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Uss Investment Management LTD Trimmed By $11.19 Million Its Telus (TU) Position; Cooke & Bieler LP Trimmed Graco (GGG) Position

Uss Investment Management Ltd decreased Telus Corp (TU) stake by 13.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Uss Investment Management Ltd sold 310,698 shares as Telus Corp (TU)’s stock rose 0.66%. The Uss Investment Management Ltd holds 2.05M shares with $73.74 million value, down from 2.36M last quarter. Telus Corp now has $21.45 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.39% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $36.51. About 241,035 shares traded. TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has risen 9.57% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.13% the S&P500.

Cooke & Bieler Lp decreased Graco (GGG) stake by 61.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cooke & Bieler Lp sold 116,774 shares as Graco (GGG)’s stock rose 21.24%. The Cooke & Bieler Lp holds 73,317 shares with $9.07M value, down from 190,091 last quarter. Graco now has $7.56 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.18% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $44.92. About 409,580 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 41.79% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.09% the S&P500.

Analysts await TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) to report earnings on May, 10. They expect $0.59 earnings per share, up 5.36% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.56 per share. TU’s profit will be $346.70M for 15.47 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by TELUS Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.21% EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering Telus Corporation (NYSE:TU), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Telus Corporation had 19 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Desjardins Securities on Thursday, August 11 to “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 14 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of TU in report on Friday, November 10 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Barclays Capital. Bank of America maintained the shares of TU in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, March 23, the company rating was downgraded by TD Securities. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, November 10. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Friday, December 4. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 26 by Macquarie Research.

Uss Investment Management Ltd increased Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) stake by 17,300 shares to 157,182 valued at $7.44 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 2,300 shares and now owns 1.06M shares. Scana Corp New (NYSE:SCG) was raised too.

Among 14 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Graco Inc had 34 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $50.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral” on Thursday, April 14. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 4 by Sidoti. Robert W. Baird maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Wednesday, December 13 with “Hold” rating. Wolfe Research upgraded Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Monday, July 31 to “Peer Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Wednesday, January 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Suntrust Robinson.

Cooke & Bieler Lp increased Brookfield Asset Management In (NYSE:BAM) stake by 424,352 shares to 2.48M valued at $102.45M in 2017Q3. It also upped Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) stake by 62,068 shares and now owns 5.83M shares. National Western Life Grp Cl A was raised too.

Analysts await Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 17.14% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.35 per share. GGG’s profit will be $69.04 million for 27.39 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual EPS reported by Graco Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.59% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 33 investors sold GGG shares while 119 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 46.98 million shares or 1.73% less from 47.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc accumulated 33 shares. Regal Invest Lc holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 2,878 shares. Hsbc Holding Public Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0% or 8,130 shares. Underhill Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 6.94% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 103,500 shares. Massachusetts-based Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Confluence Inv Mgmt Ltd Com stated it has 1.88% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Guggenheim Cap Ltd reported 2,562 shares stake. Renaissance Techs Ltd Co reported 0.02% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Gsa Cap Prtn Limited Liability Partnership owns 0.09% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 11,157 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can reported 106,408 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Lord Abbett & Ltd Liability accumulated 107,900 shares. The New York-based M&T Bancorp Corp has invested 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Savings Bank Of America De holds 262,592 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Endurance Wealth Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 590 shares. Dorsey Whitney Tru Llc owns 94,754 shares.

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