As Constellation Brands (STZ) Share Value Rose, Hoplite Capital Management LP Has Lifted Stake by $24.31 Million; Sanders Capital Increases Stake in Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

February 20, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

John Lykouretzos increased its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (STZ) by 27.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hoplite Capital Management Lp bought 122,157 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.40% with the market. The hedge fund run by John Lykouretzos held 569,445 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $113.58 million, up from 447,288 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hoplite Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Constellation Brands Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.65B market cap company. The stock increased 1.22% or $2.64 during the last trading session, reaching $219.45. About 1.50M shares traded. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has risen 17.20% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.50% the S&P500.

Sanders Capital Llc increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK) by 2.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sanders Capital Llc bought 22,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.82% with the market. The institutional investor held 822,648 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $125.93 million, up from 800,648 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sanders Capital Llc who had been investing in Stanley Black & Decker Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $24.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $159.77. About 1.08M shares traded or 5.54% up from the average. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has risen 21.56% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.86% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Stanley Black & Decker had 57 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zelman on Wednesday, October 18 to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of SWK in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $180 target in Monday, October 30 report. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Monday, October 12 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 14 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, April 24 by JP Morgan. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, January 30 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with “Neutral” on Monday, September 21. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley.

Since September 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $16.53 million activity. $1.03M worth of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) was sold by Wyatt John H on Friday, September 8. Ansell Jeffrey D sold $1.84 million worth of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) on Wednesday, October 25. Another trade for 70,531 shares valued at $11.41 million was sold by LOREE JAMES M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 42 investors sold SWK shares while 200 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 195 raised stakes. 127.17 million shares or 1.16% more from 125.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pzena Investment Mngmt Limited reported 868,306 shares. Commerce National Bank owns 1,795 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cap Fin Advisers Llc has invested 0.01% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Moreover, Vaughan David Invests Il has 0.98% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Glg Limited Co reported 46,284 shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 1,950 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has 0.06% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) for 139,553 shares. Saturna Cap accumulated 110,704 shares or 0.55% of the stock. Thompson Davis & has invested 0.27% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). 12,025 are owned by Texas Yale Cap. The Texas-based Cullen Frost Bankers Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al reported 43,400 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Hsbc Pcl stated it has 194,766 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Raymond James & Associates owns 140,840 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems has 231,002 shares.

Sanders Capital Llc, which manages about $15.69 billion and $17.96 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN) by 1.09 million shares to 7.08M shares, valued at $405.86 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Raytheon Co Com (NYSE:RTN) by 6,300 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.11 million shares, and cut its stake in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 40 investors sold STZ shares while 242 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 243 raised stakes. 144.05 million shares or 0.63% more from 143.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rwc Asset Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 50,000 shares or 0.61% of the stock. Usca Ria Limited Liability has invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Tortoise Mgmt Lc reported 18 shares stake. Wesbanco Bancorp holds 0.77% or 73,984 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) for 1,385 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Company holds 849,371 shares or 1.3% of its portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc, a Nebraska-based fund reported 100 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company invested 0.1% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). 1,564 are held by Miles Capital. Exane Derivatives owns 8,889 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) invested in 0.02% or 1,100 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 41,071 shares. Foundry Prtn Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ). First Eagle Inv Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ).

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