M&R Capital Management Has Upped Lowes Cos Com (LOW) Holding by $2.36 Million; Stock Rose; Gilman Hill Asset Management Has Trimmed Its Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Stake by $377,832; Stock Value Declined

January 23, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

M&R Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc Com (LOW) by 42.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. M&R Capital Management Inc bought 29,870 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 99,943 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.99 million, up from 70,073 at the end of the previous reported quarter. M&R Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $88.64B market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $106.82. About 3.32M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Gilman Hill Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Douglas Dynamics Inc (PLOW) by 5.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gilman Hill Asset Management Llc sold 9,688 shares as the company’s stock declined 13.35% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 165,268 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.51M, down from 174,956 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gilman Hill Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Douglas Dynamics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $930.75 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $41.2. About 19,148 shares traded. Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) has risen 44.70% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.32, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 10 investors sold PLOW shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 19.75 million shares or 2.63% more from 19.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Co Mn holds 0.02% or 1.36M shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc holds 0% or 9,659 shares in its portfolio. Bernzott Capital Advsrs stated it has 5.17% in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). 1.42 million are held by Blackrock Inc. Van Den Berg Management I has 16,235 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md owns 0% invested in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) for 376,214 shares. State Bank Of America De holds 0% or 22,329 shares. Teton Advisors Inc accumulated 0.04% or 10,000 shares. Aperio Group Llc stated it has 0% in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its portfolio in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Moreover, Navellier Assoc Inc has 0.89% invested in Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW). Duncker Streett & Inc reported 345 shares. Capital Invsts owns 1.63M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Company, New York-based fund reported 58,168 shares.

Analysts await Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 13.64% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.44 per share. PLOW’s profit will be $11.30M for 20.60 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual earnings per share reported by Douglas Dynamics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $4.11 million activity. McCormick Robert L also sold $601,125 worth of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Douglas Dynamics had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Tuesday, May 24. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Hold”. As per Monday, February 27, the company rating was initiated by Sidoti. The stock of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:PLOW) earned “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, April 20. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, August 4. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global on Wednesday, July 6 to “Neutral”.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 79 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 27 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, December 8 with “Market Perform”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, August 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) rating on Monday, October 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $81.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, November 10 with “Hold”.

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. Savings Bank Of The Ozarks holds 0.4% or 11,986 shares in its portfolio. 98,246 were reported by Marco Mgmt Limited Company. Trustco Comml Bank Corp N Y accumulated 0.73% or 9,487 shares. Ellington Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). St Johns Inv Mngmt Company Limited Company reported 0.66% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Tompkins Corp stated it has 11,901 shares. Hartline Invest Corp reported 15,270 shares. Wade G W &, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 5,136 shares. Paloma Prtn Management has 123,689 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Moreover, Colonial Trust Advsr has 0.09% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 5,399 shares. Verus Financial Prtnrs stated it has 0.44% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Thrivent For Lutherans accumulated 1.83 million shares or 0.52% of the stock. Capital Rech Glob has 200,000 shares. Prelude Cap Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.05% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Shelter Retirement Plan accumulated 3.29% or 88,300 shares.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $778,532 activity. The insider Hollifield Matthew V sold $614,857.

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