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Parsec Financial Management Has Boosted Lowes Companies (LOW) Stake by $671,508 as Market Valuation Declined; Wheeler Real Estate Invt Tr (WHLRP) Share Price Were Volatile While Diligent Investors Has Cut Holding by $774,627

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Diligent Investors Llc decreased its stake in Wheeler Real Estate Invt Tr (WHLRP) by 76.48% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diligent Investors Llc sold 36,887 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 11,343 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $248,000, down from 48,230 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diligent Investors Llc who had been investing in Wheeler Real Estate Invt Tr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.71 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $15.68. About 8,336 shares traded. Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLRP) has 0.00% since April 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Parsec Financial Management Inc increased its stake in Lowes Companies Inc (LOW) by 3.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parsec Financial Management Inc bought 7,299 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 204,026 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.96M, up from 196,727 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc who had been investing in Lowes Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $69.05 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.48% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $83.62. About 7.57 million shares traded or 3.88% up from the average. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.39% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.16% the S&P500.

Parsec Financial Management Inc, which manages about $1.56 billion and $1.47B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 225,405 shares to 17,751 shares, valued at $1.14M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co (NYSE:TSM) by 7,986 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 439,328 shares, and cut its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD).

Among 35 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 97 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of LOW in report on Friday, December 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 23 by UBS. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 5 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Monday, February 6 with “Underperform”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Citigroup. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Thursday, August 20. SunTrust maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Thursday, March 1 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan downgraded Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 48 investors sold LOW shares while 437 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 351 raised stakes. 585.84 million shares or 0.67% less from 589.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Toronto Dominion Bank reported 0.1% stake. Strategic Advsrs Limited Liability invested 0.17% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Arrow invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Lsv Asset reported 0.1% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Altavista Wealth Mgmt stated it has 2.16% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Tocqueville Asset Limited Partnership holds 0.18% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) or 166,351 shares. Grisanti Mgmt Limited Co accumulated 156,786 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa owns 0.02% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 2,341 shares. Venator Capital Mngmt, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 30,500 shares. Korea Inv Corporation stated it has 0.43% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Dodge & Cox reported 2,310 shares stake. Apg Asset Management Nv owns 1.55M shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 0.13% or 1.93 million shares. Shelton Mgmt accumulated 78,732 shares. Atria Investments Ltd Co holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 24,673 shares.

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