Mdc Holdings (MDC) Shareholder Walthausen & Company Cut Position; Martin Marietta Mtls (MLM) Shareholder Janney Montgomery Scott Decreased Its Holding by $540,544

February 19, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Walthausen & Company decreased its stake in Mdc Holdings Inc (MDC) by 12.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Walthausen & Company sold 25,180 shares as the company’s stock rose 21.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 181,836 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.04M, down from 207,016 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Walthausen & Company who had been investing in Mdc Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.73 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.23% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $30.73. About 535,662 shares traded. M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) has risen 65.26% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.56% the S&P500.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc decreased its stake in Martin Marietta Mtls Inc (MLM) by 29.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc sold 2,624 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,386 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.32 million, down from 9,010 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc who had been investing in Martin Marietta Mtls Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.59B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.85% or $6.34 during the last trading session, reaching $216.25. About 720,248 shares traded or 4.40% up from the average. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc, which manages about $15.70B and $8.78 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Wsdmtr Us Smcp Div Etf (DES) by 30,023 shares to 134,344 shares, valued at $11.29 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vngrd Lng Trm Bd Idx Etf (BLV) by 11,102 shares in the quarter, for a total of 103,550 shares, and has risen its stake in Pnc Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:PNC).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $642,000 activity.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta had 30 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cleveland on Friday, March 31. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 21. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 17 with “Buy”. SunTrust maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson on Wednesday, October 26 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies initiated it with “Buy” rating and $240.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 29 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, August 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold MLM shares while 130 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 59.73 million shares or 1.72% more from 58.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Da Davidson & reported 7,989 shares stake. Guardian Life Of America holds 0% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 142 shares. 13,363 are held by Salem Inv Counselors Incorporated. 9,760 were accumulated by Peak6 Ltd Partnership. Epoch Inv Prtn has invested 0.54% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj owns 7,000 shares. The Maryland-based Chevy Chase Tru Hldgs has invested 0.05% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). M&T Bancshares Corporation accumulated 4,181 shares. Glenmede Trust Na accumulated 1,107 shares. 559 are held by Brown Brothers Harriman & Company. Jane Street reported 35,566 shares stake. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Co holds 7,660 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Sfmg Ltd Liability owns 0.1% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 2,409 shares. Prudential reported 91,876 shares. Voya Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 43,821 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 25 investors sold MDC shares while 60 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 40.90 million shares or 2.78% less from 42.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 23,767 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tower Research Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 7,190 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Vertex One Asset accumulated 105,176 shares or 0.57% of the stock. Brandes Invest Prtnrs LP reported 0.69% of its portfolio in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC). Jpmorgan Chase & stated it has 547,871 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lesa Sroufe stated it has 148,431 shares. Pnc Financial Serv Group reported 8,385 shares stake. 22,167 were accumulated by Balyasny Asset Limited Liability Co. Numeric Invsts Limited Liability stated it has 0.05% in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC). Citigroup has invested 0% in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC). 50,310 were reported by Laurion Cap Mgmt Lp. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC). Clearbridge Ltd Liability Com holds 1,050 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 1,281 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, State Street has 0% invested in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $893,592 activity.

Walthausen & Company, which manages about $1.45 billion and $1.07B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Seacor Holdings Inc (NYSE:CKH) by 367,465 shares to 464,702 shares, valued at $21.43M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Commercial Metals Co (NYSE:CMC) by 33,610 shares in the quarter, for a total of 346,160 shares, and has risen its stake in Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSEMKT:TIS).

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