Big Lots (BIG) Investors: Piper Jaffray Reconfirms Hold Rating, Sees $52.0/Share; Axa Has Upped Cooper Cos (COO) Holding

Axa increased Cooper Cos Inc (COO) stake by 3.04% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Axa acquired 5,725 shares as Cooper Cos Inc (COO)’s stock rose 8.53%. The Axa holds 193,969 shares with $45.99M value, up from 188,244 last quarter. Cooper Cos Inc now has $12.33B valuation. The stock increased 1.15% or $2.85 during the last trading session, reaching $251.43. About 1.20 million shares traded or 149.78% up from the average. The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has risen 33.48% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.78% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Big Lots has $69.0 highest and $39 lowest target. $56.14’s average target is 15.87% above currents $48.45 stock price. Big Lots had 45 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, December 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. As per Monday, May 23, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Tuesday, July 25. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $56 target in Monday, December 5 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, August 2 by Northcoast. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, March 9. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. As per Monday, December 7, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, August 29 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 3 by Oppenheimer.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 33 investors sold COO shares while 143 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 45.75 million shares or 0.59% less from 46.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Chevy Chase holds 42,928 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Citadel Ltd Company holds 131,172 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Macquarie Gru Limited invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Assetmark Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 77 shares. Motley Fool Wealth Management Limited Liability Company invested 0.78% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Oak Ridge Ltd Com owns 18,169 shares. Fund Mgmt reported 4,657 shares. Visionary Asset Mgmt accumulated 924 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.04% invested in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Sta Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.19% or 2,126 shares in its portfolio. Putnam Investments Lc has invested 0% in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO). Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Inc invested in 191,550 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Usa) Corporation accumulated 0.34% or 20,000 shares. Moreover, Glg Limited Company has 0.07% invested in The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) for 4,575 shares. Cap Fincl Advisers Limited Liability owns 2,203 shares.

Axa decreased Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG) stake by 10,849 shares to 61,100 valued at $11.60M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Hess Corp (NYSE:HES) stake by 18,716 shares and now owns 1.15 million shares. Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL) was reduced too.

Among 16 analysts covering Cooper (NYSE:COO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Cooper has $285.0 highest and $136 lowest target. $245.55’s average target is -2.34% below currents $251.43 stock price. Cooper had 60 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, April 7. Cleveland upgraded the shares of COO in report on Monday, May 16 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, August 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, December 7. Cleveland downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, February 9 report. Robert W. Baird maintained The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) rating on Friday, September 1. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $267.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of COO in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Stephens. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by BMO Capital Markets.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $13.38 million activity. 5,000 shares valued at $1.12 million were sold by ZINBERG STANLEY MD on Thursday, January 4. Another trade for 9,150 shares valued at $2.10M was sold by BENDER A THOMAS. WEISS ROBERT S had sold 32,500 shares worth $7.30M on Monday, December 18. PETERSMEYER GARY S had sold 785 shares worth $179,812. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $112,500 was made by RUBENSTEIN ALLAN E on Wednesday, January 3.

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.64 million activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $348,000 was sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul. The insider JOHNSON TIMOTHY A sold 20,000 shares worth $1.10 million. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $51,000 was sold by Robins Ronald A Jr. 96,940 shares valued at $5.14M were sold by CAMPISI DAVID J on Wednesday, September 27.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.04 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 11.06 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

The stock decreased 10.09% or $5.44 during the last trading session, reaching $48.45. About 12.54M shares traded or 898.14% up from the average. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has risen 10.65% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.05% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 41 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 95 reduced holdings. only 55 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 51.55 million shares or 5.84% less from 54.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Gp Ltd holds 0% or 8,700 shares. Natixis has invested 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Cap One Association reported 44,460 shares stake. Hancock has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 2.46 million were accumulated by Wells Fargo Mn. Lpl Ltd Liability Company holds 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 3,849 shares. Essex Investment Management Company Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.22% or 30,267 shares. Horan Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 600 shares. Trust Company Of Vermont has 0% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 201,484 shares. 77,997 are owned by Maverick Capital Limited. Blackrock stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 16,600 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 592,888 shares.

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