Thomas Story & Son Has Cut Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Position By $2.31 Million; Schweitzer Mauduit International (SWM) Has 1.35 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Thomas Story & Son Llc decreased Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW) stake by 25.98% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Thomas Story & Son Llc sold 13,916 shares as Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW)’s stock declined 6.87%. The Thomas Story & Son Llc holds 39,655 shares with $6.62M value, down from 53,571 last quarter. Illinois Tool Works Inc now has $53.04B valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $156.36. About 836,356 shares traded. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 18.23% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.68% the S&P500.

Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc (SWM) investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.03, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 85 funds started new and increased equity positions, while 63 sold and trimmed equity positions in Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc. The funds in our database now own: 26.32 million shares, up from 26.05 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 2 to 0 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 52 Increased: 54 New Position: 31.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $27.13 million activity. $1.01 million worth of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) shares were sold by Hartnett John R.. MARTINDALE STEVEN L sold $10.19M worth of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on Wednesday, October 25. $3.32M worth of stock was sold by NAGARAJAN SUNDARAM on Friday, January 26. $4.99M worth of stock was sold by SMITH HAROLD B on Friday, December 8. Another trade for 48,622 shares valued at $7.62 million was made by VALLS JUAN on Wednesday, October 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.87 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 39 investors sold ITW shares while 379 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 261 raised stakes. 229.09 million shares or 9.01% less from 251.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Timber Hill Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.33% or 30,580 shares. Murphy Cap Mngmt owns 2,785 shares. Westpac Bk owns 49,051 shares. Daiwa Grp Inc has 0.01% invested in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.19% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) or 572,380 shares. White Pine Capital Limited Liability Corp has 5,331 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Fiduciary Trust invested 0.7% of its portfolio in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Meristem Llp holds 0.11% or 1,895 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Capital Llp reported 0.02% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Company Il holds 0.16% or 27,113 shares in its portfolio. First City Cap holds 13,555 shares. Guardian Life Ins Com Of America accumulated 0.04% or 1,003 shares. Comerica Bank owns 110,682 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Bartlett And Limited Company accumulated 132,990 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 0.01% or 100 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.85 EPS, up 20.13% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.54 per share. ITW’s profit will be $627.55 million for 21.13 P/E if the $1.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Illinois Tool Works Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.82% EPS growth.

Among 19 analysts covering Illinois Tool Works Inc (NYSE:ITW), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Illinois Tool Works Inc had 86 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 24 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, June 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $165 target in Tuesday, October 24 report. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on Thursday, January 4 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $102 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Thursday, June 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, October 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 30 by Jefferies.

Cooke & Bieler Lp holds 1.4% of its portfolio in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. for 1.71 million shares. Dean Capital Management owns 48,243 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Investment Associates Llc has 0.68% invested in the company for 98,184 shares. The New York-based Midas Management Corp has invested 0.6% in the stock. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 81,562 shares.

The stock increased 2.07% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $41.5. About 255,750 shares traded or 54.04% up from the average. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM) has declined 5.29% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.84% the S&P500.

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