American Capital Management Has Upped Acxiom (ACXM) Holding by $7.64 Million; Graco (GGG) Position Maintained by Albert D Mason Inc

May 23, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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American Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Acxiom (ACXM) by 61.48% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Capital Management Inc bought 283,100 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 743,600 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $20.49 million, up from 460,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Acxiom for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $28.5. About 414,178 shares traded. Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) has risen 11.14% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.41% the S&P500.

Albert D Mason Inc increased its stake in Graco Inc. (GGG) by 200.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Albert D Mason Inc bought 39,310 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.59% with the market. The institutional investor held 58,905 shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.66M, up from 19,595 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Albert D Mason Inc who had been investing in Graco Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.79B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $46.48. About 208,367 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.48% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Graco Inc had 36 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by SunTrust. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) earned “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, July 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. B. Riley & Co maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by SunTrust.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $23.05 million activity. GALLIVAN KAREN PARK sold $1.31 million worth of stock or 27,000 shares. $1.68 million worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) was sold by Rothe Christian E on Wednesday, December 13. VAN SANT R WILLIAM sold $684,693 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Thursday, May 10. $657,476 worth of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) was sold by Etchart Eric on Tuesday, May 1. MCHALE PATRICK J sold 221,670 shares worth $10.01 million. 26,625 shares were sold by CARROLL WILLIAM J, worth $1.24M.

More news for Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Graco Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on April 26, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Graco (GGG) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on April 26, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in 2017 Q4. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 25 investors sold GGG shares while 7 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 278.85 million shares or 493.55% more from 46.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma reported 450 shares. Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 7,476 shares. Prudential Financial reported 0.06% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Arizona State Retirement Sys holds 0.05% or 121,203 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.02% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited stated it has 135,234 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Dorsey Wright And Assocs reported 12,069 shares. Two Sigma Limited Company holds 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) or 10,372 shares. Rockland Trust holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 12,000 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Incorporated owns 1,731 shares. Fincl Engines Advsrs Ltd Liability stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Parametrica Mgmt Limited reported 0.18% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Gp Ltd Liability Corp owns 10,686 shares. Marco Management Lc holds 0.09% or 13,500 shares in its portfolio. Schroder Inv Gp owns 0.05% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 663,600 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.42, from 1.55 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 18 investors sold ACXM shares while 62 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 70.43 million shares or 3.16% less from 72.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wealthtrust accumulated 0% or 117 shares. Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Gp Asset Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). California Pub Employees Retirement has 167,583 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 17,337 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Interstate Natl Bank holds 0.01% or 906 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Inc holds 0.01% or 8.35 million shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 3.09M shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase Comm reported 0% of its portfolio in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM). Granahan Mngmt Incorporated Ma holds 1.29% or 593,498 shares. Falcon Point Cap Lc invested in 434,100 shares or 2.02% of the stock. Citigroup Incorporated has 0% invested in Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) for 16,991 shares. 85,997 are owned by Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Com. Rice Hall James Limited Com reported 914,344 shares. Parametric Assocs Limited invested in 236,086 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Riverhead Cap Management Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 6,672 shares.

More notable recent Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Dim full-year guidance sinks Acxiom, down 7.8%” on May 16, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Xylem, SEACOR, Acxiom, Stepan, Citi Trends, and Saul Centers …” published on May 18, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “10 Stocks To Watch For May 17, 2018” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pre-Open Movers 05/17: (WWE) (LOXO) (NTES) Higher; (JNCE) (JCP) (ACXM) Lower (more…)” published on May 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Acxiom Corporation 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

American Capital Management Inc, which manages about $1.67B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) by 15,283 shares to 1.39 million shares, valued at $68.89 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hms Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 106,345 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2.44M shares, and cut its stake in F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Since March 29, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $2,308 activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Acxiom Corporation had 24 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ACXM in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 22 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) on Monday, April 16 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 2 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. The stock of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by BMO Capital Markets.

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