Is A. O. Smith (AOS) Stock a Sell after Ajita Rajendra’s Insider Deal?; Profile of 9 Analysts Covering Green Dot (GDOT)

A legal form filed with the (SEC) on February 15, 2017 shared that Ajita Rajendra, the Chairman and CEO of Smith A O Corp, ‘s company unloaded 6,800 shares. With average market share price of $64.0 the huge sale’s value is $435,308 US Dollars. This is not her first insider trade, in the last month, she sold another 50,000 shares worth $2,898,246 USD. Right now, Ajita Rajendra owns 354,551 shares which are around 0.21% of the Company’s total market capitalization.

Among 18 analysts covering Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Green Dot had 43 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 12 by Cowen & Co. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was upgraded by BTIG Research. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, November 13 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research given on Friday, March 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Citigroup. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $23 target in Thursday, February 25 report. The stock of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) earned “” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 6. See Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) latest ratings:

13/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
12/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain
21/11/2017 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $70.0 Maintain
20/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0
14/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: $63 New Target: $73 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0 Downgrade
08/11/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $42 New Target: $54 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $38.0 Maintain

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp has $111 highest and $50 lowest target. $75.38’s average target is 15.56% above currents $65.23 stock price. AO Smith Corp had 35 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AOS in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Thursday, August 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $5600 target. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 26. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 30 report. Jefferies maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Thursday, June 1. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $6000 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 1 by KeyCorp. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was downgraded by Boenning & Scattergood. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by BMO Capital Markets.

The stock increased 1.83% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $65.23. About 1.19 million shares traded or 25.44% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Since October 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.51 million activity. GREUBEL WILLIAM P sold 17,856 shares worth $1.19M. The insider Martineau Peter R sold $1.32M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 36 investors sold A. O. Smith Corporation shares while 132 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 123.32 million shares or 19.18% less from 152.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa, a Switzerland-based fund reported 95,200 shares. Brown Advisory has invested 1.02% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Enterprise Financial Svcs Corporation reported 23 shares stake. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 239,710 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Cwm Limited Liability Corp invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Hudock Capital Lc has invested 0.08% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Gateway Inv Advisers Llc owns 10,481 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Blair William And Il reported 4,557 shares stake. Frontier Cap Mgmt Comm Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.59% or 1.37 million shares. Amalgamated Bank reported 29,550 shares stake. The Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership has invested 0.08% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Axa accumulated 41,910 shares. Exane Derivatives owns 1 shares. Veritable L P reported 0.01% stake. Synovus Fincl Corporation owns 8,046 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, gas tankless, electric water heaters, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. The company has market cap of $11.22 billion. The firm offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. It has a 38.42 P/E ratio. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.47, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 16 investors sold Green Dot Corporation shares while 58 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 39.20 million shares or 6.77% more from 36.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Liability has invested 0.15% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Moreover, Timpani Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 2.06% invested in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% or 25,533 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs invested in 0% or 70 shares. 28,600 are owned by 1832 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership. Glenmede Communication Na has 0% invested in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Germany-based Deutsche Bancshares Ag has invested 0.02% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Mason Street Lc owns 11,501 shares. Diligent Invsts Limited Liability Company, California-based fund reported 31,433 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% of its portfolio in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Moreover, Ameritas Inv Partners has 0.01% invested in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) for 4,013 shares. Piermont Capital Mngmt invested in 72,759 shares or 1.19% of the stock. Harvest Strategies Ltd Liability has invested 20.91% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Aqr Cap Management Limited Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). 23,248 are held by Barclays Public Limited.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 23 sales for $14.77 million activity. Streit Steven W also sold $388,218 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) shares. Ricci John C sold 20,707 shares worth $977,642. Archer Kuan also sold $759,223 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) shares. 7,500 shares were sold by Bridgforth-Hodges Glinda, worth $351,911. Another trade for 6,500 shares valued at $399,053 was sold by Shifke Mark L. On Tuesday, January 2 the insider Unruh Jess sold $780,018. 10,000 shares were sold by Aldrich Kenneth C, worth $495,434.

The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $60.18. About 304,123 shares traded. Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) has risen 53.57% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.87% the S&P500.

Green Dot Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a pro-consumer technology bank holding firm that provides personal banking for the masses. The company has market cap of $2.98 billion. It offers reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in the United States, as well as mobile banking services with its GoBank mobile checking account. It has a 43.39 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s products include Green Dot MasterCards, Visa-branded prepaid debit cards, and various co-branded reloadable prepaid card programs; Visa-branded gift and credit cards; and swipe reload products, which enables cash loading and transfer services through Green Dot Network.