Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Has Decreased Navigant Consulting (NCI) Holding; Ameriprise Financial Lowered Scotts Miracle (SMG) Position

August 12, 2018 - By Robert Shackelford

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Ameriprise Financial Inc decreased Scotts Miracle (SMG) stake by 6.4% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Ameriprise Financial Inc sold 9,326 shares as Scotts Miracle (SMG)’s stock declined 6.44%. The Ameriprise Financial Inc holds 136,481 shares with $11.70 million value, down from 145,807 last quarter. Scotts Miracle now has $4.17 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $75.35. About 341,552 shares traded. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has declined 3.29% since August 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500. Some Historical SMG News: 01/05/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro Expects to Close Deal by June 1; 18/04/2018 – MOODY’S REVIEWS SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO FOR DOWNGRADE; 01/05/2018 – SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CONFERENCE CALL CONCLUDES; 01/05/2018 – SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO 2Q EARNINGS CALL BEGINS; 01/05/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro 2Q EPS $2.59; 17/04/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro: ‘Project Catalyst’ Plan Intended to Improve Adjusted EPS by 60c-80c in FY2019; 17/04/2018 – SCOTTSMIRACLE-GRO SEES DEAL ADDING TO 2019 ADJ EPS BY 60C-80C; 19/03/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro Co Unit Hawthorne Gardening Co Establishes R&D Alliance With The Flowr Corp; 18/04/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Scotts Miracle-Gro Rtgs Unaffctd By Acqstn; 17/04/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro: Sunlight Supply Is Largest Distributor of Hydroponic Products in U.S

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc decreased Navigant Consulting Inc (NCI) stake by 99.81% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc sold 576,588 shares as Navigant Consulting Inc (NCI)’s stock rose 18.28%. The Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc holds 1,079 shares with $21,000 value, down from 577,667 last quarter. Navigant Consulting Inc now has $1.09B valuation. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $24.17. About 273,975 shares traded. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) has risen 26.06% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.49% the S&P500. Some Historical NCI News: 02/05/2018 – Navigant Research Report Finds the Global Market for Off-Grid DER Implementation Is Expected to Total Approximately $350 Billio; 02/05/2018 – Navigant 1Q Rev $264.5M; 12/03/2018 – NAVIGANT CONSULTING INC – EXPANSION OF ITS GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE (GCP) INTO AUSTRALIA, WITH NEW OFFICES IN PERTH AND SYDNEY; 03/04/2018 – Engine Capital Is “Convinced Outside Board Change Is Required” at Navigant; 10/05/2018 – Navigant Announces Agreement With Engine Cap; 08/03/2018 – Navigant Legal Investigations Professionals Recognized among the World’s Leading Experts; 17/04/2018 – NAVIGANT – ON APRIL 16 CO SAID SAMUEL SKINNER, JAMES THOMPSON WILL RETIRE, NOT STAND FOR RE-ELECTION AT 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS; 08/05/2018 – Navigant Research Report Shows Revenue for Sales and Installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Is Expected to Reach Nearly $36 Billion in 2027; 12/03/2018 – Navigant Expands into Australia; 02/05/2018 – NAVIGANT CONSULTING 1Q REV. $264.5M, EST. $233.7M

Analysts await The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) to report earnings on November, 6. They expect $-0.61 EPS, down 134.62% or $0.35 from last year’s $-0.26 per share. After $2.67 actual EPS reported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -122.85% negative EPS growth.

Ameriprise Financial Inc increased Nxstage Medical Inc (NASDAQ:NXTM) stake by 67,971 shares to 195,204 valued at $4.85M in 2018Q1. It also upped Spdr S&P 600 Small Cap Value stake by 22,904 shares and now owns 131,609 shares. Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE:BOOT) was raised too.

Since May 4, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 selling transactions for $27.59 million activity. FINN BRIAN D had bought 7,500 shares worth $599,648 on Friday, May 4. HAGEDORN JAMES also sold $5.61M worth of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) shares. HAGEDORN KATHERINE LITTLEFIELD also sold $2.67 million worth of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) shares. Shares for $130,103 were sold by Johnson Stephen L. Another trade for 16,603 shares valued at $1.43M was made by Hagedorn Partnership – L.P. on Monday, June 18. On Monday, May 14 the insider Lukemire Michael C sold $701,646.

Among 5 analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company had 9 analyst reports since April 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The stock of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 17 by Bank of America. Bank of America maintained The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) on Wednesday, August 1 with “Underperform” rating. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of SMG in report on Friday, June 1 to “Sell” rating. As per Friday, June 1, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, May 15. Bank of America maintained The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) rating on Wednesday, June 13. Bank of America has “Sell” rating and $8000 target. The stock of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, June 20 by Raymond James.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 34 investors sold SMG shares while 90 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 35.26 million shares or 1.36% less from 35.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 327,882 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bb&T Corp invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Smithfield Tru Co invested in 25 shares or 0% of the stock. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 9,108 shares. Bbva Compass Bank has 24,451 shares. Archford Strategies Limited Liability Co owns 35 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Com, United Kingdom-based fund reported 9,725 shares. Moreover, Gradient Investments Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Shelton Capital Management invested 0.02% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Rhumbline Advisers holds 85,458 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Jensen Investment Management stated it has 9,040 shares. The France-based Capital Fund Sa has invested 0.01% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). 2,500 are held by Leavell Investment Mngmt.

More notable recent The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Scotts Miracle-Gro Deserves To Be Lower – Cramer’s Lightning Round (7/24/18)” on July 25, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “9 Ways to Invest in Marijuana Stocks” published on August 11, 2018, Fool.com published: “How to Profit Off the Marijuana Industry” on August 10, 2018. More interesting news about The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Best Indirect Marijuana Play” published on July 17, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) Declares $0.55 Quarterly Dividend; 2.8% Yield” with publication date: July 14, 2018.

More notable recent Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Navigant Downgraded By William Blair On Lack Of 2019 Visibility” on August 03, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on A10 Networks, Lannett, Navigant Consulting, EastGroup Properties …” published on August 06, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Study: Despite Improvements, Academic Medical Centers Trail Non-Academics on Cost and Quality Metrics” on August 08, 2018. More interesting news about Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “65 Stocks Moving In Thursday’s Mid-Day Session” published on August 02, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “75 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” with publication date: August 03, 2018.

Analysts await Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 13.33% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.3 per share. NCI’s profit will be $15.30M for 17.77 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Navigant Consulting, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.61% negative EPS growth.

Among 3 analysts covering Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Navigant Consulting had 3 analyst reports since February 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, February 21, the company rating was downgraded by Barrington. William Blair downgraded Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) on Friday, August 3 to “Market Perform” rating. On Monday, May 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Barrington Research to “Outperform”.

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