Marsh & Mclennan Companies (MMC) Stock Rating Reiterated by Analysts at Jefferies; The $91.0 Target Indicates 10.28% Potential; Shorts at Heartland Express (HTLD) Lowered By 1.59%

Among 15 analysts covering Marsh & McLennan (NYSE:MMC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Marsh & McLennan has $94.0 highest and $54.0 lowest target. $81.45’s average target is -1.30% below currents $82.52 stock price. Marsh & McLennan had 35 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Monday, July 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold” on Wednesday, October 4. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, September 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 13 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $76 target in Friday, November 4 report. Wells Fargo maintained Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MMC in report on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”.

Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD) had a decrease of 1.59% in short interest. HTLD’s SI was 5.56 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 1.59% from 5.65M shares previously. With 442,700 avg volume, 13 days are for Heartland Express Incorporated (NASDAQ:HTLD)’s short sellers to cover HTLD’s short positions. The SI to Heartland Express Incorporated’s float is 11.53%. The stock decreased 3.82% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $21.42. About 493,516 shares traded or 9.82% up from the average. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has risen 9.15% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.56 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.85 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 21 investors sold Heartland Express, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 47.07 million shares or 6.42% less from 50.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aperio Grp Inc Limited Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability stated it has 134,042 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 80,361 shares. Mutual Of Omaha Bankshares Wealth Mngmt reported 15,550 shares stake. Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 778,585 shares or 1% of its portfolio. Ubs Oconnor Ltd Liability has invested 0.2% in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Incorporated invested in 51,476 shares. Gilder Gagnon Howe Company Lc invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). Parametric Port Ltd Liability owns 179,974 shares. Trexquant Invest Limited Partnership, a Connecticut-based fund reported 23,362 shares. 13,793 are owned by Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc. Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 123,882 shares. Millennium Mgmt Lc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD). State Street Corporation owns 1.36 million shares for 0% of their portfolio. Riverhead Cap Limited Liability owns 4,054 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Among 13 analysts covering Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Heartland Express had 26 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Monday, July 10. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, April 6 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 29 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $21 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, May 9 to “Underperform”. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, April 7 to “Sector Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 10 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.78 billion. The firm primarily provides nationwide asset dry van truckload service for shippers from Washington to Florida and New England to California; and temperature-controlled transportation services. It has a 35.94 P/E ratio. It transports appliances, automotive parts, consumer products, paper products, packaged foodstuffs, and retail goods.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $161,071 activity. COSAERT JOHN P sold 7,146 shares worth $161,071.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 56 investors sold Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. shares while 215 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 425.59 million shares or 1.13% more from 420.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd Llc stated it has 147,849 shares. Moreover, Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada has 0.01% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 315,431 shares. Northwest Invest Counselors Ltd Llc owns 0.73% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 20,055 shares. Btim Corp holds 0.27% or 206,785 shares. Greenleaf owns 455 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Asset Mgmt reported 0.14% stake. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp Ma reported 2,866 shares. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Com has 0.49% invested in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 134,645 shares. Lourd Cap Lc holds 0.02% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) or 2,929 shares. Vanguard Group holds 35.28 million shares. Willingdon Wealth Mngmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) for 1,000 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And Commerce accumulated 299,384 shares. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank stated it has 209,442 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 20,413 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Lc has invested 0.03% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $53.53 million activity. 30,000 Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) shares with value of $2.32M were sold by Gilbert E Scott. 618,557 shares valued at $51.21M were sold by Glaser Daniel S on Monday, December 18.

The stock decreased 2.56% or $2.17 during the last trading session, reaching $82.52. About 4.23 million shares traded or 115.45% up from the average. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has risen 16.25% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.