Smith A O (AOS) Position Boosted by Southeast Asset Advisors Inc; Saybrook Capital Holding In Union Pacific (UNP) Was Has Upped

February 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Saybrook Capital increased its stake in Union Pacific (UNP) by 28.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saybrook Capital bought 4,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 18,100 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.10 million, up from 14,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saybrook Capital who had been investing in Union Pacific for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $106.19 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.59% or $4.67 during the last trading session, reaching $134.9. About 2.16 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Southeast Asset Advisors Inc increased its stake in Smith A O (AOS) by 245.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc bought 12,150 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,100 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.02M, up from 4,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Southeast Asset Advisors Inc who had been investing in Smith A O for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.11% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $66.82. About 620,730 shares traded. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Mngmt Ltd Co holds 3.28% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 46,943 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gp (Ca) reported 20,567 shares. Sandy Spring Bancshares accumulated 17,563 shares. Manchester Cap Management Lc holds 0.16% or 9,096 shares in its portfolio. Greenleaf holds 0.01% or 4,872 shares in its portfolio. Hamilton Point Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.34% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Weatherstone Cap stated it has 1,774 shares. Weik Inv Service Inc has invested 1.01% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Cutter & Brokerage Incorporated has 0.78% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Fiera Capital Corp accumulated 0.15% or 277,532 shares. 74,401 were accumulated by Grimes. Van Strum Towne reported 3,810 shares. Argent Trust reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Goelzer Inv Management Incorporated has invested 0.05% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Pettyjohn Wood White stated it has 0.41% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 104 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, October 31. Deutsche Bank maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Friday, October 23. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $103 target. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 18 by Buckingham Research. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 16. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 18 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, January 26. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 3.

Southeast Asset Advisors Inc, which manages about $1.76B and $316.12 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 1,269 shares to 645 shares, valued at $231,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mettler Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) by 546 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,622 shares, and cut its stake in Dentsply Sirona Inc.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 36 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Robert W. Baird maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Tuesday, January 30. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $70.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. William Blair initiated A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, September 11 with “Outperform” rating. SunTrust maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11. BMO Capital Markets maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, October 25. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Boenning & Scattergood maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Buy” rating.

Since October 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.31 million activity. 11,606 shares valued at $716,547 were sold by Heideman Robert J on Tuesday, February 13. 22,267 shares valued at $1.32M were sold by Martineau Peter R on Tuesday, October 31. Another trade for 17,856 shares valued at $1.19 million was sold by GREUBEL WILLIAM P. 25,000 A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) shares with value of $1.65M were sold by KITA JOHN J.

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