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Eagleclaw Capital Managment Has Upped Its Lowes Cos (LOW) Holding by $377,108; Market Valuation Declined; Encana (ECA) Stock Declined While Legal & General Group Plc Has Lowered Its Stake by $6.68 Million

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Legal & General Group Plc decreased its stake in Encana Corp (ECA) by 11.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Legal & General Group Plc sold 514,192 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.97 million shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $53.14 million, down from 4.48 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Legal & General Group Plc who had been investing in Encana Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $12.87 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $13.44. About 7.73M shares traded. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has risen 5.00% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.55% the S&P500.

Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 10.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc bought 4,099 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,919 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.99 million, up from 38,820 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $70.61 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $85.51. About 3.98M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.39% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.16% the S&P500.

Among 36 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 98 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, September 25 with “Buy”. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 2. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, January 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 22 by SunTrust. Cleveland downgraded the shares of LOW in report on Thursday, October 6 to “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $120.0 target in Friday, January 5 report. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated the shares of LOW in report on Tuesday, August 2 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It fall, 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. Moreover, Utah Retirement Systems has 0.3% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 155,148 shares. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Management Lc reported 203,413 shares. Wealthfront reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Mufg Americas Holding owns 105,202 shares. Ptnrs Oh Adv reported 3,517 shares. Sachem Head Mngmt Lp invested in 10.6% or 2.46 million shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 1.41M shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Tortoise Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Llc holds 21,010 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.28% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited has invested 0.13% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Limited Company reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Panagora Asset Management holds 0.58% or 1.67M shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 0.34% or 17.41 million shares. Hudson Valley Investment Advsrs Adv holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 5,391 shares.

Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc, which manages about $183.66M and $198.20 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 1,400 shares to 2,740 shares, valued at $732,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

More notable recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Investigation Relating to 401(k) Plan of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Announced by Stull, Stull & Brody” on May 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Retirement Strategy: I Am Done Being Wrong About This Market” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Lowe’s Could Easily Double Its Dividend” on May 13, 2018. More interesting news about Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Lowe’s (LOW) Declines in Sympathy with Home Depot (HD) Following Home Depot’s Q1 Comp Miss” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Is Rallying — Grab Some Before the Earnings Spike” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Among 29 analysts covering Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Encana Corporation had 130 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 14. The stock of Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, October 6. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, October 7 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) rating on Friday, November 4. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $13 target. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 26. The stock of Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) earned “Hold” rating by Desjardins Securities on Monday, June 5. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was upgraded by TD Securities to “Buy”. The stock of Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by GMP Securities. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of ECA in report on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy” rating.

Legal & General Group Plc, which manages about $138.20B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dct Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 11,698 shares to 341,413 shares, valued at $20.07M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Healthcare Rlty Tr (NYSE:HR) by 10,972 shares in the quarter, for a total of 450,280 shares, and has risen its stake in Ptc Inc (NASDAQ:PTC).

More news for Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Encana Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 01, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Encana slips despite Q1 earnings beat, higher production” and published on May 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

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