Epoch Investment Partners Has Trimmed Emerson Elec Co (EMR) Position by $3.77 Million; Share Price Declined; Stieven Capital Advisors LP Decreased Its Wintrust Finl (WTFC) Stake as Stock Price Declined

February 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Wintrust Finl Corp (WTFC) by 22.52% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp sold 37,803 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.43% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 130,037 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.18 million, down from 167,840 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Wintrust Finl Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.84 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.30% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $86.42. About 213,180 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 36.64% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.




Epoch Investment Partners Inc decreased its stake in Emerson Elec Co (EMR) by 2.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Epoch Investment Partners Inc sold 60,882 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.02% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 2.82M shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $177.33 million, down from 2.88M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc who had been investing in Emerson Elec Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $46.34B market cap company. The stock increased 2.08% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $72.99. About 4.78 million shares traded or 33.13% up from the average. Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) has risen 18.47% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 44 investors sold EMR shares while 444 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 432.93 million shares or 1.76% less from 440.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Riggs Asset Managment Inc holds 1,049 shares. Moreover, Boston Research And has 0.19% invested in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) for 5,780 shares. Nikko Asset Americas Inc holds 0.24% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) or 79,100 shares. Quantbot Technologies LP reported 13,253 shares. Zacks Mngmt holds 0.47% or 319,641 shares. Covington Capital Mngmt has 0.36% invested in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) for 86,905 shares. Homrich Berg reported 3,835 shares. Regent Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.25% invested in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) for 11,814 shares. Tocqueville Asset Lp holds 397,150 shares. The California-based Needelman Asset Management Incorporated has invested 2.75% in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). 15,855 are owned by Granite Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp. Kidder Stephen W reported 15,200 shares. First Allied Advisory Service holds 95,724 shares. North Management Corp reported 0.15% stake. Legal & General Group Public Ltd Company invested in 3.45M shares or 0.16% of the stock.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $616,887 activity. Another trade for 7,518 shares valued at $498,900 was made by Button Bell Katherine on Monday, December 11.

Among 29 analysts covering Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Emerson Electric Co. had 86 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 17 by Edward Jones. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $52 target in Wednesday, August 5 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, November 28. Buckingham Research downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $44 target in Friday, August 19 report. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. Standpoint Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 20 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 14 report. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 1 to “Market Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Hold” rating.

Epoch Investment Partners Inc, which manages about $43.62 billion and $29.86B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE:FDP) by 140,612 shares to 587,360 shares, valued at $26.70M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Kadant Inc (NYSE:KAI) by 26,771 shares in the quarter, for a total of 180,967 shares, and has risen its stake in Lindblad Expeditions Hldgs I.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $7.66 million activity. 17,432 shares valued at $1.53M were sold by MURPHY RICHARD B on Monday, January 29. 9,000 shares were sold by WEHMER EDWARD J, worth $719,190. 8,441 shares valued at $681,864 were sold by GLEASON LEONA A on Monday, October 23. The insider ZIDAR THOMAS P sold $254,240. $461,424 worth of stock was sold by STOEHR DAVID L on Monday, January 29.

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