Becker Capital Management Trimmed Intel Com (INTC) Stake By $418,000; Watsco, Inc. (WSO) Had 6 Analysts Last Week

February 24, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Among 11 analysts covering Watsco (NYSE:WSO), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Watsco had 36 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, October 28 with “Overweight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WSO in report on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) on Thursday, October 26 with “Underweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Monday, April 18. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Positive” on Wednesday, June 1. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Longbow to “Buy”. Stephens maintained Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, March 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. See Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $180 New Target: $169 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $195.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $169.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $184.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $191.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $207.0 Maintain
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $184.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $181.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $151 New Target: $151 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $163.0 Maintain

Becker Capital Management Inc decreased Intel Corp Com (INTC) stake by 1.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Becker Capital Management Inc sold 11,000 shares as Intel Corp Com (INTC)’s stock declined 2.96%. The Becker Capital Management Inc holds 610,599 shares with $23.25M value, down from 621,599 last quarter. Intel Corp Com now has $223.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.21% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $47.73. About 26.04M shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500.

Among 54 analysts covering Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), 36 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Intel Corporation had 222 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of INTC in report on Monday, September 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Underperform” on Monday, July 10. Roth Capital maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. Northland Capital downgraded Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Wednesday, April 20 to “Market Perform” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of INTC in report on Friday, October 27 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Thursday, July 21. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by Pacific Crest. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Monday, September 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 27. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Bernstein.

Analysts await Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 7.58% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.66 per share. INTC’s profit will be $3.32B for 16.81 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Intel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.26% negative EPS growth.

Becker Capital Management Inc increased Te Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) stake by 6,611 shares to 589,035 valued at $48.93 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Schlumberger Ltd Com (NYSE:SLB) stake by 19,830 shares and now owns 489,453 shares. Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) was raised too.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 insider sales for $30.87 million activity. Shares for $80,974 were sold by Shenoy Navin. Shares for $267,663 were sold by Krzanich Brian M on Tuesday, January 23. Another trade for 89,087 shares valued at $3.99 million was sold by BRYANT ANDY D. Another trade for 570 shares valued at $25,360 was sold by Bryant Diane M. Shares for $1.35 million were sold by YOFFIE DAVID B on Monday, October 30. Smith Stacy J had sold 472,337 shares worth $20.89 million. 1,502 shares valued at $66,959 were sold by RENDUCHINTALA VENKATA S M on Wednesday, February 7.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 52 investors sold INTC shares while 663 reduced holdings. only 127 funds opened positions while 608 raised stakes. 3.05 billion shares or 0.19% more from 3.05 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ferguson Wellman Cap Management Inc accumulated 247,347 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Oakworth Capital owns 0.31% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 34,626 shares. Kidder Stephen W owns 181,859 shares. Bremer National Association has invested 1.02% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Wells Fargo & Mn reported 33.90M shares. Citizens & Northern Corp has 1.57% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 54,016 shares. Blb&B Limited Liability Corp reported 398,204 shares. Franklin Resources reported 0.41% stake. First Republic Invest Mgmt Inc reported 2.79M shares or 0.76% of all its holdings. Fagan Associates Inc invested in 9,138 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Vermont-based Trust Of Vermont has invested 0.8% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Yhb Investment Advisors invested 0.26% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Athena Capital Advsrs Ltd Llc reported 42,749 shares. Stonebridge Capital Mngmt invested 3.36% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc reported 129,798 shares.

The stock increased 0.78% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $168.49. About 212,551 shares traded or 0.90% up from the average. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has risen 8.75% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.

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