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As Procter And Gamble Co (PG) Market Valuation Rose, Kiltearn Partners Llp Has Raised Its Position by $11.22 Million; As Franklin Electric (FELE) Valuation Declined, Holder American Capital Management Has Cut Position by $1.09 Million

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American Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Franklin Electric (FELE) by 4.91% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc sold 23,219 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 450,028 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $21.26 million, down from 473,247 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Franklin Electric for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.11B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $45.09. About 19,161 shares traded. Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) has declined 10.85% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.85% the S&P500. Some Historical FELE News: 03/04/2018 – New Franklin Electric SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System Simplifies Multi-Pump Specification & Installation; 21/04/2018 – DJ Franklin Electric Co Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (FELE); 23/04/2018 – FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO FELE.O SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.12/SHR; 22/03/2018 – Franklin Electric’s New Larger Little Giant® Aeration System Maximizes the Health of Bigger Bodies of Water; 01/05/2018 – Franklin Electric Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average; 01/05/2018 – Franklin Electric Raises 2018 View To EPS $2.27-EPS $2.37 From Previous Guidance of EPS $2.16-EPS $2.28; 23/04/2018 – Franklin Electric Raises Quarter Dividend to 12c Vs. 10.75c; 03/04/2018 – Franklin Electric Appoints Paul Chhabra as Vice President, Global Product Supply; 23/04/2018 – FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO INC – REPRESENTS AN INCREASE FROM PRIOR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.1075 PER SHARE; 16/05/2018 – Franklin Electric’s New SSI Series Offers High Flow, Corrosion Resistance, & Increased Efficiency In Harsh Pumping Applications

Kiltearn Partners Llp increased its stake in Procter And Gamble Co (PG) by 41.41% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kiltearn Partners Llp bought 135,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 461,700 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $38.43 million, up from 326,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kiltearn Partners Llp who had been investing in Procter And Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $227.48B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $91.31. About 2.52M shares traded. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has risen 3.25% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.25% the S&P500. Some Historical PG News: 09/05/2018 – SIEMENS BOARD MEMBER LISA DAVIS SAYS EXPECTS PG FY2018 REVENUE TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER THAN 2017; 10/04/2018 – P&G Declares Dividend Increase; 16/03/2018 – Ranir, LLC vs The Procter & Gamble Company | Terminated-Settled | 03/15/2018; 19/04/2018 – P&G: Deal Will Improve OTC Geographic Scale, Brand Portfolio, Category Footprint in the Vast Majority of the World’s Top 15 OTC Markets; 09/05/2018 – SIEMENS BOARD MEMBER LISA DAVIS SAYS EXPECTS PG MARGIN TO BE IN MID TO HIGH SINGLE DIGIT RANGE IN 2018 AND 2019; 19/04/2018 – P&G Acquires The Consumer Health Business Of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; 07/04/2018 – Mumbai Bourse: Press Release From PG Electroplast Ltd; 24/05/2018 – INTERVIEW-PROCTER & GAMBLE TO INVEST AROUND $50 MLN IN ITS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN RUSSIA IN 2018 – EXEC; 18/04/2018 – PACIFIC GREEN TECH. PGTK PG MARINE AGREES TO 7 UNITS W/ UNION; 24/05/2018 – PROCTER & GAMBLE SAYS WORKER PASSED AWAY DUE TO PLANT ACCIDENT

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 58 selling transactions for $98.11 million activity. Posada Juan Fernando also sold $252,509 worth of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares. Sheppard Valarie L sold $99,932 worth of stock or 1,075 shares. 1,980 shares valued at $161,077 were sold by Majoras Deborah P on Monday, August 13. Bishop Steven D had sold 5,006 shares worth $418,112. Shares for $284,810 were sold by Keith R. Alexandra. Shares for $347,237 were sold by Schomburger Jeffrey K on Thursday, August 16.

