Becker Capital Management Has Increased Cisco Sys Com (CSCO) Holding by $11.06 Million; Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Company Has Lifted Its General Electric Co (GE) Position by $383,496

February 21, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Company increased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 6.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Company bought 15,979 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.64% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 261,089 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.31 million, up from 245,110 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Company who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $125.66 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.70% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $14.49. About 97.76 million shares traded or 15.89% up from the average. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Becker Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Cisco Sys Inc Com (CSCO) by 24.16% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Becker Capital Management Inc bought 335,067 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.50% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.72 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $57.91M, up from 1.39M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $214.11 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.70% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $43.31. About 23.96M shares traded. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 13.20% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $15.73 million activity. CHANDLER MARK D sold 65,000 shares worth $2.11 million. Another trade for 121,390 shares valued at $3.89 million was made by Robbins Charles on Monday, September 11. Another trade for 250,000 shares valued at $7.79M was made by CHAMBERS JOHN T on Wednesday, August 23. On Thursday, December 14 the insider MCGEARY RODERICK C sold $578,740. Another trade for 23,110 shares valued at $740,883 was made by Walker Karen on Monday, September 11. On Thursday, December 14 BARTZ CAROL sold $7.59M worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 200,000 shares.

Becker Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.91B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amgen Inc Com (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1,968 shares to 120,760 shares, valued at $22.52M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Apple Computer Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 21,718 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 543,492 shares, and cut its stake in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. 3.60 billion shares or 0.03% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 580,734 shares. Yhb Invest Advisors stated it has 0.3% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Chicago Equity Partners Lc holds 0.62% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 585,720 shares. Tributary Cap Mngmt Lc reported 23,125 shares. Eastern Savings Bank stated it has 0.28% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). 66,055 are held by Greylin Inv Mangement Inc. Citizens & Northern Corp holds 11,878 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts reported 1.38M shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Hawaii-based Cadinha & Co Limited has invested 0.06% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Aspiriant Limited Liability Company holds 0.13% or 44,586 shares. Hodges Capital Incorporated invested in 43,397 shares. Sii Investments Inc Wi accumulated 138,769 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Brave Asset Mngmt holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 25,068 shares. North Carolina-based Verity Asset Mngmt has invested 0.6% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Vaughan David Inc Il holds 1.29% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 223,877 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. had 151 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3800 target in Thursday, June 29 report. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, August 4 to “Underperform”. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $37 target in Friday, August 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Oppenheimer. Piper Jaffray maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) rating on Wednesday, August 16. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $36.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Robert W. Baird. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, February 15.

Among 28 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. General Electric Company had 91 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3300 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, April 26. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned “Underperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, October 24. The company was initiated on Tuesday, June 7 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, March 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Positive”. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Citigroup. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, June 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 15.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $43,446 activity. TISCH JAMES S also bought $2.46M worth of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares.

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