Next Century Growth Investors Upped By $1.23 Million Its Granite Construction (GVA) Holding; United States Lime & Minerals (USLM) Sentiment Is 1.5

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. is a maker of lime and limestone products. The company has market cap of $484.39 million. The Company’s divisions include Lime and Limestone operations, and Natural

gas interests. It has a 24.89 P/E ratio. The Company, through its Lime and Limestone Operations, is a maker of lime and limestone products, supplying primarily the construction, environmental , industrial, metals (including steel producers), roof shingle, gas and oil services, and agriculture (including poultry and cattle feed producers) industries.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc increased Granite Construction Inc (GVA) stake by 7.1% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Next Century Growth Investors Llc acquired 25,649 shares as Granite Construction Inc (GVA)’s stock declined 12.23%. The Next Century Growth Investors Llc holds 386,673 shares with $18.65 million value, up from 361,024 last quarter. Granite Construction Inc now has $2.47B valuation. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $62.02 per share. It is down 16.24% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.46% the S&P500.

Since June 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.03 million activity. Roberts James Hildebrand had sold 17,442 shares worth $878,110 on Friday, June 9. On Thursday, June 15 the insider Powell William Howard sold $148,800.

Among 8 analysts covering Granite Constr (NYSE:GVA), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Granite Constr had 20 analyst reports since November 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, May 3 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) rating on Wednesday, December 2. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $46 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by M Partners. Canaccord Genuity maintained Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) on Thursday, March 23 with “Buy” rating. M Partners initiated Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) on Wednesday, June 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Tuesday, August 2. The stock of Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 29 investors sold GVA shares while 53 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 38.01 million shares or 7.78% more from 35.26 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Advantus Management invested in 0.01% or 4,973 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs invested in 300 shares. State Street Corp accumulated 1.28 million shares. Pnc Financial Services Gru, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,686 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 572,100 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Wisconsin-based Cortina Asset Mgmt Ltd Com has invested 1.29% in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). Us National Bank & Trust De reported 0.01% in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). Renaissance Technology Limited Liability stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). Independent Port Consultants invested in 17,653 shares. Keybank National Association Oh reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). Illinois-based Citadel Limited Com has invested 0% in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). Rainier Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.34% in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA). First Advisors Lp holds 0.02% or 136,211 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Segall Bryant And Hamill Lc has 0.18% invested in Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA) for 162,761 shares. Profund Advsrs Ltd Com, a Maryland-based fund reported 4,973 shares.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc decreased Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) stake by 102,711 shares to 157,362 valued at $13.36 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Marketaxess Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MKTX) stake by 40,558 shares and now owns 127,025 shares. Hunt (Jb) Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) was reduced too.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $34,918 activity.

Minerva Advisors Llc holds 6.36% of its portfolio in United States Lime & Minerals Inc for 146,779 shares. Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma owns 62,761 shares or 0.92% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cardinal Capital Management has 0.35% invested in the company for 13,499 shares. The Illinois-based North Star Investment Management Corp. has invested 0.25% in the stock. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co, a New York-based fund reported 25,431 shares.

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