QuinStreet (QNST) Moves On Northland Securities Initiation with $20 Target; Sonoco Products Co (SON) Has 0.99 Sentiment

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Sonoco Products Co (SON) investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.15, from 1.14 in 2017Q4. The ratio dived, as 137 investment professionals increased or started new holdings, while 139 cut down and sold stakes in Sonoco Products Co. The investment professionals in our database now possess: 67.37 million shares, up from 67.37 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Sonoco Products Co in top ten holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 37 Reduced: 102 Increased: 103 New Position: 34.

Northland Securities issued a “Outperform” rating on QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST). The firm has initiated coverage on shares of QNST in a a report sent to clients and investors on Thursday morning. Northland Securities’s target price would suggest upside of 48.04% from the company’s current price.

Analysts await QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.07 EPS, up 133.33% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.03 per share. QNST’s profit will be $3.30 million for 48.25 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual EPS reported by QuinStreet, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.27% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $13.51. About 46,980 shares traded. QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) has risen 256.08% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 243.51% the S&P500. Some Historical QNST News: 25/04/2018 – QuinStreet 3Q Rev $117.9M; 23/04/2018 – Our ad fraud auditors making nice progress on $QNST, we should have findings within a month. I’ll speak on Ad Fraud Opportunities at the May 3 @KaseLearning shorting event. Come attend; 11/04/2018 – Good comments by @ShailinDhar, who wrote on $CRTO last yr. Re lead gen clients: “Little do they know this is full of incentivized traffic, scraped directory pgs, and even complete bogus info; 11/04/2018 – Quote from one former $QNST employee: “It’s just not the cleanest style of online marketing. You end up dealing with a lot of shady people.” 3/7; 25/04/2018 – QuinStreet Raises Full Fiscal 2018 Rev Growth Outlook to at Least 30%; 20/04/2018 – DJ QuinStreet Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (QNST); 30/04/2018 – QuinStreet Receives Culture of Compliance Award; 25/04/2018 – QuinStreet 3Q EPS 14c; 07/05/2018 – Hood River Capital Buys New 2.1% Position in QuinStreet; 11/04/2018 – QUINSTREET SAYS IT HAS NEVER BEEN CONTACTED BY KERRISDALE

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.58 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.58, from 2.16 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 11 investors sold QuinStreet, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 33.26 million shares or 8.19% more from 30.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 41,300 were accumulated by Spark Mgmt Lc. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 0% or 22,287 shares. Bowling Lc reported 224,197 shares stake. Moreover, Laurion Management Lp has 0% invested in QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) for 23,580 shares. Bogle Invest L P De invested in 0.08% or 81,199 shares. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 13,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Sector Pension Investment Board stated it has 0% in QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST). 50,764 were reported by Kbc Grp Nv. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Limited has 0% invested in QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) for 268,688 shares. Usa Portformulas invested 0.09% of its portfolio in QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST). Amer Century Cos Inc holds 463,536 shares. Virtu Limited Co holds 10,401 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST). Pnc Fincl Svcs Group invested in 0% or 445 shares. American Intl Group Inc holds 0% or 23,791 shares in its portfolio.

Among 2 analysts covering QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. QuinStreet has $12.5 highest and $11.5 lowest target. $12’s average target is -11.18% below currents $13.51 stock price. QuinStreet had 2 analyst reports since November 28, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) rating on Thursday, February 1. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $11.5 target.

More notable recent QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) news were published by: Digitaljournal.com which released: “NASDAQ:QNST Shareholder Notice: June 26th Deadline in Lawsuit Against QuinStreet, Inc. Upcoming” on June 18, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “QuinStreet To Meet with Investors in Toronto and Montreal” published on May 30, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Top 6 Stocks With Solid Net Profit Margin” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against QuinStreet …” published on June 11, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of QuinStreet, Inc. – QNST” with publication date: June 15, 2018.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $21.78 million activity. Valenti Douglas sold $1.36M worth of stock. Simons James R. had sold 229,627 shares worth $2.07M on Tuesday, January 16. Shares for $1.74M were sold by SHEEHAN ANDREW T. Shares for $313,868 were sold by Wong Gregory.

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing and media company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $636.78 million. It offers online marketing services to its clients in the form of qualified leads, inquiries, clicks, calls, applications, customers, display advertisements, or impressions through its Websites or third-party publishers. It has a 254.91 P/E ratio. The firm provides its services in various verticals, such as financial services, education, business-to-business technology, and home services.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $1.43 million activity.

Analysts await Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 21.13% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.71 per share. SON’s profit will be $85.62 million for 15.05 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Sonoco Products Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.22% EPS growth.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc holds 3.62% of its portfolio in Sonoco Products Company for 345,010 shares. Shufro Rose & Co Llc owns 376,066 shares or 1.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Brookmont Capital Management has 0.88% invested in the company for 27,362 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Argyle Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.79% in the stock. Wharton Business Group Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 155,925 shares.

Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company has market cap of $5.15 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. It has a 26.69 P/E ratio. The Consumer Packaging segment offers composite and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures.

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $51.77. About 4,919 shares traded. Sonoco Products Company (SON) has risen 2.67% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.90% the S&P500. Some Historical SON News: 19/04/2018 – SONOCO PRODUCTS CO – COMPANY RAISES FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE; 08/05/2018 – Sonoco at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference Tomorrow; 22/03/2018 – SONOCO PRODUCTS CO – ACQUISITION OF HIGHLAND WILL BE ACCRETIVE TO EARNINGS IN 2018; 19/04/2018 – SONOCO PRODUCTS CO – FULL-YEAR 2018 BASE EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN A RANGE OF $3.22 TO $3.32; 19/03/2018 – Sonoco Issues 2017 Annual Report to Shareholders; 19/04/2018 – SONOCO PRODUCTS CO – FIRST-QUARTER 2018 SALES FOR CONSUMER PACKAGING SEGMENT WERE $570 MLN, COMPARED WITH $482 MLN IN 2017; 20/04/2018 – DJ Sonoco Products Company, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SON); 19/03/2018 – Sonoco Products: Sees Growing Annual Rev to More Than $6B, Improving EBITDA to 16% Over Next 3 Yr; 19/03/2018 – SONOCO PRODUCTS CO – 20/20 VISION TARGET OF GROWING ANNUAL REVENUE TO GREATER THAN $6 BLN; 14/03/2018 Sonoco Recognized for Packaging Excellence, Innovation at FPA Awards

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