HP (HPQ) Gets Loop Capital Markets Civerage with $23.0 Target; VF (VFC) Shorts Raised By 3.71%

August 22, 2017 – By Richard Conner

Among 28 analysts covering Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Hewlett-Packard has $45 highest and $6 lowest target. $22.12’s average target is 15.81% above currents $19.1 stock price. Hewlett-Packard had 99 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 30 with “Hold”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, November 4. The stock of HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 23 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, February 11. Jefferies downgraded the shares of HPQ in report on Wednesday, November 23 to “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Wednesday, October 14 by Barclays Capital. The stock of HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, December 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Mizuho. UBS initiated HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) on Wednesday, November 4 with “Neutral” rating.

VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) had an increase of 3.71% in short interest. VFC’s SI was 31.25 million shares in August as released by FINRA. Its up 3.71% from 30.14M shares previously. With 2.54M avg volume, 12 days are for VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC)’s short sellers to cover VFC’s short positions. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $63.1. About 1.33 million shares traded. VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) has declined 13.07% since August 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 67 investors sold VF Corp shares while 260 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 229 raised stakes. 415.72 million shares or 2.44% more from 405.83 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Fund Advsr has invested 0.04% in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). E&G Advsr Lp invested in 6,700 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Sun Life Fincl Inc invested in 0% or 9 shares. Hermes Inv Mngmt Ltd stated it has 288,080 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. 1.53M were accumulated by Legal & General Gp Public Limited Co. 34,987 were reported by Cibc Asset. Sarasin Limited Liability Partnership owns 274,687 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund, a Texas-based fund reported 99,146 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt stated it has 16,268 shares. Dubuque Bancshares & invested 0.04% in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). Macquarie Ltd owns 0.01% invested in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) for 98,450 shares. Asset Management One Limited holds 0.08% or 591,240 shares. Swedbank holds 1.96 million shares or 0.83% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement System invested 0.08% of its portfolio in VF Corp (NYSE:VFC). Boston Ptnrs accumulated 53,755 shares.

V.F. Corporation is engaged in the design, production, procurement, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and related products. The company has market cap of $24.84 billion. The Company’s divisions include Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear and Sportswear. It has a 23.94 P/E ratio. The Company’s Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition is a group of authentic outdoor and activity lifestyle brands.

Among 25 analysts covering V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. V.F. Corp had 75 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, February 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, October 24. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform” on Thursday, September 15. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) on Thursday, November 12 to “Underperform” rating. The stock of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Friday, July 15. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of VFC in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral”. The stock of VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley.

HP Inc. is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprises, including clients in the government, health and education sectors. The company has market cap of $32.02 billion. The Firm provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services. It has a 12.96 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Personal Systems, Printing and Corporate Investments.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.59 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 9 investors sold HP Inc shares while 8 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 9 raised stakes. 2.79 million shares or 50.41% more from 1.85 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc, Michigan-based fund reported 102,000 shares. Grassi Mgmt holds 0.08% or 29,950 shares. Palisade Asset Management Lc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 1.26M shares. Balasa Dinverno Foltz Lc owns 0.21% invested in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) for 82,972 shares. North Star Asset has 0.05% invested in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ). Ferguson Wellman Mngmt has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ). Wagner Bowman Corp owns 0.08% invested in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) for 15,934 shares. Nelson Roberts Advsrs Ltd Co reported 1,880 shares. Tirschwell & Loewy Incorporated holds 0.03% or 12,100 shares. Prentiss Smith And reported 500 shares. Horrell Management Inc has invested 0.39% in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ). Vantage Investment Advsrs Lc has 0.01% invested in HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) for 849 shares. Eagle Asset Inc, Florida-based fund reported 125,743 shares.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $18.41 million activity. LESJAK CATHERINE A sold $1.29M worth of stock. 10,000 HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) shares with value of $189,500 were sold by COUGHLIN RON. The insider KEOGH TRACY S sold $1.98M. The insider MYERS MARIE sold 36,941 shares worth $651,270. FLAXMAN JON E sold $638,985 worth of stock.

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