Great Lakes Advisors Raised Watts Inds (WTS) Holding By $500,472; Lifeway Foods (LWAY) Shorts Decreased By 5.66%

November 15, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Lifeway Foods Incorporated (NASDAQ:LWAY) had a decrease of 5.66% in short interest. LWAY’s SI was 68,400 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 5.66% from 72,500 shares previously. With 9,100 avg volume, 8 days are for Lifeway Foods Incorporated (NASDAQ:LWAY)’s short sellers to cover LWAY’s short positions. The SI to Lifeway Foods Incorporated’s float is 1.65%. It closed at $9.43 lastly. It is down 8.00% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.70% the S&P500.

Great Lakes Advisors Llc increased Watts Inds Inc (WTS) stake by 22.14% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Great Lakes Advisors Llc acquired 7,944 shares as Watts Inds Inc (WTS)’s stock rose 1.77%. The Great Lakes Advisors Llc holds 43,823 shares with $2.77M value, up from 35,879 last quarter. Watts Inds Inc now has $2.40B valuation. It closed at $70.35 lastly. It is down 15.50% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q2. Its down 1.10, from 2 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 8 investors sold Lifeway Foods, Inc. shares while 13 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 2.67 million shares or 3.40% less from 2.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY) for 454 shares. Gamco Et Al accumulated 254,800 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 4,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hussman Strategic Inc invested in 0.01% or 6,000 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag reported 5,639 shares. Panagora Asset reported 2,212 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 0% of its portfolio in Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY). Nationwide Fund has 3,170 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Savings Bank Of America De holds 100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teton Advisors Incorporated reported 0.15% in Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY). California State Teachers Retirement invested in 8,282 shares. Blackrock invested in 0% or 203,611 shares. Wells Fargo Communications Mn holds 7,198 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Granite Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.1% in Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY). Geode Cap Management Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Lifeway Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:LWAY).

Lifeway Foods, Inc. is engaged in the manufacturing of probiotic, cultured, functional dairy health food products. The company has market cap of $151.53 million. The Firm is engaged in the sale of fermented dairy products, which are produced and are sold to clients through a network of distributors and retailers in the United States. It has a 80.98 P/E ratio. Through its distributors, the Company also sells its products to retailers in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dubai, Hong Kong, China and the Caribbean.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.69, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 8 investors sold WTS shares while 52 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 25.80 million shares or 0.30% less from 25.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. D E Shaw & Company reported 50,602 shares. Wedge Cap L Lp Nc has 281,103 shares. Ahl Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 60,511 shares. First Advisors Lp has invested 0.02% in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS). Magnetar Finance Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 3,490 shares. State Street invested 0% in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS). Etrade Capital Mgmt Llc owns 4,102 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Lc holds 0.01% or 69,763 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 61 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 191,877 shares. Swiss Retail Bank stated it has 43,600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 0.01% invested in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) for 26,536 shares. 233 were reported by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management. South State has 3,347 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested in 0.01% or 73,000 shares.

Great Lakes Advisors Llc decreased Royal Dutch Shell Plc stake by 285,626 shares to 253,674 valued at $13.49 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Oneok Inc (NYSE:OKE) stake by 23,497 shares and now owns 17,614 shares. Vanguard Charlotte Fds Intl Bd (BNDX) was reduced too.

Since June 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $82,528 activity. Melhem Elie also sold $82,528 worth of Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) on Friday, June 9.

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