Vaughan David Investments Upped By $7.05 Million Its Qualcomm (PPG) Holding; WESTJET AIRLINES LTD (WJAFF) Sellers Decreased By 17.24% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased Qualcomm Inc (PPG) stake by 69.75% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vaughan David Investments Inc acquired 138,282 shares as Qualcomm Inc (PPG)’s stock rose 4.26%. The Vaughan David Investments Inc holds 336,528 shares with $17.45M value, up from 198,246 last quarter. Qualcomm Inc now has $29.50 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $115.91. About 703,805 shares traded. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has risen 1.03% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.67% the S&P500.

WESTJET AIRLINES LTD (OTCMKTS:WJAFF) had a decrease of 17.24% in short interest. WJAFF’s SI was 222,300 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 17.24% from 268,600 shares previously. With 2,200 avg volume, 101 days are for WESTJET AIRLINES LTD (OTCMKTS:WJAFF)’s short sellers to cover WJAFF’s short positions. It closed at $19.48 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold PPG shares while 213 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. 186.32 million shares or 0.58% more from 185.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,534 are owned by Alphaone Inv Services Lc. Bnp Paribas Asset holds 0.01% or 16,215 shares. Comerica National Bank & Trust invested 0.11% of its portfolio in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Adams Natural Res Fund Inc stated it has 114,600 shares or 1.93% of all its holdings. Cohen Mgmt Inc holds 0.17% or 6,400 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs holds 0.05% or 9,458 shares in its portfolio. Abner Herrman And Brock Lc owns 2,413 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors has 163,286 shares. Andra Ap holds 0.09% or 33,600 shares in its portfolio. Da Davidson holds 0.19% or 88,771 shares. Camarda Advsrs Ltd Co reported 200 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Farmers has 21,740 shares for 0.8% of their portfolio. Grandfield & Dodd Ltd Liability Corporation owns 10,568 shares. Moreover, Gotham Asset Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 4,412 shares. Putnam Investments Llc holds 4,672 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 25 analysts covering PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. PPG Industries had 68 analyst reports since September 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of PPG in report on Friday, January 19 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 25 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Northcoast. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Seaport Global. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $113.0 target in Tuesday, September 26 report. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Jefferies. As per Thursday, June 23, the company rating was upgraded by Longbow. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of PPG in report on Tuesday, September 8 with “Outperform” rating. Seaport Global upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 26 report.

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