As Lowes Companies (LOW) Stock Value Rose, Integre Asset Management Has Decreased by $3.44 Million Its Holding; As Ppl (PPL) Stock Price Rose, Mycio Wealth Partners Has Raised Its Stake by $4.35 Million

February 18, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Integre Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Lowes Companies Inc (LOW) by 62.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Integre Asset Management Llc sold 43,607 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 26,223 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.10M, down from 69,830 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Integre Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Lowes Companies Inc 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 5.33 million shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Mycio Wealth Partners Llc increased its stake in Ppl Corp (PPL) by 88.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc bought 117,444 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.95% with the market. The institutional investor held 249,994 shares of the central company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.49M, up from 132,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mycio Wealth Partners Llc who had been investing in Ppl Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.65B market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $31.45. About 5.41M shares traded. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, 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 earnings per share reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10% negative EPS growth.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $778,532 activity. 2,098 shares were sold by Ramsay Paul D, worth $163,675.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Eagleclaw Cap Managment Llc reported 38,820 shares. Landscape Management Limited holds 1.83% or 228,202 shares. 209,779 are owned by Colony Group Inc Ltd. Seabridge Advsrs Limited Liability accumulated 0.81% or 43,320 shares. Fjarde Ap has 0.31% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0.35% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 57,347 shares. 686,352 are owned by Incline Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Pinnacle Assocs Limited accumulated 18,421 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx reported 39,521 shares stake. Vantage Inv Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.1% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 53,751 shares. Moreover, R G Niederhoffer Capital Management has 3.91% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Alpine Woods Capital Investors invested 0.48% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). S&T Savings Bank Pa accumulated 14,025 shares. First United Bankshares Trust holds 29,959 shares or 1.6% of its portfolio.

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 firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Friday, November 10. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $81.0 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 22 by SunTrust. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOW in report on Wednesday, November 22 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. Argus Research maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Thursday, August 20. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $84 target. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 22. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, August 24 by Credit Suisse.

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. PPL Corporation had 40 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) rating on Thursday, December 31. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $40 target. As per Wednesday, July 19, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. Barclays Capital maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) on Monday, July 18 with “Equalweight” rating. Jefferies maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) rating on Wednesday, August 10. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $37 target. The stock of PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Deutsche Bank. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. SunTrust maintained PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) rating on Tuesday, December 26. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $42.0 target. As per Monday, June 27, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Monday, February 8.

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