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Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Stock Declined While Carret Asset Management Decreased Its Position; Transamerica Financial Advisors Stake in Lowes Cos (LOW) Lowered by $7.15 Million as Market Value Rose

Carret Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 7.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carret Asset Management Llc sold 1,445 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.97% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 18,045 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.28 million, down from 19,490 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carret Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.65B market cap company. The stock increased 2.11% or $5.4 during the last trading session, reaching $261.52. About 5.26 million shares traded or 86.35% up from the average. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 39.23% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.53% the S&P500.

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 99.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc sold 21,474 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 3 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1,000, down from 21,477 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $88.88B market cap company. The stock increased 2.06% or $2.16 during the last trading session, reaching $107.11. About 7.08 million shares traded or 8.51% up from the average. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 79 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Tuesday, November 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $84.0 target. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 22 with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 25. As per Friday, December 22, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Piper Jaffray downgraded Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Monday, October 31 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, August 24. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, October 26 to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by UBS. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Longbow with “Buy”.

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.86 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.86 per share. LOW’s profit will be $713.60M for 31.14 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Virginia-based Rdl has invested 1.48% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Webster Retail Bank N A owns 0.07% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 5,891 shares. Nelson Roberts Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.16% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 6,015 shares. Fiera Capital has 0.47% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 1.25M shares. Mufg Americas Corp holds 0.27% or 106,271 shares in its portfolio. American National Insur Tx stated it has 0.96% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Bancorpsouth has invested 0.03% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Brighton Jones Ltd Llc accumulated 3,136 shares. Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Pinnacle Limited holds 0.03% or 18,421 shares. Old Bankshares In owns 17,079 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Swift Run Cap Mngmt Lc owns 0.21% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 5,000 shares. Alpha Windward accumulated 0.13% or 2,647 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Limited reported 23,496 shares. Aviance Prtnrs Limited Liability stated it has 0.49% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $4.09B and $809.11M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ssga Active Etf Tr by 7,824 shares to 54,494 shares, valued at $2.69M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK) by 16,207 shares in the quarter, for a total of 35,937 shares, and has risen its stake in Powershares Etf Tr Ii (SPHD).

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. Shares for $163,675 were sold by Ramsay Paul D on Tuesday, September 19.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 63 investors sold GS shares while 427 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes. 271.74 million shares or 2.47% less from 278.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 34,600 shares. Afam Cap invested in 0.56% or 19,547 shares. Blackhill Cap Incorporated reported 200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 4,045 were reported by Duff Phelps Invest Mgmt Company. 3,955 are owned by Palisade Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc Nj. Westend Ltd Liability Com stated it has 216,122 shares or 4.5% of all its holdings. Millennium Management Lc, New York-based fund reported 65,981 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) accumulated 4,240 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Brave Asset Management reported 3,164 shares. Sigma Planning reported 0.03% stake. Odey Asset Mgmt Grp Limited has 2.87% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 133,850 shares. Amp Cap holds 0.29% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) for 215,770 shares. Excalibur Mngmt owns 4,856 shares for 0.98% of their portfolio. Garrison holds 13,221 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Co reported 2.63M shares.

Carret Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.76 billion and $619.52M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in D R Horton Inc Com (NYSE:DHI) by 13,770 shares to 49,775 shares, valued at $1.99 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Lam Research Corp Com (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 4,380 shares in the quarter, for a total of 12,139 shares, and has risen its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

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