Intel (INTC) Holding Has Increased by Howard Capital Management; Zeke Capital Advisors Increased Position in Graco Com (GGG) by $1.79 Million as Valuation Declined

May 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Howard Capital Management increased its stake in Intel Corp (INTC) by 15.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Howard Capital Management bought 45,911 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.61% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 341,941 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $15.78 million, up from 296,030 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Howard Capital Management who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $253.13B market cap company. The stock increased 1.53% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $54.32. About 21.64M shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 44.65% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.10% the S&P500.

Zeke Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Graco Inc Com (GGG) by 214.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zeke Capital Advisors Llc bought 39,820 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.59% with the market. The hedge fund held 58,395 shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.64M, up from 18,575 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Graco Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.93B market cap company. The stock increased 2.27% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $47.32. About 589,767 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.48% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 25 investors sold GGG shares while 7 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 278.85 million shares or 493.55% more from 46.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Somerset Trust Commerce has invested 0.11% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Arrowstreet Cap Lp holds 550,800 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Ltd holds 0.01% or 7,167 shares. Stonebridge Cap Limited Co accumulated 6,600 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). First Trust Limited Partnership invested in 0.07% or 643,624 shares. Clarkston Cap Ltd stated it has 0.97% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Neuberger Berman Gru holds 0.13% or 2.51M shares. South Dakota Investment Council, South Dakota-based fund reported 16,500 shares. Glenmede Trust Na reported 48,909 shares. State Street Corp stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Great West Life Assurance Company Can holds 0.01% or 134,793 shares. Earnest Prtnrs holds 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) or 75 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.03% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Landscape Cap Lc reported 6,539 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Graco Inc had 36 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, September 15. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, March 22, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $10400 target in Monday, June 5 report. The rating was downgraded by William Blair on Thursday, July 21 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Peer Perform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Monday, July 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Wednesday, January 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

More important recent Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Graco Reports Record Sales and Operating Earnings” on April 25, 2018, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “Graco Inc (GGG) President and CEO Patrick J Mchale Sold $10 million of Shares”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Graco (GGG) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. More interesting news about Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Graco Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $18.82 million activity. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $684,693 was made by VAN SANT R WILLIAM on Thursday, May 10. Etchart Eric sold $657,476 worth of stock or 15,000 shares. MCHALE PATRICK J also sold $10.01M worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) shares. $1.68M worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) was sold by Rothe Christian E. 26,625 shares valued at $1.24 million were sold by CARROLL WILLIAM J on Monday, March 12.

Zeke Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.12B and $953.11 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boston Scientific Corp Com (NYSE:BSX) by 18,634 shares to 10,288 shares, valued at $255,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Time Warner Inc Com New (NYSE:TWX) by 8,727 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,430 shares, and cut its stake in Bank New York Mellon Corp Com (NYSE:BK).

Howard Capital Management, which manages about $328.90M and $680.34M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 7,350 shares to 9,038 shares, valued at $565,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 1,284 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 61,322 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

More notable recent Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “10 Ways the Internet of Things Will Make Our Lives Better” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Intel: The 15-Plus Year Breakout – Part 2” published on April 28, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Big self-driving car deal for Mobileye” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) were released by: Livetradingnews.com and their article: “Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Bullish Trend” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Intel’s Hot Shares” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 60 investors sold INTC shares while 703 reduced holdings. 177 funds opened positions while 601 raised stakes. 3.06 billion shares or 0.43% more from 3.05 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc reported 12,400 shares. Wealthcare Mgmt Lc holds 0% or 320 shares in its portfolio. The Alabama-based Associated Banc has invested 0.96% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Bradley Foster Sargent Ct accumulated 111,144 shares. 199,601 are owned by Puzo Michael J. The Ohio-based Mai Cap Mgmt has invested 0.94% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Independent Order Of Foresters invested in 0.3% or 7,435 shares. Highstreet Asset Mngmt reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Charter Trust Co owns 162,837 shares. Natixis has 0.14% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 380,779 shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc invested in 1,843 shares or 0.03% of the stock. 74,910 were reported by Chicago Equity Prtnrs Lc. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.46% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Fil Ltd owns 3.73 million shares for 0.48% of their portfolio. Asset Mgmt One Ltd owns 7.69 million shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio.

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