Lear (LEA) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

The company has market cap of $38.29 million. About 66,514 shares traded. Lear Corporation has a 12 month low of $96.64 and a 12 month high of $148.49. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 6,912 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,228,538.88. Cowen restated a "buy" rating and issued a $196.00 target price on shares of Lear in a report on Friday, October 27th. The stock increased 2.29% or $4.23 during the last trading session, reaching $189.14. About 485,591 shares traded or 5.02% up from the average. KT Corporation (NYSE:KT) has risen 15.78% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.98% the S&P500.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.60 million activity. 2,411 shares were sold by STEPHENS MEL, worth $416,802. On Tuesday, September 26 the insider FOSTER JONATHAN F sold $494,841. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th were given a dividend of $0.50 per share. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold Lear Corporation shares while 173 reduced holdings. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of Lear by 10.9% during the 2nd quarter. Commerce State Bank holds 0.01% or 4,026 shares in its portfolio.

Gateway Investment Advisers Llc decreased Coca Cola Co (NYSE:KO) stake by 61,893 shares to 2.27M valued at $102.19M in 2017Q3. 381,865 were accumulated by Nordea Invest. Guggenheim Cap holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 104,082 shares. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Lear in the third quarter valued at about $210,000. Focused Wealth accumulated 0.03% or 600 shares.

Lear (NYSE:LEA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th.

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Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 19.781500. Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited owns 10,256 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. Ameriprise Financial Inc sold 91,820 shares as Lear Corp (LEA)'s stock rose 0.77%. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Pnc Financial Svcs Group Incorporated stated it has 19,583 shares. Psagot House Limited owns 16,430 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. The current dividend yield of Lear Corporation is and the earnings per share is 16.36. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $3.19 EPS. LEA's profit would be $288.49M giving it 11.09 P/E if the $4.27 EPS is correct. The institutional investor held 20,925 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.62 million, down from 23,859 at the end of the previous reported quarter. It also reduced Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) stake by 98,708 shares and now owns 1.01M shares. It also increased its holding in Hodges Fund (HDPMX) by 25,935 shares in the quarter, for a total of 362,692 shares, and has risen its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc New (NYSE:DAL). Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 50% are positive.

According to Zacks, "Lear Corporation is a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics". Lear now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $179.50. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LEA in report on Friday, April 28 with "Hold" rating. Finally, Buckingham Research cut shares of Lear from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $175.00 price target for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered Lear Corporation from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $145.00 to $115.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 31. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lear from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Schwab Charles Mngmt stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $178.0 target in Monday, October 2 report. 134 shares were sold by Downey Thomas J, worth $32,321 on Monday, August 7. WALLACE HENRY D G sold $690,025 worth of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Monday, September 18. Additionally, the price to earnings ratio is another popular way for analysts and investors to determine a company's profitability. Rhumbline Advisers reported 81,436 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Lear Corporation by 292.7% in the third quarter.

Among 23 analysts covering Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Intuit had 79 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Sunday, October 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold". Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Lear in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, February 12 by Wedbush. The company has a market capitalization of $12,790.00, a P/E ratio of 11.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.44. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Equal Weight" rating and $116 target in Monday, January 25 report. (NYSE:TIME) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 17 by Gabelli. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 9 by Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:LGIH) to report earnings on March, 6.

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