Leggett & Platt, (LEG)’s SVP-Gen. Counsel and Secretary Scott Douglas Unloaded 10,000 Shares; Shorts at Chemed (CHE) Lowered By 16.9%

According to a document filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on 08/02/2018, Scott Douglas an insider in Leggett & Platt Inc and currently SVP-Gen. Counsel and Secretary, sold shares worth $470,129 USD in the stock exchange listed company. He sold 10,000 shares, at average $47.0 per share. Currently, Mr. Scott, holds 29,584 shares, which accounts for 0.02% of the Company’s market cap.

Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) had a decrease of 16.9% in short interest. CHE’s SI was 1.13 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 16.9% from 1.36 million shares previously. With 98,600 avg volume, 12 days are for Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE)’s short sellers to cover CHE’s short positions. The SI to Chemed Corporation’s float is 7.12%. The stock decreased 1.13% or $2.91 during the last trading session, reaching $254.18. About 24,547 shares traded. Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) has risen 54.48% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.78% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Chemed (NYSE:CHE), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Chemed had 16 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 27 with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5 with “Hold”. The stock of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Oppenheimer. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, July 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 30 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25. The company was maintained on Monday, October 26 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 21 investors sold Chemed Corporation shares while 80 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 15.40 million shares or 0.81% more from 15.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comml Bank Of Mellon Corp holds 234,444 shares. Bbva Compass National Bank Incorporated invested 0.05% in Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE). Invesco stated it has 370,275 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation holds 5,481 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv accumulated 0.04% or 32,393 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 8,274 shares. Wells Fargo And Co Mn, a California-based fund reported 85,308 shares. Ubs Asset Americas reported 8,658 shares. The Virginia-based Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.03% in Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE). First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca invested in 30,638 shares or 0.12% of the stock. The Connecticut-based Cardinal Cap Management Ltd Co Ct has invested 0.32% in Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE). Fifth Third Savings Bank has 0% invested in Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) for 552 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems, California-based fund reported 70,489 shares. Pinebridge Invs L P has 7,689 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Eagle Boston Mgmt owns 61,784 shares for 1.29% of their portfolio.

Chemed Corporation provides hospice and palliative care services in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.06 billion. It operates through two divisions, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. It has a 56.02 P/E ratio. The firm offers its services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.82 million activity. $166,568 worth of stock was sold by Dallob Naomi C on Monday, October 30. SAUNDERS DONALD E had sold 450 shares worth $117,485. $2.23M worth of stock was sold by MCNAMARA KEVIN J on Monday, October 30. 500 Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) shares with value of $100,740 were sold by GRACE PATRICK P. Shares for $197,460 were sold by LEE SPENCER S.

Among 10 analysts covering Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Leggett & Platt has $66.0 highest and $45.0 lowest target. $54.67’s average target is 22.95% above currents $44.465 stock price. Leggett & Platt had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Long-Term Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by Hilliard Lyons. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, September 7. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 11 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Wednesday, August 5. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Underperform”. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 6.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $11,620 activity. TRENT TAMMY M had sold 250 shares worth $11,620.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 43 investors sold Leggett & Platt, Incorporated shares while 129 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 88.88 million shares or 1.22% less from 89.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisory Networks Ltd owns 986 shares. Pacific Invest Communications accumulated 12,445 shares. Principal Finance Group Inc has invested 0.01% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 154,616 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Pnc Services Gru Inc has invested 0.02% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Us Commercial Bank De reported 0.3% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Johnson stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Natl Bank Of Mellon invested in 2.55M shares or 0.03% of the stock. 812,315 were accumulated by Wells Fargo And Com Mn. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 0.01% or 36,653 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Company stated it has 0.03% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 23,425 shares. Norinchukin Bancorporation The stated it has 0.01% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Blackrock Incorporated has 12.14 million shares. 94,142 are owned by Sei Invests Co.