Willis Investment Counsel Has Upped Sysco (SYY) Stake; Gamco Investors (GBL)’s Sentiment Is 1.32

August 11, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Willis Investment Counsel increased Sysco Corporation (SYY) stake by 27.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Willis Investment Counsel acquired 25,000 shares as Sysco Corporation (SYY)’s stock rose 4.26%. The Willis Investment Counsel holds 115,100 shares with $6.37M value, up from 90,100 last quarter. Sysco Corporation now has $27.61 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.40% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $51.58. About 3.80M shares traded or 43.40% up from the average. SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has risen 11.23% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.47% the S&P500.

GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $860.57 million. The Firm is a well-known provider of investment advisory services to open and closed-end funds, institutional and private wealth management investors principally in the United States. It has a 8.17 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the investment advisory and asset management business segment.

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $29.37. About 21,075 shares traded. Gamco Investors Inc (GBL) has declined 16.28% since August 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.98% the S&P500.

Gabelli & Co Investment Advisers Inc. holds 15.74% of its portfolio in Gamco Investors Inc for 4.39 million shares. Barr E S & Co owns 446,954 shares or 1.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Midas Management Corp has 1.17% invested in the company for 80,700 shares. The New York-based S. Muoio & Co. Llc has invested 0.83% in the stock. Jolley Asset Management Llc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 23,000 shares.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 7 insider sales for $8.81 million activity. $1.67M worth of SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) shares were sold by DeLaney William J III. Brutto Daniel J bought $129,850 worth of stock. 15,600 shares were sold by Shurts Wayne, worth $862,914 on Monday, June 12.

Among 19 analysts covering Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Sysco Corporation had 40 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 2. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, June 20 by Bank of America. The stock of SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, May 5. Clevland Research upgraded the shares of SYY in report on Friday, March 11 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, June 23 by J P Morgan Chase Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Jefferies. BMO Capital Markets maintained SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, February 7 by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.04, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 53 investors sold SYY shares while 384 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. 402.13 million shares or 2.31% less from 411.64 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nomura Inc invested in 100,086 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund owns 49,170 shares. Woodstock invested 1.1% in SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY). Tobam holds 0.72% or 320,575 shares in its portfolio. Badgley Phelps & Bell accumulated 16,014 shares. 5,393 were reported by Stephens Incorporated Ar. Schulhoff Com Inc holds 15,187 shares. 29,061 were reported by Arrow Invest Ltd Com. Ngam Advisors Lp holds 0.21% or 320,162 shares in its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd holds 0.04% or 11,441 shares. Waverton Investment Limited accumulated 0.05% or 12,472 shares. Wade G W & invested 0.57% of its portfolio in SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY). Reynders Mcveigh Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 7,695 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Vigilant Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.3% in SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY). Northern Trust has invested 0.1% in SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY).

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