Insider Acquisition: Churchill Downs (CHDN)’s director Richard Duchossois Paid for 2,015 shares; Universal (UVV) Sentiment Is 0.85

Richard Duchossois, the director of Churchill Downs Inc, acquired 2,015 shares of the company , with market value of approximately $499,875 U.S. Dollars, which is based on a stock price of $248.1 of a share. He also purchased 5,660 shares worth total $1.50 million USD in the last month. Currently, Mr. Richard, has in hand 1.19 million shares, which accounts for 8.98% of the company’s market capitalization.

Universal Corporation engages in leaf tobacco business worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.16 billion. It is involved in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. It has a 52.02 P/E ratio. The firm processes and sells flue-cured and burley tobaccos, and oriental tobaccos that are primarily used in the manufacture of cigarettes; and dark air-cured tobaccos principally used in the manufacture of cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products.

Analysts await Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.08 EPS, up 145.45% or $0.64 from last year’s $0.44 per share. CHDN’s profit will be $14.30M for 56.40 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Churchill Downs Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 227.27% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.51, from 1.82 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold Churchill Downs Incorporated shares while 65 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 10.97 million shares or 0.18% less from 10.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ajo Limited Partnership holds 97,518 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Keybank Natl Association Oh invested in 7,925 shares. Hsbc Public Limited holds 25,030 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio owns 1,300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Par Cap Mngmt owns 2.12% invested in Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) for 813,165 shares. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability holds 0% or 875 shares in its portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas Inc invested in 0% or 7,855 shares. Federated Inc Pa reported 5,044 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% or 42,639 shares in its portfolio. Bessemer Grp, New Jersey-based fund reported 10,633 shares. Argi Investment Services Ltd stated it has 9,598 shares. Ameritas Prtn Incorporated stated it has 0.1% in Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN). First Trust Advsr Ltd Partnership owns 0.01% invested in Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) for 20,844 shares. Spark Inv Management Limited Liability reported 0.1% stake. 55,855 were accumulated by Retirement System Of Alabama.

Churchill Downs Incorporated operates as a racing, gaming, and online entertainment company. The company has market cap of $3.23 billion. It operates through Racing, Casinos, TwinSpires, Big Fish Games, and Other Investments divisions. It has a 27.75 P/E ratio. The firm operates racing facilities, such as Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky; Arlington International Race Course in Arlington Heights with 10 off-track betting facilities in Illinois; Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans along with 12 OTBs in Louisiana; and Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The stock decreased 1.65% or $4.1 during the last trading session, reaching $243.65. About 127,505 shares traded. Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) has risen 56.79% since March 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.24% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Churchill Downs has $265 highest and $150 lowest target. $244.67’s average target is 0.42% above currents $243.65 stock price. Churchill Downs had 10 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, May 6 by Hilliard Lyons. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of CHDN in report on Friday, February 26 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Thursday, September 22 with “Neutral”. Imperial Capital maintained Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) on Friday, October 14 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) earned “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, October 31. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) rating on Friday, August 5. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $176 target.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 1 insider sale for $7.99 million activity. $9.49 million worth of stock was sold by HARRINGTON DANIEL P on Tuesday, March 13. DUCHOSSOIS RICHARD L bought $500,743 worth of stock.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc holds 0.96% of its portfolio in Universal Corporation for 148,619 shares. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc owns 693,772 shares or 0.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Farmers National Bank has 0.77% invested in the company for 9,221 shares. The Germany-based Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh has invested 0.71% in the stock. Brandywine Trust Co, a Delaware-based fund reported 14,907 shares.