Among 26 analysts covering Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Proctor & Gamble had 107 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $85.0 target in Tuesday, January 19 report. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, November 15 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, January 23. The stock of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 22 by Macquarie Research. SunTrust maintained The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Thursday, April 19. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $7500 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 15 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5 with “Hold”. CLSA upgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) rating on Wednesday, October 26. CLSA has “Outperform” rating and $95 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, August 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.79 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.01, from 0.78 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 37 investors sold PG shares while 756 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 490 raised stakes. 1.41 billion shares or 1.36% less from 1.43 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Hl Serv Limited Liability invested 0.89% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Bancorp Of Hawaii, Hawaii-based fund reported 97,285 shares. Aureus Asset Management Lc reported 9,761 shares. Chilton Cap Limited Company owns 17,198 shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0.09% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Payden And Rygel reported 0% stake. Logan Capital Mngmt owns 253,732 shares. Conning has 594,065 shares. Harvey Cap Mngmt has 0.11% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 3,325 shares. Atlas Browninc holds 38,163 shares or 1.95% of its portfolio. Swiss Bancorporation holds 0.84% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) or 9.09M shares. Levin Cap Strategies Ltd Partnership holds 9,292 shares. Forward Mgmt Lc holds 0.1% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 7,197 shares. Moreover, Cortland Assocs Inc Mo has 0.16% invested in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 12,089 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Limited Liability reported 28,731 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings.

Kiltearn Partners Llp, which manages about $3.16 billion and $4.34B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Autonation Inc (NYSE:AN) by 1.10M shares to 620,670 shares, valued at $25.79 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) by 1,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 137,251 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

More notable recent The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “PG&E to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – Seeking Alpha” on January 14, 2019, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “P&G settles class-action lawsuit – Cincinnati Business Courier” published on December 20, 2018, Fool.com published: “Procter & Gamble: Buy at the High? – The Motley Fool” on December 22, 2018. More interesting news about The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Proctor & Gamble Stock Is Out Over Its Skis As Investors Got Defensive – Investorplace.com” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “12 Stocks That Pass The ‘Bollinger’ Test – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 09, 2019.

Among 7 analysts covering Franklin Electric (NASDAQ:FELE), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Franklin Electric had 16 analyst reports since September 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Boenning & Scattergood upgraded Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) on Monday, July 11 to “Outperform” rating. Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock has “Sell” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Tuesday, December 22. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global given on Friday, June 10. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, February 24 with “Neutral”. Alembic initiated the shares of FELE in report on Wednesday, September 30 with “Overweight” rating.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.29 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 5,045 shares to 224,238 shares, valued at $19.98 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Graham (NYSE:GHM) by 31,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 282,863 shares, and has risen its stake in Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO).

More notable recent Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: Franklin Electric Co. Inc. – Seeking Alpha” on August 29, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “New Franklin Electric SpecPAKâ„¢ Pressure Boosting System Simplifies Multi-Pump Specification & Installation – GlobeNewswire” published on April 03, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Franklin Electric Co, Inc. (FELE) CEO Gregg Sengstack on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on October 26, 2018. More interesting news about Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE) CEO Gregg Sengstack on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on July 24, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Franklin Electric Acquires Assets of Midtronics Stationary Power Division – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: July 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.27, from 1.52 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold FELE shares while 49 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 33.43 million shares or 8.53% less from 36.54 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Next Fincl Inc holds 165 shares or 0% of its portfolio. M&T Commercial Bank Corp owns 0% invested in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) for 4,277 shares. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Company has invested 0% in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE). Manufacturers Life Insurance The owns 29,845 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 355,174 were reported by Principal Fincl Grp. Mutual Of America Capital Ltd has invested 0% in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE). Pub Sector Pension Investment Board reported 27,198 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 32,325 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Fifth Third Bancorp invested 0% of its portfolio in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE). Earnest Partners Limited holds 0.91% of its portfolio in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) for 2.14M shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas holds 4,657 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) for 11,556 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp reported 127,434 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Lc holds 21,183 shares. Connable Office invested in 7,797 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

Analysts await Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 19.05% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.42 per share. FELE’s profit will be $23.38 million for 22.55 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Franklin Electric Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.88% negative EPS growth.

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