Pentair LTD (NYSE:PNR): Institutional Investor Sentiment Up to 1.18

April 26, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Sentiment for Pentair LTD (NYSE:PNR)

Pentair LTD (NYSE:PNR) institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 200 active investment managers started new and increased stock positions, while 170 sold and reduced holdings in Pentair LTD. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 154.07 million shares, up from 151.12 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Pentair LTD in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 31 Reduced: 139 Increased: 134 New Position: 66.

Pentair plc operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing firm in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.05 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Water and Electrical. It has a 18.64 P/E ratio. The Water segment designs, makes, and services products and solutions to meet filtration, separation, flow, and water management challenges in agriculture, aquaculture, foodservice, food and beverage processing, swimming pools, water supply and disposal, and various industrial applications.

The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $67.56. About 721,068 shares traded. Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has risen 11.82% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.27% the S&P500.

Trian Fund Management L.P. holds 9.21% of its portfolio in Pentair plc for 15.41 million shares. Sound Shore Management Inc Ct owns 2.52 million shares or 2.71% of their US portfolio. Moreover, 13D Management Llc has 2.61% invested in the company for 124,119 shares. The Minnesota-based Mairs & Power Inc has invested 2.12% in the stock. Iridian Asset Management Llc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3.50 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $7.32 million activity.

Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 22% of Pentair’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Pentair, 2 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $65.0 while the high is $85. The stock’s average target of $74.22 is 9.86% above today’s ($67.56) share price. PNR was included in 15 notes of analysts from January 12, 2018. BMO Capital Markets maintained Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) on Thursday, January 25 with “Hold” rating. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 23 report. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Friday, January 12. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 19 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, April 4. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 31 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 16 report.

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