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Wal Mart Stores Com (WMT) Shareholder Becker Capital Management Has Lifted Its Stake by $745,680 as Share Value Rose; Towle & Co Increased Stake in Trinseo Sa (TSE) by $1.84 Million as Market Valuation Declined

Towle & Co increased its stake in Trinseo Sa (TSE) by 3.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Towle & Co bought 27,474 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 880,405 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $59.08 million, up from 852,931 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Towle & Co who had been investing in Trinseo Sa for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.38B market cap company. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $77.38. About 126,396 shares traded. Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) has risen 50.53% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.83% the S&P500.

Becker Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Wal Mart Stores Inc Com (WMT) by 1.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Becker Capital Management Inc bought 9,560 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 909,251 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $71.05M, up from 899,691 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Wal Mart Stores Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $309.15B market cap company. The stock increased 1.62% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $104.36. About 6.27 million shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Towle & Co, which manages about $544.94 million and $940.06 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE:RYI) by 37,271 shares to 2.05M shares, valued at $22.24 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Renewable Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:REGI) by 39,540 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.78M shares, and cut its stake in Skywest Inc (NASDAQ:SKYW).

Among 6 analysts covering Trinseo (NYSE:TSE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Trinseo had 23 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Alembic on Tuesday, September 5. The company was maintained on Monday, November 6 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 6. The stock of Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Citigroup. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $30 target in Friday, August 7 report. Barclays Capital maintained Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) on Tuesday, November 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $70 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, March 31.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neville Rodie Shaw Incorporated owns 10,362 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Company reported 939,364 shares stake. Barclays Public Limited Co owns 0.13% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 1.66M shares. Moors & Cabot invested in 0.29% or 25,164 shares. Massachusetts Financial Service Ma reported 1.06 million shares. Advent Cap De has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 95,790 are owned by Da Davidson &. 15,000 were accumulated by Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj. South Dakota Invest Council owns 853,260 shares. Butensky & Cohen Fincl Security owns 29,072 shares for 2.02% of their portfolio. Boltwood Capital Mngmt invested 0.97% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Horizon Investments Lc holds 0.09% or 20,891 shares. Moreover, Murphy Capital Management has 0.27% invested in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 24,449 shares. Violich Management invested in 0.12% or 5,679 shares. Nordea Invest Mngmt, Sweden-based fund reported 746,738 shares.

Becker Capital Management Inc, which manages about $2.91 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 205,681 shares to 142,560 shares, valued at $14.61 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Noble Energy Inc (NYSE:NBL) by 395,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 785,845 shares, and cut its stake in Iac/Interactivecorp (NASDAQ:IACI).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 insider sales for $1.67 billion activity. $158.93M worth of stock was sold by WALTON JIM C on Friday, September 22. Shares for $727,698 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J on Tuesday, August 29. The insider WALTON ALICE L sold $166.15M. $200,291 worth of stock was sold by Canney Jacqueline P on Monday, December 11.

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