Seaward Management Limited Partnership Holds Stake in Wal Mart Stores (WMT); Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Market Value Declined While American Assets Investment Management Upped Stake by $3.45 Million

January 13, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Seaward Management Limited Partnership increased its stake in Wal Mart Stores (WMT) by 20.88% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Seaward Management Limited Partnership bought 84,359 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.55% with the market. The institutional investor held 488,443 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $38.17M, up from 404,084 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Seaward Management Limited Partnership who had been investing in Wal Mart Stores for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $298.82 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $100.87. About 6.95M shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

American Assets Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 79.59% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Assets Investment Management Llc bought 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 112,822 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.87 million, up from 62,822 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Assets Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.19% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $77.97. About 9.21M shares traded or 1.33% up from the average. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 62 investors sold WMT shares while 508 reduced holdings. only 113 funds opened positions while 468 raised stakes. 881.34 million shares or 0.46% more from 877.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Middleton Company Ma holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 3,420 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt stated it has 1.34 million shares. White Pine Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Riverbridge Prtn Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 2.62 million shares. Bbva Compass Bancorporation Incorporated holds 18,525 shares. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Ltd Com reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Boston Research And Inc holds 1.92% or 48,037 shares. Credit Agricole S A owns 2.24 million shares. Advsrs Asset Management holds 0.04% or 28,286 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 128,637 shares. Meridian Invest Counsel Incorporated holds 1.01% or 22,410 shares in its portfolio. Waters Parkerson And Co Ltd Liability Com holds 0.4% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 58,267 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System holds 0.5% or 2.55M shares in its portfolio. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability owns 11,874 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 sales for $1.67 billion activity. The insider Gearhart Jeffrey J sold $727,698. WALTON S ROBSON sold $62.26 million worth of stock. Another trade for 1,586 shares valued at $125,299 was made by Canney Jacqueline P on Tuesday, September 26. $37.94M worth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by WALTON ALICE L.

Among 37 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 137 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, May 19 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, August 23 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 18 by M Partners. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, September 30. Wells Fargo initiated Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, January 25 with “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, May 20. The company was maintained on Friday, February 12 by UBS. The stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, August 22 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 18 by Jefferies.

Seaward Management Limited Partnership, which manages about $2.62B and $2.04 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 5,670 shares to 300,756 shares, valued at $33.51M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alphabet Inc. Class A by 596 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30,846 shares, and cut its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Com (NYSE:GS).

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 69 investors sold SLB shares while 596 reduced holdings. only 105 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 1.20 billion shares or 11.55% more from 1.07 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ftb Advsrs invested in 13,924 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Missouri-based American Century Inc has invested 0.7% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Everett Harris & Ca invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Ltd Oh Adv invested 0.32% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). 3,763 are owned by Wade G W &. D E Shaw &, a New York-based fund reported 1.71 million shares. Pettee stated it has 0.76% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). First Heartland Consultants has 0.09% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 5,120 shares. 397,905 are held by Nomura Asset Mgmt. Teacher Retirement Of Texas accumulated 752,743 shares. Spinnaker Trust has invested 0.2% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). The Delaware-based Reliance Tru Company Of Delaware has invested 0.42% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). 1.10M were accumulated by Raymond James And Assoc. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Lc has 43,553 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Highbridge Mgmt Limited Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB).

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $219,205 activity.

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