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Frontier Capital Management Co Has Lifted Its Actuant Class A (ATU) Position by $11.30 Million as Stock Declined; Wal (WMT) Holder Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Has Increased Holding

Frontier Capital Management Co Llc increased its stake in Actuant Corporation Class A (ATU) by 43.66% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Frontier Capital Management Co Llc bought 471,037 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.05% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1.55M shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $38.13M, up from 1.08 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co Llc who had been investing in Actuant Corporation Class A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.56 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.56% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $26.05. About 620,416 shares traded or 41.58% up from the average. Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has risen 0.16% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.54% the S&P500.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 17.89% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc bought 14,701 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 96,867 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $7.33M, up from 82,166 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $287.68 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $97.11. About 16.14M shares traded or 76.11% up from the average. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $153,218 activity. On Thursday, September 28 the insider Rennie Stephen sold $22,268.

Among 18 analysts covering Actuant (NYSE:ATU), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Actuant has $30 highest and $0.50 lowest target. $22.55’s average target is -13.44% below currents $26.05 stock price. Actuant had 42 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, March 24. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 14 with “Hold”. Tudor Pickering initiated the shares of ATU in report on Friday, March 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Gabelli. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, November 3, the company rating was initiated by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets initiated the shares of ATU in report on Tuesday, April 5 with “Market Perform” rating.

Frontier Capital Management Co Llc, which manages about $13.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:TCBI) by 293,362 shares to 419,478 shares, valued at $32.47 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Nasdaq Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) by 6,351 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.23M shares, and cut its stake in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.62, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 15 investors sold ATU shares while 38 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 64.72 million shares or 0.91% more from 64.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ameriprise Fin holds 0% of its portfolio in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) for 315,676 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company invested 0% in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 35,970 shares. Clarkston Cap Ltd Liability invested in 2.47% or 2.25 million shares. 438,180 were accumulated by Cooke Bieler Limited Partnership. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability holds 3,496 shares. Ig Invest Mgmt Limited reported 65,300 shares. 102,875 are owned by Seabridge Inv Advsrs Lc. 10,305 are held by Blair William And Com Il. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 62,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Midwest Bancorp Trust Division holds 11,111 shares. Mountain Lake Investment Limited Liability holds 3.43% or 355,000 shares in its portfolio. Southernsun Asset Limited Liability Corporation has 1.5% invested in Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU). Fifth Third Bank & Trust owns 2,746 shares. Northern Corporation holds 0.01% or 785,472 shares.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 sales for $1.67 billion activity. WALTON JIM C also sold $131.11M worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Tuesday, September 5. 2.12M Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $166.15 million were sold by WALTON ALICE L. Another trade for 2.00M shares valued at $158.93M was sold by WALTON S ROBSON. Canney Jacqueline P sold $125,299 worth of stock.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.47 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cable One Inc by 479 shares to 1,637 shares, valued at $1.16M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Campus Cmntys Inc (NYSE:ACC) by 8,633 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 51,535 shares, and cut its stake in Synovus Finl Corp (NYSE:SNV).

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has $120 highest and $11 lowest target. $83.88’s average target is -13.62% below currents $97.11 stock price. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 135 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8800 target in Wednesday, June 14 report. Piper Jaffray initiated Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Friday, October 21 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 15. On Monday, September 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 19 by M Partners. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $75 target in Friday, October 7 report. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, November 17 with “Buy”. As per Friday, May 20, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. On Tuesday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”.

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