North Star Investment Management Upped Its Escalade Com (ESCA) Holding by $565,212; Share Price Declined; Paradice Investment Management Has Lowered Its Position in Astronics (ATRO) as Market Value Declined

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Paradice Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Astronics Corp (ATRO) by 69.82% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paradice Investment Management Llc sold 445,638 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 192,587 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $8.38 million, down from 638,225 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paradice Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Astronics Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.16 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.71% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $33.82. About 88,916 shares traded. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has declined 17.01% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.01% the S&P500. Some Historical ATRO News: 09/05/2018 – Astronics 1Q EPS 11c; 02/04/2018 – ASTRONICS CORP – UNIT SELECTED BY MULTIPLE ASIA-PACIFIC AIRLINES TO INSTALL EMPOWER IN-SEAT POWER AND FLIGHT DECK POWER SYSTEMS; 09/05/2018 – ASTRONICS CORP – SEES SALES OF $650 MLN – $680 MLN FROM AEROSPACE SEGMENT, $115 MLN – $135 MLN FROM TEST SEGMENT IN 2018; 15/05/2018 – Astronics Ballard Technology’s webFB® Selected by Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA for Fleet Data Acquisition; 17/04/2018 – Astronics May Face Pressure, Industry Posts 34th Straight Drop; 09/04/2018 – Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Introduces New USB Type-C In-Seat Power System; 08/03/2018 Astronics at Management Roadshow Hosted By CL King Today; 28/03/2018 – Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Certifies and Delivers New UltraLite In-Seat Power System; 09/05/2018 – ASTRONICS CORP – ENDED FIRST QUARTER WITH BACKLOG OF $398.6 MILLION; 09/05/2018 – ASTRONICS CORP ATRO.O FY2018 REV VIEW $779.0 MLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S

North Star Investment Management Corp increased its stake in Escalade Inc Com (ESCA) by 11.64% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. North Star Investment Management Corp bought 47,101 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.50% with the market. The institutional investor held 451,880 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.81M, up from 404,779 at the end of the previous reported quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp who had been investing in Escalade Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $166.78M market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.55. About 16,158 shares traded or 61.32% up from the average. Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) has declined 15.96% since February 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.96% the S&P500. Some Historical ESCA News: 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC – QTRLY DILUTED EPS OF $0.08 PER SHARE; 17/05/2018 – Escalade Sells Equity Stake In STIGA Sports Group AB; 19/04/2018 Escalade 1Q EPS 8c; 19/04/2018 – Escalade Sees Sales in Outdoor Categories Improving in 2nd Quarter as Weather Gets Better; 17/05/2018 – ESCALADE INC – ESCALADE SPORTS ENTERED INTO A LONG-TERM LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR STIGA BRAND; 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC ESCA.O SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.125/SHR; 22/04/2018 – DJ Escalade Incorporated, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ESCA); 17/05/2018 – ESCALADE INC – IT HAS SOLD IT’S 50% EQUITY SHARE OF STIGA SPORTS GROUP AB, HEADQUARTERED IN SWEDEN; 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC – QTRLY GROSS MARGIN INCREASE OF 200 BPS TO 28.0%

Since August 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $639,222 activity.

More notable recent Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Astronics Corporation Appoints Mark Moran to Board of Directors – Business Wire” on December 19, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Astronics Corp (ATRO) Secures Approx. $30M Contract to Support Kawasaki Rail Cars Inc. for New York City Transit New Subway Cars – StreetInsider.com” published on February 04, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Roku, Exelixis, Scientific Games, Boot Barn, Astronics, and AtriCure — What Drives Growth in Today’s Competitive Landscape – GlobeNewswire” on November 12, 2018. More interesting news about Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “7 Market-Beating Stocks to Buy to Weather a Trade War – Investorplace.com” published on September 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Astronics Announces class B stock distribution – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 25, 2018.

Paradice Investment Management Llc, which manages about $705.02M and $1.45 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Banco Latinoamericano De Comer (NYSE:BLX) by 169,313 shares to 2.32M shares, valued at $48.54M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) to report earnings on February, 25. They expect $0.35 EPS, down 14.63% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.41 per share. ATRO’s profit will be $12.00 million for 24.16 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Astronics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.69% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.41, from 1.3 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 7 investors sold ATRO shares while 40 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 18.29 million shares or 7.19% less from 19.70 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 0% stake. State Street Corp owns 697,656 shares. Wells Fargo Mn reported 33,151 shares. Huntington State Bank holds 1 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corp has 0.01% invested in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) for 28,411 shares. Intll Value Advisers Lc has invested 0.48% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Scout Invs, a Missouri-based fund reported 115,353 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 1,984 shares. White Pine Cap Limited Liability has 0.52% invested in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Magnetar Ltd reported 5,422 shares. Sg Americas Secs stated it has 23,551 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Co owns 15,688 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) for 9,031 shares. Paradice Inv Lc accumulated 192,587 shares or 0.58% of the stock. Pnc Financial Service Grp invested in 0% or 30 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Astronics Corporation had 23 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, May 10 to “Hold”. SunTrust initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 11 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 19 by SunTrust. CL King initiated the shares of ATRO in report on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, September 27. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $48.0 target in Friday, January 12 report. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of ATRO in report on Thursday, January 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, June 21.

Among 4 analysts covering Escalade (NASDAQ:ESCA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Escalade had 10 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TH Capital maintained Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) rating on Monday, November 2. TH Capital has “Buy” rating and $20 target. The company was upgraded on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. On Wednesday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Wunderlich to “Buy”. The stock of Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Friday, May 18. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Roth Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, June 20 by Wunderlich. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, November 2. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital.

North Star Investment Management Corp, which manages about $893.73M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) by 35,265 shares to 76,953 shares, valued at $2.54 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Farmland Partners Inc Com (NYSE:FPI) by 202,654 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30,804 shares, and cut its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Com.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.57 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.70, from 2.27 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 6 investors sold ESCA shares while 8 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 3.97 million shares or 1.98% more from 3.89 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 2,468 shares. 143,248 were reported by State Street Corporation. Blackrock holds 539,392 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 79,000 were accumulated by Northstar Gp Incorporated Inc. National Bank Of America De invested 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). North Star Mgmt Corp reported 451,880 shares. Commerce Retail Bank has 0.01% invested in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) for 44,147 shares. California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Fifth Third Comml Bank holds 3,450 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Parthenon Ltd Llc holds 0.47% or 164,917 shares. Citigroup Incorporated has invested 0% in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 360 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag accumulated 31,421 shares or 0% of the stock. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Limited reported 0% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA).

More notable recent Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Escalade Still Needs To Get Cheaper – Seeking Alpha” on September 10, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Sporting Goods Industry Analysis Part I – Nautilus Inc. – Seeking Alpha” published on January 09, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Pick These 7 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks for Handsome Returns – Nasdaq” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “7 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Invest in for Solid Returns – Nasdaq” published on December 27, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “My Top Leisure Product Stocks For 2015 – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 21, 2015.

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