Hd Supply Holdings (HDS) Shareholder Montag A & Associates Has Lowered Stake as Stock Value Declined; Bath Savings Trust Co Increased Watsco (WSO) Position

February 15, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Bath Savings Trust Co increased its stake in Watsco Inc (WSO) by 24.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bath Savings Trust Co bought 4,952 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 25,421 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.09M, up from 20,469 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bath Savings Trust Co who had been investing in Watsco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.54 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.43% or $2.387 during the last trading session, reaching $168.988. About 124,691 shares traded. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has risen 8.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.

Montag A & Associates Inc decreased its stake in Hd Supply Holdings Inc. (HDS) by 20.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Montag A & Associates Inc sold 20,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.14% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 79,900 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.88 million, down from 99,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Montag A & Associates Inc who had been investing in Hd Supply Holdings Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.70 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $36.1. About 1.82M shares traded. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) has risen 25.80% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.10% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Watsco (NYSE:WSO), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Watsco had 36 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 8. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Friday, February 9 with “Buy”. The stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) earned “Buy” rating by Longbow on Friday, October 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) rating on Friday, January 19. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $191.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $175 target in Wednesday, February 15 report. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 25. The stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) earned “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, October 28. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, March 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 6 by SunTrust. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of WSO in report on Wednesday, July 26 with “Underweight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 29 investors sold WSO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 28.54 million shares or 1.86% more from 28.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cetera Advsrs Limited Liability accumulated 7,100 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Moreover, Private Company Na has 0.11% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Lafleur Godfrey Ltd Liability Com invested 1.17% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Levin Strategies LP holds 4,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Brinker Cap Inc holds 1,973 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Equity Ser holds 0% or 1,439 shares in its portfolio. 287,570 are held by Waddell And Reed Fincl. Thrivent For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 44,603 shares. Sphera Funds Mgmt, a Israel-based fund reported 2,100 shares. Barbara Oil holds 0.56% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 5,000 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Com stated it has 3,681 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Utah Retirement Sys has 0.02% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 5,500 shares. Michigan-based Comerica Savings Bank has invested 0.03% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). King Luther Management Corporation owns 25,005 shares. Westfield Capital Co LP stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO).

Bath Savings Trust Co, which manages about $374.21 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 5,308 shares to 146,045 shares, valued at $20.62 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Montag A & Associates Inc, which manages about $1.25 billion and $931.63M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chevron Texaco Corp (NYSE:CVX) by 3,496 shares to 69,402 shares, valued at $8.16M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Com (NYSE:MS) by 13,571 shares in the quarter, for a total of 82,325 shares, and has risen its stake in Citigroup Inc Com New (NYSE:C).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.37, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 70 investors sold HDS shares while 119 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 186.53 million shares or 1.63% less from 189.62 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Global X Mgmt Communications Limited Com owns 0.01% invested in HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) for 7,989 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Company accumulated 4.10 million shares or 0.03% of the stock. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% stake. Assetmark owns 13 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas invested in 222,000 shares. Jefferies Gp Llc has 90,657 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 698,824 shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Llc holds 0.01% or 41,016 shares. 72,400 were accumulated by Andra Ap. Ancora Lc reported 0.02% stake. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0.04% or 22,700 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems invested in 0.02% or 214,322 shares. 84,320 are held by Tower Bridge. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 1.29M shares. 6,779 are held by Cibc Asset Mgmt.

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