds 0.2% or 13,623 shares in its portfolio. Invesco Ltd invested in 125,401 shares. Gamco Invsts Et Al reported 290,000 shares. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al accumulated 10,133 shares. Silver Mngmt Limited Com reported 48,501 shares stake. Hillsdale Inv Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Oberweis Asset reported 100,300 shares. 12Th Street Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.64% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Gabelli Funds Ltd stated it has 80,375 shares. The California-based Clarivest Asset Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Wilen Inv Mgmt Corporation stated it has 0.36% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Eam Invsts Ltd Liability Corp reported 49,395 shares. Huntington Bancorp invested in 500 shares or 0% of the stock.

The stock decreased 3.12% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $15.5. About 120,475 shares traded. Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) has risen 89.41% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 76.84% the S&P500. Some Historical SPAR News: ; 08/05/2018 – Quantenna’s Spartan Solutions Gain Momentum With Multiple Design Wins Worldwide; 18/04/2018 – Hometown Source: Orono Spartan plaza pavers on sale for a limited time; 13/04/2018 – /C O R R E C T I O N — Spartan Motors, Inc./; 03/05/2018 – Spartan Motors Backs 2018 EBIT $39M-EBIT $42M; 03/05/2018 – SPARTAN MOTORS INC – SEES 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $0.58 – $0.64; 10/04/2018 – Spartan Motors Announces Addition of Thomas Clevinger to its Board of Directors; 03/05/2018 – SPARTAN MOTORS INC SPAR.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $0.61, REV VIEW $811.2 MLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 28/05/2018 – Spartan Energy Corp. Announces Closing of Arrangement; 03/05/2018 – Spartan Motors Raises 2018 View To EPS 58c-EPS 64c; 03/05/2018 – Spartan Motors 1Q Adj EPS 9c

More news for Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster® Displays Walk-in Van For Urban Utility Service At Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference” on June 12, 2018. Equitiesfocus.com‘s article titled: “Tesla (TSLA) versus Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR) Head-To-Head Survey” and published on June 12, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $945,209 activity. GUILLAUME STEPHEN K also sold $80,343 worth of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) on Monday, June 4. Another trade for 16,000 shares valued at $255,490 was sold by Sohm Frederick J. Schultz Thomas C. had sold 18,380 shares worth $297,136. $61,813 worth of stock was sold by KIVELL THOMAS on Tuesday, June 5. Shares for $326,748 were sold by SLAWSON JOHN W.

Analysts await Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.12 EPS, up 71.43% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.07 per share. SPAR’s profit will be $4.24M for 32.29 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by Spartan Motors, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Based on an average price-per-share of $16.2, Thomas Kivell, the Spartan Motors Inc’s V.P. – Sec. & Gen. Counsel made a sale of 1,250 shares of Spartan Motors Inc worth about $20,188 U.S. Dollars. He also sold 13,750 shares worth $222,957 USD in the last month. This insider transaction, was performed on June 14, 2018. It’s ready for you at the SEC’s website and can be found at this page. Thomas Kivell now has in hand 74,781 shares of Spartan Motors Inc.

Among 4 analysts covering Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Spartan Motors has $20.0 highest and $4 lowest target. $12.25’s average target is -20.97% below currents $15.5 stock price. Spartan Motors had 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 25 by Roth Capital. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20.0 target in Tuesday, October 17 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 26 by Craig Hallum. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. The stock of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Wednesday, January 25. Roth Capital maintained Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. Zacks upgraded Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) rating on Thursday, August 6. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $5.25 target. The stock of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Seaport Global Securities.

The stock decreased 1.51% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $73.09. About 1.28 million shares traded or 29.75% up from the average. W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has declined 0.65% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.22% the S&P500. Some Historical GRA News: ; 25/04/2018 – WR Grace 1Q Net $43.4M; 10/04/2018 – W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA) Declines to Comment on Honeywell (HON) Speculation, Doesn’t Comment on Rumors in the Marketplace – Bloomberg; 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Select Chemicals Adds Mosaic, Exits WR Grace; 25/04/2018 – WR Grace 1Q Adj EPS 82c; 25/04/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO – SEES 2018 ADJUSTED EPS $3.85 – $3.95; 09/05/2018 – Grace Board Designates La Force to Succeed Festa as Chief Executive Officer; 25/04/2018 – WR Grace Raises Full-Year 2018 Sales, Earnings Guidance; 10/04/2018 – WR GRACE SPOKESMAN COMMENTS IN EMAIL TO BLOOMBERG; 03/04/2018 – Grace Completes Acquisition of Albemarle Polyolefin Catalysts Business; 09/05/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO – HUDSON LA FORCE TO SUCCEED FRED FESTA AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Since February 13, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $660,474 activity. On Wednesday, February 14 Cole Keith N bought $65,758 worth of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) or 1,000 shares. On Tuesday, February 13 Blaser Thomas E bought $346,196 worth of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) or 5,300 shares. $248,520 worth of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) was bought by Brown Elizabeth C on Friday, February 16.

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