Ownership Don’t Lie: Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA) Sentiment Improved in 2016 Q2

November 30, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Don't Lie: Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA) Sentiment  Improved in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA)

Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.31, from 1.57 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 132 investment professionals increased and opened new stock positions, while 84 sold and decreased positions in Zebra Technologies Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 52.04 million shares, up from 51.54 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Zebra Technologies Corp in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . Sold All: 34 Reduced: 50 Increased: 94 New Position: 38.

Zebra Technologies Corporation offers a range of solutions in the automatic information and data capture industry. The company has a market cap of $4.21 billion. The Firm designs, makes and sells a range of products that capture and move data, including mobile computers; barcode scanners and imagers; radio frequency identification device readers; specialty printers for barcode labelling and personal identification; real-time location systems (RTLS); related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and software and services that are associated with these products. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm has two divisions: Legacy Zebra and Enterprise.

About 215,817 shares traded hands. Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) has risen 24.07% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.84% the S&P500.

Analysts await Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $1.60 earnings per share, up 11.89% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.43 per share. ZBRA’s profit will be $85.20 million for 12.35 P/E if the $1.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.34 actual earnings per share reported by Zebra Technologies Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.40% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Zebra Technologies Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries design, manufacture and support a broad range of direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printers, receipt printers, instant-issuance plastic card printers and secure identification printing systems, related accessories, and support software. The company markets its products worldwide principally to manufacturing and service organizations for use in automatic identification, data collection, and personal identification systems.”

Makaira Partners Llc holds 10.04% of its portfolio in Zebra Technologies Corp. for 1.37 million shares. Goodnow Investment Group Llc owns 475,009 shares or 5.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New South Capital Management Inc has 3.21% invested in the company for 2.60 million shares. The Missouri-based Cortland Associates Inc Mo has invested 3.11% in the stock. Olstein Capital Management L.P., a New York-based fund reported 330,540 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 buy, and 4 insider sales for $896,077 net activity.

Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 71% of Zebra Tech’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Zebra Tech, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $55 while the high is $115. The stock’s average target of $90.71 is 14.74% above today’s ($79.06) share price. ZBRA was included in 12 notes of analysts from August 12, 2015. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Monday, October 10 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, December 9 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, June 8 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, May 13 by Barrington Research. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $110 target price in Wednesday, August 12 report. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. Imperial Capital upgraded Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) rating on Tuesday, September 1. Imperial Capital has “Outperform” rating and $115 price target. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was initiated by Barrington Research with “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Monday, August 24.

ZBRA Company Profile

Zebra Technologies Corporation, incorporated on July 10, 1998, offers a range of solutions in the automatic information and data capture industry. The Firm designs, makes and sells a range of products that capture and move data, including mobile computers; barcode scanners and imagers; radio frequency identification device (RFID) readers; wireless local area network (WLAN) solutions and software; specialty printers for barcode labelling and personal identification; real-time location systems (RTLS); related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and software and services that are associated with these products. The Firm has two divisions: Legacy Zebra and Enterprise. End users of the Company’s products include those in the retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, warehouse and distribution, energy and utilities, and education industries around the world.

More notable recent Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Zebra Technologies Corp’s Shares Popped 14% Today” on November 15, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Zebra Technologies Corp. Stock Was Slammed” published on May 10, 2016, Nasdaq.com published: “John Rogers Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp” on October 22, 2016. More interesting news about Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA) were released by: Wsj.com and their article: “Zebra Technologies Reports Smaller-Than-Expected Sales Decline” published on August 09, 2016 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Commit To Purchase Zebra Technologies Corp. At $55, Earn 11.1% Annualized …” with publication date: November 02, 2016.

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