Sawgrass Asset Management Lifted Its Ball Cor (BLL) Holding; Shorts at Evans Bancorp (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) Lowered By 6.94%

November 14, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc increased Ball Cor (BLL) stake by 99.74% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sawgrass Asset Management Llc acquired 28,675 shares as Ball Cor (BLL)’s stock rose 9.29%. The Sawgrass Asset Management Llc holds 57,425 shares with $2.42 million value, up from 28,750 last quarter. Ball Cor now has $14.05 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.42% or $0.17 reaching $40.15 on the news. About shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Evans Bancorp Incorporated (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) had a decrease of 6.94% in short interest. EVBN’s SI was 79,100 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 6.94% from 85,000 shares previously. With 5,200 avg volume, 15 days are for Evans Bancorp Incorporated (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN)’s short sellers to cover EVBN’s short positions. The SI to Evans Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 2.05%. About shares traded. Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) has risen 66.46% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.76% the S&P500.

Evans Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $199.30 million. The Firm conducts its business through its subsidiaries, such as Evans Bank, N.A. , which provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial clients in Western New York, and Evans National Financial Services, LLC (ENFS), which hold interests in The Evans Agency, LLC (TEA), which sells various premium insurance policies on a commission basis. It has a 16.75 P/E ratio. The Bank operates through over 10 banking offices in Erie County and Chautauqua County, New York.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.46 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.28, from 2.18 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 5 investors sold Evans Bancorp Inc. shares while 8 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 2.58 million shares or 10.90% more from 2.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Elizabeth Park Cap Advsr Ltd reported 0.45% of its portfolio in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN). Blackrock holds 195,495 shares. Castine Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 119,023 shares or 2.14% of the stock. Hillsdale Inv holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) for 4,000 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The reported 0.02% in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN). 8,200 are owned by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN). New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN). Rmb Cap Lc owns 330,847 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc stated it has 18,124 shares. Mendon Cap, a New York-based fund reported 90,644 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 484 shares. Moreover, Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) for 7,144 shares. Legal & General Public Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN). Amer Interest Grp holds 2,866 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $1.82 million activity. HOOVER R DAVID sold $402,200 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Monday, May 22. Shares for $231,066 were sold by HAYES JOHN A. Pauley Lisa Ann sold $869,329 worth of stock or 20,960 shares.

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased Biotelem (NASDAQ:BEAT) stake by 12,420 shares to 35,090 valued at $1.17M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Citrix S (NASDAQ:CTXS) stake by 242,090 shares and now owns 215,773 shares. Realpage (NASDAQ:RP) was reduced too.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ball Corporation had 33 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by UBS. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 7 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 27. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, December 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, June 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 7. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.64 in 2017 Q2. Its up 6.58, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 38 investors sold BLL shares while 9 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 585.36 million shares or 303.31% more from 145.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Raymond James Assoc has 0.01% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 104,367 shares. Qcm Cayman Ltd holds 0.75% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) or 7,750 shares. 48,703 are owned by Lpl Limited Company. Alps Advsr invested in 4,754 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Pictet Asset Management owns 402,533 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. 16,272 are owned by Atlantic Trust Group Incorporated Lc. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Limited holds 4,741 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Stanley reported 111,328 shares stake. Virginia-based Burney has invested 1.16% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Parkside Commercial Bank & Tru invested 0% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Bain Pub Equity Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 4.18% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 84,470 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 142,975 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Panagora Asset Management Incorporated owns 51,613 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

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