The Insider, Earl Hesterberg Unloaded 28,519 Shares of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI); Science Applications International (SAIC) Sentiment Is 0.85

Science Applications International Corporation provides technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology services primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.34 billion. The companyÂ’s offerings include engineering; technology and equipment platform integration; maintenance of ground and maritime systems; logistics; training and simulation; operation and program support services; and end-to-end services, such as design, development, integration, deployment, management and operations, sustainment, and security of its customersÂ’ IT infrastructure. It has a 21.43 P/E ratio. It serves the U.S. military comprising Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard; the U.S.

As shown in a legally required report that’s submitted to the Security Exchange Commission on January 17, 2018, Earl Hesterberg, President & CEO of Group 1 Automotive Inc and a well informed person, unloaded 28,519 shares of the firm for about $2,283,167 US Dollars based on an average price-per-share of $80.1. He also sold 165,480 shares with a total value $12,837,196 USD in the last month. The odds that the deal stays unnoticed is nil on account of the huge amount of cash involved. At present, Earl Hesterberg owns 254,549 shares which are around 1.26% of the company’s market cap (share price times the number of shares outstanding).

Among 12 analysts covering Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Group 1 Automotive has $108 highest and $62 lowest target. $79.80’s average target is 1.45% above currents $78.66 stock price. Group 1 Automotive had 19 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of GPI in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by CL King. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of GPI in report on Monday, November 13 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Monday, October 30. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Stephens. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Wednesday, March 9 to “Hold”. Susquehanna initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 2 report.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $14.03 million activity. The insider HESTERBERG EARL J sold $3.18 million. Shares for $797,441 were sold by Burman Darryl M. Rickel John C had sold 10,000 shares worth $669,939. Shares for $401,362 were sold by STRANGE J TERRY. On Monday, October 30 the insider Kenningham Daryl sold $527,143.

Analysts await Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.89 EPS, up 8.62% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.74 per share. GPI’s profit will be $38.08 million for 10.40 P/E if the $1.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.23 actual EPS reported by Group 1 Automotive, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.25% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 25 investors sold Group 1 Automotive, Inc. shares while 53 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 20.26 million shares or 2.16% more from 19.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ironwood Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 1.13% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Barclays Public Ltd holds 7,612 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C reported 477 shares. Whittier Tru owns 37 shares. Aqr Management Limited Liability holds 8,722 shares. Prudential Fin reported 0.02% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Utd Financial Advisers Limited Liability Corp reported 7,017 shares. Chicago Equity Prtn Limited Com stated it has 0.02% in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Nordea Investment Mngmt Ab accumulated 73,800 shares. Ameriprise Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) for 131,349 shares. Profund Lc has 2,820 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Private Advisor Ltd holds 8,787 shares. First Heartland Consultants Inc owns 12,800 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Piedmont Inv Advisors holds 4,271 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com, Illinois-based fund reported 176,010 shares.

The stock decreased 1.28% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $78.66. About 143,036 shares traded. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) has risen 10.14% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.56% the S&P500.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the automotive retail industry. The company has market cap of $1.59 billion. It sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts; arranges vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; and provides automotive maintenance and repair services. It has a 12.51 P/E ratio. The firm has activities primarily in the metropolitan areas of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; 20 towns in the United Kingdom; and in metropolitan markets of Sao Paulo, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The stock increased 0.63% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $78.18. About 106,805 shares traded. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has risen 37.99% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) to report earnings on March, 29. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 1.27% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.79 per share. SAIC’s profit will be $34.21M for 24.43 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.97 actual earnings per share reported by Science Applications International Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.53% negative EPS growth.

Huber Capital Management Llc holds 1.11% of its portfolio in Science Applications International Corporation for 302,815 shares. Knightsbridge Asset Management Llc owns 22,883 shares or 1.06% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hennessy Advisors Inc has 0.92% invested in the company for 445,673 shares. The Connecticut-based Prospector Partners Llc has invested 0.83% in the stock. Ami Asset Management Corp, a California-based fund reported 168,251 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $2.27 million activity.