United Bankshares (UBSI) Holder United Bank Upped Position; Greenwood Gearhart Decreased Wal (WMT) Holding as Shares Rose

February 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Greenwood Gearhart Inc decreased its stake in Wal (WMT) by 8.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Greenwood Gearhart Inc sold 9,317 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 98,963 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.73M, down from 108,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greenwood Gearhart Inc who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $310.40 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.50% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $104.78. About 16.06 million shares traded or 77.74% up from the average. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

United Bank Inc increased its stake in United Bankshares Inc (UBSI) by 11.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Bank Inc bought 99,161 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 983,710 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $36.55 million, up from 884,549 at the end of the previous reported quarter. United Bank Inc who had been investing in United Bankshares Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.89 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.51% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $37.05. About 642,686 shares traded. United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) has risen 0.13% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meridian Mgmt Communications reported 0.98% stake. Charter Comm reported 16,518 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Wallace Mngmt holds 60,095 shares or 0.75% of its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards And reported 27,167 shares stake. Bowling Port Management Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 38,790 shares. Pub Sector Pension Board holds 0.06% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 166,783 shares. Autus Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0.05% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 20,008 are held by Diversified Trust. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 72,200 shares or 0.68% of their US portfolio. Utah Retirement reported 267,530 shares. Boston Advsr Limited holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 227,046 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.3% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Bluecrest Capital Mgmt holds 0.02% or 6,729 shares in its portfolio. Signaturefd Ltd Liability reported 12,473 shares stake. Bellecapital Intll has invested 0.79% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 144 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by Gordon Haskett on Tuesday, May 9. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, September 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Overweight” rating and $90 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, February 22. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, August 18. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 19 by M Partners. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, November 17 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer initiated it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. Bernstein maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Monday, May 15 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Hold” on Friday, September 18.

Analysts await Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 4.62% or $0.06 from last year’s $1.3 per share. WMT’s profit will be $4.03 billion for 19.26 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual earnings per share reported by Walmart Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.00% EPS growth.

Greenwood Gearhart Inc, which manages about $257.00 million and $277.14M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Home Depot Inc Com (NYSE:HD) by 1,903 shares to 36,447 shares, valued at $5.96M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Royal Dutch Shell Plc Spons Adr A by 7,779 shares in the quarter, for a total of 96,334 shares, and has risen its stake in Loews Corp Com (NYSE:L).

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 selling transactions for $1.56 billion activity. $37.94 million worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was sold by WALTON JIM C on Monday, August 21. Canney Jacqueline P sold $200,291 worth of stock. $37.94 million worth of stock was sold by WALTON S ROBSON on Monday, August 21. $727,698 worth of stock was sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J on Tuesday, August 29.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.00 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.44 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.89, from 2.33 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 26 investors sold UBSI shares while 51 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 67.55 million shares or 5.78% more from 63.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase & Com reported 6,124 shares. Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 0.03% in United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) or 8,898 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can owns 255,622 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Citadel Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI). Dimensional Fund LP invested in 0.05% or 2.93 million shares. Fj Management Limited Liability Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) for 6,000 shares. Mutual Of America invested in 85,304 shares. Bluecrest Management Limited reported 0.11% in United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI). Td Asset Inc owns 22,535 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 440,680 were reported by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Liberty Mutual Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0.06% or 27,425 shares. Utd Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI). Cwm Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 89 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 101,638 shares. 23,860 were accumulated by Hl Fincl Services Ltd Liability Corp.

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