Thornburg Investment Management Lifted Its Brf Sa (BRFS) Position; Escalade, (ESCA) Had 4 Bulls

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Among 4 analysts covering Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Escalade had 9 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Wunderlich maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16 target in Monday, June 20 report. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20 target in Monday, November 2 report. The rating was maintained by TH Capital with “Buy” on Monday, November 2. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Saturday, August 8. Roth Capital maintained Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) on Tuesday, December 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, November 2. The rating was upgraded by Wunderlich on Wednesday, January 13 to “Buy”. See Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) latest ratings:

02/11/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
25/09/2017 Broker: Aegis Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $16 Initiates Coverage On

Thornburg Investment Management Inc increased Brf Sa (BRFS) stake by 27.5% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Thornburg Investment Management Inc acquired 337,535 shares as Brf Sa (BRFS)’s stock declined 10.72%. The Thornburg Investment Management Inc holds 1.57 million shares with $22.55 million value, up from 1.23 million last quarter. Brf Sa now has $8.02 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.29% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $9.4. About 2.34M shares traded or 9.04% up from the average. BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) has declined 2.88% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.58% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BRF S.A. had 11 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 29 report. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America downgraded BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) on Friday, October 30 to “Neutral” rating. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by JP Morgan. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, May 31 by JP Morgan.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc decreased Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) stake by 99,671 shares to 3.19 million valued at $232.30M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ingenico Group (INGIY) stake by 160,852 shares and now owns 204,256 shares. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (NYSE:CP) was reduced too.

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells sporting goods to retailers, dealers, and wholesalers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $182.51 million. The firm makes, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products. It has a 18.14 P/E ratio. It offers archery products under the Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, Whisker Biscuit, and Cajun Bowfishing brands; table tennis products under the STIGA, Ping-Pong, and Prince brands; basketball goals under the Goalrilla, Goaliath, Silverback, Hoopstar, and Goalsetter brands; play systems under the Woodplay and Childlife brands; fitness products under the USWeight, The STEP, Lifeline, Kettleworx, Natural Fitness, and PER4M brands; hockey and soccer game tables under the Atomic, American Legend, Redline, and Triumph brands; billiard accessories under the Mizerak, Minnesota Fats, Lucasi, PureX, Rage, and Players brands; darting products under the Unicorn, Accudart, Arachnid, Nodor, and Winmau brands; and outdoor game products under the Zume Games, Pickleball Now, Onix, Viva Sol, and Triumph brands.

The stock increased 3.25% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $12.7. About 2,383 shares traded. Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) has risen 14.05% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

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