Chesley Taft & Associates Increased Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Position By $414,981; Tessco Technologies (TESS) Shorts Down By 12.33%

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Tessco Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) had a decrease of 12.33% in short interest. TESS’s SI was 6,400 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 12.33% from 7,300 shares previously. With 17,000 avg volume, 0 days are for Tessco Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS)’s short sellers to cover TESS’s short positions. The SI to Tessco Technologies Incorporated’s float is 0.1%. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $21.5. About 45 shares traded. TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) has risen 6.68% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500.

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc increased Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) stake by 2.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Chesley Taft & Associates Llc acquired 2,823 shares as Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)’s stock rose 5.13%. The Chesley Taft & Associates Llc holds 112,101 shares with $16.59M value, up from 109,278 last quarter. Illinois Tool Works Inc. now has $55.95B valuation. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $163.3. About 28,042 shares traded. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 33.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $221,717 activity. ZIFFERER MORTON also sold $221,717 worth of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) shares.

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers products and value chain solutions to support wireless systems in the United States. The company has market cap of $180.34 million. It offers base station infrastructure products, including base station antennas, cable and transmission lines, small towers, lightning protection devices, connectors, power systems, enclosures, grounding, jumpers, miscellaneous hardware products, and mobile antennas to build, repair, and upgrade wireless broadband systems; and connector installation, custom jumper assembly, site kitting, and logistics integration services. It has a 57.8 P/E ratio. The firm also offers network systems, such as fixed and mobile broadband radio equipment, wireless networking filtering and distributed antenna systems, two-way radios, and security and surveillance products; and training classes, technical support, and engineering design services.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.49, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 3 investors sold TESSCO Technologies Incorporated shares while 8 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 4.83 million shares or 0.59% less from 4.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.01% of its portfolio in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). Vanguard, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 270,578 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 0% in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). Crawford Inv Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 106,276 shares. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Co reported 184,698 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 311,720 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). Wedge Mngmt L Ltd Partnership Nc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 64,800 shares. Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0% in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) or 12,906 shares. California-based Rbf Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). Northern Tru Corp holds 0% in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) or 65,081 shares. Stifel Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS). Tower Rech Lc (Trc) accumulated 2,081 shares. Bancorporation Of America De reported 452 shares stake. Tieton Mgmt Limited invested in 3.41% or 318,499 shares.

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 83 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) rating on Monday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $158.0 target. As per Thursday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by Seaport Global. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 24. Robert W. Baird maintained Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, January 18. Morgan Stanley maintained Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on Thursday, April 21 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 14 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, October 13.

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