What after Levin Capital Strategies – L.P.’s Insider Acquisition of Fluidigm (FLDM) Stock?; Parker-Hannifin (PH) Covered By 13 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Among 21 analysts covering Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Parker-Hannifin had 73 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley downgraded Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) on Monday, October 2 to “Equal-Weight” rating. Jefferies maintained Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) on Thursday, January 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 4. The company was downgraded on Thursday, March 10 by Vertical Research. As per Thursday, May 25, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Hold” rating by Aegis Capital on Friday, December 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, January 9 with “Hold”. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $195 target in Friday, November 3 report. See Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) latest ratings:

18/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $205.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $235.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $245.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $180.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $225.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $196.0 Maintain
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $218.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $200 New Target: $205 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $185 New Target: $195 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $210.0 Maintain

Insider transaction amounting to about $5,928 U.S. Dollars was disclosed in a public report submitted to the D.C. based-SEC on 18/01/2018. According to which, Levin Capital Strategies – L.P., an insider in Fluidigm Corp had acquired precisely 887 shares – ( at $6.7 for each share ). Now, Levin Capital Strategies – L.P. holds a total of 11.87 million shares or 30.72% of the company’s market capitalization.

The stock decreased 4.31% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $6.44. About 106,934 shares traded. Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) has declined 36.51% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.21% the S&P500.

Fluidigm Corporation creates, manufactures, and markets technologies and tools for life sciences research. The company has market cap of $248.89 million. It offers preparatory instruments, such as access array system, juno system, and callisto system; analytical instruments comprising biomark HD and EP1 systems; integrated fluidic circuits consisting of access array, juno genotyping, dynamic array, digital array, flex six, and callisto IFCs; and assays and reagents, including delta gene and SNP type assays, access array target-specific primers and targeted sequencing prep primers, and targeted DNA Seq library assays. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides C1 single-cell systems, polaris systems, C1 IFCs, polaris IFCs, helios/CyTOF 2 systems, maxpar reagents, imaging mass cytometer instruments and reagents, and laser ablation modules.

Among 5 analysts covering Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Fluidigm has $28 highest and $4.4 lowest target. $12.38’s average target is 92.24% above currents $6.44 stock price. Fluidigm had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, August 26. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6.2500 target in Friday, August 4 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Sunday, August 9. Piper Jaffray maintained Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) on Monday, September 4 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 7 by Deutsche Bank. Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) on Friday, October 30 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Friday, October 30. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, August 3. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, August 7 by Mizuho.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 8 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $1.97 million activity. On Monday, October 23 LEVIN CAPITAL STRATEGIES – L.P. bought $122,305 worth of Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) or 22,363 shares.

Analysts await Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $-0.25 EPS, up 59.02% or $0.36 from last year’s $-0.61 per share. After $-0.31 actual EPS reported by Fluidigm Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.35% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.37, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 7 investors sold Fluidigm Corporation shares while 17 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 32.41 million shares or 37.16% more from 23.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 73,364 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc Inc stated it has 216,742 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 0% in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Ameritas Invest Prtn Incorporated holds 2,221 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Value Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 3.64% or 360,500 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 37,974 shares. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mgmt has 305,161 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0% in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Tower Research Cap (Trc) reported 11,639 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fic Capital holds 188,700 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt reported 56,000 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM). Geode Capital Mgmt Limited accumulated 0% or 230,850 shares. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested in 45,664 shares or 0% of the stock. Weiss Multi owns 0.01% invested in Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) for 75,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 41 investors sold Parker-Hannifin Corporation shares while 214 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 180 raised stakes. 100.03 million shares or 3.68% less from 103.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Gru Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 2,758 shares in its portfolio. California-based Checchi Advisers Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.02% in Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH). Mason Street Advisors Lc reported 18,481 shares. Laurion Mgmt Ltd Partnership invested in 22,957 shares. 7,369 were reported by Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership. Swiss National Bank holds 490,632 shares. Gulf Bankshares (Uk) Limited invested in 0.1% or 43,025 shares. Union Natl Bank Corp owns 25,189 shares or 1.48% of their US portfolio. Ledyard Bancorporation holds 0% or 115 shares in its portfolio. Exxonmobil Management Tx holds 24,311 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Charter Tru reported 9,421 shares. Moreover, Mackenzie Fincl has 0.01% invested in Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) for 5,500 shares. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno stated it has 10,146 shares. Pinebridge Lp invested in 0% or 535 shares. Cornercap Counsel accumulated 14,945 shares or 0.37% of the stock.

The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $210.54. About 859,660 shares traded or 14.56% up from the average. Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) has risen 44.23% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.53% the S&P500.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $1.30 million activity. On Thursday, August 31 the insider Hart Mark J sold $96,430. On Friday, September 8 OBOURN CANDY M sold $200,374 worth of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) or 1,241 shares. Shares for $65,565 were sold by Leonti Joseph R on Wednesday, September 6. Shares for $502,101 were sold by Keller Kurt A. Another trade for 2,640 shares valued at $437,379 was sold by MAXWELL MARTIN C.

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