Thomaspartners Lowered Illinois Tool Wks (ITW) Position By $382,788; 4 Analysts Covering Lumos Networks Corp. (LMOS)

January 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 5 analysts covering Lumos Networks (NASDAQ:LMOS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Lumos Networks had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was initiated by William Blair. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 21 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. BTIG Research initiated the shares of LMOS in report on Thursday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. See Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) latest ratings:

02/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $18.0000 Maintain

Thomaspartners Inc decreased Illinois Tool Wks Inc (ITW) stake by 14.17% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Thomaspartners Inc sold 2,604 shares as Illinois Tool Wks Inc (ITW)’s stock rose 5.13%. The Thomaspartners Inc holds 15,772 shares with $2.33M value, down from 18,376 last quarter. Illinois Tool Wks Inc now has $58.42B valuation. The stock increased 0.90% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $170.52. About 953,236 shares traded. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 33.32% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Lumos Networks Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides fiber bandwidth infrastructure and service in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company has market cap of $430.04 million. It operates in three divisions: Data, Residential and Small Business, and RLEC Access. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides data services, such as multiprotocol label switching based Ethernet, metro Ethernet, fiber to the cell site wireless backhaul, private line service and wavelength transport services, and dedicated Internet access, as well as dark fiber and data center/collocation services to carriers and enterprise customers, including healthcare providers, state and local government agencies, financial institutions, educational institutions, and other enterprises.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.36, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 14 investors sold Lumos Networks Corp. shares while 20 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 17.66 million shares or 2.95% less from 18.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meeder Asset Mngmt owns 0% invested in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) for 63 shares. Prudential holds 0% or 39,281 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Com invested in 0% or 4,227 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0% in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) or 14,600 shares. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0% invested in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) for 20,307 shares. Paloma Management reported 17,180 shares. Moreover, Vanguard Grp has 0% invested in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS). Dupont Capital Corporation invested in 0.06% or 146,500 shares. Corbyn Investment Management Md has 188,340 shares for 1.07% of their portfolio. Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS). Principal Financial Group Inc Inc has 180,575 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada invested in 871 shares or 0% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase And Co holds 405,994 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Swiss Bankshares reported 0% stake. Ameritas Partners has invested 0% in Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS).

It closed at $17.98 lastly. It is down 40.81% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.11% the S&P500.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $148,041 activity. FERRY THOMAS E sold $148,041 worth of stock or 8,252 shares.

Analysts await Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $1.62 EPS, up 16.55% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.39 per share. ITW’s profit will be $555.01 million for 26.31 P/E if the $1.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual EPS reported by Illinois Tool Works Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $24.79 million activity. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $4.99M was sold by SMITH HAROLD B. VALLS JUAN sold $7.62M worth of stock or 48,622 shares. Shares for $1.01M were sold by Hartnett John R. on Friday, October 20. 64,818 shares were sold by MARTINDALE STEVEN L, worth $10.19M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.7 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 47 investors sold ITW shares while 354 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 268 raised stakes. 251.79 million shares or 0.92% less from 254.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natixis owns 30,923 shares. The New York-based Tocqueville Asset LP has invested 0.25% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). 12,547 were reported by Cullen Frost Bankers. Bahl Gaynor invested in 1.68% or 1.04M shares. D Scott Neal Inc invested in 109 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Barbara Oil owns 15,000 shares. Koshinski Asset Management has invested 0.12% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Bessemer Gp owns 57,518 shares. Firsthand Capital Mngmt Incorporated holds 5,000 shares or 0.66% of its portfolio. Guardian Mngmt stated it has 1.74% in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Harvey Llc owns 39,476 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. Baring Asset Mgmt Ltd has 10,227 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Jnba Financial Advisors holds 0.02% or 492 shares. Shelter Insurance Retirement Plan stated it has 2.32% of its portfolio in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW). Associates holds 3,350 shares.

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