RBC Capital Cuts Newell Brands (NWL) To “Sector Perform” from “Outperform”; Park West Asset Management Has Upped By $2.79 Million Its National Gen Hldgs (NGHC) Holding

Among 20 analysts covering Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has $6600 highest and $29.0 lowest target. $43.53’s average target is 75.45% above currents $24.81 stock price. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. had 55 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. J.P. Morgan downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $39.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Gabelli given on Monday, February 8. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, August 4 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, May 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 18. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, April 25. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Perform” rating in Friday, February 12 report. The stock of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 2 by B. Riley & Co. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets.

Park West Asset Management Llc increased National Gen Hldgs Corp (NGHC) stake by 3.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Park West Asset Management Llc acquired 147,026 shares as National Gen Hldgs Corp (NGHC)’s stock declined 15.19%. The Park West Asset Management Llc holds 4.39M shares with $83.82M value, up from 4.24M last quarter. National Gen Hldgs Corp now has $2.21B valuation. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $20.69. About 107,871 shares traded. National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) has risen 0.61% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.09% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 20.56% or $6.42 during the last trading session, reaching $24.81. About 74.38M shares traded or 799.55% up from the average. Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has risen 11.94% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 71 investors sold Newell Brands Inc. shares while 188 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 217 raised stakes. 442.84 million shares or 0.35% more from 441.31 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Da Davidson & Commerce has 0.01% invested in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL). Credit Suisse Ag owns 0.14% invested in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) for 3.28M shares. Global X Mgmt Lc accumulated 0% or 2,774 shares. New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0% in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL). Regent Investment Mngmt Lc holds 0.36% of its portfolio in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) for 25,325 shares. Laurion Capital Mgmt L P has 12,200 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Nomura Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.03% in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL). 147,113 are held by Bb&T. Tci Wealth Advisors holds 274 shares. Maverick Capital Limited has 7.00 million shares for 3.79% of their portfolio. Oakbrook Investments Limited Liability Com holds 18,850 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 20,857 shares. The Maryland-based Corbyn Investment Mngmt Inc Md has invested 0.1% in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 8,312 shares. Ledyard Financial Bank owns 14,990 shares.

Newell Brands Inc. designs, sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The company has market cap of $12.16 billion. The firm offers markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr.Sketch, Elmer's, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. It has a 9.61 P/E ratio. It also provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery products; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, bubba, Calphalon, and Goody brands; and home fragrance products under the WoodWick Candle brand.

Analysts await Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.75 EPS, down 6.25% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.8 per share. NWL’s profit will be $367.56 million for 8.27 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual EPS reported by Newell Brands Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.79% negative EPS growth.

Park West Asset Management Llc decreased Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) stake by 74,383 shares to 641,862 valued at $52.72 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Textainer Group Holdings Ltd (NYSE:TGH) stake by 140,485 shares and now owns 181,643 shares. Smart Global Hldgs Inc was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:NGHC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. National General Holdings Corp had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 7. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) rating on Thursday, September 28. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, July 23 report. The stock of National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 10.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.48, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 20 investors sold NGHC shares while 31 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 45.38 million shares or 1.23% less from 45.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hartford Inv Communications accumulated 311,369 shares. Invesco Limited accumulated 0% or 50,907 shares. Agf Invests has invested 0% of its portfolio in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC). Parametric Port Ltd invested in 56,067 shares or 0% of the stock. State Street stated it has 961,724 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Secor Capital Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.17% or 94,887 shares in its portfolio. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada holds 0.04% or 4.17 million shares. Zebra Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.28% or 45,721 shares in its portfolio. Blair William Il reported 16,451 shares. Citadel Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) for 162,334 shares. Geode Ltd Com holds 569,146 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Banc Funds Company Ltd Llc has 120,000 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. 17,143 were reported by Advsrs Asset. Globeflex Cap Lp holds 0.35% or 64,334 shares in its portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) for 302,423 shares.