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Smith Moore & Company Boosted Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) Holding; Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) Shorts Down By 3.67%

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Smith Moore & Company increased Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) stake by 131.69% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Smith Moore & Company acquired 773 shares as Sherwin Williams Co (SHW)’s stock declined 5.42%. The Smith Moore & Company holds 1,360 shares with $558,000 value, up from 587 last quarter. Sherwin Williams Co now has $36.46 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.75% or $2.94 during the last trading session, reaching $389.45. About 276,395 shares traded. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 26.25% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.70% the S&P500.

Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) had a decrease of 3.67% in short interest. VRTS’s SI was 794,700 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 3.67% from 825,000 shares previously. With 47,200 avg volume, 17 days are for Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS)’s short sellers to cover VRTS’s short positions. The SI to Virtus Investment Partners Inc’s float is 11.57%. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $115.15. About 19,985 shares traded. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 21.28% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.73% the S&P500.

Smith Moore & Company decreased Ishares Tr (IVE) stake by 5,194 shares to 128,584 valued at $14.69 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Ishares Tr (IWO) stake by 2,163 shares and now owns 1,184 shares. Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 43 investors sold SHW shares while 252 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. 68.54 million shares or 1.28% less from 69.43 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Crestwood Advisors Group Ltd Liability, Massachusetts-based fund reported 32,622 shares. Buckingham Asset Limited Liability Co reported 0.05% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Bamco Incorporated New York stated it has 0.14% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Argent Trust invested in 876 shares or 0.14% of the stock. 116,005 were reported by Adage Cap Partners Ltd Liability Corporation. Capital One Association holds 1,595 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% or 208,217 shares in its portfolio. Northstar Asset Management Limited Liability Corp invested 0.33% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Massachusetts Svcs Company Ma owns 0.66% invested in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 3.85 million shares. Sii Wi holds 0.1% or 2,392 shares in its portfolio. Appleton Prtn Ma holds 1.11% or 17,467 shares in its portfolio. Bokf Na accumulated 2,971 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Btim Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Sequoia Financial Advsr Ltd Company holds 0.15% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 3,525 shares. Nuwave Inv Management Ltd Llc stated it has 0.86% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW).

Among 30 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Sherwin-Williams Company had 67 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, December 22 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Sunday, January 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 4 by Jefferies. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Credit Suisse. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by UBS. As per Monday, October 10, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, April 4. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of SHW in report on Monday, March 21 to “Sector Weight” rating.

Since March 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $306,945 activity. IPPOLITO PETER J. sold $306,945 worth of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) on Wednesday, March 14.

Among 9 analysts covering Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Virtus Investment Partners had 39 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 15 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, April 10. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, August 4. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 9 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 2 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $117.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 10 by Jefferies.

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