Sandy Spring Bank Has Raised Lowe’s Companies (LOW) Position By $985,525; Arizona State Retirement System Has Decreased Cisco Systems (CSCO) Position

January 14, 2018 - By olga

Arizona State Retirement System decreased Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) stake by 25.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Arizona State Retirement System sold 449,111 shares as Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)’s stock declined 7.50%. The Arizona State Retirement System holds 1.30 million shares with $43.63M value, down from 1.75M last quarter. Cisco Systems Inc now has $202.05B valuation. The stock increased 1.92% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $40.87. About 23.77M shares traded or 19.09% up from the average. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 13.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Sandy Spring Bank increased Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW) stake by 23.01% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sandy Spring Bank acquired 12,475 shares as Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW)’s stock rose 10.23%. The Sandy Spring Bank holds 66,699 shares with $5.33 million value, up from 54,224 last quarter. Lowe’s Companies Inc now has $83.69 billion valuation. The stock increased 5.35% or $5.12 during the last trading session, reaching $100.86. About 14.25M shares traded or 127.80% up from the average. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Among 37 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. had 135 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 15 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Nomura given on Thursday, June 29. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by Piperjaffray with “Overweight” on Thursday, August 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Tuesday, August 15. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Goldman Sachs. Oppenheimer maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Friday, February 12 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Bernstein.

Arizona State Retirement System increased Westrock Co stake by 30,127 shares to 111,880 valued at $6.35M in 2017Q3. It also upped Zebra Technologies Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:ZBRA) stake by 7,929 shares and now owns 30,129 shares. Newmarket Corp (NYSE:NEU) was raised too.

Analysts await Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.53 per share. CSCO’s profit will be $2.62B for 19.28 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Cisco Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.64% negative EPS growth.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $23.51 million activity. On Monday, September 11 the insider Robbins Charles sold $3.89 million. $578,740 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by MCGEARY RODERICK C. BHATT PRAT sold 25,638 shares worth $821,900. Shares for $740,883 were sold by Walker Karen on Monday, September 11. 200,000 Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares with value of $7.59M were sold by BARTZ CAROL. On Wednesday, August 23 CHAMBERS JOHN T sold $7.79 million worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 250,000 shares. $2.11 million worth of stock was sold by CHANDLER MARK D on Monday, September 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. 3.60 billion shares or 0.03% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Ltd Liability reported 10,900 shares. Independent Invsts reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Moreover, Centurylink Investment Management has 1.25% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 113,851 shares. Willow Creek Wealth Management holds 20,419 shares or 0.45% of its portfolio. British Columbia Invest invested in 0.77% or 2.98 million shares. One Management Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 85,325 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 1.30M shares. Accuvest Glob Advsr reported 156 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Patriot Wealth Management Inc has invested 1.66% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Numeric Investors Ltd Llc invested 0.03% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Bar Harbor Services holds 3.43% or 191,861 shares in its portfolio. 94,722 were reported by Reynders Mcveigh Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Atwood & Palmer has invested 3.38% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Rnc Capital Llc holds 2.36% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 933,301 shares. 29,900 are held by Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Limited.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 76 investors sold LOW shares while 406 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Horan Capital Limited Com, Ohio-based fund reported 1,680 shares. Cambridge Advisors accumulated 25,018 shares. Jolley Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.12% or 2,300 shares in its portfolio. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur invested in 9,297 shares. Magellan Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 23.44 million shares. Amer Natl Com Tx invested in 227,870 shares or 0.96% of the stock. Steinberg Global Asset Management holds 0.15% or 12,671 shares in its portfolio. Birmingham Capital Management Al holds 0.11% or 3,450 shares. Colony Limited, Massachusetts-based fund reported 209,779 shares. Confluence Invest Mgmt Limited Com owns 0.54% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 351,105 shares. Allen Inv Mngmt Ltd, New York-based fund reported 556,426 shares. Pacad Invest has invested 0.6% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Canada Pension Plan Invest Board reported 0.29% stake. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Limited owns 12,830 shares. First Natl Bank Of Omaha stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

Sandy Spring Bank decreased Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) stake by 7,441 shares to 221,208 valued at $10.95 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) stake by 15,181 shares and now owns 60,509 shares. Ishares S&P Midcap 400 Growth Index Fund (IJK) was reduced too.

Among 33 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 13. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $75.0 target in Wednesday, August 23 report. S&P Research maintained the shares of LOW in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Longbow with “Buy” on Friday, August 14. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, August 22. The rating was downgraded by Cleveland on Thursday, October 6 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 8. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Robert W. Baird.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $778,532 activity. 2,098 shares valued at $163,675 were sold by Ramsay Paul D on Tuesday, September 19. Hollifield Matthew V had sold 7,853 shares worth $614,857 on Friday, September 22.

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