Schulman A Inc 2017 Q4 Institutional Investor Sentiment Better Than Expected

May 17, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

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Sentiment for Schulman A Inc (NASDAQ:SHLM)

Schulman A Inc (NASDAQ:SHLM) institutional sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 83 investment professionals opened new and increased holdings, while 73 sold and trimmed positions in Schulman A Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 22.18 million shares, up from 22.12 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Schulman A Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 21 Reduced: 52 Increased: 54 New Position: 29.

A. Schulman, Inc. manufactures and supplies plastic compounds and resins. The company has market cap of $1.29 billion. It offers custom performance colors, including standard and customized colors, organic and inorganic pigments, high chroma colors in translucent or opaque formats, and special effects. It has a 34.55 P/E ratio. The firm also provides engineered composites, such as thermoset bulk, sheet, and thick molding compounds, as well as high performance engineered structural composite solutions for original equipment manufacturers and custom molders.

The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $43.85. About 48,784 shares traded. A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) has risen 38.75% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) to report earnings on June, 27. They expect $0.65 EPS, up 3.17 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.63 per share. SHLM’s profit will be $19.18M for 16.87 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.11 actual EPS reported by A. Schulman, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -690.91 % EPS growth.

Silver Capital Management Llc holds 2.48% of its portfolio in A. Schulman, Inc. for 18,530 shares. Kingdon Capital Management L.L.C. owns 801,602 shares or 1.93% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Glenhill Advisors Llc has 1.86% invested in the company for 679,603 shares. The Colorado-based Tributary Capital Management Llc has invested 1.52% in the stock. Rudman Errol M, a New York-based fund reported 73,738 shares.

A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of A Schulman’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating A Schulman, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $37.0 while the high is $4500. The stock’s average target of $43 is -1.94% below today’s ($43.85) share price. SHLM was included in 6 notes of analysts from January 8, 2018. SunTrust maintained A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) rating on Wednesday, January 31. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $41.0 target. On Friday, February 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Seaport Global. The rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Neutral” on Friday, February 16. Seaport Global maintained A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) rating on Thursday, March 29. Seaport Global has “Hold” rating and $4500 target.

More recent A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM) news were published by: Crainscleveland.com which released: “A. Schulman, Citadel trial opens in Delaware” on April 18, 2018. Also Crainscleveland.com published the news titled: “A. Schulman sets June meeting to vote on merger” on April 19, 2018. Digitaljournal.com‘s news article titled: “NASDAQ:SHLM Shareholder Alert: Lawsuit Filed Against Acquisition of a Schulman Inc” with publication date: May 11, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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