PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Shares Sold by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY

(PSMT) stake by 25.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. A beta of less than 1 means that the security will be less volatile than the market. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.30. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Pricesmart Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 1 to 2 for an increase of 1.

PSMT stock traded up $1.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $90.15. 95,097 shares of the company's stock traded hands.

PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 5th. It has underperformed by 22.29% the S&P500. (LM) by 215.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 20,293 shares of company stock worth $1,720,243. The institutional investor held 114,317 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.52 million, up from 98,755 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jolley Asset Management Llc who had been investing in International Business Machine for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $144.36B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.77% or $2.68 during the last trading session, reaching $148.81. About 4.06M shares traded.

Among 3 analysts covering PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,225 shares of the company's stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 377 shares in the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Vaneck Vectors Gold Miners Etf by 19,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,750 shares, and cut its stake in Nat'l Oilwell Varco Inc. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PriceSmart from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Therefore 39% are positive. PriceSmart had 7 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained it with "Hold" rating and $15900 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. Charter Trust Company sold 8,072 shares as the company's stock declined 15.28% with the market. The firm has "Buy" rating by TH Capital given on Monday, January 11. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by Deutsche Bank. Wood maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, September 3 report. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, September 28.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $37.14 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.71, for a total transaction of $70,968.00.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.29, from 0.74 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 20 investors sold LM shares while 88 reduced holdings. 156 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. Shine Advisory Services, a Colorado-based fund reported 947 shares. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). The Ohio-based Bahl Gaynor has invested 0.02% in PriceSmart, Inc. Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 2,815 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Gotham Asset Mngmt Lc reported 10,023 shares. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 2,434 shares stake. Comerica Bank has invested 0% in Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). Mutual Of Omaha Bancshares Wealth Management holds 5,903 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. (NYSE:EL). Plante Moran Fincl Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

In related news, EVP John D. Hildebrandt sold 517 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 309,100 shares. It also reduced Ishares Russell Midcap Value Inde (IWS) stake by 8,971 shares and now owns 185,349 shares. Jolley Asset Mngmt Limited Liability owns 3,438 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold PSMT shares while 38 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. Pennsylvania-based Sei has invested 0% in PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 4,631 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Guggenheim Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of PriceSmart during the fourth quarter worth $203,000. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 4,115 shares. 58,980 are owned by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Voya Investment Lc has invested 0% in PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) for 133,637 shares. 344,974 were reported by Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership. 2,500 are owned by Rbf Capital Limited Liability Corp. Virtus Inv Advisers holds 717,085 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:PSMT) for 1,940 shares. Vanguard Grp invested in 0.01% or 2.12 million shares. 35,963 are held by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Teacher Retirement Of Texas owns 7,326 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.90 EPS. equities analysts predict that PriceSmart, Inc. will post 3.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. This rating is on a scale of 1 to 5.

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