Today Armstrong World Industries Incorporated (NYSE:AWI) Reported Increase in Shorted Shares

The Firm designs, makes and sells ceiling systems (primarily mineral fiber, fiberglass wool and metal) around the world. Fifth Third Comml Bank holds 0% or 49 shares. Moreover, Zebra Capital Management Llc has 0.84% invested in the company for 42,395 shares. About 141,890 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Invesco holds 0% or 45,478 shares in its portfolio. UNH's profit will be $2.32B for 19.16 P/E if the $2.38 EPS becomes a reality. The construction company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. Its up 0.24, from 1.05 in 2016Q3.

As analysts monitor volatile markets in recent weeks they have updated their price targets on shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI). 33 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 804.47 million shares or 1.08% more from 795.86 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Parametric Port Assoc Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI). Aimz Invest Advsrs has 1.56% invested in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) for 10,906 shares. Reliance Of Delaware accumulated 5,754 shares. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $0 per share. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc owns 104,843 shares or 1.53% of their U.S. portfolio. 115,912 are owned by Shufro Rose & Co Llc. Connable Office owns 5,170 shares or 0.05% of their United States portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 8,659 shares. Holland Capital Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. Freestone Hldgs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 14,774 shares.

First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI) stake by 9,715 shares to 20,571 valued at $2.81M in 2016Q4. It also upped Old Natl Bancorp Ind Com (NASDAQ:ONB) stake by 183,239 shares and now owns 200,405 shares. Regions Finl Corp New (NYSE:RF) was raised too. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 50% are positive. On average, analysts anticipate that Armstrong World Industries will post $2.68 EPS for the current fiscal year. Cleveland initiated UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, April 8 with "Buy" rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and $64 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, May 16 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, November 1 by Zelman. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Overweight" on Friday, August 5. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Hold" rating and $52 target. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, December 16.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $13.81 million activity. $2.56M worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) was sold by HOOPER MICHELE J on Thursday, March 16. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability owns 488,000 shares or 1.08% of their USA portfolio. 5,540 shares were sold by WILENSKY GAIL R, worth $990,227.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. London Commerce Of Virginia invested 0.87% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI). Armstrong World Industries Inc has a 1-year low of $36.33 and a 1-year high of $48.00. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/06/15/zacks-investment-research-lowers-armstrong-world-industries-inc-awi-to-hold-2.html. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, February 18 report. Barclays Capital downgraded Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) on Wednesday, January 20 to "Underweight" rating.

Stockbridge Partners Llc holds 7.51% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries Inc for 3.70 million shares. Moreover, 13D Management Llc has 3.65% invested in the company for 212,929 shares. The Ohio-based Dean Investment Associates Llc has invested 0.79% in the stock. Point72 Asset Limited Partnership, a Connecticut-based fund reported 45,000 shares. The stock declined 1.00% or $0.45 reaching $44.6 on the news. Exane Derivatives holds 0% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) for 1 shares. It has underperformed by 9.80% the S&P500. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI).

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