Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co Has Boosted Duke Realty (DRE) Stake By $2.26 Million; Astec Industries (ASTE) Sentiment Is 1.34

May 18, 2018 - By Peter Hammer

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Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co increased Duke Realty Corp (DRE) stake by 3.06% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co acquired 83,750 shares as Duke Realty Corp (DRE)’s stock declined 3.09%. The Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co holds 2.82 million shares with $76.64M value, up from 2.73 million last quarter. Duke Realty Corp now has $9.91 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.68% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $27.49. About 2.18 million shares traded. Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) has risen 4.63% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.92% the S&P500.

Astec Industries Inc (ASTE) investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.06, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 83 institutional investors started new or increased equity positions, while 62 trimmed and sold holdings in Astec Industries Inc. The institutional investors in our database now have: 20.12 million shares, up from 17.44 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Astec Industries Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 51 Increased: 54 New Position: 29.

Teton Advisors Inc. holds 1.63% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. for 303,600 shares. Sg Capital Management Llc owns 102,901 shares or 1.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 1.12% invested in the company for 40,540 shares. The California-based Granite Investment Partners Llc has invested 0.97% in the stock. Penn Capital Management Co Inc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 233,581 shares.

More news for Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Marcato Capital Shows New Stakes in Astec Industries (ASTE), Univar (UNVR) (more…) – 13f” on May 15, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Astec Industries Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” and published on April 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, up 50.00% or $0.31 from last year’s $0.62 per share. ASTE’s profit will be $21.46 million for 15.56 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by Astec Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.90% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $57.9. About 55,864 shares traded. Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE) has declined 9.14% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.69% the S&P500.

Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and markets equipment and components primarily for the road building, aggregate processing, geothermal, water, gas and oil, and wood processing industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.34 billion. The Company’s Infrastructure Group segment offers asphalt and wood pellet plants, and related components; asphalt pavers, screeds, milling machines, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers, and related ancillary equipment; and commercial pavers. It has a 35.52 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Aggregate and Mining Group segment provides aggregate processing and mining equipment; crushers, portable plants, sand classifying and washing equipment, and conveying equipment; mobile screening plants, portable and stationary structures, and vibrating screens; aggregate and ore processing equipment; rock breaking systems, processing equipment, and utility vehicles; and bulk material handling systems and minerals processing equipment.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $3.19 million activity.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $240,920 activity. The insider EITEL CHARLES R sold $130,840. 4,000 Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) shares with value of $110,080 were sold by SABELHAUS MELANIE R.

Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co decreased Federal Rlty Invt Tr (NYSE:FRT) stake by 23,600 shares to 292,819 valued at $38.89M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Relx Plc stake by 114,887 shares and now owns 182,585 shares. Dcp Midstream Lp (NYSE:DPM) was reduced too.

Among 18 analysts covering Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Duke Realty had 49 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 9 by Miller Tabak. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 27. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, February 4 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The stock of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 7. Bank of America upgraded the shares of DRE in report on Tuesday, May 1 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 14. BB&T Capital initiated Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) rating on Thursday, November 12. BB&T Capital has “Hold” rating and $22.50 target. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, December 15. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equalweight”.

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