Crossvault Capital Management Lowered Ibm (IBM) Stake; Empyrean Capital Partners LP Has Lifted Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Holding By $1.40 Million

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Crossvault Capital Management Llc decreased Ibm Corp (IBM) stake by 73.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Crossvault Capital Management Llc sold 22,515 shares as Ibm Corp (IBM)’s stock declined 15.88%. The Crossvault Capital Management Llc holds 8,045 shares with $1.17 million value, down from 30,560 last quarter. Ibm Corp now has $143.28 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.66% or $4.01 during the last trading session, reaching $154.76. About 5.48 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Empyrean Capital Partners Lp increased Smart & Final Stores Inc (SFS) stake by 27.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Empyrean Capital Partners Lp acquired 200,000 shares as Smart & Final Stores Inc (SFS)’s stock declined 10.20%. The Empyrean Capital Partners Lp holds 920,283 shares with $7.22 million value, up from 720,283 last quarter. Smart & Final Stores Inc now has $626.10 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.55. About 197,756 shares traded. Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has declined 14.20% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.90% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 15 investors sold SFS shares while 18 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 75.41 million shares or 2.88% less from 77.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hbk Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) for 35,500 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Llc holds 0% or 223,915 shares in its portfolio. Malaga Cove Cap Limited Liability reported 0.43% stake. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada accumulated 36,050 shares. Hsbc Pcl invested 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested 0% of its portfolio in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Wells Fargo & Mn has 30,480 shares. Legal General Grp Public Ltd accumulated 5,295 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The accumulated 20,638 shares. Neuberger Berman Gp Llc stated it has 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). The New York-based Highbridge Capital Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS). Citadel Lc holds 87,533 shares. Millennium Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 919,236 shares. 67,169 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager Lp. Prelude Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS).

Empyrean Capital Partners Lp decreased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 4,288 shares to 275,712 valued at $40.86M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN) stake by 1.74 million shares and now owns 761,949 shares. Innoviva Inc was reduced too.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $475,191 activity. $146,517 worth of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) was sold by Mortensen Michael A.. $328,674 worth of stock was sold by Drew Scott R. on Tuesday, January 16.

Among 11 analysts covering Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Smart & Final Stores had 21 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, May 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 6. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital on Thursday, November 16 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 29 report. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Citigroup. J.P. Morgan initiated Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) on Tuesday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, October 2 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE:SFS) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 16. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, August 16 to “Underweight”.

Crossvault Capital Management Llc increased Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 13,900 shares to 74,361 valued at $5.54 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) stake by 18,225 shares and now owns 54,289 shares. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was raised too.

Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by Societe Generale. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 19 by UBS. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Sunday, November 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Wednesday, October 12. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by UBS. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Jefferies.

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