Principal Financial Group Inc. Buys 16730 Shares of Lamar Advertising Company (LAMR)

Lamar Advertising Co now has $5.42B valuation. About 585,237 shares traded or 3.90% up from the average.

Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ LAMR) opened at 65.76 on Friday. It has underperformed by 3.05% the S&P500. The expected LAMR's profit could reach $110.44 million giving the stock 12.27 P/E in the case that $1.32 earnings per share is reported. About 81,555 shares traded. (NYSE:BXP) has declined 2.18% since September 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 63.49% the S&P500. Scholtz & Company Llc bought 6,275 shares as the company's stock declined 9.40% while stock markets rallied. Tower Research Capital Limited Company (Trc), New York-based fund reported 1,604 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. Dell Technologies Inc was reduced too. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. owns 297,942 shares or 3.07% of their U.S. portfolio. Palo Incorporated accumulated 13,520 shares or 0.56% of the stock. $469,812 worth of American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) was sold by SHARBUTT DAVID E. 15,000 shares were sold by DiSanto Edmund, worth $1.81M on Wednesday, March 29. 68,276 are owned by Gilman Hill Asset Management Limited Liability Company. (NYSE:BXP). Macquarie Grp holds 182,765 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas stated it has 49,000 shares. 7,400 shares were sold by REED JOANN A, worth $938,838. Middleton & Ma invested in 69,225 shares. Penn Cap Mngmt holds 0.51% of its portfolio in MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) for 698,005 shares. (NYSE:BXP) for 22,857 shares. Pdt Ptnrs Ltd holds 0.08% of its portfolio in MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) for 194,100 shares. (NYSE:BXP) for 67,035 shares. Schwab Charles Inv has 1.36M shares. United Advisers Ltd Liability invested in 196,253 shares.

Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc decreased Lamar Advertising Co (LAMR) stake by 6.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Therefore 63% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $72.50. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Topeka Capital Markets. The stock of Boston Properties, Inc. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Exane. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform" on Monday, December 7. Greenleaf Tru reported 12,350 shares stake. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 7.

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Therefore 50% are positive. LAMR was included in 18 notes of analysts from August 6, 2015. The firm has "Hold" rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, August 26. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, November 5 with "Hold". Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lamar Advertising from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th.

LAMR has been the topic of several research reports. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 17 to "Buy". Morgan Stanley maintained Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) on Monday, September 18 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The stock of Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Loop Capital. The rating was maintained by M Partners with "Neutral" on Friday, January 8. M Partners maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $57 target in Wednesday, February 24 report.

Since March 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.41 million activity. Lamar Advertising Company has a 1 year low of $58.68 and a 1 year high of $79.09. Shares for $3.74 million were sold by REILLY ANNA on Wednesday, March 29. Finally, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA raised its position in shares of Lamar Advertising by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. It also reduced its holding in Hess Corp (NYSE:HES) by 180,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 983,800 shares, and cut its stake in Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ:ASPS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q2 2017. The stock increased 1.92% or $0.34 on September 22, reaching $18.01.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding LAMR? 43 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. More interesting news about Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) were released by: and their article: "Lamar Advertising's (LAMR) CEO Sean Reilly Presents at Goldman Sachs ..." published on September 13, 2017 as well as's news article titled: "Lamar Advertising (LAMR) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" with publication date: February 22, 2017. 27,453 are held by Us National Bank De. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.83 per share. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs holds 0% or 3,992 shares in its portfolio. Voloridge Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 56,406 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. State Street Corp has invested 0.01% in Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR). During the same quarter a year ago, the firm posted $0.84 earnings per share. Moreover, Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability has 0.08% invested in Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR). Fdx Advsrs has 34,817 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Avenir Corp raised its position in shares of Lamar Advertising by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Com Ltd Liability, Massachusetts-based fund reported 62,400 shares. Cap Research Global owns 6.86M shares for 0.16% of their portfolio.

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