Peter Gundermann an Insider in Astronics (ATRO) Unloaded 2,000 Shares of the Company; California Public Employees Retirement System Has Raised By $2.97 Million Its Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCL) Position

Astronics Corp’s PRESIDENT/CEO Peter Gundermann unloaded 2,000 shares of the public company in a stock market sale dated 13-02-2018. The unloaded shares were sold at the avg market share price which was $39.0, for a cumulative trade value of $77,980. Peter is trying to silently decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last month. He sold another 2,000 shares worth $86,960 USD. The company’s shares were unloaded on 13-02-2018 and the Form 4 that contains the public information, filed with the Washington-based SEC can be seen here. Right now, he has ownership of a total of 531,551 shares or 1.89% of the company’s total market capitalization.

California Public Employees Retirement System increased Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) stake by 7.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. California Public Employees Retirement System acquired 25,170 shares as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)’s stock rose 11.49%. The California Public Employees Retirement System holds 354,370 shares with $42.01 million value, up from 329,200 last quarter. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd now has $30.35B valuation. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $129.03. About 1.73M shares traded or 20.63% up from the average. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has risen 38.22% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.52% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.76% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $40.42. About 92,534 shares traded. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has risen 1.41% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.33 per share. ATRO’s profit will be $12.36 million for 22.97 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Astronics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 109.52% EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astronics Corporation has $80 highest and $34.0 lowest target. $59’s average target is 45.97% above currents $40.42 stock price. Astronics Corporation had 20 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, February 18. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Monday, December 11. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48.0 target in Friday, January 19 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, September 26. Canaccord Genuity maintained Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) on Wednesday, September 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 19 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, January 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, August 3. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Hold” on Thursday, January 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, January 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.50, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 16 investors sold Astronics Corporation shares while 32 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 18.18 million shares or 2.65% less from 18.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Communication Can holds 0% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) or 1,984 shares. Aqr Management holds 36,208 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Fincl Bank Of Mellon has 0% invested in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Us Bank & Trust De holds 0% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) or 812 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd reported 338,424 shares stake. Connors Investor Svcs Inc has invested 0.26% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Mondrian Investment stated it has 0.12% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corp stated it has 51,124 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al reported 55,831 shares. New York-based Intl Value Advisers Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.36% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) for 32,768 shares. Hgk Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.06% or 15,307 shares. Reinhart Partners holds 54,339 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Minerva Ltd Llc holds 33,489 shares. Smithfield Trust, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 315 shares.

Astronics Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates and makes products for the aerospace, defense, electronics, and semiconductor industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.14 billion. It operates in two divisions, Aerospace and Test Systems. It has a 34.28 P/E ratio. The Aerospace segment offers lighting and safety systems; electrical power generation, distribution, and motions systems; aircraft structures; avionics products; and system certification and other products.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $173,920 activity. GUNDERMANN PETER J also sold $86,960 worth of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) shares. $86,960 worth of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) was sold by PEABODY MARK on Friday, February 2.

California Public Employees Retirement System decreased Aar Corp (NYSE:AIR) stake by 9,784 shares to 77,016 valued at $2.91 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ja Solar Holdings Co Ltd (NASDAQ:JASO) stake by 301,959 shares and now owns 54,700 shares. Tesaro Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) was reduced too.

Among 23 analysts covering Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had 66 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Wedbush. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of RCL in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. J.P. Morgan upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $13000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. Susquehanna maintained the shares of RCL in report on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. JP Morgan downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Thursday, October 27 to “Neutral” rating. Argus Research maintained Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) on Tuesday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, December 21. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, January 5.