Colony Group Lowered Holding in Lowes Companies (LOW) by $328,166 as Stock Rose; As United Technolgies (UTX) Stock Value Rose, Holder Bellecapital International LTD Has Cut Its Stake by $446,600

February 19, 2018 - By John Mackenzie

Colony Group Llc decreased its stake in Lowes Companies (LOW) by 1.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Colony Group Llc sold 4,154 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The hedge fund held 209,779 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.77M, down from 213,933 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Colony Group Llc who had been investing in Lowes Companies for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $79.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $96.31. About 5.33M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Bellecapital International Ltd decreased its stake in United Technolgies Corp (UTX) by 63.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bellecapital International Ltd sold 3,850 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,222 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $258,000, down from 6,072 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bellecapital International Ltd who had been investing in United Technolgies Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $103.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $129.26. About 4.78M shares traded or 12.63% up from the average. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 87 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Friday, January 19. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 20 report. The company was maintained on Friday, December 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 2. The rating was upgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Monday, September 25. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $81.0 target. Jefferies maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 28. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 22.

Colony Group Llc, which manages about $3.39 billion and $1.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Expedia Inc Com (NASDAQ:EXPE) by 7,993 shares to 34,287 shares, valued at $4.94 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cimarex Energy Company (NYSE:XEC) by 6,177 shares in the quarter, for a total of 22,154 shares, and has risen its stake in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. Ramsay Paul D also sold $163,675 worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wendell David owns 29,775 shares. Essex holds 4,040 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Swiss Bancorporation has 3.16 million shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Cleararc owns 21,701 shares for 0.26% of their portfolio. 178,096 are owned by Suncoast Equity Management. Sterling Capital Ltd Llc stated it has 0.74% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv owns 72,907 shares. Baker Avenue Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 19,161 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Shelter Ins Retirement Plan stated it has 88,300 shares. New York-based Moore Capital Mngmt LP has invested 1.58% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). South Texas Money Management Limited accumulated 207,791 shares. Vanguard Group Inc invested in 64.92 million shares or 0.24% of the stock. Tdam Usa Incorporated invested 0.04% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Woodmont Counsel Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Fund Mgmt Sa holds 0.42% or 732,645 shares.

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.86 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.86 per share. LOW’s profit will be $713.59M for 28.00 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10% negative EPS growth.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $734,561 activity. 636 shares were sold by Bailey Robert J., worth $79,088 on Wednesday, December 13.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, January 25. The company was maintained on Friday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, December 15. Cowen & Co downgraded United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Wednesday, September 6 to “Market Perform” rating. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $12600 target in Thursday, August 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 7. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105 target in Thursday, January 28 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, July 7. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, January 22.

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