The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)’s director Katherine Hagedorn Unloaded 14947 shares of the Company; Hubbell (HUBB) Shorts Increased By 53.06%

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Hubbell Inc (NYSE:HUBB) had an increase of 53.06% in short interest. HUBB’s SI was 1.24M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 53.06% from 810,100 shares previously. With 425,200 avg volume, 3 days are for Hubbell Inc (NYSE:HUBB)’s short sellers to cover HUBB’s short positions. The SI to Hubbell Inc’s float is 2.4%. The stock decreased 1.16% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $109. About 785,619 shares traded or 49.40% up from the average. Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB) has declined 5.50% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.07% the S&P500. Some Historical HUBB News: ; 07/05/2018 – Hubbell at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference Tomorrow; 24/04/2018 – HUBBELL 1Q ADJ EPS $1.39, EST. $1.38; 24/04/2018 – HUBBELL INC HUBB.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $7.06 — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 24/04/2018 – HUBBELL INC HUBB.N SEES 2018 ADJUSTED SHR $6.95 TO $7.35; 20/04/2018 – HUBBELL HUBBELL INCORPORATED DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEN; 24/04/2018 – HUBBELL INC HUBB.N SEES 2018 SHR $6.10 TO $6.50; 24/04/2018 – HUBBELL SEES FY ADJ EPS $6.95 TO $7.35; 20/04/2018 – REG-Hubbell Incorporated Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend; 04/05/2018 – Hubbell Lighting Secures Licensing Agreement with the University of Strathclyde High Intensity Narrow Spectrum Technology; 24/04/2018 – Hubbell Inc 1Q Net $58.3M

The stock decreased 3.47% or $2.87 during the last trading session, reaching $79.74. About 1.59 million shares traded or 116.10% up from the average. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has declined 3.29% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.86% the S&P500. Some Historical SMG News: ; 01/05/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro Sees Sunlight Supply Deal Cutting FY18 Adj EPS by 30c-40c; 17/04/2018 – SCOTTSMIRACLE-GRO TO BUY SUNLIGHT SUPPLY INC., MARKING MAJOR; 20/03/2018 – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Announces Final GRO1000 Community Garden Grant Recipients; 01/05/2018 – SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO 2Q ADJ EPS $2.88, EST. $3.31; 20/04/2018 – Freedonia Analyst Weighs In on Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Acquisition of Sunlight Supply, a Key Provider of Hydroponics Equipment & S; 30/05/2018 – Scotts Miracle-Gro Non-Deal Roadshow Set By SunTrust for Jun. 6; 17/04/2018 – SCOTTSMIRACLE-GRO SEES DEAL CUTTING YR ADJ EPS BY 30C-40C; 18/04/2018 – S&PGRBulletin: Scotts Miracle-Gro Rtgs Unaffctd By Acqstn; 17/04/2018 – SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO SMG.N – SUNLIGHT MANAGEMENT EXPECTED TO JOIN SCOTTSMIRACLE-GRO UPON COMPLETION OF TRANSACTION; 03/05/2018 – ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces the Appointment of Former Chief Financial Officer David C. Evans to its Board of Directors

More notable recent The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Scotts Miracle-Gro downgraded on headwind concerns” on June 20, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Hydroponics Business Falters” published on June 01, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Scotts Miracle-Gro lawn and garden purchases hit record $565M in May” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, CannTrust, AbbVie, Cronos Group, and Scotts ..” published on June 15, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 20, 2018” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 6 selling transactions for $7.65 million activity. Shares for $258,834 were sold by HAGEDORN KATHERINE LITTLEFIELD. The insider FINN BRIAN D bought 7,500 shares worth $599,648. Lukemire Michael C had sold 8,594 shares worth $701,646. 1,650 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) shares with value of $130,103 were sold by Johnson Stephen L. $2.96M worth of stock was sold by Hagedorn Partnership – L.P. on Friday, May 4. HAGEDORN JAMES sold 18,877 shares worth $1.53 million.

An insider of the company Scotts Miracle-Gro Co, Katherine Hagedorn also its director, disclosed her selling activities with the DC-based SEC on 20-06-2018. As revealed in the document, Katherine had sold 14,947 shares of the company. The total insider transaction was worth $1,286,017 U.S Dollars. At the time of the trade the price of a share was $86.0. Today, she possess a total of 2.80 million shares or 10%+ of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co’s market cap.

Analysts await The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $2.70 EPS, up 2.66% or $0.07 from last year’s $2.63 per share. SMG’s profit will be $149.49 million for 7.38 P/E if the $2.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.88 actual EPS reported by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company manufactures, markets, and sells consumer lawn and garden products. The company has market cap of $4.42 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: U.S. It has a 19 P/E ratio. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other.

Among 8 analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) has $120.0 highest and $70 lowest target. $88.40’s average target is 10.86% above currents $79.74 stock price. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) had 20 analyst reports since March 22, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan downgraded The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) on Tuesday, March 22 to “Neutral” rating. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110 target in Wednesday, November 8 report. The stock of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, November 8. Bank of America maintained the shares of SMG in report on Wednesday, June 13 with “Sell” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. SunTrust downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, May 15. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, May 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 34 investors sold The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares while 90 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 35.26 million shares or 1.36% less from 35.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Citigroup has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 20,521 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Com has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 5,284 shares. Levin Capital Strategies L P stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Fifth Third National Bank & Trust accumulated 0.01% or 12,824 shares. Evergreen Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.09% stake. 343,274 are held by Bridger Mgmt Limited Company. 2,793 were reported by Livingston Group Asset Mgmt (Operating As Southport Capital Management). Koch holds 4,519 shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Aperio Gru Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). United Kingdom-based Legal & General Group Incorporated Public Ltd Liability has invested 0% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has 10,744 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt invested in 0.02% or 281,980 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Lc stated it has 0.96% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Boyar Asset Management owns 1.67% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 26,866 shares.

Hubbell Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.98 billion. It operates through two divisions, Electrical and Power. It has a 25.29 P/E ratio. The Electrical segment offers standard and special application wiring device products, rough-in electrical products, connector and grounding products, lighting fixtures and controls, and other electrical equipment for use in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities by electrical contractors, maintenance personnel, electricians, utilities, and telecommunications companies, as well as components and assemblies for the natural gas distribution market.

Among 6 analysts covering Hubbell Inc (NYSE:HUBB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Hubbell Inc had 14 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, January 7. The rating was initiated by JMP Securities with “Mkt Perform” on Monday, June 19. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Monday, March 7. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, December 20. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, January 18. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 13 by Barrington Research.

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