Citigroup (C) Shareholder Lansdowne Partners Uk Llp Upped Its Stake by $18.67 Million as Market Valuation Rose; United Capital Financial Advisers Has Lifted Its Lowe’s Companies (LOW) Stake by $2.05 Million; Shares Rose

January 18, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Paul Ruddock increased its stake in Citigroup Inc (C) by 3.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lansdowne Partners Uk Llp bought 259,373 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.55% with the market. The hedge fund run by Paul Ruddock held 6.90 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $502.15M, up from 6.64 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lansdowne Partners Uk Llp who had been investing in Citigroup Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $204.54B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $77.36. About 4.97M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc increased its stake in Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW) by 10.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc bought 25,991 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 263,232 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.04 million, up from 237,241 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc who had been investing in Lowe’s Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.24 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $101.52. About 2.02M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.04 billion shares or 0.42% more from 2.03 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Heritage has invested 1% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). The North Carolina-based Willingdon Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Jolley Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.02% or 325 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 8,029 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Stonebridge Advsr Ltd holds 54,735 shares or 0.98% of its portfolio. Growth Mngmt Limited Partnership has 8.47% invested in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) for 2.66 million shares. Numeric Investors Lc reported 2.29% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). The California-based Assetmark has invested 0.06% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). 1.35M are owned by British Columbia Invest Mngmt. Newman Dignan Sheerar Incorporated stated it has 0.32% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Boyd Watterson Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation Oh invested 0.49% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Mcf Advsr Llc has invested 0% in Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C). Parsec Fincl Management owns 91,014 shares. Hightower Advsrs Limited Company invested in 0.24% or 386,905 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & holds 0.05% or 5,695 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $3.05 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by WALSH JEFFREY R, worth $344,870 on Friday, August 4.

Lansdowne Partners Uk Llp, which manages about $30.64 billion and $9.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Johnson Ctls Intl Plc by 303,696 shares to 462,577 shares, valued at $18.64M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) by 19,178 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 37,461 shares, and cut its stake in L Brands Inc (LTD).

Among 39 analysts covering Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), 18 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 114 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Nomura. The stock of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 28 by Credit Suisse. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 13 with “Overweight”. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, January 11 by UBS. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of C in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Group to “Hold” on Wednesday, January 17. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wood given on Wednesday, January 17. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by Societe Generale.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 77 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, November 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. Topeka Capital Markets initiated Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Tuesday, May 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, October 31. Telsey Advisory Group maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $83 target in Wednesday, November 22 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 22.

United Capital Financial Advisers Llc, which manages about $9.56B and $11.79 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Short Maturity Bond Etf by 720,755 shares to 2.26M shares, valued at $113.75 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares U S Financials Etf (IYF) by 22,227 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 145,073 shares, and cut its stake in Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc (NYSE:SMFG).

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. The insider Ramsay Paul D sold 2,098 shares worth $163,675.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Court Place Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Ibm Retirement Fund invested in 21,386 shares. Andra Ap stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Perkins Coie Trust reported 734 shares. 539 are owned by Fincl Architects Incorporated. Hudock Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.04% or 975 shares. 581,372 were reported by Pnc Fincl Services. Haverford Trust holds 0.03% or 19,413 shares in its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager LP has 0.26% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Amalgamated Bank holds 0.25% or 101,905 shares. Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Llc owns 10,954 shares. Tnb has 19,835 shares. Wendell David Associate holds 29,775 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Regent Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 40,192 shares or 1.08% of their US portfolio. Lionstone Cap Management Ltd Liability owns 161,700 shares.

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