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Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP)

Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 69,774 shares of company stock worth $6,798,741. For the past month, shares are 15.77%. Violich Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Dominion Resources Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.25 billion market cap company. It closed at $107.98 lastly. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500. Magnetar Ltd Llc invested 0.01% in Praxair, Inc. (AAOI) stake by 308.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (AAOI)'s stock rose 70.49%. The Lodge Hill Capital Llc holds 878,400 shares with $81.18M value, up from 251,500 last quarter. Praxair Inc now has $40.29B valuation. Farmers & Merchants Investments invested in 22,850 shares or 0.25% of the stock. About 140,873 shares traded.

Eagle Materials Inc is a supplier of construction products, building materials and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Friess Associates Llc decreased Ciena Corp. It turned negative, as 53 investors sold PX shares while 303 reduced holdings. Bankshares Of Mellon holds 1.20 million shares. Mid (NYSE:MAA) was reduced too. Violich Capital Management Inc bought 4,500 shares as the company's stock rose 6.53% with the market. $71,730 worth of stock was sold by BLACK RICHARD B on Thursday, June 8. (NYSE:PX). Diversified holds 2,448 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker accumulated 7,080 shares. Yeh Shu-Hua (Joshua) sold 10,000 shares worth $640,471.

07/26/2016 - Eagle Materials Inc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at D.A. Davidson. Therefore 78% are positive. Dundee Securities maintained CGI Group Inc (NYSE:GIB) rating on Thursday, November 10. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of GIB in report on Tuesday, September 27 with "Neutral" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by CL King on Monday, December 14 to "Strong Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 23 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, February 25 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.98 in 2017Q1. The total value of its holdings increased 179.7%. 94 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. (NYSE:PX). Dorsey & Whitney Ltd Com holds 0.1% or 3,701 shares. Mason Street Advisors Limited Liability reported 87,297 shares. Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Company has 28,702 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Blackrock, New York-based fund reported 2.09 million shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 50 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 3,480 shares. The construction company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.17. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,784,382 shares of the construction company's stock valued at $349,753,000 after buying an additional 41,784 shares in the last quarter. 266,136 are held by Invesco. Ballentine Partners Ltd Liability Corp has 1,695 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% of its portfolio in Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ:AAOI).

Analysts await CGI Group Inc (NYSE:GIB) to report earnings on November, 8.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.10 million activity. Eagle Materials Inc has a 52-week low of $73.83 and a 52-week high of $110.64. Also, EVP James H. Graass sold 10,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th.

More notable recent Eagle Materials, Inc.

Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. Ranger Investment Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 8,570 shares. Macys In (NYSE:M) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Independent Consultants reported 1,445 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Eagle Materials by 26.3% in the first quarter. 39 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. Renaissance Ltd Liability Com owns 332,700 shares or 0.06% of their United States portfolio. Gsa Prtnrs Llp holds 7,319 shares.

Eagle Materials Inc was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Standpoint Research.

Amid volatile financial markets and the presidential election, various investment brokerages have made amendments to their price targets and ratings on shares of Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE:EXP). Cantab Capital Partners Llp now owns 4,585 shares worth $424,000,000. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. (NYSE:EXP) or 11,000 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt stated it has 7,084 shares. "NY Cuts Holdings in Eagle Materials Inc (EXP)" was published by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal.

Echo Street Capital Management Llc increased Allegion Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:ALLE) stake by 17,715 shares to 181,793 valued at $14.75 million in 2017Q2. 42 were reported by Fin Architects. (NYSE:EXP) or 10,000 shares. (NYSE:PX) or 6,444 shares. About shares traded. Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 751 shares. Security Trust Com has invested 0.13% in Praxair, Inc. Lodge Hill Capital Llc acquired 626,900 shares as Eagle Materials Inc (EXP)'s stock declined 5.37%. Therefore 63% are positive.

10/09/2015 - Eagle Materials Inc was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Longbow Research. Goldman Sachs downgraded CGI Group Inc (NYSE:GIB) on Friday, December 16 to "Sell" rating. (NYSE:EXP) earned "Buy" rating by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, October 4. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 5,525 shares of the construction company's stock worth $537,000 after buying an additional 1,010 shares during the period. (NYSE:EXP) to release earnings on October, 23. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research to "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, December 5 by Citigroup. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 4 by CL King.

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