Goelzer Investment Management Boosted By $925,004 Its Travelers Companies (TRV) Stake; Kdi Capital Partners Has Decreased Lowes Cos (LOW) Stake

September 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Goelzer Investment Management Inc increased Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) stake by 15.17% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Goelzer Investment Management Inc acquired 7,582 shares as Travelers Companies Inc (TRV)’s stock declined 0.95%. The Goelzer Investment Management Inc holds 57,551 shares with $7.05M value, up from 49,969 last quarter. Travelers Companies Inc now has $33.31B valuation. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.74 on September 15, reaching $120.7. About 3.06M shares traded or 62.77% up from the average. Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) has risen 9.71% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.99% the S&P500.

Kdi Capital Partners Llc decreased Lowes Cos (LOW) stake by 20.78% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Kdi Capital Partners Llc sold 56,441 shares as Lowes Cos (LOW)’s stock rose 10.23%. The Kdi Capital Partners Llc holds 215,207 shares with $15.31 million value, down from 271,648 last quarter. Lowes Cos now has $64.95B valuation. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.47 on September 15, reaching $77.99. About 14.52 million shares traded or 95.69% up from the average. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 52 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 31 the stock rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral”. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. Citigroup downgraded the shares of LOW in report on Monday, December 19 to “Neutral” rating. JP Morgan downgraded Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 19 by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Thursday, August 24. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $83 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, November 24. Citigroup upgraded Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Friday, May 20 to “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was reinitiated by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since March 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $5.22 million activity. The insider DAMRON RICKY D sold $1.41M. On Tuesday, May 30 the insider Maltsbarger Richard D sold $936,115. 12,700 Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) shares with value of $1.04M were sold by CROOM MARSHALL A. Ramsay Paul D sold 23,023 shares worth $1.83 million.

Analysts await Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on November, 15. They expect $1.02 EPS, up 15.91% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.88 per share. LOW’s profit will be $849.46M for 19.12 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.57 actual EPS reported by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.03% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 87 investors sold LOW shares while 444 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 341 raised stakes. 627.42 million shares or 0.25% less from 629.02 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Prelude Capital Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.13% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 15,096 shares. Oakworth Cap owns 4,661 shares. Tradewinds Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Trust Of Vermont invested in 80,088 shares or 0.66% of the stock. Putnam Invs Limited Liability Company accumulated 1.11M shares or 0.19% of the stock. Morgan Stanley has 0.09% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership owns 215,674 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Insur accumulated 4,100 shares. Somerset Trust Co holds 1.14% or 27,101 shares in its portfolio. Aviance Cap Management Ltd Company invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Bank Hapoalim Bm owns 0.05% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 2,875 shares. The Wisconsin-based Johnson Fincl Incorporated has invested 0.57% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Regions Fin Corporation owns 160,283 shares. Ngam LP owns 0.04% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 47,117 shares. Hemenway Com Limited Liability Company stated it has 4,000 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Travelers had 35 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) on Monday, December 12 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 27. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, June 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Argus Research. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Goldman Sachs. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 23 report. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. The stock of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Thursday, December 1 to “Buy”.

Goelzer Investment Management Inc decreased Aon Plc (NYSE:AON) stake by 4,420 shares to 17,762 valued at $1.98 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Alphabet Inc stake by 1,654 shares and now owns 5,590 shares. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was reduced too.

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