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Bank of America Ups Advance Auto Parts (AAP) To “Buy” from “Neutral”; iRobot (IRBT) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

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Trading of Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP)‘s shares is going to be interesting today. Bank of America upgraded the stock from a “Neutral” to a “Buy”.

Among 5 analysts covering iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. iRobot had 5 analyst reports since July 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, September 4 report. The stock of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, October 8. Needham upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $95 target in Wednesday, October 24 report. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 10 by Raymond James. Canaccord Genuity reinitiated iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) rating on Monday, November 5. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $115 target. See iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) latest ratings:

05/11/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $80 New Target: $115 Reinitiate
24/10/2018 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy New Target: $95 Upgrade
08/10/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
04/09/2018 Broker: Sidoti Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
10/07/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade

Since August 17, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $13,559 activity. TRAVIS NIGEL had bought 1,250 shares worth $199,625. DIAS FIONA P also sold $186,066 worth of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) shares.

More notable recent Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “BAML digs into hardlines retail – Seeking Alpha” on January 09, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 7, 2019 – Benzinga” published on January 07, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “5 Strong-Buy Stocks That Crushed 2018 – Investorplace.com” on January 04, 2019. More interesting news about Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “10 Biggest Price Target Changes For Monday – Benzinga” published on January 07, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “30 Stocks Moving In Friday’s Pre-Market Session – Benzinga” with publication date: December 21, 2018.

Among 10 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Advance Auto Parts has $222 highest and $170 lowest target. $197.80’s average target is 19.90% above currents $164.97 stock price. Advance Auto Parts had 14 analyst reports since August 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 14. Citigroup maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Wednesday, November 14. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $185 target. The stock of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 15 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 14 report. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, November 14 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, August 15. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, January 7 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, August 15, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. Wedbush maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Friday, October 26. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $185 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 17 by Argus Research.

Analysts await Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.15 EPS, up 49.35% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.77 per share. AAP’s profit will be $83.83M for 35.86 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual EPS reported by Advance Auto Parts, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -39.15% negative EPS growth.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company has market cap of $12.03 billion. The firm offers batteries and battery accessories, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis and climate control parts, clutches and drive shafts, engines and engine parts, exhaust systems and parts, hub assemblies, ignition components and wired, radiators and cooling parts, starters and alternators, and steering and alignment parts. It has a 22.06 P/E ratio. It also offers AC chemicals and accessories, air fresheners, antifreeze and washer fluids, electrical wires and fuses, electronics, hand and specialty tools, lighting products, performance parts, sealants, adhesives and compounds, tire repair accessories, vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories, washes, waxes and cleaning supplies, and wiper blades, as well as floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories.

The stock increased 3.09% or $4.95 during the last trading session, reaching $164.97. About 1.01 million shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has risen 70.24% since January 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 70.24% the S&P500. Some Historical AAP News: 22/05/2018 – Advance Auto Parts 1Q EPS $1.84; 22/05/2018 – Advance Auto Parts Profit Rises; 02/04/2018 – ADVANCE AUTO PARTS: CFO TRANSITION; 21/04/2018 – DJ Advance Auto Parts Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AAP); 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER – MOST RECENTLY, OKRAY SERVED AS EVP AND CFO FOR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS; 29/03/2018 – The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plai; 02/04/2018 – ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC – COMPANY REAFFIRMS FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE; 22/05/2018 – Advance Auto Parts 1Q Adj EPS $2.10; 02/04/2018 – ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC – JEFF SHEPHERD WILL SERVE AS INTERIM CFO; 02/04/2018 – Advance Auto Parts Announces CFO Transition

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 20 investors sold Advance Auto Parts, Inc. shares while 145 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 68.98 million shares or 4.84% less from 72.49 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Pnc Fincl Grp Inc has 8,592 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Fjarde Ap reported 0.05% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). First Republic Mgmt accumulated 0% or 2,758 shares. Westpac Bk Corporation accumulated 4,055 shares. Eulav Asset has invested 0.09% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Chevy Chase Trust owns 60,806 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 0.03% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 74,112 shares. Moreover, Gotham Asset Management Llc has 0.47% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 201,536 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holdings Sa holds 1,429 shares. Next Fin Grp holds 0% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) or 9 shares. Franklin Resources has invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). 618,509 are owned by Prudential Finance. Hsbc Public Limited invested in 0.02% or 88,805 shares. Stifel Fincl accumulated 5,955 shares or 0% of the stock.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.47 billion. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stair; and Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot. It has a 37.99 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.26 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 23 investors sold iRobot Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 26.15 million shares or 14.08% less from 30.44 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). New York-based Engineers Gate Manager L P has invested 0.24% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 0% or 3,275 shares. Strs Ohio has 0% invested in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Aurora Investment Counsel owns 16,858 shares for 0.88% of their portfolio. Nomura Hldg Inc holds 57,865 shares. 64,479 are owned by D E Shaw And. State Street accumulated 1.04 million shares or 0.01% of the stock. Private Advisor Gru Lc accumulated 0.01% or 6,058 shares. Mason Street Advsr Llc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Moreover, Mirador Cap Prtnrs L P has 0.39% invested in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) for 7,200 shares. Adirondack Trust accumulated 30 shares or 0% of the stock. Hsbc Public Limited Company has 0% invested in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Trexquant Invest L P owns 4,424 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada accumulated 2,903 shares.

The stock increased 1.01% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $89.2. About 275,121 shares traded. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has risen 36.14% since January 9, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.14% the S&P500. Some Historical IRBT News: 24/04/2018 – iRobot 1Q Rev $217.1M; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP IRBT.O FY2018 SHR VIEW $2.31, REV VIEW $1.07 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 23/04/2018 – IRobot to Amazon: Bring It On! — Barron’s Blog; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP – REAFFIRMING 2018 FULL-YEAR REVENUE AND OPERATING INCOME EXPECTATIONS; 29/05/2018 – iRobot CFO to Speak at Upcoming Investor Conferences; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP – SEES 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE $2.15 – $2.40; 24/04/2018 – iRobot 1Q EPS 71c; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP IRBT.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $1.05 BLN TO $1.08 BLN; 24/04/2018 – IRobot Raises 2018 View To EPS $2.15-EPS $2.40; 07/05/2018 – iRobot Presenting at Citi SMID Conference Jun 6

More notable recent iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Top Tech Stocks to Buy in January – Motley Fool” on January 07, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: RRGB, IRBT, C – Nasdaq” published on December 19, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Don’t Overlook iRobot’s Competitive Advantages – Nasdaq” on December 24, 2018. More interesting news about iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Donaldson (DCI) Displays Bright Prospects, Risks Persist – Nasdaq” published on January 08, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “iRobot Cleans Up the Competition – The Motley Fool” with publication date: December 19, 2018.

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