On May 16, 2018 SunTrust Upgrades Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) From “Hold”.

May 16, 2018 - By Robert Reynolds

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During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.08. That’s change of 0.14, from 2017Q3’s 0.94. 35 investors sold all, 93 reduced holdings as The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company ratio is positive. 90 rose positions while 48 funds acquired positions. Funds hold 35.74 million shares thus 6.92% less from 2017Q3’s 38.40 million shares.

Ahl Llp holds 103,829 shs. Advantus Management holds 0.01% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) or 5,036 shs. Fil Limited holds 629,824 shs or 0.19% of its capital. Timessquare Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 1.09M shs. Massachusetts Ma invested in 0.01% or 219,883 shs. 9,198 are held by Jane Street Grp Ltd Llc. 2,000 are owned by Narwhal Cap Mngmt. Moreover, Riverhead Mngmt Lc has 0.02% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Ellington Mgmt Grp Lc stated it has 4,700 shs. Enterprise Financial Svcs Corp reported 0% stake. The Oregon-based Confluence Wealth Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.13% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Parametric Associates Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its capital in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 106,425 shs. 27,638 were reported by Texas Permanent School Fund. Amp Capital Investors accumulated 63,318 shs or 0.04% of the stock. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc owns 691 shs or 0% of their US capital.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company had 4 insider sales and 1 insider buy since February 2, 2018. This’s net activity of $5.42 million. $2.67M worth of stock was sold by HAGEDORN KATHERINE LITTLEFIELD on Friday, May 4. Hagedorn Partnership – L.P. also sold $2.96M worth of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) on Friday, May 4. Shares for $599,648 were bought by FINN BRIAN D on Friday, May 4.

SunTrust Improved Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG)’s Rating to “Buy”.

On Tuesday morning SunTrust issued in a note Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG)‘s rating change. SMG’s old rating was “Hold” raised to “Buy”.

SMG touched $85.355 during the last trading session after $1.005 change.Currently The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is downtrending after 6.67% change in last May 16, 2017. SMG has 186,920 shares volume. SMG underperformed by 18.22% the S&P 500.

Earnings report for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) is anticipated on August, 7., as reported by RTT. The earnings per share diference is $0.05 or 1.90 % up from last years number. Previous year: $2.63; Analysts forcast: $2.68. If SMG’s EPS is $2.68 the profit will hit $148.39 million for 7.96 P/E. Wall Street now predicts -6.94 % negative EPS growth despite The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company previous quarter’s EPS of $2.88.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company manufactures, markets, and sells consumer lawn and garden products.The firm is valued at $4.73 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: U.S.19.39 is the P/E ratio. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other.

For more The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) news brought out recently go to: Globenewswire.com, Fool.com, Seekingalpha.com, Benzinga.com or Investorplace.com. The titles are as follows: “The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment” brought out on April 30, 2018, “Scotts Miracle-Gro Moves Further Into Marijuana With $450 Million Deal” on April 28, 2018, “Verizon Could Go To $50-51 – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/10/18)” with a publish date: May 11, 2018, “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 15, 2018” and the last “30 Marijuana Stocks to Buy as the Future Turns Green” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

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