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Callahan Advisors Maintains Holding in Eagle Materials (EXP); Bank Montreal Que (BMO) Holder Verition Fund Management Boosted Holding

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Verition Fund Management Llc increased its stake in Bank Montreal Que (BMO) by 107.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Verition Fund Management Llc bought 4,045 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.54% with the market. The hedge fund held 7,818 shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $626,000, up from 3,773 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Verition Fund Management Llc who had been investing in Bank Montreal Que for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $50.41B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $78.7. About 289,480 shares traded. Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) has risen 0.84% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.71% the S&P500.

Callahan Advisors Llc increased its stake in Eagle Materials Inc (EXP) by 10.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Callahan Advisors Llc bought 2,996 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,652 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.70M, up from 29,656 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Callahan Advisors Llc who had been investing in Eagle Materials Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.19B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.35% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $107.46. About 479,754 shares traded. Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has risen 5.94% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.61% the S&P500.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $1.87 million activity. Haack Michael had sold 6,731 shares worth $774,065 on Friday, December 8.

Callahan Advisors Llc, which manages about $289.56 million and $503.73 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 6,408 shares to 83,648 shares, valued at $5.99M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) by 131,822 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 227,382 shares, and cut its stake in Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 23 investors sold EXP shares while 99 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 45.84 million shares or 4.15% more from 44.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Street Corp stated it has 1.30M shares. Shaker Invs Ltd Liability Oh accumulated 19,850 shares. 206,734 were reported by Principal. Moreover, Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership has 0.06% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Qs Invsts Llc, New York-based fund reported 30,636 shares. Clinton Gp Inc owns 5,806 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement System, a California-based fund reported 106,559 shares. Knott David M holds 228 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Highbridge Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.18% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Mariner Wealth Advsrs Ltd Com invested 0.01% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Northern Tru Corp invested in 374,627 shares. Westwood Group Inc reported 0.58% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Kennedy Cap reported 63,099 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com invested in 12,647 shares. Grp reported 100,703 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Eagle Materials had 32 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, October 12. Standpoint Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, July 31 report. Standpoint Research downgraded Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) on Friday, July 22 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. CL King upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Monday, December 14 report. As per Monday, March 28, the company rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Monday, July 31. CL King upgraded Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) on Tuesday, October 4 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy”.

More important recent Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Eagle Materials Poised To Outperform” on May 15, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Eagle Materials (EXP) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend; 0.4% Yield”, Globenewswire.com published: “Recent Analysis Shows Liberty Broadband, Primerica, Adtalem Global Education, Newpark Resources, Varian Medical …” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Eagle Materials’ (EXP) CEO Dave Powers on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

More important recent Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Fifth Third Bancorp: Overreaction To MB Financial Deal” on May 22, 2018, also Fool.ca published article titled: “The Lucky 7”, Themiddlemarket.com published: “M&A daily wrap: BMO, A&M, InterGrowth, board diversity, innovation investing” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) was released by: Fool.ca and their article: “Is Bank of Montreal or Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce a Good RRSP Pick?” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

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