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Lowes Cos (LOW) Stake Has Boosted by Thomaspartners Inc; Amg National Trust Bank Has Lowered Its Holding in Ppg (PPG) as Stock Value Rose

Thomaspartners Inc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 3.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thomaspartners Inc bought 79,798 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.72 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $217.50 million, up from 2.64M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thomaspartners Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $79.11B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $95.34. About 4.25M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Amg National Trust Bank decreased its stake in Ppg (PPG) by 50.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amg National Trust Bank sold 7,395 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,274 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $790,000, down from 14,669 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amg National Trust Bank who had been investing in Ppg for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.89B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $115.62. About 1.02 million shares traded. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has risen 1.03% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.67% the S&P500.

Analysts await PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $1.42 EPS, up 5.19% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.35 per share. PPG’s profit will be $354.83 million for 20.36 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.19 actual EPS reported by PPG Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 44 investors sold PPG shares while 213 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 186.32 million shares or 0.58% more from 185.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 137,136 are owned by Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation. Cornerstone Advsrs stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Bank Of Nova Scotia Tru reported 0% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Vermont-based Manchester Capital Mgmt Limited has invested 0.05% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Brown Advisory Inc accumulated 0.01% or 34,903 shares. First Midwest Comml Bank Tru Division reported 14,540 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Moreover, Grandfield Dodd Ltd Liability Co has 0.13% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 10,568 shares. Alexandria Ltd Co stated it has 833 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd owns 70,905 shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Clark Mgmt Grp Incorporated Incorporated owns 2,613 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Winfield invested in 480 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Van Hulzen Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.1% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Greenleaf accumulated 0% or 335 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Group Inc Lp reported 72,500 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings.

Amg National Trust Bank, which manages about $1.45 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ball Corp Com (NYSE:BLL) by 31,100 shares to 702,734 shares, valued at $29.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Spdr (SPY) by 11,411 shares in the quarter, for a total of 565,795 shares, and has risen its stake in Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP).

Among 25 analysts covering PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. PPG Industries had 68 analyst reports since September 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $101 target in Tuesday, December 13 report. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, January 19. Wells Fargo maintained PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) on Tuesday, November 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 11. The stock has “Outperform” rating by CLSA on Friday, May 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, October 12.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $778,532 activity. Shares for $163,675 were sold by Ramsay Paul D.

Thomaspartners Inc, which manages about $4.24 billion and $12.50B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 2.21M shares to 25,652 shares, valued at $2.32M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares Tr (CSJ) by 1.49M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 824,576 shares, and cut its stake in Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. 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. Moreover, Alpine Woods Capital Lc has 0.48% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 116,900 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 0.09% stake. Bridges Inv Mgmt has invested 0.34% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Haverford Trust invested in 0.03% or 19,413 shares. Sumitomo Life Ins Company holds 0.58% or 56,691 shares. Carlson Limited Partnership holds 0.52% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 379,566 shares. Huntington Comml Bank holds 226,462 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Lionstone Cap Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 161,700 shares. Vaughan David Invests Il holds 0.01% or 4,700 shares. Connors Investor Inc owns 71,338 shares for 0.86% of their portfolio. Bankshares Of Stockton owns 0.17% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 4,540 shares. Moreover, Macquarie Group Limited has 1.27% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Zeke Cap Advsr Limited Co invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Tarbox Family Office Inc invested 0.15% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Carnegie Capital Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.43% or 45,487 shares in its portfolio.

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