Splunk Inc. (SPLK) EPS Estimated At $-0.59; Fairpointe Capital Boosted Its Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Holding

May 17, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Analysts expect Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) to report $-0.59 EPS on May, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 15.71% from last quarter’s $-0.7 EPS. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Splunk Inc.’s analysts see 436.36% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.83% or $2.07 during the last trading session, reaching $115.15. About 1.22 million shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 63.75% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.20% the S&P500.

Fairpointe Capital Llc increased Quest Diagnostics (DGX) stake by 2.01% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Fairpointe Capital Llc acquired 17,775 shares as Quest Diagnostics (DGX)’s stock rose 0.72%. The Fairpointe Capital Llc holds 900,579 shares with $88.70M value, up from 882,804 last quarter. Quest Diagnostics now has $13.83B valuation. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $101.8. About 854,151 shares traded or 6.63% up from the average. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has risen 1.33% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.22% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Quest Diagnostics has $12300 highest and $68 lowest target. $104.75’s average target is 2.90% above currents $101.8 stock price. Quest Diagnostics had 70 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 21 by Mizuho. Mizuho maintained the shares of DGX in report on Wednesday, April 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Raymond James. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho. Robert W. Baird maintained Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) on Sunday, November 12 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DGX in report on Friday, January 29 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold”. The stock of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Monday, June 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23 with “Sector Perform”.

More news for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Premarket analyst action – healthcare” on May 01, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Valvoline, KKR & Co., Otonomy, Radian Group, Red Rock Resorts, and …” and published on May 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 52 investors sold DGX shares while 192 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 115.48 million shares or 1.22% less from 116.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arizona State Retirement, Arizona-based fund reported 87,292 shares. The Massachusetts-based Cape Cod Five Cents Retail Bank has invested 0.06% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Northcoast Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 129,026 shares for 1.14% of their portfolio. Rand Wealth Limited Liability Co owns 18,223 shares. Illinois-based Northern Trust Corporation has invested 0.05% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Sandy Spring Bankshares holds 0% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 30 shares. Tdam Usa has 6,604 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability accumulated 0.03% or 437,790 shares. Amer Assets Management Ltd Llc owns 15,000 shares or 0.28% of their US portfolio. The Wisconsin-based Heartland has invested 0.53% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Cwm Limited Liability stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Clearbridge Invs Lc holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt Company stated it has 0.07% in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX). Apg Asset Mgmt Nv reported 2.17 million shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.06% invested in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) for 319,828 shares.

Fairpointe Capital Llc decreased Lions Gate Entertainment Cl B stake by 67,134 shares to 2.90M valued at $92.00 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) stake by 953,834 shares and now owns 10.09 million shares. Northern Trust Corp (NASDAQ:NTRS) was reduced too.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $30.90 million activity. The insider PREVOZNIK MICHAEL E sold $148,576. Doherty Catherine T. sold $2.21M worth of stock or 21,294 shares. Another trade for 1,157 shares valued at $119,932 was made by Klug Robert A on Friday, February 23. Davis J. E. also sold $187,749 worth of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) shares. Shares for $11.43 million were sold by RUSCKOWSKI STEPHEN H on Monday, January 29. Another trade for 83,669 shares valued at $8.72M was made by Cohen Jon R on Thursday, March 8.

Another recent and important Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Splunk Is A Security ‘Must-Have,’ Wedbush Says In Upgrade” on April 27, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.41 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 31 investors sold Splunk Inc. shares while 97 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 138.84 million shares or 2.97% less from 143.10 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jane Street Grp Limited Liability Co reported 0.03% stake. Amalgamated Bancshares owns 27,886 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Taylor Frigon Capital Management Ltd has invested 1.79% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Alliancebernstein L P owns 1.42M shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Proshare Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) or 5,876 shares. Creative Planning holds 0% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) or 2,536 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Co holds 0% or 3,021 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Gp Incorporated (Ca) accumulated 1,675 shares. Pittenger And Anderson Inc accumulated 0% or 45 shares. Mirae Asset Invs Co Limited invested 0.03% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). Ent Fincl invested 0% of its portfolio in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK). 139,224 are owned by Ithaka. Legal And General Group Public Ltd holds 572,905 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Motley Fool Wealth Ltd Com invested in 294,276 shares or 1.88% of the stock. Florida-based Ifc Holdings Fl has invested 0.02% in Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK).

Since December 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $19.16 million activity. 8,434 Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) shares with value of $833,101 were sold by STEIN LEONARD R. Another trade for 33,734 shares valued at $3.33 million was made by Merritt Douglas on Tuesday, April 3. CONTE DAVID F had sold 20,199 shares worth $1.98 million on Tuesday, April 3. On Monday, March 12 the insider SULLIVAN GODFREY sold $941,503. SMITH GRAHAM also sold $1.07 million worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Thursday, March 15. St. Ledger Susan also sold $2.05 million worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) shares. $598,350 worth of stock was sold by Campione Richard on Wednesday, December 13.

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