Elk Creek Partners Has Lowered Its Circor Intl (CIR) Stake by $1.35 Million; Stock Rose; Speece Thorson Capital Group Has Cut Its Holding in Idex (IEX) by $483,084

Elk Creek Partners Llc decreased its stake in Circor Intl Inc (CIR) by 14.63% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Elk Creek Partners Llc sold 64,276 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 375,015 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $7.99 million, down from 439,291 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Elk Creek Partners Llc who had been investing in Circor Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $635.64M market cap company. The stock increased 8.00% or $2.37 during the last trading session, reaching $32.01. About 560,933 shares traded or 257.73% up from the average. CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has declined 21.26% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.63% the S&P500. Some Historical CIR News: 01/05/2018 – Circor Intl Sees 2Q Adj EPS 44c-Adj EPS 54c; 01/05/2018 – CIRCOR SEES 2Q ADJ EPS 44C-54C, EST. 56C; 06/03/2018 GAMCO REPORTS 13.05% STAKE IN CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL INC; 17/04/2018 – CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL – EFFECTIVE APRIL 12, ENTERED INTEREST RATE SWAP PURSUANT TO INTERNATIONAL SWAPS AND DERIVATIVES ASSOCIATION MASTER AGREEMENT; 01/05/2018 – CIRCOR 1Q REV. $275.6M, EST. $269.3M; 01/05/2018 – Circor Intl 1Q Rev $275.6M; 25/04/2018 – CIRCOR International Announces Availability of Historical Segment Information Reflecting Previously Announced Organizational; 01/05/2018 – Circor Intl Sees 2Q Rev $275M-$285M; 02/05/2018 – Circor Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 01/05/2018 – CIRCOR 1Q ADJ EPS 40C, EST. 32C

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc decreased its stake in Idex Corp (IEX) by 11.78% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc sold 3,834 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.13% with the market. The hedge fund held 28,707 shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.63 million, down from 32,541 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc who had been investing in Idex Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $147.72. About 570,072 shares traded or 68.90% up from the average. IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) has risen 7.07% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500. Some Historical IEX News: 30/04/2018 – IDEX Corp 1Q EPS $1.27; 18/04/2018 – REG-Notice of IDEX annual general meeting 9 May 2018; 25/04/2018 – IDEX BOOSTS REGULAR QTRLY DIV SIXTEEN%; 09/05/2018 – REG-Mandatory notification of trades in IDEX; 30/04/2018 – IDEX Corp 1Q Adj EPS $1.29; 12/04/2018 – REG-IDEX annual report for 2017; 12/04/2018 – Idex Presenting at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference May 8; 20/04/2018 – VIAS Acquires Idex Solutions PLM Business Unit; 17/04/2018 – DEEP ECO: Idex May Face Pressure, Machinery Down This Quarter; 09/05/2018 – REG-Annual general meeting in IDEX held on 9 May 2018

More notable recent CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Circor (CIR) to Offer 3.3M Shares on Behalf of Colfax Corp. (CFX) – StreetInsider.com” on June 11, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “CIRCOR International Names Chadi Chahine as Chief Financial Officer – Business Wire” published on January 02, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “CIRCOR Announces Dates for Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call – Business Wire” on February 13, 2019. More interesting news about CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “CIRCOR International down 4% post Q4 results – Seeking Alpha” published on February 27, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense New York & Lockheed Martin Enter Site Agreement for Hellfire Missile Program – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 05, 2019.

Analysts await CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, down 5.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.4 per share. CIR’s profit will be $7.55M for 21.06 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by CIRCOR International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.71% negative EPS growth.

Elk Creek Partners Llc, which manages about $800.79 million and $1.21B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Evolent Health Inc by 172,275 shares to 1.74 million shares, valued at $34.67M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ptc Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTCT) by 106,639 shares in the quarter, for a total of 377,674 shares, and has risen its stake in Daseke Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.32, from 1.38 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 16 investors sold CIR shares while 31 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 21.08 million shares or 3.05% less from 21.75 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability owns 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 90,936 shares. Invesco reported 60,989 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board, Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 17,362 shares. Glenmede Trust Na stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Moreover, Dc Capital Advsr Limited has 5.02% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Art Ltd Company has invested 0.02% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Bank & Trust Of Mellon holds 0% or 212,934 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 30,560 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag owns 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) for 78,443 shares. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 23,021 shares. Parametric Assocs Ltd has invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Citigroup holds 14,459 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Swiss Financial Bank reported 29,400 shares.

Analysts await IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) to report earnings on April, 29. They expect $1.37 earnings per share, up 6.20% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.29 per share. IEX’s profit will be $103.84 million for 26.96 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual earnings per share reported by IDEX Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.58% EPS growth.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc, which manages about $408.00M and $333.82 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in White Mount Ins Grp Ltd (NYSE:WTM) by 752 shares to 15,205 shares, valued at $13.04M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM) by 43,368 shares in the quarter, for a total of 106,372 shares, and has risen its stake in Noble Corp Plc Shs Usd (NYSE:NE).

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