Lear upgraded at Baird after lagging for months

Lear upgraded at Baird after lagging for months

The company has market cap of $9.79 billion. The stock rose 1.25% or $1.68 reaching $135.97. Bank Of Montreal sold 104,434 shares as Lear Corp (LEA)'s stock rose 17.91%.

Lear Corporation is a supplier to the global automotive industry. It has outperformed by 9.44% the S&P500.

Analysts await Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) to report earnings on May, 3. LEA's profit will be $274.56 million for 8.91 P/E if the $3.93 EPS becomes a reality. About 1.24M shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 19.37% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 47.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. Benjamin F Edwards & Co Inc holds 513 shares. Da Davidson Company holds 0.67% or 554,425 shares. Cetera Advsr Limited invested in 0.02% or 4,588 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 5,266 shares. It also upped Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) stake by 42,350 shares and now owns 130,750 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 66,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,438,553.98. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc holds 21,118 shares. Ig Mngmt Ltd stated it has 119,375 shares. Blackrock Institutional Na owns 11.06 million shares. It conducts its business in geographic regions, including Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of 639.27 million GBP. We believe company fundamentals remain strong with positive estimate revisions (RWB 2018e EPS 3% above consensus) and strong E-Systems/Seating growth story (500bps revenue growth above market). It has a 34.17 P/E ratio. The Firm is a maker of containerboard in the United States. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Aerohive Networks, 3 give it "Buy", 1 "Sell" rating, while 3 recommend "Hold". The company earned $4.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.74 billion. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, October 26 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Store Capital Corp (NYSE:STOR) rating on Monday, July 11. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, September 15 by Bank of America. The firm has "Buy" rating by FinnCap given on Wednesday, November 23. Shares for $4.11M were sold by SCOTT RAYMOND E on Wednesday, February 15. Roberts Carol L had sold 32,181 shares worth $1.73 million. $754,693 worth of International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) was sold by Ribieras JeanMichel on Wednesday, February 22. On Tuesday, December 13 the insider Kadien Thomas G sold $533,301.

Since December 1, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $39.33 million activity. STEPHENS MEL sold $3.05 million worth of stock. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, February 3 report.

On 2/28/2017 Conrad L Mallett Jr, Director, sold 35 with an average share price of $141.78 per share and the total transaction amounting to $4,962.30. Also, Director Thomas P. Capo sold 1,500 shares of Lear stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 13th.

Lear (NYSE:LEA) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 with a yield of 0.88% and an average dividend growth of 20.80% based on a 3 Year Average. Simoncini Matthew sold $13.84 million worth of stock.

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.60 for Lear Corporation. Therefore 29% are positive.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, August 9 by Seaport Global. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, April 11. The stock has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 14. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, December 3 with "Sell". The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 27 by Wunderlich. The stock has "Buy" rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) rating on Friday, October 14.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding LEA? 55 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes.

Lear (NYSE:LEA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. On Sunday, December 11 Larkin Terrence B sold $539,645 worth of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) or 4,020 shares.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on April, 26. Aqr Management Limited Liability Com reported 0.47% stake.

4/10/2017-Royal Bank of Canada Reiterated Rating of Hold. Basswood Capital Management L.L.C., a New York-based fund reported 236,063 shares. Camarda Fincl Llc invested in 1.11% or 12,356 shares. This is an increase from Lear's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Price T Rowe Associates Incorporated Md invested 0% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Bkd Wealth Advisors Lc has 0.04% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).

Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. Ing Groep Nv reported 3,000 shares stake. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested 1.1% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA).