As Lowes Cos (LOW) Share Price Declined, Shareholder Gradient Investments Lowered Stake; Saybrook Capital Has Decreased Position in Exxon Mobil (XOM) by $2.20 Million

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Saybrook Capital decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 31.09% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Saybrook Capital sold 25,830 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 57,263 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $4.87 million, down from 83,093 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Saybrook Capital who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $320.49B market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $75.64. About 6.86M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 7.28% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.28% the S&P500. Some Historical XOM News: 30/05/2018 – Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) CEO Darren Woods Hosts 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (Transcript); 30/05/2018 – Exxon CEO urges New York prosecutor to rethink climate change probe; 30/05/2018 – EXXON CEO DARREN WOODS CLOSES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN DALLAS; 28/03/2018 – Exxon Baytown refinery to begin flexicoker work early next week; 29/03/2018 – Exxon, Total Join Majors Interested in Iraq April 15 Oil Auction; 27/04/2018 – Exxon Mobil 1Q International Upstream Net $3.07B; 11/04/2018 – P’NYANG GAS FIELD RESERVES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT – COCHRANE; 17/04/2018 – FoodEnvReportingNet: Sources say Chevron and Exxon Mobil have asked the EPA for a hardship waiver from the ethanol mandate; 29/03/2018 – A U.S. District Judge called Exxon’s allegations that New York and Massachusetts’ attorneys general were pursuing probes in order to violate its constitutional rights “implausible.”; 14/05/2018 – EXXONMOBIL XOM.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $80 FROM $73

Gradient Investments Llc decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 97.22% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gradient Investments Llc sold 100,203 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.43% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,865 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $329,000, down from 103,068 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gradient Investments Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $80.96 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $100.83. About 2.08 million shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 6.94% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.94% the S&P500. Some Historical LOW News: 22/05/2018 – Head of struggling JC Penney departs for Lowe’s; 08/05/2018 – Enercare Appoints Geoff Lowe as Chief Fincl Officer; 08/03/2018 – Little Giant Ladder Systems’ New Ladder Available Exclusively at Lowe’s; 06/03/2018 – RBA GOVERNOR LOWE SPEECH: LIVE; 06/03/2018 – RBA’S LOWE SAYS 10 PCT CAP ON INVESTMENT LENDING IS NOW REDUNANT GIVEN SLOWDOWN IN LENDING; 22/05/2018 – LOWE’S COMPANIES INC – MARVIN ELLISON CURRENTLY SERVES AS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC; 06/03/2018 – RBA’S LOWE SAYS HARD TO IGNORE INTERNATIONL TAX COMPETITION, BUT NEED TO HAVE FISCAL DISCIPLINE; 18/05/2018 – Lowe Enterprises Investors Acquires 1 Kennedy Flats Apartment Community; 23/05/2018 – RBA’S LOWE: SINGLE BIGGEST RISK TO CHINESE ECONOMY LIES IN FINANCIAL SECTOR AND THE BIG RUN-UP IN DEBT; 05/04/2018 – LOWE’S COMPANIES INC LOW.N : UBS ADDS TO MOST PREFERRED LIST US CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY EQUITY PREFERENCES

Among 38 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 126 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, April 6. On Tuesday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The stock of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by Gordon Haskett given on Thursday, November 8. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 2 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 22. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, November 10 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, October 11 by Morgan Stanley. Cleveland downgraded the shares of LOW in report on Thursday, October 6 to “Neutral” rating.

Since August 24, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $893,828 activity. The insider CROOM MARSHALL A sold 15,735 shares worth $1.80M. Another trade for 273 shares valued at $29,407 was made by WARDELL LISA W on Friday, August 24.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.76 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 31 investors sold LOW shares while 504 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 307 raised stakes. 571.05 million shares or 1.78% less from 581.37 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Citigroup has 0.05% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 507,187 shares. Birmingham Cap Management Al has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Kistler stated it has 1,383 shares. Bkd Wealth Ltd owns 6,242 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Prelude Limited Liability owns 522 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moors & Cabot Incorporated holds 13,139 shares. Private Harbour Inv Mgmt Counsel Ltd Liability Corporation owns 8,163 shares for 0.84% of their portfolio. Highstreet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 29,393 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab accumulated 828,414 shares. Bb&T Secs Lc invested in 635,655 shares or 0.72% of the stock. Valicenti Advisory Ser holds 62,709 shares. Toth Fin Advisory stated it has 0.02% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Elm Limited Co stated it has 2,225 shares. Peddock Capital Advsr Ltd has invested 0.62% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Murphy Pohlad Asset Lc holds 1.39% or 19,661 shares in its portfolio.

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 8.11% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.74 per share. LOW’s profit will be $642.36M for 31.51 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.08% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “CBJ Morning Buzz: Changes in store for NC liquor laws?; New hotel opens in Steele Creek – Charlotte Business Journal” on February 13, 2019, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “Here’s what low NYSE trading volume is telling us about the stock market’s direction – MarketWatch” published on January 20, 2019, Barrons.com published: “Sherwin-Williams Results Don’t Bode Well for Home Depot and Lowe’s – Barron’s” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “5 Marijuana Stocks That Call the NYSE Home – Motley Fool” published on February 13, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Buy Lowe’s On The Selloff? Nope – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 14, 2019.

Gradient Investments Llc, which manages about $696.72 million and $1.95B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dowdupont Inc by 7,306 shares to 163,172 shares, valued at $10.49M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Invesco Exch Trd Slf Idx Fd by 133,124 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.43M shares, and has risen its stake in Cummins Inc (NYSE:CMI).

Among 29 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 12 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 103 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 23 by Raymond James. Jefferies maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 10. Jefferies maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Tuesday, October 3. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $81.0 target. Scotia Capital upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, June 5 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 2 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, October 19. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 3. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Bank of America. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 19.

Since September 19, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $6.53 million activity. On Wednesday, September 19 the insider Corson Bradley W sold $1.26 million. Shares for $214,914 were sold by Hansen Neil A. Shares for $619,861 were sold by Schleckser Robert N. $757,284 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) was sold by Wojnar Theodore J Jr. 15,850 shares were sold by Verity John R, worth $1.22 million. Shares for $746,620 were sold by Spellings James M Jr.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 38 investors sold XOM shares while 848 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 529 raised stakes. 2.17 billion shares or 0.56% more from 2.16 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Wealthfront Corp holds 0.08% or 100,979 shares in its portfolio. Lagoda Mgmt LP holds 0.03% or 715 shares in its portfolio. Alphamark Advisors Limited Liability Corporation reported 2,626 shares. Strategic Advisors Ltd Liability Company has 0.23% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 203,875 were reported by South Dakota Investment Council. Cibc Ww Inc stated it has 244,682 shares. Fernwood Investment Llc holds 23,810 shares or 1.07% of its portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Limited Co holds 0.01% or 5,750 shares in its portfolio. Torray Limited Liability Corp invested in 28,097 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Sei, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 370,978 shares. Bontempo Ohly Limited Company reported 1.55% stake. Opus Invest Mngmt accumulated 0.53% or 36,000 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York owns 617,698 shares or 1.06% of their US portfolio. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd Liability holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 1.52M shares. First Merchants holds 0.87% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or 62,745 shares.

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