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Grandfield & Dodd Has Upped Ppg Inds (PPG) Position By $2.52 Million; Mason Capital Management Has Lifted Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) Stake

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Grandfield & Dodd Llc increased Ppg Inds Inc (PPG) stake by 205.37% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Grandfield & Dodd Llc acquired 21,704 shares as Ppg Inds Inc (PPG)’s stock declined 3.68%. The Grandfield & Dodd Llc holds 32,272 shares with $3.77M value, up from 10,568 last quarter. Ppg Inds Inc now has $26.20 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $105.08. About 579,048 shares traded. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has risen 7.79% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.76% the S&P500.

Mason Capital Management Llc increased Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) stake by 38.12% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mason Capital Management Llc acquired 1.07 million shares as Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL)’s stock declined 0.36%. The Mason Capital Management Llc holds 3.87 million shares with $156.13M value, up from 2.81 million last quarter. Bhp Billiton Plc now has $125.97 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.20% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $47.14. About 1.24M shares traded. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has risen 28.11% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.56% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. BHP Billiton had 9 analyst reports since August 23, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 23. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 12 report. Jefferies maintained BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $34.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. Jefferies downgraded BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) rating on Thursday, June 8. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3200 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 9 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of BBL in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating.

Another recent and important BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) news was published by Bizjournals.com which published an article titled: “CEO: Phillips 66 doesn’t plan to invest directly in Mexico” on May 14, 2018.

More notable recent PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “PPG SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Securities Fraud Class Action Filed Against PPG Industries (PPG); Block & Leviton …” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “PPG Industries fires controller following probe into accounting procedures” published on May 10, 2018, Digitaljournal.com published: “NYSE:PPG Shareholder Notice: Investigation over Possible Securities Laws Violations by PPG Industries, Inc” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “PPG Industries (PPG) Investigated by Block & Leviton LLP For Violations of The Federal Securities Laws” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Hagens Berman Alerts Investors in PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) to the Firm’s Investigation of Admitted Improper Accounting” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 37 investors sold PPG shares while 245 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 186.33 million shares or 0.01% more from 186.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Gargoyle Inv Advisor Lc has 0.38% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 8,200 shares. The Connecticut-based Aqr Mgmt Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Meyer Handelman owns 1.34% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 239,641 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Company holds 0.03% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) or 840 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Company invested in 0.05% or 4,102 shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams accumulated 0.34% or 4,220 shares. State Bank Of The West invested in 1,934 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Com has 4,670 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Boston, Massachusetts-based fund reported 521,974 shares. Amg Bank & Trust accumulated 3,633 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Fjarde Ap holds 84,072 shares. 94,663 are held by M&T Bankshares. Plante Moran Fincl Advsr Ltd Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Moreover, Johnson Fincl Grp Inc has 0.01% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 747 shares. National Pension has invested 0.14% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG).

Grandfield & Dodd Llc decreased General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 39,158 shares to 123,848 valued at $2.16M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN) stake by 24,265 shares and now owns 72,227 shares. Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) was reduced too.

Among 26 analysts covering PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. PPG Industries had 81 analyst reports since September 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy”. Credit Suisse maintained PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) on Friday, April 20 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, March 22 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, April 17 by Seaport Global. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $125 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, October 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 24 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, March 20.

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