Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Has Cut Polaris Inds (PII) Holding By $372,232; Graham (GHM) Sellers Increased By 9.27% Their Shorts

October 11, 2017 – By Hazel Jackson

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc decreased Polaris Inds Inc (PII) stake by 15.38% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc sold 4,046 shares as Polaris Inds Inc (PII)’s stock rose 0.36%. The Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc holds 22,262 shares with $2.05M value, down from 26,308 last quarter. Polaris Inds Inc now has $6.57B valuation. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.5 on October 11, reaching $105. About 461,766 shares traded. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 5.51% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.19% the S&P500.

Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM) had an increase of 9.27% in short interest. GHM’s SI was 93,100 shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 9.27% from 85,200 shares previously. With 38,300 avg volume, 2 days are for Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM)’s short sellers to cover GHM’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.2 on October 11, reaching $22.08. About 14,822 shares traded. Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM) has risen 28.00% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.30% the S&P500.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc increased American Intl Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) stake by 7,636 shares to 58,924 valued at $3.69M in 2017Q2. It also upped Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD) stake by 18,349 shares and now owns 34,654 shares. Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Polaris Industries had 72 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 15 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Thursday, April 14, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. Robert W. Baird downgraded Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) on Friday, July 21 to “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PII in report on Wednesday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, January 25. Lake Street maintained Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) rating on Wednesday, June 29. Lake Street has “Buy” rating and $106 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 25 by Lake Street. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 23 by Longbow.

Analysts await Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $1.20 EPS, up 140.00% or $0.70 from last year’s $0.5 per share. PII’s profit will be $75.09 million for 21.88 P/E if the $1.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual EPS reported by Polaris Industries Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.45% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 40 investors sold PII shares while 110 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 58.75 million shares or 1.75% more from 57.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kiltearn Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 5.21% of its portfolio in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) for 1.76 million shares. Bb&T Corp accumulated 0.16% or 86,182 shares. Advantus Management holds 7,396 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Moreover, Verus Fin Prtnrs Incorporated has 0.44% invested in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Us Bancshares De accumulated 54,564 shares. Advsrs Asset Mgmt holds 0.02% or 10,183 shares. First Interstate Bankshares accumulated 4,081 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Ngam Ltd Partnership has 23,724 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 0.03% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Sns Group Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt accumulated 209,364 shares. Scout, a Missouri-based fund reported 132,903 shares. Wetherby Asset Mngmt owns 4,860 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Callahan Lc has 9,238 shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt Incorporated owns 4,893 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Since May 12, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $115,361 activity. On Tuesday, May 16 the insider Homan Matthew J. sold $226,085. On Friday, May 12 the insider Henricks Gwenne A. bought $110,724.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $341,319 activity. 6,000 Graham Corporation (NYSE:GHM) shares with value of $129,134 were sold by LINES JAMES R. On Friday, June 9 the insider Condame Jennifer R sold $15,647.

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