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Entercom Communications (ETM) Stock Price Declined While Venator Capital Management LTD Upped Stake by $7.34 Million; Beck Mack & Oliver Has Cut Lowes Cos Com (LOW) Holding as Stock Price Rose

Beck Mack & Oliver Llc decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc Com (LOW) by 4.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beck Mack & Oliver Llc sold 16,238 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 308,882 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $24.69 million, down from 325,120 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beck Mack & Oliver Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $79.91 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $96.31. About 5.33M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Venator Capital Management Ltd increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp (ETM) by 417.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Venator Capital Management Ltd bought 667,361 shares as the company’s stock declined 37.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 827,361 shares of the broadcasting company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.47 million, up from 160,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Venator Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Entercom Communications Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $10.4. About 1.91 million shares traded. Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) has declined 15.65% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.35, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold ETM shares while 23 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 25.83 million shares or 18.66% more from 21.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco holds 0% or 16,126 shares in its portfolio. Walleye Trading Lc, Minnesota-based fund reported 4,798 shares. Moors Cabot holds 64,550 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement invested 0% of its portfolio in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Principal Financial reported 825,879 shares. Hotchkis Wiley Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0% or 16,286 shares in its portfolio. Gamco Investors Et Al has invested 0.01% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 1,032 shares. Millennium Management Limited Liability Co invested 0% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Barclays Pcl invested 0% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Lsv Asset reported 293,319 shares stake. Euclidean Techs Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.88% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Wilen Inv Management Corp has 0.21% invested in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Venator has 9.79% invested in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) for 827,361 shares. Bridgeway Cap holds 342,630 shares.

Venator Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $96.80 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Skyline Corp (NYSEMKT:SKY) by 95,485 shares to 352,132 shares, valued at $4.26 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sp Plus Corp (NASDAQ:SP) by 34,134 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 68,834 shares, and cut its stake in Tesla Inc (Prn).

Among 3 analysts covering Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Entercom Communications had 5 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Noble Financial. Stephens initiated it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $12 target in Friday, December 11 report. The stock of Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) earned “Buy” rating by Noble Financial on Monday, November 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Noble Financial given on Monday, July 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. 20,177 are owned by Cibc Mkts. Beacon Fincl Grp invested in 30,130 shares. Wagner Bowman Corp has 14,818 shares. Birmingham Capital Management Incorporated Al holds 0.11% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) or 3,450 shares. Carroll Financial Assocs Incorporated holds 53,685 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Ingalls & Snyder Lc reported 10,954 shares. Pinebridge Invs LP holds 0.29% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 152,172 shares. 155,048 are owned by Utah Retirement System. Los Angeles Capital Mngmt Equity Incorporated reported 57,076 shares. Citigroup invested in 980,357 shares or 0.06% of the stock. South Dakota Invest Council invested in 102,900 shares. Alphamark Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 381 shares in its portfolio. Seaward Management Lp owns 12,640 shares. Altavista Wealth Management holds 2.02% or 53,274 shares in its portfolio. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd accumulated 0.47% or 46,891 shares.

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 $713.59M for 28.00 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.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 87 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. The rating was upgraded by Bernstein on Monday, January 22 to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24. Citigroup upgraded the shares of LOW in report on Friday, May 20 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $83 target in Thursday, November 19 report. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Zelman on Thursday, November 19. Credit Suisse maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 22 with “Buy”.

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