Tirschwell & Loewy Position in Ross Stores (ROST) Has Upped by $697,600 as Shares Declined; Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Has Lowered Its Acuity Brands (AYI) Position as Market Valuation Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc increased its stake in Ross Stores Inc (ROST) by 5.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc bought 10,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.26% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 214,180 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.83 million, up from 203,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc who had been investing in Ross Stores Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.16 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.43% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $78.93. About 2.00 million shares traded. Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has risen 12.03% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500.

Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc decreased its stake in Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) by 52.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc sold 7,670 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.17% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 7,050 shares of the building products company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.21 million, down from 14,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Inc who had been investing in Acuity Brands Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.33 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.88% or $2.8 during the last trading session, reaching $151.67. About 367,776 shares traded. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has declined 31.18% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 40 investors sold AYI shares while 132 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.52 million shares or 6.20% less from 44.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. United Svcs Automobile Association stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Retirement Of Alabama owns 126,222 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Com holds 0% or 4,701 shares. Moreover, State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 0.03% invested in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Huntington Bank accumulated 335 shares or 0% of the stock. Natixis Asset Management reported 1.09% stake. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 4,660 shares. Clearbridge Invs Llc stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Miller Howard Invests Ny invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI). Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability reported 0.05% stake. Schroder Invest Management owns 50,065 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 11,005 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc invested in 0.11% or 1.37 million shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 24,790 shares. Jane Street Gp Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI).

Among 21 analysts covering Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Acuity Brands Inc. had 59 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Williams Capital Group initiated Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) rating on Friday, September 30. Williams Capital Group has “Buy” rating and $306 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Saturday, August 22 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Hold” rating by Seaport Global on Thursday, January 11. JMP Securities initiated the shares of AYI in report on Thursday, December 8 with “Mkt Underperform” rating. As per Wednesday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 9 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, December 1 by Oppenheimer. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was downgraded by Roth Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 58 investors sold ROST shares while 200 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 339.45 million shares or 0.11% less from 339.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 548,677 are held by Adage Cap Prns Limited Com. Huntington Financial Bank holds 0.01% or 8,822 shares. Texas-based Next Financial Grp has invested 0.01% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). 3,207 are owned by First Mercantile Co. Stevens Cap L P, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 64,882 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa has invested 0.16% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id holds 0.06% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) or 8,800 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 15,489 shares stake. Bp Public Ltd Company accumulated 45,000 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Pnc Finance Svcs Grp Inc has invested 0.05% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). Essex Services has 4,000 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Spinnaker Trust reported 3,900 shares. Cipher Limited Partnership owns 38,286 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Segall Bryant And Hamill Llc owns 7,400 shares. Alabama-based Tillar has invested 1.63% in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST).

Tirschwell & Loewy Inc, which manages about $679.14M and $661.33 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Occidental Pete Corp Cal (NYSE:OXY) by 26,275 shares to 6,064 shares, valued at $389,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Brown Forman Class B (NYSE:BF.B) by 30,953 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 386,396 shares, and cut its stake in General Electric (NYSE:GE).

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