Aptiv (APTV) Outperform Rating Kept at Baird; With $107 Target; Mesa Laboratories (MLAB) Sentiment Is 1.21

April 17, 2018 - By Danny Collins

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Baird currently has a $107 TP on the $23.51B market cap company or 20.89% upside potential. In a note issued to clients on Tuesday morning, Aptiv (APTV) stock had its Outperform Rating maintained by stock analysts at Baird.

Mesa Laboratories Inc (MLAB) investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.67, from 1.88 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 46 investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 38 cut down and sold their equity positions in Mesa Laboratories Inc. The investment managers in our database now possess: 2.66 million shares, up from 2.49 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Mesa Laboratories Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 12 Reduced: 26 Increased: 37 New Position: 9.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.02% of its portfolio in Mesa Laboratories, Inc. for 423,804 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc owns 88,379 shares or 1.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pembroke Management Ltd has 0.69% invested in the company for 53,700 shares. The New York-based Teton Advisors Inc. has invested 0.39% in the stock. Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc, a Colorado-based fund reported 500 shares.

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets quality control instruments and disposable products. The company has market cap of $627.35 million. The companyÂ’s Instruments segment offers data loggers, which are precision instruments used in critical manufacturing, quality control, and validation applications; medical meters and calibration solutions used to test various parameters of the dialysis fluid, and the calibration and operation of the dialysis machine; gas flow calibration and air sampling equipment that are used for industrial hygiene assessments, calibration of gas metering equipment, and environmental air monitoring; and torque testing systems used for measure bottle cap tightness. It currently has negative earnings. This segmentÂ’s products are used in healthcare, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, medical device, industrial hygiene, environmental air sampling, and semiconductor industries.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.27 million activity.

Analysts await Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) to report earnings on June, 6. They expect $1.93 EPS, up 55.65% or $0.69 from last year’s $1.24 per share. MLAB’s profit will be $7.30M for 21.48 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.24 actual EPS reported by Mesa Laboratories, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -904.17% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 2.25% or $3.824 during the last trading session, reaching $165.826. About 2,563 shares traded. Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (MLAB) has risen 13.08% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.53% the S&P500.

Analysts await Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.20 earnings per share, down 24.53% or $0.39 from last year’s $1.59 per share. APTV’s profit will be $318.77 million for 18.44 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual earnings per share reported by Aptiv PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.83% or $1.59 during the last trading session, reaching $88.51. About 722,731 shares traded. Aptiv PLC (APTV) has risen 26.72% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.17% the S&P500.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufacturers vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, and safety technology solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $23.51 billion. It operates through three divisions: Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, and Electronics and Safety. It has a 17.49 P/E ratio. The Electrical/Electronic Architecture segment offers complete design of the vehicleÂ’s electrical architecture, including connectors, wiring assemblies and harnesses, electrical centers, and hybrid high voltage and safety distribution systems.

Among 18 analysts covering Aptiv PLC Ordinary Shares (APTV), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Aptiv PLC Ordinary Shares has $114 highest and $64 lowest target. $104.59’s average target is 18.17% above currents $88.51 stock price. Aptiv PLC Ordinary Shares had 25 analyst reports since December 5, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Guggenheim. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Berenberg upgraded the shares of APTV in report on Wednesday, April 4 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, February 28. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $106.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. Buckingham Research maintained Aptiv PLC (NYSE:APTV) on Monday, February 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, December 18.

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