Analysts are on the Bearish side about Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) this week.

June 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.68, from 1.6 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 34 investors sold Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 43.09 million shares or 1.32% more from 42.53 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Brinker Capital has 9,480 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Us Savings Bank De holds 0.01% or 19,275 shares. Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.03% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) or 8,331 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.17% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). The Massachusetts-based Colony Lc has invested 0.14% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De holds 76,531 shares. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can accumulated 25,670 shares or 0% of the stock. Natixis Advisors Lp reported 48,327 shares. Columbia L L C Invest reported 11,387 shares. Moreover, Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 5,275 shares. Ghp Investment Advsr Inc has 0.35% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 27,444 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System holds 16,637 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn owns 131,914 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Vantage Inv Lc stated it has 1,051 shares. Sei Invs Communications invested 0.01% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO).

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $2.00 million activity.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ:LECO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Lincoln Electric Holdings had 11 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. FBR Capital maintained Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 13 by Robert W. Baird. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) on Tuesday, March 13 to “Overweight” rating. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of LECO in report on Wednesday, January 3 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, February 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Seaport Global. Below is a list of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) latest ratings and price target changes.

24/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $112 New Target: $106 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $93.0000 Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $112.0000 Maintain
13/03/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
15/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $105.0 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
15/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $115.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $90 New Target: $96 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $92 Upgrade
11/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $100.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $93.16. About 144,193 shares traded. Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has declined 0.80% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.37% the S&P500.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.11 billion. It operates through three divisions: Americas Welding, International Welding, and The Harris Products Group. It has a 24.58 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s welding products include arc welding power sources, plasma cutters, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, integrated automation systems, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, fluxes and welding accessories, and specialty welding consumables and fabrication products.

Another recent and important Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Lincoln Electric Announces June 2018 Events With the Financial Community” on May 31, 2018.

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