Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) Shareholder Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Increased Its Position by $724,234 as Share Value Rose; Davis Selected Advisers Holding in Oracle (ORCL) Cut by $5.27 Million

January 19, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Davis Selected Advisers decreased its stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) by 2.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis Selected Advisers sold 109,799 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.35% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.92M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $189.68M, down from 4.03 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis Selected Advisers who had been investing in Oracle Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $207.93B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $50.23. About 17.12M shares traded or 11.18% up from the average. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc increased its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) by 2.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc bought 2,023 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 85,902 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.76 million, up from 83,879 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc who had been investing in Sherwin Williams Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $40.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.89% or $3.82 during the last trading session, reaching $430.76. About 640,698 shares traded or 36.14% up from the average. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 15.27% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.43% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Sherwin-Williams Company had 58 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, November 29 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Argus Research. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 29 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 29. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of SHW in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) on Wednesday, October 4 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 60 investors sold SHW shares while 210 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 247 raised stakes. 69.43 million shares or 2.00% more from 68.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Beach Investment Counsel Incorporated Pa stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). 443,741 are owned by Melvin Mgmt L P. Alpha Cubed Lc holds 0.34% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 6,219 shares. Assetmark, California-based fund reported 354 shares. The California-based Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0.08% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Tiemann Advsr Limited Liability Company owns 3,695 shares for 1.12% of their portfolio. Fruth Invest Management holds 0.18% or 1,100 shares in its portfolio. Regions Financial Corporation owns 0.02% invested in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 5,867 shares. Stifel holds 77,038 shares. Fiera holds 2.15% or 1.26M shares in its portfolio. Bridgewater Associate LP holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 7,561 shares. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,119 shares. Haverford invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Colony Gp Limited Com has invested 0.15% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Wetherby Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 0.08% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW).

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc, which manages about $15.74 billion and $17.35B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) by 1,275 shares to 35,158 shares, valued at $8.51 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lancaster Colony Cor (NASDAQ:LANC) by 14,054 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,109 shares, and cut its stake in Mgic Invt Corp Wis (NYSE:MTG).

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 103 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, December 15 report. The company was initiated on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Thursday, June 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 17 by RBC Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 16 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 30 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. Credit Suisse maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Thursday, October 12. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $62.0 target. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities on Thursday, March 16 to “Market Perform”.

Davis Selected Advisers, which manages about $48.17 billion and $23.50B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tal Education Group Class A Adr (NYSE:XRS) by 2.11 million shares to 2.54M shares, valued at $85.55 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Davis Select U.S. Equity by 719,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.06 million shares, and has risen its stake in Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 498 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. 2.32 billion shares or 1.54% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gulf Natl Bank (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.64% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Westpac Corporation owns 670,335 shares for 0.71% of their portfolio. Crosslink Capital reported 4.4% stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement owns 188,500 shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. Artisan Partners Partnership has 14.11M shares for 1.26% of their portfolio. Comerica invested in 5,383 shares. Norinchukin Retail Bank The reported 378,038 shares. First Natl accumulated 77,589 shares or 0.43% of the stock. 6,150 were accumulated by Wheatland Advsr Inc. Sandler Cap Mgmt has invested 0.13% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Paradigm Advsr Ltd Liability Com accumulated 4,568 shares. 467,570 are held by Stralem Inc. 995,461 are owned by Johnson Inv Counsel Incorporated. 8,837 are owned by Poplar Forest Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company. Court Place Advisors Limited Liability invested in 93,162 shares or 2.01% of the stock.

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