Lowes Cos (LOW) Position Increased by Newfocus Financial Group Llc; American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Holder D-C-Capital Advisors LTD Has Boosted Position

June 24, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Newfocus Financial Group Llc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 41% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Newfocus Financial Group Llc bought 19,003 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 65,354 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.74M, up from 46,351 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Newfocus Financial Group Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.16B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $98.22. About 5.75M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 18.89% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.32% the S&P500. Some Historical LOW News: 06/03/2018 – RBA’S LOWE EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION, ACCUMULATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN INVESTMENT; 06/03/2018 – Discovery: Kenneth Lowe Will Join Board, Effective Immediately; 24/04/2018 – LOWE’S & GE LIGHTING EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO DIFFERENTIATE LIGHT; 23/05/2018 – LOWE’S SAYS ENCOURAGED BY STRONG SALES MOMENTUM SEEN AS WEATHER IMPROVED- CONF CALL; 23/05/2018 – LOWE’S 1Q ADJ EPS $1.19, EST. $1.22; 19/05/2018 – Fixing Up Lowe’s — Barron’s; 17/04/2018 – SMS Assist Names Becky Lowe as New Chief Human Resources Officer; 23/05/2018 – LOWE’S COMPANIES INC LOW.N FY SHR VIEW $5.47, REV VIEW $71.20 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 26/03/2018 – LOWE’S REPORTS CEO SUCCESSION PLAN; 23/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – Lowe’s keeps targets despite sales miss

D-C-Capital Advisors Ltd increased its stake in American Eagle Outfitters Inc (AEO) by 6.25% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. D-C-Capital Advisors Ltd bought 50,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.13% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 850,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $16.94 million, up from 800,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. D-C-Capital Advisors Ltd who had been investing in American Eagle Outfitters Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.48% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $24.38. About 6.98M shares traded or 60.39% up from the average. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has risen 101.14% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 88.57% the S&P500. Some Historical AEO News: 08/03/2018 – AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC AEO.N SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.1375/SHR; 31/05/2018 – American Eagle Outfitters 1Q EPS 22c; 08/05/2018 – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Hosts Sixth Annual “Better World Community Day”; 08/03/2018 – AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC AEO.N : RBC RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $22 FROM $19; 20/04/2018 – DJ American Eagle Outfitters Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AEO); 31/05/2018 – American Eagle Outfitters 1Q Adj EPS 23c; 08/03/2018 – AMERICAN EAGLE SEES 1Q ADJ EPS 20C TO 22C, EST. 19C; 08/03/2018 – American Eagle Outfitters Raises Qtrly Div 10%; 31/05/2018 – AMERICAN EAGLE 1Q ADJ EPS 23C, EST. 22C; 15/03/2018 – AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, NAMES SUJA CHANDRASEKARAN TO BOARD

Newfocus Financial Group Llc, which manages about $246.82M and $159.17 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 10,654 shares to 19,964 shares, valued at $2.18M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alps Etf Tr (AMLP) by 36,414 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,203 shares, and cut its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL).

Among 37 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 102 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 22. Loop Capital Markets upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $10700 target in Wednesday, May 23 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 19. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 24 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, August 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 6 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by S&P Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 23 report. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, January 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 72 investors sold LOW shares while 482 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 587.47 million shares or 0.28% more from 585.84 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Aviance Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 0% or 9 shares. Moreover, Charter Tru has 0.31% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 29,220 shares. 23,354 were accumulated by Welch And Forbes Llc. Gamble Jones Invest Counsel reported 24,178 shares stake. Osborne Cap Mngmt Lc, a California-based fund reported 114,990 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 149,851 shares. Prudential Public Limited Company reported 0% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Hamel Assoc invested in 3,130 shares. Leisure Cap Management invested in 0.46% or 5,928 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can owns 1.61M shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 89,680 shares. Richard C Young And Ltd stated it has 95,273 shares or 1.66% of all its holdings. First Foundation Advsrs holds 22,622 shares. Howe And Rusling Inc owns 191 shares. Archon Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 134,500 shares or 2.58% of the stock.

More notable recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Did Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Shares Gain 15% in May?” on June 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Wolfe Research updates on housing starts implications” published on June 20, 2018, Fool.com published: “JC Penney’s CEO Jumps to Lowe’s: Is the Turnaround Doomed?” on May 27, 2018. More interesting news about Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Home Depot’s $1.2 Billion Investment to Amazon-Proof Its Business” published on June 23, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “How Big of a Deal Is Lowe’s New CEO?” with publication date: May 30, 2018.

Since June 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $1.23 million activity.

D-C-Capital Advisors Ltd, which manages about $282.09 million and $204.75M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wabco Holdings Inc (NYSE:WBC) by 25,200 shares to 14,800 shares, valued at $1.98M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

More news for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Retail sector gainers” on June 05, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “American Eagle Outfitters positive on earnings beat” and published on May 31, 2018 is yet another important article.

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