Sharon Simpson Insider Trade for 81,655 Shares of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD); Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) Has 0.86 Sentiment

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and distributes services and products primarily for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, dairy, and water testing markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.96 billion. It operates through Companion Animal Group; Water Quality Products; Livestock, Poultry and Dairy; and Other divisions. It has a 62.3 P/E ratio. The firm provides point-of-care veterinary diagnostic products, including instruments, consumables, and rapid assays; veterinary reference laboratory diagnostic and consulting services; practice management and diagnostic imaging systems and services for veterinarians; and biological materials testing, and laboratory animal diagnostic instruments and services for biomedical research community.

Sharon Simpson, the major shareholder of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc, sold 81,655 shares of the company, with a market value $4,701,699 USD, based on a market stock price of $57.6 for share. In the last month, she also sold 259,971 shares that are worth about $15,491,189 USD. This is a deal that is not going to go unseen as Sharon already holds 4.37 million shares accounting for 10%+ of the Company’s market cap

Fundsmith Llp holds 15.34% of its portfolio in IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. for 18.49 million shares. Capital Counsel Llc Ny owns 733,063 shares or 10.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, American Capital Management Inc has 5% invested in the company for 515,893 shares. The New York-based Tirschwell & Loewy Inc has invested 3.64% in the stock. Bamco Inc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 4.73 million shares.

Analysts await IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX) to report earnings on April, 27. They expect $0.93 EPS, up 43.08% or $0.28 from last year’s $0.65 per share. IDXX’s profit will be $81.02M for 49.24 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.78% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $22.12 million activity.

The stock increased 0.37% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $183.16. About 426,922 shares traded. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX) has risen 83.30% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 66.60% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Simpson Manufacturing has $60.0 highest and $46.0 lowest target. $53’s average target is -7.08% below currents $57.04 stock price. Simpson Manufacturing had 5 analyst reports since September 9, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) earned “Hold” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, December 14. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Tuesday, October 31. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, September 9 report.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, makes, and sells building construction products. The company has market cap of $2.70 billion. The firm offers wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners, and pre-fabricated lateral systems used in light-frame construction; and concrete construction products comprising adhesives, specialty chemicals, mechanical anchors, carbide drill bits, powder actuated tools, and fiber reinforced materials for use in concrete, masonry, and steel construction, as well as for concrete repair, protection, and strengthening applications. It has a 29.4 P/E ratio. It also provides wood shrinkage compensating devices; ornamental product line; cold formed steel connections; structural screws for wood, metal, and composite decking applications; and mechanical anchors for use in hollow wall conditions and for overhead applications.

The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $57.04. About 135,013 shares traded. Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) has risen 9.03% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 14 investors sold Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 39.55 million shares or 2.83% more from 38.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica National Bank owns 95,361 shares. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P invested 0.04% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Pinebridge Invs Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 5,221 shares in its portfolio. First Advsrs Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Moreover, Metropolitan Life New York has 0.01% invested in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Mason Street Advsr Llc has invested 0.01% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 32,599 shares or 0.03% of the stock. State Street has 1.04 million shares for 0% of their portfolio. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation has 23,506 shares. Bancorpsouth holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) for 7,945 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Inc stated it has 0% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Amer Century Inc invested in 0% or 19,690 shares. Ngam Limited Partnership invested 0.02% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Ameriprise Fin Inc stated it has 508,025 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 27 insider sales for $14.63 billion activity. The insider SIMPSON SHARON H sold 75,478 shares worth $3.74M. $76,714 worth of stock was sold by Dankel Roger on Tuesday, December 12. 75,478 shares were sold by SIMPSON PSB FUND, worth $3.74 million on Thursday, October 19.

Analysts await Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 63.33% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.3 per share. SSD’s profit will be $23.19M for 29.10 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 58.06% EPS growth.