Min Kao Sold 100150 shares of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) in an Insider Trade; TRAVIS PERKINS PLC ORDINARY SHARES (TVPKF) Sellers Decreased By 55.57% Their Shorts

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TRAVIS PERKINS PLC ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TVPKF) had a decrease of 55.57% in short interest. TVPKF’s SI was 146,000 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 55.57% from 328,600 shares previously. With 500 avg volume, 292 days are for TRAVIS PERKINS PLC ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:TVPKF)’s short sellers to cover TVPKF’s short positions. The SI to TRAVIS PERKINS PLC ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.06%. It closed at $18.5779 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 26, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Travis Perkins plc operates as a builderÂ’s merchant and home improvement product retailer in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $4.59 billion. The companyÂ’s General Merchanting division supplies building materials for various types of repair, maintenance, and improvement projects, as well as new residential and commercial constructions. It has a 14.49 P/E ratio. It serves sole traders and national housebuilders under the Travis Perkins and Benchmarx brands.

Analysts await Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 7.69% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.52 per share. GRMN’s profit will be $105.39M for 25.82 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by Garmin Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.11% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.29% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $57.83. About 795,790 shares traded. Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) has risen 14.52% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.97% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.29, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 31 investors sold Garmin Ltd. shares while 121 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 72.31 million shares or 2.58% less from 74.22 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0.02% invested in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) for 188,291 shares. Hancock holds 241,696 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. 17,644 were accumulated by Exxonmobil Inv Mngmt Incorporated Tx. Sei accumulated 12,136 shares. St Johns Inv Co Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 35 shares. Meritage Management holds 62,177 shares. Blackrock reported 11.27 million shares stake. Georgia-based Suntrust Banks has invested 0.01% in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). The Illinois-based First Midwest National Bank Tru Division has invested 0.11% in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). Royal Natl Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). California State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 0.03% or 217,801 shares. Conestoga Capital Advsr Ltd Liability holds 0.02% or 10,208 shares in its portfolio. Colony Group Inc Ltd Llc has 3,745 shares. The Netherlands-based Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has invested 0.02% in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN). Select Equity Gp Lp invested 0.43% in Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN).

Among 16 analysts covering Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Garmin Ltd. has $60 highest and $12 lowest target. $42.78’s average target is -26.02% below currents $57.83 stock price. Garmin Ltd. had 32 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Longbow. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, August 4. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, February 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Longbow given on Wednesday, July 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, July 31. On Thursday, February 18 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, October 19. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 18.

Garmin Ltd Executive Chairman and an insider Min Kao recently sold 100,150 company shares worth $5,844,030 at the average stock price which was $58.4. It seems he is very active lately as in the last 30 days, he silently unloaded additional 111,457 shares of the company, worth $6,693,877 USD. Because it was a big one transaction, it’s not likely to stay disregarded one. Min Kao currently owns 37.89 million shares or 20.14% of the company’s total market cap. The date of trade was 25/04/2018, and it was disclosed in a SEC-filed report, which you can see here.

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