Force Protection Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) Institutional Investors Sentiment Improved in Q4 2017

April 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Sentiment for Force Protection Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT)

Force Protection Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) institutional sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 50 active investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 38 cut down and sold holdings in Force Protection Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 24.67 million shares, up from 23.37 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Force Protection Inc in their top 10 holdings decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 5 Reduced: 33 Increased: 29 New Position: 21.

Freshpet, Inc. manufactures and markets natural fresh, refrigerated meals, and treats for dogs and cats in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $671.15 million. It sells its products under the Freshpet brand, as well as under the Dognation and Dog Joy labels through various classes of retail, including grocery, mass, club, pet specialty, and natural. It currently has negative earnings.

The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $19.1. About 197,134 shares traded. Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) has risen 43.42% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.87% the S&P500.

Analysts await Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $-0.07 earnings per share, up 22.22 % or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.09 per share. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Freshpet, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -275.00 % negative EPS growth.

Armistice Capital Llc holds 2.44% of its portfolio in Freshpet, Inc. for 1.29 million shares. Broadview Advisors Llc owns 610,892 shares or 1.65% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has 0.83% invested in the company for 253,000 shares. The California-based Fort Point Capital Partners Llc has invested 0.69% in the stock. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc, a New York-based fund reported 2.68 million shares.

Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 75% of Freshpet’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Freshpet, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17 while the high is $23.0. The stock’s average target of $21.75 is 13.87% above today’s ($19.1) share price. FRPT was included in 8 notes of analysts from November 7, 2017. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, January 9, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, March 5. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Credit Suisse. Robert W. Baird maintained Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 15 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, March 6. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, December 14.

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