As Lennox Intl (LII) Shares Declined, Fmr Lowered Position by $7.67 Million; Smucker J M Co (SJM) Shareholder Deprince Race & Zollo Has Trimmed Position

June 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc decreased its stake in Smucker J M Co (SJM) by 5.87% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc sold 13,881 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.60% with the market. The institutional investor held 222,447 shares of the packaged foods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $27.59 million, down from 236,328 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc who had been investing in Smucker J M Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.80 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $103.84. About 632,306 shares traded. The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) has declined 14.27% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.84% the S&P500. Some Historical SJM News: 07/03/2018 – SMUCKER’S PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY, BAKING BRANDS SAID TO BE FOR SALE; 06/03/2018 – Smucker, Conagra Call Off Wesson Oil Deal After FTC Challenge; 04/04/2018 – Smucker to Buy Parent of Pet-Food Maker Nutrish; 04/04/2018 – JM SMucker to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for $1.7 bln; 24/05/2018 – FOSSIL GROUP INC – BELGYA CURRENTLY SERVES AS VICE CHAIR AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY; 04/04/2018 – J.M. Smucker: Acquisition Expands Presence in Fast-Growing Premium Pet Food Category; 15/03/2018 – J.M. Smucker Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 06/03/2018 – CONAGRA BRANDS INC – INTENDS TO CONTINUE ITS EVALUATION OF ROLE OF WESSON OIL BUSINESS WITHIN ITS PORTFOLIO; 06/03/2018 – J. M. SMUCKER CO.: TERMINATION OF PACT TO BUY WESSON® OIL; 06/03/2018 – JM Smucker: Disagree With FTC’s Conclusion

Fmr Llc decreased its stake in Lennox Intl Inc (LII) by 46.97% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fmr Llc sold 37,583 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,424 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $8.67M, down from 80,007 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fmr Llc who had been investing in Lennox Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $210.84. About 68,612 shares traded. Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) has risen 17.70% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.13% the S&P500. Some Historical LII News: 14/03/2018 – Lennox: Expects a Sale of South America Business to Be Concluded in 2Q 2018; Company Is Far Along in Sale Process; 09/04/2018 – Lennox International Schedules First Quarter Conference Call; 14/03/2018 – LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC Lll.N – FOR SALE OF AUSTRALIA AND ASIA BUSINESSES, COMPANY HAS SIGNED A BINDING AGREEMENT WITH BEIJER REF AB; 23/04/2018 – Lennox 1Q Net $37.9M; 22/03/2018 – Lennox Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 27/03/2018 – Reggaeton duo Zion y Lennox round out Kaya Fest Line-up; 23/04/2018 – LENNOX REAFFIRMS YEAR ADJ EPS FROM CONT OPS FORECAST; 15/05/2018 – Lennox Raises Dividend to 64c; 14/03/2018 – Lennox International Announces Planned Sale of Refrigeration Businesses in Australia, Asia and South America; 08/03/2018 International Women’s Day Pop-up Features Art by Frances Bean Cobain, Tali Lennox

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 42 investors sold SJM shares while 222 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 200 raised stakes. 87.08 million shares or 2.86% more from 84.66 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Roberts Glore Incorporated Il accumulated 0.21% or 2,748 shares. Curbstone Financial Mgmt reported 14,070 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. United Fire Gp reported 4,000 shares. Denver Llc reported 3,800 shares. 13,245 are owned by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Communication. Synovus Fincl invested 0% of its portfolio in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Swiss Commercial Bank holds 0.07% or 494,199 shares in its portfolio. American Rech & Mngmt Company has invested 0.01% in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Legacy Cap Prtnrs holds 16,668 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Citadel Advsr Ltd Co holds 0% of its portfolio in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) for 5,689 shares. Tarbox Family Office has invested 0.23% in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM). Tci Wealth Advisors holds 0% of its portfolio in The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) for 29 shares. Professional Advisory has 74,158 shares. 35,414 were accumulated by Hartford Invest. Amica Retiree Med Trust has 627 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.

More important recent The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “JM Smucker Q4 Earnings Preview” on June 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “JM Smucker’s down on earnings miss”, Investorplace.com published: “5 Top Stock Trades for Friday Morning” on June 07, 2018. More interesting news about The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Report: Developing Opportunities within 58, Yamana Gold, The JM Smucker, Splunk, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and …” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc, which manages about $8.52 billion and $4.27 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Forward Air Corp (NASDAQ:FWRD) by 115,848 shares to 334,391 shares, valued at $17.68M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rpm Intl Inc (NYSE:RPM) by 11,201 shares in the quarter, for a total of 464,435 shares, and has risen its stake in Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH).

Among 20 analysts covering J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM), 6 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. J. M. Smucker Company had 78 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, September 27. Morgan Stanley maintained The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) on Friday, November 17 with “Underweight” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 25 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Monday, February 12 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, June 3 report.

Among 16 analysts covering Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Lennox International Inc. had 60 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $215.0 target. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 28 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Cowen & Co. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The stock of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $193.0 target in Sunday, December 10 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Wells Fargo. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Neutral” on Thursday, November 19.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $17.32 million activity. Another trade for 6,149 shares valued at $1.25 million was sold by Reitmeier Joseph William. Shares for $1.42 million were sold by Young Douglas L. BEDAPUDI PRAKASH sold $1.04 million worth of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) on Wednesday, May 30. Shares for $200,000 were sold by MAJOR JOHN E. Sessa Daniel M sold $1.27 million worth of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) on Thursday, March 15. $105,000 worth of stock was sold by Bedard Gary S on Friday, June 8.

More news for Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Home Repair Projects And Eventual Infrastructure Spending Will Benefit These 5 Housing-Related Stocks” on May 20, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Stocks To Watch: Focus On E3, IHopb And The World Cup” and published on June 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

Fmr Llc, which manages about $842.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ashford Hospitality Prime In (NYSE:AHP) by 680,139 shares to 1.35M shares, valued at $13.12M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sunopta Inc (NASDAQ:STKL) by 255,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5.11M shares, and has risen its stake in Rogers Communications Inc (NYSE:RCI).

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