As Lands End New (LE) Share Value Declined, Holder Towerview Raised Its Stake; Apriem Advisors Has Increased Its Altria Group (MO) Stake

February 17, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Towerview Llc increased its stake in Lands End Inc New (LE) by 180.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Towerview Llc bought 128,602 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.24% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 200,021 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.64M, up from 71,419 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Towerview Llc who had been investing in Lands End Inc New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $587.38 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $18.3. About 58,572 shares traded. Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) has risen 2.84% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.86% the S&P500.

Apriem Advisors increased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 28.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Apriem Advisors bought 6,855 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 30,776 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.95M, up from 23,921 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Apriem Advisors who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $124.46B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $65.46. About 6.20 million shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.




Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Cowen & Co. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MO in report on Monday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $6200 target in Friday, June 30 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 17. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, June 27 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 19 by Berenberg. Citigroup initiated the shares of MO in report on Tuesday, September 13 with “Buy” rating.

Apriem Advisors, which manages about $424.33M and $402.15 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares 1 (CSJ) by 2,951 shares to 2,200 shares, valued at $232,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo Bk N A (NYSE:WFC) by 9,844 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 74,000 shares, and cut its stake in Schwab Us Small Cap Etf (SCHA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 91 investors sold MO shares while 516 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 420 raised stakes. 1.17 billion shares or 0.77% more from 1.16 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.56% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Crawford Inv Counsel Inc has 0.63% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Aspen Inc holds 0.33% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 6,966 shares. Moreover, Blackrock has 0.43% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Stillwater Investment Mngmt Llc stated it has 3,900 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory Incorporated holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 606,117 shares. New England Research Management reported 0.32% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). Utd Bancorporation Inc holds 12,419 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Summit Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.12% or 3,735 shares in its portfolio. 5,355 are held by Franklin Street Advsrs Incorporated Nc. M Secs accumulated 14,475 shares or 0.29% of the stock. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 546,882 shares stake. Swarthmore Inc holds 0.06% or 4,250 shares. The Ohio-based Mai Cap Mngmt has invested 0.4% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO). First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 29,040 shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $2.95 million activity. The insider Johnson Craig A. sold 14,953 shares worth $995,734.

Among 2 analysts covering Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Lands’ End had 2 analyst reports since September 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by CL King on Monday, September 26 to “Neutral”.

Towerview Llc, which manages about $192.68 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Griffin Inl Rlty Inc (NASDAQ:GRIF) by 41,542 shares to 62,958 shares, valued at $2.29 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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