Tjx Cos New (TJX) Shareholder Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab Has Upped Stake; Disciplined Growth Investors Lowered Irobot Com (IRBT) Stake by $650,621

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Disciplined Growth Investors Inc decreased its stake in Irobot Corp Com (IRBT) by 1.59% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc sold 5,969 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 369,919 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $40.66M, down from 375,888 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc who had been investing in Irobot Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.34% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $84.42. About 237,097 shares traded. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has risen 36.14% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.14% the S&P500. Some Historical IRBT News: 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP IRBT.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE UP 19 TO 22 PCT; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT SEES FY EPS $2.15 TO $2.40; 07/03/2018 Norges Bank Buys New 1.4% Position in iRobot; 24/05/2018 – iRobot Short-Interest Ratio Rises 189% to 18 Days; 10/05/2018 – iRobot Presenting at Conference Jun 5; 29/05/2018 – iRobot CFO to Speak at Upcoming Investor Conferences; 24/04/2018 – IROBOT CORP IRBT.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $1.05 BLN TO $1.08 BLN; 16/03/2018 – Spruce Point knows over-hyped drone and robotics companies very well ( $IRBT and $AVAV ). $KTOS is the worse of breed, spending almost nothing on capex and R&D #skeptic #bearish

Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab increased its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (TJX) by 34.12% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab bought 187,165 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 735,667 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $82.41 million, up from 548,502 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab who had been investing in Tjx Cos Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $46.93. About 3.28 million shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has risen 25.16% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.51 EPS, down 5.56% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.54 per share. IRBT’s profit will be $14.12 million for 41.38 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by iRobot Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.46% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “IRBT December 28th Options Begin Trading – Nasdaq” on November 08, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “iRobot (IRBT) Stock Rallies on Big Earnings Beat, Revenues Up 24% – Nasdaq” published on July 24, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “7 Small-Cap Stocks With Big Growth Potential In 2019 – Investorplace.com” on January 08, 2019. More interesting news about iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Roomba Maker iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) No Longer A Buy After 2018 Rally, Tariff Worries, Piper Jaffray Says In Downgrade – Benzinga” published on October 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “iRobot: Too Rich For My Blood – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 06, 2018.

Since July 25, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $29.38 million activity. ELLINGER DEBORAH G also sold $100,000 worth of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) shares. Dean Alison sold $1.92 million worth of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) on Monday, September 24. The insider ALI MOHAMAD sold $82,547. The insider Cerda Christian sold 59,441 shares worth $6.39M. $444,955 worth of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) shares were sold by Weinstein Glen Daniel. Stacy Michelle sold $155,130 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.16, from 1.26 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 23 investors sold IRBT shares while 67 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 26.15 million shares or 14.08% less from 30.44 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Morgan Stanley, New York-based fund reported 824,043 shares. First Mercantile Tru Comm accumulated 2,000 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Sei Invs invested 0.02% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). 49,264 were accumulated by Advisory Research. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 64,982 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt owns 3,329 shares. Comerica National Bank & Trust, Michigan-based fund reported 27,745 shares. Blackrock reported 3.91M shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) for 5,482 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Optimum Inv reported 0.01% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 43,209 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 17,244 shares. Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership owns 5,785 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Among 14 analysts covering IRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. IRobot Corporation had 42 analyst reports since September 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 14 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Canaccord Genuity. Dougherty maintained the shares of IRBT in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 14 by Needham. As per Monday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti on Tuesday, September 4 to “Neutral”. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, January 2. Needham maintained iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) rating on Thursday, October 27. Needham has “Buy” rating and $52 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 26.

Disciplined Growth Investors Inc, which manages about $4.06B and $5.97B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in L Brands Inc Com (LTD) by 94,615 shares to 2.00M shares, valued at $60.67M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Core Laboratories N V Com (NYSE:CLB) by 15,857 shares in the quarter, for a total of 346,586 shares, and has risen its stake in Gentherm Inc Com (NASDAQ:THRM).

Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab, which manages about $10.95 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ppg Inds Inc (NYSE:PPG) by 4,371 shares to 218,565 shares, valued at $23.85M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Marriott Intl Inc New (NASDAQ:MAR) by 11,971 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 330,851 shares, and cut its stake in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB).

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