An Insider Martin Roper Unloaded 10000 shares of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM); Irobot (IRBT) Shorts Up By 2.35%

A well-grounded and judicious transaction was made by the President and C.E.O. of Boston Beer Co Inc, Mr. Martin Roper, on January 18, 2018, when he unloaded a huge amount of company shares – 10,000, amounting to $1,911,370 U.S. Dollars, which is calculated based on a stock price of $191.1 per share. In the last month, he also sold 70,000 shares that are worth $13,342,162 USD. Martin Roper presently has 32,273 shares which are roughly 0.28% of the Massachusetts-based company’s total market capitalization. The transaction was unveiled in a Form 4 that was filed with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on January 18, 2018, which is available for online access here.

Irobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) had an increase of 2.35% in short interest. IRBT’s SI was 8.25 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 2.35% from 8.06 million shares previously. With 801,700 avg volume, 10 days are for Irobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT)’s short sellers to cover IRBT’s short positions. The SI to Irobot Corporation’s float is 31.17%. The stock decreased 2.12% or $1.87 during the last trading session, reaching $86.22. About 541,414 shares traded. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has risen 150.93% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 134.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 19 investors sold The Boston Beer Company, Inc. shares while 69 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 8.75 million shares or 3.77% more from 8.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natixis has 0% invested in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Wedge Cap Mngmt L L P Nc holds 1,854 shares. 61 were reported by Advisory Svcs Network Limited Liability Company. Raymond James Serv Advsr has invested 0% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Vanguard Gru invested in 742,260 shares. Lpl Finance Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 3,990 shares. Northern Trust Corporation stated it has 0.01% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 9,800 shares. Manikay Prtn Ltd reported 210,000 shares or 2.04% of all its holdings. Bartlett Ltd Liability Company reported 0% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Smith Graham Invest Advsrs Limited Partnership accumulated 54,108 shares or 0.89% of the stock. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest invested 0% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 30,054 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny stated it has 0.01% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM). Sei Invests has invested 0% in The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM).

Among 15 analysts covering Boston Beer Co (NYSE:SAM), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Boston Beer Co has $295 highest and $126.0 lowest target. $165.30’s average target is -12.47% below currents $188.85 stock price. Boston Beer Co had 54 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of SAM in report on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Tuesday, March 8. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Sell” on Wednesday, November 15. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Susquehanna upgraded The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) on Friday, April 28 to “Positive” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 15 report. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna on Monday, May 1 to “Positive”. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, November 13.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.20 billion. The Company’s flagship beer is Samuel Adams Boston Lager. It has a 25.92 P/E ratio. The firm sells approximately 60 beers under the Samuel Adams and the Sam Adams brands; 20 hard cider beverages under the Angry Orchard brand; 13 flavored malt beverages under the Twisted Tea brand; and 4 hard seltzer beverages under the Truly Spiked & Sparkling brand name, as well as approximately 40 beers under A&S Brewing trade name.

Analysts await The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.94 earnings per share, down 46.29% or $0.81 from last year’s $1.75 per share. SAM’s profit will be $10.94 million for 50.23 P/E if the $0.94 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.78 actual earnings per share reported by The Boston Beer Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -66.19% negative EPS growth.

Since October 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 sales for $14.20 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Burwick David A, worth $950,050 on Tuesday, January 2. ROPER MARTIN F also sold $1.92 million worth of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) shares. POTTER JONATHAN N. also sold $75,464 worth of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) shares. On Tuesday, January 2 the insider Fisher Cheryl sold $17,569. Geist John C also sold $1.53 million worth of The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) shares. Shares for $12,090 were sold by HEATH TARA L. on Tuesday, January 2. 1,000 The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) shares with value of $186,750 were sold by Grinnell David L.

The stock decreased 1.18% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $188.85. About 114,935 shares traded. The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE:SAM) has declined 3.11% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.81% the S&P500.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.47 million activity. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider CHWANG RONALD sold $927,100. 728 shares were sold by Weinstein Glen Daniel, worth $72,800. 7,082 shares were sold by ELLINGER DEBORAH G, worth $745,119 on Monday, July 31. Dean Alison sold $3.38M worth of stock.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.40 billion. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Mirra Pool Cleaning Robot to clean residential pools and removes debris as small as two microns from pool floors, walls, and stair; and Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot. It has a 41 P/E ratio.