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Palo Capital Has Raised Its International Business Machines (IBM) Position by $1.10 Million; As Lincoln Natl Ind (LNC) Stock Declined, Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company LTD Raised Position

William Leland Edwards increased its stake in International Business Machines (IBM) by 39.23% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palo Capital Inc bought 7,558 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.88% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by William Leland Edwards held 26,825 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.89M, up from 19,267 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palo Capital Inc who had been investing in International Business Machines for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $151.03B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $163.14. About 5.03 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd increased its stake in Lincoln Natl Corp Ind (LNC) by 146.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd bought 7,180 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.83% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12,095 shares of the life insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $889,000, up from 4,915 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Ltd who had been investing in Lincoln Natl Corp Ind for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $84.37. About 1.39 million shares traded or 13.60% up from the average. Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has risen 47.27% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.72 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 70 investors sold IBM shares while 676 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 519.10 million shares or 2.22% less from 530.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Massachusetts-based Ngam Advsrs LP has invested 0.04% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Smith Chas P & Associate Pa Cpas holds 0.04% or 1,698 shares. Natixis reported 378,359 shares or 0.51% of all its holdings. Meritage invested 0.59% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Hallmark Capital Mngmt has invested 0.03% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Douglass Winthrop Advsr Limited reported 0.46% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Tci Wealth Advsrs Incorporated invested in 22,267 shares or 1.58% of the stock. Van Strum Towne holds 2.84% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 30,100 shares. Ahl Ptnrs Llp holds 0.23% or 86,944 shares in its portfolio. 7,469 were reported by Granite Inv Limited Liability Company. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Lc owns 0.03% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 16,070 shares. Waters Parkerson Ltd Llc stated it has 0.66% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Ogorek Anthony Joseph Adv has invested 0.14% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Montgomery has 77,353 shares for 4.99% of their portfolio. Eaton Vance Mgmt has invested 0.26% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM).

Among 31 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. International Business Machines had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. S&P Research maintained the shares of IBM in report on Wednesday, October 21 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 27 report. The rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold” on Friday, October 16. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Jefferies. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 19. Deutsche Bank maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Wednesday, January 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Thursday, November 10. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of IBM in report on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by S&P Research on Thursday, August 27.

Among 15 analysts covering Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Lincoln National had 48 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, January 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, December 8. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of LNC in report on Friday, September 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. On Friday, July 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Wells Fargo maintained Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, December 9, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 6 by Citigroup.

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