January 21, 2018

Analysts See $1.52 EPS for McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC)

13 January 2018, 06:01 | Hattie Nash

(MKC) stake by 69.22% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Shares for $497,500 were sold by MANGAN MICHAEL D. The institutional investor held 983,437 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $38.52 million, up from 961,488 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mccormick & Co. now has $13.32 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.32% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $36.62. About 47,791 shares traded. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a 52-week low of $85.10 and a 52-week high of $107.84. It has underperformed by 11.58% the S&P500. Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Mccormick & Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.31 billion market cap company. It operates through three divisions: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The current P/E ration is 28.57 and forward P/E of 22.06 indicates where the company may be headed. The Commercial Solutions segment offers country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment, and promotional activity across various channels, including retail, hospital, and mail order to life science companies, and investment and financial sectors that deal with life science companies; and measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code, and individual prescriber level to pharmaceutical sales organizations.

Ratings analysis reveals 27% of QuintilesIMS's analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating QuintilesIMS, 3 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 7 recommend "Hold". The stock was sold at an average price of $96.26, for a total transaction of $240,650.00.

Among 10 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, October 12 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 5 by UBS. Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Co reported 3,444 shares. The stock of IQVIA Holdings Inc. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

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It closed at $103.48 lastly. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500. Crestwood Grp Limited Liability Company has 175,607 shares for 1.55% of their portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt owns 10,900 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 0.05% or 204,885 shares. The Massachusetts-based Bain Capital Investors Llc has invested 12.3% in the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hold" rating and set a $103.00 price target (up from $95.00) on shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Therefore 33% are positive. Also, Director Maritza Gomez Montiel sold 2,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. Zions Bancorporation now owns 1,086 shares of the company's stock valued at $111,000 after purchasing an additional 1,065 shares during the last quarter. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 16 by Jefferies. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, March 30. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, June 24. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $9800 target. As per Wednesday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Zacks downgraded the shares of MKC in report on Thursday, August 20 to "Buy" rating. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $115.00 target price on shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, October 7th. Its up 0.77, from 0.86 in 2017Q2.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) by 5.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Clarkston Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Co reported 495,119 shares. Moreover, Tci Wealth Inc has 0% invested in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) for 30 shares. Schulhoff & reported 1.15% in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Edge Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 70 shares. Arcadia Invest Mi holds 0.01% or 243 shares in its portfolio. Monetary Mgmt Grp Inc invested in 0.01% or 125 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 21,543 shares. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has risen 5.12% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. Moreover, Pettee Investors has 1.05% invested in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC). Jpmorgan Chase invested in 0.01% or 331,771 shares. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 11,125 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,141,000 after acquiring an additional 1,720 shares during the period. Jpmorgan Chase & Communications has 0.01% invested in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) for 331,771 shares. Fjarde Ap, Alabama-based fund reported 11,117 shares. The stock has "Buy" rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, July 25.

Parnassus Investments increased Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) or 246,237 shares. It also increased its holding in Parker Hannifin Corp. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) owns 1,208 shares. Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) was raised too. The stock of McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) earned "Underweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 19. The stock decreased 1.49% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $101.58. MKC's profit would be $199.15M giving it 16.71 P/E if the $1.52 EPS is correct. The institutional investor held 1.23M shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $126.73 million, down from 1.66 million at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.36 million activity. On Friday, October 13 the insider HRABOWSKI FREEMAN A III sold $296,050. Shares for $8.59 million were sold by FISCHER DAVID B. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $6.53 million worth of stock. On Thursday, September 28 ARCHER TIMOTHY sold $2.11M worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) or 11,590 shares.

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