Lowes Cos (LOW) Holder Eagleclaw Capital Managment Has Lifted Its Stake by $377,108; As Centurylink (Call) (CTL) Shares Declined, Holder Tyrus Capital Sam Lowered Its Stake by $10.40 Million

May 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc increased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 10.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc bought 4,099 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.74% with the market. The institutional investor held 42,919 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.99M, up from 38,820 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.30B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $86.34. About 5.82M shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.39% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.16% the S&P500.

Tony Chedraoui decreased its stake in Centurylink Inc (Call) (CTL) by 72.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tyrus Capital Sam sold 650,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Tony Chedraoui held 250,000 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.17 million, down from 900,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tyrus Capital Sam who had been investing in Centurylink Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $19.29. About 14.69 million shares traded or 30.48% up from the average. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 28.66% since May 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.21% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 48 investors sold LOW shares while 437 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 351 raised stakes. 585.84 million shares or 0.67% less from 589.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Condor Capital Mgmt, a New Jersey-based fund reported 35,567 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt LP owns 886,066 shares. Comerica Securities Inc has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). North Carolina-based Captrust Financial has invested 0.41% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Stratos Wealth Prtnrs holds 0.27% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) or 64,219 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board owns 95,187 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Fincl Bank Hapoalim Bm has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Hl Fincl Ser Ltd Llc holds 34,479 shares. Td Capital Lc stated it has 836 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Callahan Advisors Limited Liability Corporation owns 88,331 shares for 1.63% of their portfolio. Barnett And owns 0.19% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 4,183 shares. Laffer has invested 0.72% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Fil Limited invested in 2.00 million shares. Earnest Ptnrs Ltd Company invested in 0% or 395 shares. Boston Limited Com owns 0.35% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 174,722 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 98 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup upgraded the shares of LOW in report on Friday, May 20 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 24 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, March 5. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, November 22. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by Wedbush. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc, which manages about $183.66M and $198.20 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 1,400 shares to 2,740 shares, valued at $732,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

More notable recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Investigation Relating to 401(k) Plan of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Announced by Stull, Stull & Brody” on May 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Spotlight On Gambling Reset And Banking Bill” published on May 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Lowe’s Could Easily Double Its Dividend” on May 13, 2018. More interesting news about Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Craftsman tools now stocked in Lowe’s stores” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Checking In On Agriculture With Deere & Co. Earnings Tomorrow” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Among 23 analysts covering Centurylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Centurylink Inc. had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Thursday, November 9. The stock has “Hold” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Tuesday, December 13. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 8 to “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, March 29 report. Bank of America maintained the shares of CTL in report on Wednesday, February 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 10. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since April 3, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $215.87 million activity. CLONTZ STEVEN T bought $796,936 worth of stock or 41,000 shares.

More notable recent CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “4 Reasons Why BofA Is Bullish On Zayo Group” on May 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “CenturyLink: Streamlining A Fat Dividend” published on May 16, 2018, Fool.com published: “Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?” on April 30, 2018. More interesting news about CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Pair Trade: Arbitrage Opportunity In CenturyLink’s Debt” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CenturyLink -1.2% as Macquarie downgrades to Underperform” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.99 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.04, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 78 investors sold CTL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 888.76 million shares or 103.84% more from 436.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Co stated it has 2.19M shares. Ancora Advisors Ltd Liability Corp owns 23,684 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Tiverton Asset Ltd Company reported 40,900 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Lenox Wealth Management has invested 0% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Glob Invsts has invested 0.13% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Ledyard Bancshares owns 0.01% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 3,584 shares. 92.90M were accumulated by Temasek Holding (Private) Limited. Visionary Asset Mngmt, a Texas-based fund reported 132,380 shares. The Massachusetts-based Cadence Capital Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.04% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 20,550 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Finance Planning Limited Liability Com owns 0.01% invested in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for 500 shares. Ksa Capital Mngmt Ltd Company accumulated 20,000 shares or 0.65% of the stock. Ls Ltd Liability Corporation has 53,321 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested 0.16% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.02% in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL).

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