Plantronics, Inc. (PLT)’s Stock Insider Transaction – Brian Dexheimer Sold 500 Shares; Halsey Associates Has Lifted Its The Priceline Group (PCLN) Position

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Halsey Associates Inc increased The Priceline Group (PCLN) stake by 31.73% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Halsey Associates Inc acquired 2,171 shares as The Priceline Group (PCLN)’s stock 0.00%. The Halsey Associates Inc holds 9,013 shares with $15.66M value, up from 6,842 last quarter. The Priceline Group now has $92.94 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 570,074 shares traded or 35.79% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has 0.00% since April 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) Ratings Coverage

Among 34 analysts covering Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Priceline.com has $230000 highest and $1 lowest target. $1774.43’s average target is -6.89% below currents $1905.64 stock price. Priceline.com had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 7. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of PCLN in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Barclays Capital. Raymond James maintained Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 9 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 5 by Benchmark. Deutsche Bank maintained Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) on Friday, July 31 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, December 1. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 2 by Vetr.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, as 86 investors sold PCLN shares while 311 reduced holdings. only 96 funds opened positions while 311 raised stakes. 43.90 million shares or 12.31% less from 50.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Comerica State Bank has invested 0.25% in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Raymond James Fin Services Advsr Inc has 9,422 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Js Management Limited Liability holds 8,455 shares. Bluestein R H & Communication invested in 150 shares. 318,459 were reported by Deutsche Bank Ag. Carderock Cap Inc holds 1.31% or 1,716 shares. Virtu Financial, a New York-based fund reported 2,430 shares. Canandaigua Fincl Bank holds 230 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 205,752 shares. Shaker Investments Ltd Liability Company Oh holds 1.16% or 1,011 shares in its portfolio. 49,409 are held by Mackenzie Fin. Financial Bank Of America De invested in 0.09% or 308,016 shares. Parsons Capital Ri has 0.31% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) for 1,599 shares. Intact Invest Management reported 200 shares. Highland Mgmt Llc holds 0.07% or 553 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $9.77 million activity. Tans Gillian also sold $235,547 worth of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) shares. On Monday, March 5 the insider EPSTEIN JEFFREY E sold $505,000. Shares for $7.94M were sold by MILLONES PETER J on Thursday, March 15.

Today, an insider trading deal was made. Brian Dexheimer, the director and an insider of Plantronics Inc unloaded precisely 500 shares of Plantronics Inc, worth about $31,450 USD, at $62.9 for every share at the time of the deal. In the last 30 days, he also unloaded 1,000 shares with value $61,400 USD. The deal was dated April 16, 2018 and was disclosed in a Form 4 filed with the U.S. SEC. The Form 4 is on hand here. He owns 0.05% of the -company’s market cap or 14,502 shares.

Analysts await Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, up 1.64% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.61 per share. PLT’s profit will be $19.97 million for 25.86 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Plantronics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.48% negative EPS growth.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $344,995 activity. DEXHEIMER BRIAN S also sold $30,450 worth of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) on Thursday, March 29. On Monday, March 5 SARKAR SHANTANU sold $1,694 worth of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) or 31 shares.

The stock increased 1.63% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $64.14. About 275,522 shares traded or 36.22% up from the average. Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) has risen 2.93% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.62% the S&P500.

Plantronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lightweight communications headsets, telephone headset systems, other communication endpoints, and accessories for the business and consumer markets under the Plantronics brand worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The firm also makes and markets specialty telephone products under the Clarity brand. It has a 235.81 P/E ratio. The Company’s primary products include corded and cordless communication headsets; audio processors; telephone systems; Bluetooth and corded products; personal computer and gaming headsets; and specialty products for hearing impaired individuals.

Among 6 analysts covering Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Plantronics has $64.0 highest and $49 lowest target. $58.25’s average target is -9.18% below currents $64.14 stock price. Plantronics had 21 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 2 report. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of PLT in report on Friday, July 28 to “Neutral” rating. J.P. Morgan downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $6000 target in Friday, July 28 report. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of PLT in report on Monday, January 18 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, June 1. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Sidoti. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Northland Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Northland Capital. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, May 4 to “Market Perform”.

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