Saturday, 20 January, 2018

KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR) Announces Dividend Increase - $0.35 Per Share

Bennie Garza | 14 January, 2018, 07:43

In the last ninety days, insiders sold 32,000 shares of company stock worth $1,575,200. About 3.08M shares traded or 364.09% up from the average. The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ:SMPL) has 0.00% since January 11, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 9.21% the S&P500.

Hood River Capital Management LLC raised its stake in KAR Auction Services, Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 24.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The company has a market capitalization of $7,010.00, a P/E ratio of 30.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.08.

Analysts expect Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) to report $0.04 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter's $0.04 EPS. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its position in shares of KAR Auction Services by 832.0% during the second quarter. The stock increased 2.37% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $52.18. About 9.09 million shares traded or 10.31% up from the average. Corsair Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Kar Auction Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.15 billion market cap company. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) has declined 25.97% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.21% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core S&P 500 Etf (IVV) by 2,055 shares in the quarter, for a total of 241,604 shares, and has risen its stake in Intl.

Among 6 analysts covering Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company had 135 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The business's quarterly revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that KAR Auction Services will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:KAR) on Thursday, September 7 to "Hold" rating. Sterne Agee CRT has "Buy" rating and $49 target. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $52.80. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in KAR Auction Services by 3.5% in the second quarter. (NYSE:KAR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 18 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of KAR in report on Wednesday, July 19 with "Buy" rating. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The Connecticut-based Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct has invested 3.34% in the stock. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:V) earned "Buy" rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has "Hold" rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.42, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold KAR shares while 87 reduced holdings. Bogle Inv Mgmt LP De invested 0.65% of its portfolio in KAR Auction Services, Inc. Neville Rodie & Shaw holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 4,395 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma has 0% invested in KAR Auction Services, Inc. On Friday, January 5 Beaty Anne L. sold $151,459 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 2,937 shares. KAR Auction Services's revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter past year. (NYSE:KAR). Yorktown Management & Inc reported 6,100 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in KAR Auction Services by 0.3% in the second quarter. 16,415 were accumulated by Coe Mngmt Ltd. Guggenheim Llc holds 0.01% or 105,352 shares. S Muoio Ltd Com owns 9,021 shares or 0.22% of their U.S. portfolio. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were issued a $0.35 dividend.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. KAR Auction Services, Inc has a 1-year low of $31.54 and a 1-year high of $46.13.

KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. Hbk Investments LP invested in 52,032 shares. Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Com holds 0% or 99,652 shares. Motley Fool Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 202,708 shares or 1.94% of its portfolio. The Ws Management Lllp holds 5.17M shares with $62.33 million value, up from 5.02 million last quarter. KAR's profit will be $70.33 million for 25.40 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 5.53, from 6.41 in 2017Q2. 35 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. Oakbrook Invs Limited Liability Corp reported 33,590 shares. 679.57 million shares or 0.21% less from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natl Bank Of Mellon Corporation holds 0% in Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI) or 310,435 shares. (NYSE:DST). Pennsylvania-based Smithfield Tru Company has invested 0.01% in DST Systems, Inc. Principal Financial Group Inc holds 0.02% or 543,530 shares. Northstar Asset Limited Liability Corporation owns 10,550 shares for 0.49% of their portfolio. Tower Cap Limited Liability Corp (Trc) reported 82 shares stake. (NYSE:DHI). Pnc Financial Serv Grp reported 0.01% in D.R. Horton, Inc. Parametrica Mgmt, a Hong Kong-based fund reported 4,045 shares. Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% or 12,805 shares. Ubs Asset Americas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. 43,000 shares were sold by Pope Lawrence J, worth $1.71M. The firm acquired 5,000 shares of the specialty retailer's stock, valued at approximately $252,000. Gabelli downgraded KAR Auction Services from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $53.00 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Therefore 83% are positive. The stock of Visa Inc. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". The firm has "Positive" rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, January 26. (NYSE:KAR) on Friday, July 24 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:DHI) on Tuesday, June 27 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29. (NYSE:DHI) on Tuesday, January 9 with "Hold" rating. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has "Mkt Outperform" rating given on Friday, September 11 by JMP Securities.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.29 million activity.

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