Lowe Brockenbrough & Company Increased Its Lowes Cos Com (LOW) Stake by $458,200 as Stock Price Rose; Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America Holding in Kinder Morgan Del (KMI) Lowered as Valuation Declined

February 23, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (KMI) by 84.83% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America sold 24,468 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.34% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 4,375 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $84,000, down from 28,843 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.215 during the last trading session, reaching $16.875. About 3.94 million shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has risen 13.09% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.61% the S&P500.

Lowe Brockenbrough & Company Inc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc Com (LOW) by 8.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lowe Brockenbrough & Company Inc bought 5,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 71,819 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.74 million, up from 66,019 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lowe Brockenbrough & Company Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $96.79. About 1.70 million shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 70 investors sold KMI shares while 353 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 1.31 billion shares or 2.89% more from 1.27 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Svcs Advisors holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 680,111 shares. D E Shaw Co has invested 0.15% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Bp Public Ltd Co holds 0.16% or 235,000 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Research Inc has 3.72 million shares for 1.14% of their portfolio. Gfs Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Tahithromos Ltd Liability Co holds 2.19% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) or 94,337 shares. Ronna Sue Cohen reported 0.61% stake. Lincoln Corp holds 0.02% or 25,208 shares in its portfolio. World Asset Management stated it has 0.11% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Dorsey Whitney Trust Lc stated it has 0.07% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Gp One Trading Limited Partnership has 420,940 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Private Asset Mgmt has invested 1.21% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Shell Asset invested 0.16% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Cleararc Cap Inc stated it has 49,335 shares. Arcadia Inv Management Mi holds 2,000 shares.

Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America, which manages about $649.76M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr Gold Trust (GLD) by 55,482 shares to 491,097 shares, valued at $59.71M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 17.65% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.17 per share. KMI’s profit will be $441.21 million for 21.09 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.76% negative EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by Raymond James. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, April 1. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Argus Research. Citigroup maintained Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Thursday, March 17 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, February 12 by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 23,877 are owned by Everence Capital Management. Van Eck Associates holds 440,957 shares. Landscape Mgmt Ltd Company has 228,202 shares for 1.83% of their portfolio. Halsey Assoc Inc Ct holds 16,476 shares. Sather Fin Group Inc Inc reported 0.13% stake. Lionstone Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 6.09% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Jlb & Assoc invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). 196,727 were reported by Parsec. Pitcairn Communications, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 11,271 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw Communications has 0.12% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Bell Bank & Trust has 3,834 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Com stated it has 1.10M shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Reliance Trust Communication Of Delaware reported 11,017 shares. Moreover, Palisade Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.14% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 9,090 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 23,496 shares or 1.31% of the stock.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $778,532 activity. Hollifield Matthew V also sold $614,857 worth of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) shares.

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