Diamond Hill Capital Management Has Cut Its Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Position; Stifel Financial Raised Lowes Cos (LOW) Holding By $1.69 Million

November 14, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc decreased Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) stake by 17.25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc sold 806,957 shares as Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)’s stock declined 12.57%. The Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc holds 3.87 million shares with $319.83 million value, down from 4.68 million last quarter. Capital One Financial Corp. now has $41.64 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.18% or $1.03 reaching $85.9 per share. About 371,465 shares traded. Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has risen 13.81% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.89% the S&P500.

Stifel Financial Corp increased Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) stake by 3.57% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stifel Financial Corp acquired 22,007 shares as Lowes Cos Inc (LOW)’s stock rose 10.23%. The Stifel Financial Corp holds 639,245 shares with $49.54M value, up from 617,238 last quarter. Lowes Cos Inc now has $65.22B valuation. The stock rose 1.03% or $0.8 reaching $78.31 per share. About 1.45M shares traded. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Analysts await Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.84 EPS, up 26.90% or $0.39 from last year’s $1.45 per share. COF’s profit will be $891.94 million for 11.67 P/E if the $1.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.42 actual EPS reported by Capital One Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.97% negative EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), 20 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Capital One Financial Corp. had 88 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 12. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of COF in report on Friday, September 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) earned “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, December 9. CLSA upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, July 27 report. On Tuesday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of COF in report on Monday, December 21 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 5 with “Buy”. Argus Research upgraded Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) rating on Thursday, August 13. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $92 target.

Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc increased Hartford Financial Services Gr (NYSE:HIG) stake by 21,037 shares to 6.16M valued at $323.90 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Cincinnati Bell Inc. stake by 307,951 shares and now owns 1.01 million shares. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NASDAQ:GT) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 60 investors sold COF shares while 267 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. 420.45 million shares or 0.02% less from 420.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Ledyard Fincl Bank has 0.05% invested in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Envestnet Asset Inc owns 52,615 shares. Utah Retirement System reported 88,188 shares. Tompkins Corporation invested 0.28% in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Washington Commercial Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Cambridge Investment has 15,161 shares. Gam Holding Ag has 95,709 shares. Tradewinds holds 0% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) for 20 shares. Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,212 shares. Tudor Inv Et Al stated it has 13,193 shares. Victory Capital Management Inc invested in 0% or 24,411 shares. Colony Grp Inc Limited Co holds 0.65% or 110,632 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Company invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Fjarde Ap holds 0.19% or 116,769 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% or 36,737 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, August 23. Argus Research maintained Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) on Thursday, November 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Thursday, August 20. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of LOW in report on Monday, August 22 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets given on Tuesday, May 24. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Thursday, December 8. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was downgraded by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 79 investors sold LOW shares while 402 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 606.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 621.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hm Payson has invested 0.01% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Arrow stated it has 0.14% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Adirondack has invested 0.2% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 222,737 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Gam Holding Ag holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 118,121 shares. Bahl And Gaynor invested in 0.07% or 84,037 shares. Fil invested in 0.44% or 1.97M shares. Staley Advisers Inc accumulated 2,900 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Compton Capital Inc Ri reported 1.39% stake. Nordea Inv Ab owns 531,384 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability reported 119,090 shares. The New York-based Howe & Rusling has invested 0% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Hilltop invested in 4,536 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Adage Capital Grp Inc Limited Liability holds 1.24M shares. Finemark Retail Bank And holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 25,257 shares.

Stifel Financial Corp decreased Energizer Hldgs Inc New stake by 58,951 shares to 61,952 valued at $2.97M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) stake by 58,165 shares and now owns 176,641 shares. Mettler Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) was reduced too.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $2.77 million activity. 11,672 shares valued at $936,115 were sold by Maltsbarger Richard D on Tuesday, May 30. Another trade for 23,023 shares valued at $1.83 million was made by Ramsay Paul D on Tuesday, May 30.

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