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Founders Capital Management Has Cut Position in Lockheed Martin (LMT) by $1.39 Million as Market Value Rose; As Northwest Nat Gas Co (NWN) Shares Declined, Holder Pdt Partners Has Trimmed by $358,838 Its Stake

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Peter Muller decreased its stake in Northwest Nat Gas Co (NWN) by 30.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pdt Partners Llc sold 6,082 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.48% with the market. The hedge fund run by Peter Muller held 13,708 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $818,000, down from 19,790 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pdt Partners Llc who had been investing in Northwest Nat Gas Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.72B market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $59.9. About 70,420 shares traded. Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has declined 5.40% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.95% the S&P500.

Founders Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) by 18.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Founders Capital Management Llc sold 4,327 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.55% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 19,440 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.24M, down from 23,767 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Founders Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Lockheed Martin Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.54 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $351.76. About 814,633 shares traded. Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has risen 26.83% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 37 investors sold LMT shares while 381 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 390 raised stakes. 218.89 million shares or 1.12% less from 221.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sunbelt Securities, a Texas-based fund reported 2,432 shares. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 155 shares. Pure Financial has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 31,800 shares. Delta Asset Ltd Liability Co Tn reported 378 shares stake. Nbw Cap Limited Com has 2.15% invested in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Farmers holds 2,698 shares. Private Tru Co Na holds 3,074 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 24,097 shares. 1,115 are held by Mckinley Carter Wealth. Moreover, Massachusetts Financial Service Ma has 0.28% invested in Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT). Hbk Invs Limited Partnership holds 37,200 shares. Manchester Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 534 shares. Weatherstone Mgmt owns 906 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 0.52% or 13,970 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $9.28 million activity. Ambrose Richard F sold $2.69 million worth of stock.

Analysts await Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) to report earnings on April, 24 before the open. They expect $3.40 EPS, up 13.33% or $0.40 from last year’s $3 per share. LMT’s profit will be $971.80 million for 25.86 P/E if the $3.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.30 actual EPS reported by Lockheed Martin Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.93% negative EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Lockheed Martin Corporation had 85 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 28. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, January 29. Berenberg downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 31 report. The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LMT in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, February 5 by Buckingham Research. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Monday, January 4. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $410.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of LMT in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating.

Among 6 analysts covering Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Northwest Natural Gas Company had 12 analyst reports since April 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Hold” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Monday, February 26 report. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1. Sidoti initiated Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Monday, April 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, March 5 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, February 1. Sidoti downgraded Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) on Monday, January 8 to “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, May 26, the company rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons.

Pdt Partners Llc, which manages about $4.99B and $3.45B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Boise Cascade Co Del (NYSE:BCC) by 33,068 shares to 190,168 shares, valued at $7.59 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 16,483 shares in the quarter, for a total of 90,900 shares, and has risen its stake in Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU).

Analysts await Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) to report earnings on May, 8 before the open. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, down 0.71% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.4 per share. NWN’s profit will be $39.96 million for 10.77 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by Northwest Natural Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.65% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.25, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold NWN shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 18.67 million shares or 2.62% more from 18.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Welch & Forbes Llc stated it has 0.01% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Kbc Nv reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Federated Investors Pa has 1,187 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr stated it has 358 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Magellan Asset Management holds 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) or 18,189 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 44,822 shares in its portfolio. Cetera Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Menlo Ltd Co owns 4,000 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 0.01% or 2.88 million shares. Sg Americas Secs Llc has 13,016 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Hartford Fincl Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md owns 16,760 shares. Vista Cap holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) for 10,984 shares. Glenmede Na has invested 0% in Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN). Proshare Ltd stated it has 121,390 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 3 insider sales for $94,137 activity. DODSON MARK S sold $58,071 worth of stock. The insider GIBSON C SCOTT sold 1,693 shares worth $90,367. 2,000 shares were bought by Wasson Malia H, worth $107,676 on Tuesday, February 27.

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