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National Asset Management Has Raised Its Scotts Miracle Gro Co (SMG) Stake by $304,522; As Lam Research Com (LRCX) Stock Value Rose, Shareholder Cullen Frost Bankers Has Trimmed by $500,664 Its Holding

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National Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Scotts Miracle Gro Co (SMG) by 46.24% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Asset Management Inc bought 2,846 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 9,001 shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $964,000, up from 6,155 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Scotts Miracle Gro Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.74B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $83.26. About 222,704 shares traded. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) has declined 6.67% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.22% the S&P500.

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc decreased its stake in Lam Research Corporation Com (LRCX) by 2.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc sold 2,721 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.53% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 125,133 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.03 million, down from 127,854 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc who had been investing in Lam Research Corporation Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.50B market cap company. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $193.33. About 2.05 million shares traded. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has risen 58.54% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.99% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Lam Research Corporation had 92 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 24. Citigroup maintained the shares of LRCX in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, January 25. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Thursday, August 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) rating on Thursday, July 27. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $18500 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Needham. The stock of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18.

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc, which manages about $3.16B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Skyworks Solutions Inc Com (NASDAQ:SWKS) by 12,828 shares to 148,581 shares, valued at $14.11 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares S&P Midcap 400 Growth (IJK) by 2,765 shares in the quarter, for a total of 22,127 shares, and has risen its stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp Com (NYSE:OXY).

Since January 23, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $21.26 million activity. LORD PATRICK J sold $987,770 worth of stock or 4,656 shares. ARCHER TIMOTHY sold $1.05M worth of stock. Varadarajan Seshasayee also sold $5.47 million worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) on Tuesday, January 23. Anstice Martin B had sold 11,200 shares worth $2.52M. Shares for $3.54M were sold by Gottscho Richard A on Wednesday, March 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 40 investors sold LRCX shares while 262 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 215 raised stakes. 140.89 million shares or 3.74% less from 146.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Apriem Advsrs has 0.08% invested in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Pacad has 7,597 shares. Jennison Associate Ltd Liability Company accumulated 249,037 shares. Amer Grp Inc holds 0.04% or 68,810 shares. Aviva Plc reported 0.09% stake. Seatown Pte Ltd holds 99,839 shares or 1.74% of its portfolio. Axa owns 298,190 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Stevens Capital Management Limited Partnership reported 0.41% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Cetera Advsr Ltd Liability reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Nordea Mngmt Ab has invested 0.68% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). Geode Capital Ltd Company reported 1.92M shares. Cambridge Invest Research Advisors holds 0.05% or 21,141 shares. Highland Cap Limited Liability Company accumulated 3,737 shares. Leavell Invest Mgmt reported 9,350 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) for 59 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold SMG shares while 93 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 35.74 million shares or 6.92% less from 38.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Godshalk Welsh Cap owns 7,525 shares. Blackrock holds 3.55M shares. 106,425 were accumulated by Parametric Port Ltd. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth reported 5,869 shares. Moreover, Virtus Investment Advisers Incorporated has 0% invested in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). 301,611 were reported by Morgan Stanley. Tudor Inv Corp Et Al holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) for 9,133 shares. Mason Street Ltd Liability Corp owns 20,144 shares. Johnson Fincl Gru owns 500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Natixis Asset holds 13,540 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Quantitative Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 5,400 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De holds 507,587 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parkside Comml Bank Tru holds 63 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc holds 43 shares. Lpl Financial Limited Liability, a California-based fund reported 21,547 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $258,834 activity.

National Asset Management Inc, which manages about $740.07 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Etf Managers Tr by 11,272 shares to 16,033 shares, valued at $508,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) by 6,648 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,830 shares, and cut its stake in Voya Infrastructure Indls & (IDE).

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