Graco (GGG) Holder Schwartz Investment Counsel Has Lifted Its Position by $20.41 Billion; As Gain Capital (GCAP) Share Value Declined, Shareholder Weber Alan W Raised Holding

April 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Weber Alan W increased its stake in Gain Capital (GCAP) by 66.27% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Weber Alan W bought 261,773 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 656,773 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.57M, up from 395,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Weber Alan W who had been investing in Gain Capital for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $362.06 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $8.07. About 343,120 shares traded. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) has declined 22.29% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.84% the S&P500.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Graco Inc (GGG) by 150.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc bought 451,300 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.59% with the market. The institutional investor held 750,450 shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $33.94 billion, up from 299,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Graco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $46.92. About 184,973 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.48% the S&P500.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $1.74 billion and $1689.15B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 10,150 shares to 68,550 shares, valued at $9.93 billion in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Copart Inc (NASDAQ:CPRT) by 40,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 385,000 shares, and cut its stake in Donaldson Inc (NYSE:DCI).

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 firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 1. Wolfe Research upgraded the stock to “Peer Perform” rating in Monday, July 31 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $55 target. SunTrust downgraded the shares of GGG in report on Thursday, April 14 to “Neutral” rating. Alembic initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $70 target in Thursday, September 17 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GGG in report on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of GGG in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Tuesday, March 22. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 10.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $11.41 million activity. $1.31M worth of stock was sold by GALLIVAN KAREN PARK on Tuesday, January 23. 30,000 shares were sold by SHEAHAN MARK W, worth $3.94M on Monday, October 30. Rothe Christian E had sold 12,750 shares worth $1.68 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 5.39 million shares or 1.98% of all its holdings. Landscape Mngmt Ltd reported 0.03% stake. Aqr Management Ltd Liability Company reported 17,553 shares. Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Board has invested 0.01% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Ct Mason reported 111,102 shares. Citadel Advsrs Lc holds 0% or 75,960 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt accumulated 60,543 shares. State Bank Of Hawaii owns 8,250 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Aperio Gru Limited invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Perkins Coie reported 34,587 shares. Atlanta Capital L L C owns 3.91M shares or 0.93% of their US portfolio. Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon Corp owns 2.58M shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Whittier Com reported 0.11% stake. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt holds 0.06% or 106,200 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Llc invested in 33,459 shares.

Weber Alan W, which manages about $228.55M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bmc Stock Holdings Inc by 60,000 shares to 915,250 shares, valued at $23.16M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Casella Waste Systems Inc Cl A (NASDAQ:CWST) by 20,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,000 shares, and cut its stake in Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA).

Among 6 analysts covering Gain Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Gain Capital Holdings had 18 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 10 report. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Hold”. As per Thursday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, June 9 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) rating on Wednesday, March 8. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $10 target. Jefferies maintained the shares of GCAP in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) earned “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, March 16. As per Friday, March 9, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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