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Decreases Position in iRobot Corporation (IRBT)

In other iRobot Corporation news, CFO Alison Dean sold 17,646 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. State Street Corp now owns 637,260 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $42,149,000 after buying an additional 47,583 shares during the last quarter.

Analysts expect iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) to report $0.46 EPS on October, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 34.29% from last quarter's $0.7 EPS. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 14,267 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $1,200,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period.

Shares of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) opened at 75.51 on Tuesday. It has outperformed by 134.23% the S&P500. Invesco Ltd reported 531,008 shares. Old Mutual Global Index Trackers Ltd acquired 7,957 shares as Ball Corp (BLL)'s stock rose 9.29%. Hartford Finance Management holds 125 shares. Ball Corp now has $14.90B valuation.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.61 on October 13, reaching $63.16.

About 550,162 shares traded. Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) has declined 57.70% since October 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500. SprucePoint Capital reiterated a "sell" rating on shares of iRobot Corporation in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Therefore 25% are positive. After having $0.27 EPS previously, iRobot Corporation's analysts see 70.37% EPS growth. Finally, Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of iRobot Corporation by 4.0% during the second quarter. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities with "Market Outperform" on Tuesday, October 13. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Canaccord Genuity. Amalgamated Bancshares has invested 0.01% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). The industrial products company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.55. iRobot Corporation had a return on equity of 14.05% and a net margin of 7.84%. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Monday, June 26. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli to "Hold" on Thursday, May 11. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty on Monday, July 3 to "Hold".

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.57 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.20, for a total value of $625,093.20. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $254,325 was sold by GEISSER ANDREA.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. Gotham Asset Management LLC owned 0.06% of iRobot Corporation worth $1,502,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. It is negative, as 36 investors sold iRobot Corporation shares while 70 reduced holdings.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Zacks Invest Mngmt stated it has 0.02% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Scout Invests Inc stated it has 0.17% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas invested in 0% or 13,399 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 82,080 shares in the company, valued at $7,387,200. Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc reported 5,115 shares. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of iRobot Corporation by 16.5% in the 2nd quarter. Delta Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company Tn reported 25 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Federated Investors Pa has invested 0% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT). Bancorporation Of America Corp De holds 0% or 52,250 shares in its portfolio. Moneta Grp Inv Limited Liability Company reported 0.08% in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT).

Loomis Sayles & Company LP increased Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) stake by 22,048 shares to 249,359 valued at $6.44M in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 163,908 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 209 shares, and cut its stake in Sprint Corp Com Ser 1 (NYSE:S). Dexcom Inc (NASDAQ:DXCM) was raised too. The stock of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) earned "Hold" rating by Needham on Monday, November 14. Therefore 67% are positive.

Analysts await American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) to report earnings on November, 1.

Several research analysts have weighed in on IRBT shares. The rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest on Monday, January 30 to "Sector Weight". The company has market cap of $2.12 billion. Morgan Stanley maintained Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) rating on Thursday, August 10. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Friday, August 5. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $41 target in Thursday, August 6 report. On Friday, March 18 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Underweight". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $4.92 million activity. Insiders sold 89,769 shares of company stock valued at $8,878,529 over the last quarter. Fisher Daniel William had sold 1,000 shares worth $79,745 on Monday, May 8. Its up 6.58, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. 10 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 585.36 million shares or 303.31% more from 145.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bb&T Secs holds 0% or 15,843 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc invested in 28,263 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Park National Oh reported 18,920 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys invested in 0.01% or 21,380 shares. Comm Bank & Trust invested in 0.01% or 23,426 shares. Amer Int Gp owns 19,941 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Raymond James & Associate has 74,700 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ngam Advsrs LP holds 0.01% or 14,819 shares in its portfolio.

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