Sentiment Report: Specialty Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:SP)

September 8, 2018 - By Robert Shackelford

Sentiment for Specialty Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:SP)

Specialty Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:SP) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down -0.47, from 1.34 in 2017Q4. The ratio is negative, as 72 investment professionals opened new or increased stock positions, while 83 cut down and sold their equity positions in Specialty Laboratories Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 21.61 million shares, up from 21.39 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Specialty Laboratories Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 20 Reduced: 63 Increased: 53 New Position: 19.

SP Plus Corporation provides parking management, ground transportation, and other ancillary services to commercial, institutional, and municipal clients in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company has market cap of $860.88 million. It offers facility maintenance, event logistics, training, scheduling, and supervising of service personnel. It has a 17.44 P/E ratio. The firm also provides customer service, marketing, and accounting and revenue control functions to facilitate the operation of its clients' facilities or events.

It closed at $38.55 lastly. It is down 22.56% since September 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 22.00 % or $0.11 from last year’s $0.5 per share. SP’s profit will be $13.62M for 15.80 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by SP Plus Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.44 % negative EPS growth.

Lionstone Capital Management Llc holds 6.74% of its portfolio in SP Plus Corporation for 418,131 shares. Bernzott Capital Advisors owns 857,705 shares or 3.97% of their US portfolio. Moreover, P2 Capital Partners Llc has 3.88% invested in the company for 1.12 million shares. The Florida-based Dudley & Shanley Inc. has invested 3.47% in the stock. Camarda Financial Advisors Llc, a Florida-based fund reported 30,880 shares.

More notable recent SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) news were published by: which released: “Nasdaq, S&P 500 Climb To New Record Closing Highs – US Commentary” on August 29, 2018, also with their article: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Celsion, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, SP Plus …” published on August 16, 2018, published: “NASDAQ, S&P 500 close at record highs after new trade deal” on August 27, 2018. More interesting news about SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) were released by: and their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights SP Plus, Hess Midstream Partners LP, Digital Turbine, Farmer Brothers, Children’s …” published on September 05, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Tech powers Nasdaq, S&P 500 to new highs” with publication date: August 29, 2018.

SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) Institutional Positions Chart

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