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As Schweitzer (SWM) Shares Declined, Navellier & Associates Decreased Its Position by $496,350; 3M Co (MMM) Shareholder Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Has Trimmed Position by $5.02 Million

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Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc decreased its stake in 3M Co (MMM) by 16.46% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc sold 21,357 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.03% with the market. The institutional investor held 108,430 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $25.52M, down from 129,787 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc who had been investing in 3M Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $129.47 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.01% or $2.18 during the last trading session, reaching $217.7. About 2.06 million shares traded. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 13.36% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.81% the S&P500.

Louis Navellier decreased its stake in Schweitzer (SWM) by 15.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Navellier & Associates Inc sold 11,030 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.81% with the market. The hedge fund run by Louis Navellier held 60,836 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.76 million, down from 71,866 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc who had been investing in Schweitzer for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.28B market cap company. The stock increased 2.07% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $41.5. About 255,750 shares traded or 53.88% up from the average. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) has declined 5.29% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 11 investors sold SWM shares while 52 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 26.32 million shares or 1.04% more from 26.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 40,215 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Los Angeles Mngmt & Equity invested 0% in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Co has 182,208 shares. Kentucky-based D Scott Neal Inc has invested 0% in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Victory Capital Mgmt holds 0% or 23,453 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 20,767 shares. Ameritas Inv Prns has invested 0.01% in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Public Sector Pension Invest Board holds 19,474 shares. 99 were reported by Denali Advsr Ltd Liability. Barclays Public Lc reported 14,462 shares. 208,792 were reported by Millennium Mgmt Lc. State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation invested in 0.01% or 615,556 shares. Dean Inv Assoc Ltd Liability owns 0.68% invested in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) for 98,184 shares. Prelude Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) for 300 shares. 8,562 are held by Hgk Asset Management.

Navellier & Associates Inc, which manages about $2.37B and $534.84M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) by 9,939 shares to 42,932 shares, valued at $2.08 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) by 12,206 shares in the quarter, for a total of 24,875 shares, and has risen its stake in Sterling Construction Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:STRL).

Among 3 analysts covering Schweitzer-Mauduit (NYSE:SWM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Schweitzer-Mauduit had 3 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti. Drexel Hamilton initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 23 report.

Analysts await Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 7.58% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.66 per share. SWM’s profit will be $21.85 million for 14.61 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.94% EPS growth.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 sales for $34.51 million activity. $419,846 worth of stock was sold by Gangestad Nicholas C on Thursday, February 1. THULIN INGE G also sold $1.37 million worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Keel Paul A sold $3.33M. $547,377 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares were sold by Fong Ivan K. Shin Hak Cheol sold 6,799 shares worth $1.68 million. On Friday, February 2 Bauman James L sold $2.19 million worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) or 8,834 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 47 investors sold MMM shares while 635 reduced holdings. 147 funds opened positions while 416 raised stakes. 383.04 million shares or 1.04% less from 387.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ssi Investment Management stated it has 1,552 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh reported 0.67% stake. Atria Llc has invested 0.14% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Stonebridge Ltd Co reported 7,801 shares stake. Messner And Smith Theme Value Invest Management Ltd Ca holds 1.12% or 2,980 shares. Amer Invest Ser reported 0.09% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Moreover, Torch Wealth Mngmt Limited Company has 0.14% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 975 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 1.30 million shares. Wesbanco Bank & Trust Inc owns 102,279 shares or 1.63% of their US portfolio. Wendell David reported 11,233 shares stake. Cypress Cap reported 0.74% stake. Bangor Bancorporation invested 0.08% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Ghp Invest has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Btr Management Incorporated stated it has 3,847 shares. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Co Can has 0.33% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 595,451 shares.

Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group Llc, which manages about $907.73M and $734.01M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) by 10,582 shares to 442,140 shares, valued at $30.72 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 26,535 shares in the quarter, for a total of 508,951 shares, and has risen its stake in Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX).

Analysts await 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $2.50 EPS, up 15.74% or $0.34 from last year’s $2.16 per share. MMM’s profit will be $1.49B for 21.77 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.10 actual EPS reported by 3M Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.05% EPS growth.

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