Farr Miller & Washington Has Decreased By $320,100 Its Markel (MKL) Position; Allegion Public Limited Company (ALLE) Shorts Up By 7.09%

February 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Farr Miller & Washington Llc decreased Markel Corp (MKL) stake by 34.64% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Farr Miller & Washington Llc sold 300 shares as Markel Corp (MKL)’s stock declined 1.12%. The Farr Miller & Washington Llc holds 566 shares with $604,000 value, down from 866 last quarter. Markel Corp now has $15.70B valuation. The stock decreased 0.25% or $2.88 during the last trading session, reaching $1130.06. About 28,004 shares traded. Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) has declined 1.06% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.76% the S&P500.

Allegion Public Limited Company (NYSE:ALLE) had an increase of 7.09% in short interest. ALLE’s SI was 3.41M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 7.09% from 3.19 million shares previously. With 533,500 avg volume, 6 days are for Allegion Public Limited Company (NYSE:ALLE)’s short sellers to cover ALLE’s short positions. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $82.72. About 692,292 shares traded. Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) has risen 17.63% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.93% the S&P500.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $2.07 million activity. Whitt Richard R III sold 200 shares worth $219,768. MARKEL STEVEN A sold $216,536 worth of stock or 200 shares. Shares for $107,770 were sold by KIRSHNER ALAN I on Tuesday, October 3.

Farr Miller & Washington Llc increased Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) stake by 6,420 shares to 291,184 valued at $20.31 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) stake by 1,573 shares and now owns 5,450 shares. Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold MKL shares while 109 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 119 raised stakes. 10.44 million shares or 0.15% more from 10.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Franklin Res Inc reported 17,348 shares. Van Den Berg I has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). First Bancorp reported 0.04% stake. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 0.01% or 32 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Management holds 27,380 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Yorktown Mgmt & reported 300 shares. The Illinois-based North Star Invest Mgmt Corp has invested 0% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL). Miller Investment Mngmt LP holds 413 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 1,280 shares. Middleton And Incorporated Ma accumulated 500 shares. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Company owns 315 shares. Next Financial Gp, Texas-based fund reported 128 shares. National Pension invested in 14,697 shares. Korea Invest holds 0.01% in Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) or 2,759 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability holds 0.21% or 166,631 shares in its portfolio.

Among 4 analysts covering Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Markel Corporation had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27. RBC Capital Markets maintained Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) rating on Monday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $1050.0 target. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. SunTrust maintained the shares of MKL in report on Friday, October 27 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1200.0 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. William Blair upgraded the shares of MKL in report on Thursday, April 14 to “Outperform” rating. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 4.

Allegion Public Limited Company manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic security products and solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.86 billion. It offers locks, locksets, portable locks, and key systems; door closers and controls/exit devices; electronic security products and access control systems; time, attendance, and workforce productivity systems; doors and door frames; and other accessories. It has a 23.51 P/E ratio. It also makes door and window products, including sealing systems, such as sound control, fire and smoke protection, threshold applications, lights, door louvers, intumescent products, photo-luminescent, and flood barrier for doors for use in commercial spaces and products, as well as creates and makes sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential spaces.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold Allegion plc shares while 97 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. 77.00 million shares or 4.96% less from 81.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Norinchukin Comml Bank The owns 7,070 shares. Hartford Mgmt stated it has 20,767 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman has 0% invested in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) for 336 shares. Schwerin Boyle Cap Mngmt has invested 1.2% in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 2.73M shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 0.03% invested in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) for 26,323 shares. M&T National Bank Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 22,647 shares. Assetmark reported 7 shares stake. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 0.01% in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE). Guyasuta has 0.03% invested in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE). Atria Investments Limited Liability reported 0.02% in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE). Campbell And Investment Adviser Limited Liability holds 0.45% in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) or 6,456 shares. Security Natl reported 1,000 shares stake. Canandaigua Bank & Trust Tru Communications reported 3,424 shares. Vigilant Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has 1.65% invested in Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) for 128,290 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Allegion PLC had 29 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital given on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by CLSA given on Monday, October 17. The rating was upgraded by Imperial Capital to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 14. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 12 by CLSA. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Bank of America. The stock of Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Imperial Capital. The stock of Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by Bank of America. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, January 19. Credit Agricole upgraded Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE) on Friday, February 12 to “Buy” rating.

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