Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.85, from 0.65 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 11 investors sold MGP Ingredients, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 16.44 million shares or 4.95% more from 15.66 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc accumulated 316,930 shares. Ellington Group Inc Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.13% in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 6,063 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 2,240 shares. Alaska-based State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.01% in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). State Teachers Retirement System reported 4,905 shares stake. Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 0% or 2,492 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). Earnest Prns Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0% or 1,500 shares. Denver Advsrs Llc accumulated 12,654 shares. Aqr Cap Management Ltd Liability Company holds 44,380 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Lc owns 8,695 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 22,208 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Co owns 0% invested in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) for 4,279 shares. Teton Inc has 36,300 shares.
Since March 5, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 16 selling transactions for $14.08 million activity. 700 shares valued at $54,334 were sold by Buttshaw Michael Rodger on Tuesday, March 6. Shares for $851,737 were sold by DYKSTRA DAVID E. 11,740 shares were sold by RINDOM DAVID E, worth $1.04 million on Tuesday, June 5. 1,200 shares valued at $97,876 were sold by Glaser Stephen J on Tuesday, March 20. $76,330 worth of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) shares were bought by Griffin Augustus C.. SCHALLER DARYL sold $1.60M worth of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) on Friday, March 9.
The stock of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (MGPI) formed an up wedge with $97.41 target or 8.00 % above today’s $90.19 share price. The 8 months wedge indicates low risk for the $1.52 billion company. If the $97.41 price target is reached, the company will be worth $121.52 million more.
Rising wedges, especially for downward breakouts are tricky moments to trade. Investors must be aware that the break even failure rate for up or down breakouts is: 8% and 24%. The average rise is 28% and the decline is 14%. Wedges has high throwback and pullback rate: 73%, 63% and the percent of wedges meeting target is not more than 50%.
The stock decreased 2.19% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $90.19. About 149,861 shares traded. MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) has risen 69.95% since July 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.38% the S&P500.
Analysts await MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.52 EPS, up 40.54 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.37 per share. MGPI’s profit will be $8.76 million for 43.36 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by MGP Ingredients, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.
MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) Ratings Coverage
Among 4 analysts covering MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. MGP Ingredients had 4 analyst reports since January 29, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Craig Hallum. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, March 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Sidoti.
More news for MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Jenell Loschke Joins MGP Corporate Communications Team” on June 26, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “Bourbon tariffs have KC craft distiller, MGP Ingredients on alert” and published on July 06, 2018 is yet another important article.
MGP Ingredients, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies distilled spirits, and specialty wheat proteins and starch food ingredients. The company has market cap of $1.52 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions. It has a 36.78 P/E ratio. The Distillery Products segment provides food grade alcohol for beverage applications that include bourbon and rye whiskeys, as well as grain neutral spirits, including vodka and gin; and food grade industrial alcohol, which is used as an ingredient in foods, personal care products, cleaning solutions, pharmaceuticals, and various other products, as well as for various industrial processors.