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Lear (LEA) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Lear (LEA) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Prudential has 265,174 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. The firm has a market cap of $9.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.49 and a beta of 1.27. The stock increased 0.93% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $164.51. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.24, for a total value of $539,644.80. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending.

Kempner Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Boeing Company (BA) by 82.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Silchester International Investors Llp bought 715,300 shares as the company's stock rose 3.66% with the market. As per Tuesday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on January, 25. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.60 million activity. 2,411 shares were sold by STEPHENS MEL, worth $416,802. FOSTER JONATHAN F sold 2,854 shares worth $494,841.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.96 in 2017Q2.

Shares of Lear (NYSE LEA) traded up $4.23 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $189.14.

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Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

Spitfire Capital Llc, which manages about $260.00M and $239.68M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Us Foods Hldg Corp by 101,500 shares to 313,100 shares, valued at $8.36 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Fund reported 34,031 shares. 381,865 were accumulated by Nordea Invest. Bluemountain Mngmt Limited holds 0% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) or 524 shares. The Select Equity Group Lp holds 301,508 shares with $42.86 billion value, down from 342,519 last quarter. Old Mutual Global (Uk) Limited holds 396,893 shares. Jennison Limited Liability stated it has 0% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).

Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) traded up 0.15% on Wednesday, reaching $139.77. Holderness Invs Co owns 2,520 shares or 0.23% of their United States portfolio. First Midwest Retail Bank Division holds 15,959 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Stevens Cap Mgmt Lp has invested 0.01% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Nordea Inv Ab invested 0.16% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Finally, Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lear in the third quarter valued at about $254,000. The Northern Capital Management Llc holds 13,150 shares with $2.28 million value, down from 18,763 last quarter. After $3.96 actual EPS reported by Lear Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.83% EPS growth. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. LEA's profit will be $288.47 million for 10.83 P/E if the $4.27 EPS becomes a reality. The auto parts company reported $3.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.80 by $0.16. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 16,554 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,222,208.96. It also increased its holding in Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) by 23,096 shares in the quarter, for a total of 394,497 shares, and has risen its stake in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL). Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. Lear Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ValuEngine raised shares of Lear from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Deutsche Bank maintained Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Thursday, October 26 with "Hold" rating. Lear now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $179.50.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on January, 25. Finally, Buckingham Research cut shares of Lear from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $175.00 price target for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Thursday, October 26 to "Outperform" rating. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with "Neutral". Lear has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $179.50. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LEA in report on Wednesday, July 26 with "Hold" rating. Schwab Charles Mngmt stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 14 by Deutsche Bank. 134 shares were sold by Downey Thomas J, worth $32,321 on Monday, August 7. Also, EVP Terrence B. Larkin sold 1,137 shares of Lear stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Lear Corporation by 2.1% in the second quarter. After $-0.14 actual EPS reported by Intuit Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -164.29% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Lear in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, October 28 by Barrington Research. RBC Capital Markets has "Underperform" rating and $136 target. (NYSE:TIME) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 17 by Gabelli. As per Thursday, April 20, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:INTU) to report earnings on February, 22.


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