Are Analysts Bullish Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) After Last Week?

December 7, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

 Are Analysts Bullish Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 20 investors sold Balchem Corporation shares while 56 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 26.48 million shares or 2.22% less from 27.08 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) for 4,774 shares. Moreover, Pennsylvania Tru Com has 0.18% invested in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) or 10,132 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Ltd Liability Partnership Ma invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Magnetar Lc holds 3,091 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership reported 48,102 shares. The New York-based New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.05% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Wasatch Advisors Inc has invested 1.25% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Company stated it has 391,138 shares. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) for 58,653 shares. Ashford Capital Mgmt Inc has 15,658 shares. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability invested in 7,730 shares or 0% of the stock. Wendell David Assocs Inc holds 36,425 shares. 9,393 are owned by Aperio Gru Limited Liability. Moreover, Bahl & Gaynor Inc has 0.06% invested in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC).

Since June 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $207,334 activity.

Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Balchem had 3 analyst reports since March 8, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Sell”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, March 8. Pivotal Research downgraded the shares of BCPC in report on Friday, November 4 to “Sell” rating. Below is a list of Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/08/2017 Broker: Pivotal Research Rating: Sell New Target: $60.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $84.53. About 69,983 shares traded. Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) has risen 37.77% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.07% the S&P500.

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.71 billion. The companyÂ’s Human Nutrition & Health segment offers creamer systems, dairy replacers, powdered fats, nutritional beverage bases, beverages, juice and dairy bases, chocolate systems, ice cream bases and variegates, cereals, grain based snacks, and cereal based ingredients; microencapsulation solutions; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for wellness applications. It has a 42.69 P/E ratio. The Company’s Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products that enhance health and milk production in ruminant animals; chelation technology, which provides enhanced nutrient absorption for species; and choline chloride, an essential nutrient for monogastric animal health.

More notable recent Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Health Products Drive Balchem Corporation’s Growth” on March 01, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Balchem Corporation Reports Third Quarter Sales of $150.7 Million with Record …” published on November 07, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Balchem Corporation Announces Quarterly Conference Call for Second Quarter …” on July 25, 2017. More interesting news about Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Balchem’s (BCPC) CEO Ted Harris on Q1 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on May 13, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Balchem Corporation Acquires Innovative Food Processors, Inc.” with publication date: June 02, 2017.

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