The Insider and EVP & CFO of Sykes Enterprises, (SYKE), John Chapman, Unloaded 6,000 Shares; Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

Among 14 analysts covering Electrocomponents (LON:ECM), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Electrocomponents had 115 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by UBS. Numis Securities upgraded the stock to “Add” rating in Monday, July 3 report. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has “Add” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Peel Hunt. HSBC maintained Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) rating on Thursday, April 7. HSBC has “Buy” rating and GBX 290 target. UBS maintained Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) on Friday, February 5 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, May 11. As per Wednesday, October 12, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) on Friday, May 20 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) on Wednesday, April 6 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has “Reduce” rating given on Tuesday, November 14 by Peel Hunt. See Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) latest ratings:

05/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 705.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Sell Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 680.00 New Target: GBX 680.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 575.00 New Target: GBX 590.00 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 590.00 Initiates Starts
06/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Upgrade
04/12/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 705.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain

The EVP & CFO of Sykes Enterprises Inc, John Chapman has made an unexpected trade in the firm that is having a total value $186,806 U.S. Dollars. As shown in the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission document filed on March 19, 2018, John unloaded 6,000 shares at average stock price per share of $31.1. Currently, he owns 12,089 shares or 0.03% of the Company’s market capitalization.

Among 6 analysts covering Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Sykes Enterprises has $38 highest and $29.0 lowest target. $33’s average target is 6.55% above currents $30.97 stock price. Sykes Enterprises had 10 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barrington Research initiated the shares of SYKE in report on Wednesday, January 20 with “Mkt Perform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of SYKE in report on Tuesday, August 8 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 15. The company was initiated on Tuesday, January 17 by Sidoti. The stock of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by Craig Hallum. The firm earned “Strong-Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks. The stock of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 9. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides business process outsourcing solutions. The company has market cap of $1.32 billion. The Company’s customer care services include product information requests, describing product features, activating customer accounts, resolving complaints, cross-selling/up-selling, handling billing inquiries, changing addresses, claims handling, ordering/reservations, prequalification and warranty management, providing health information, and roadside assistance. It has a 40.75 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s technical support services comprise handling inquiries regarding hardware, software, communications services, communications equipment, Internet access technology, and Internet portal usage; and customer acquisition services focuses around digital marketing, demand generation, and in-bound sales conversion, as well as inbound and outbound up-selling its clientsÂ’ services and products.

Since March 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $156,250 activity. Pearson David also sold $156,250 worth of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) shares.

The stock decreased 1.31% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $30.97. About 148,057 shares traded. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) has risen 14.01% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.69% the S&P500.

Analysts await Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, down 48.15% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.54 per share. SYKE’s profit will be $11.92 million for 27.65 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.43% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.22, from 1.39 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated shares while 42 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 36.50 million shares or 0.07% more from 36.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fifth Third Bank stated it has 333 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise accumulated 0% or 208,874 shares. State Street Corp has invested 0% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Royal Bancorporation Of Canada stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Ahl Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 36,779 shares. Assetmark Incorporated has invested 0% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Keybank National Association Oh accumulated 43,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pacific Ridge Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.35% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) or 42,190 shares. Carroll Associates Inc accumulated 800 shares. California-based Aperio Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). 1,316 are owned by Parkside Finance Retail Bank. Smith Graham Company Investment Lp holds 283,035 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Wellington Mngmt Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership holds 139,734 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 13,389 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.