Star Group LP (SGU) Holding Increased by Bandera Partners Llc; Lowes Cos (LOW) Shareholder Robecosam Ag Cut Position by $343,650

August 10, 2018 - By Victoria Pittman

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Robecosam Ag decreased its stake in Lowes Cos Inc (LOW) by 5.27% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robecosam Ag sold 3,950 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 70,940 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $6.23 million, down from 74,890 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robecosam Ag who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $81.10 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.567 during the last trading session, reaching $99.373. About 49,567 shares traded. Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 18.89% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.32% the S&P500. Some Historical LOW News: 26/03/2018 – LOWE’S SAYS NIBLOCK PLANS TO RETIRE AS CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, CEO; 26/03/2018 – Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock to Retire; 23/05/2018 – Lowe’s Sees FY18 Same-Store Sales Up About 3.5%; 22/05/2018 – J.C. Penney CEO Quits to Join Lowe’s — 3rd Update; 06/03/2018 – RBA’S LOWE SAYS 10 PCT CAP ON INVESTMENT LENDING IS NOW REDUNANT GIVEN SLOWDOWN IN LENDING; 23/05/2018 – LOWE’S – COMPARABLE SALES IN MAY ARE DOUBLE-DIGIT POSITIVE- CONF CALL; 16/04/2018 – A.O. Smith to Become Primary Water Treatment Brand at Lowe’s; 23/05/2018 – RBA’S LOWE: STILL EARLY DAYS, BUT CHINESE MEASURES ARE HAVING POSITIVE EFFECT ON FINANCIAL SYSTEM; 06/03/2018 – RBA’S LOWE SAYS HARD TO IGNORE INTERNATIONL TAX COMPETITION, BUT NEED TO HAVE FISCAL DISCIPLINE; 18/04/2018 – Mynd Announces Addition Of Scott Lowe To Engineering Team

Bandera Partners Llc increased its stake in Star Group LP (SGU) by 35.4% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bandera Partners Llc bought 870,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.12% with the market. The hedge fund held 3.33 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $31.11 million, up from 2.46 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bandera Partners Llc who had been investing in Star Group LP for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $521.61 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $9.71. About 3,000 shares traded. Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) has declined 7.04% since August 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.61% the S&P500. Some Historical SGU News: 17/04/2018 – STAR GROUP LP – INCREASED QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 TO $0.1175 PER UNIT FROM $0.1100 PER UNIT; 06/03/2018 S&PGRBulletin: Star Group Rtgs Unaffected By Acquisition Plan; 17/04/2018 – Star Group, L.P. Increases Quarterly Distribution to 11.75 Cents per Unit; 02/05/2018 – Star Group 2Q Net $54.8M; 14/05/2018 – T Rowe Price Associates Buys New 1.5% Position in Star Group; 19/04/2018 – DJ Star Group LP, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SGU)

More important recent Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Star Group, LP Reports Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Results” on August 01, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Star Gas Partners (SGU) Tops Q3 EPS by 7c, Revenues Beat”, Globenewswire.com published: “Star Group, LP Declares Quarterly Distribution of 11.75 Cents per Unit” on July 19, 2018. More interesting news about Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Star Group, LP to Host Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Webcast and Conference Call August 2, 2018” with publication date: July 26, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.27 in Q1 2018. Its up 2.22, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 4 investors sold SGU shares while 7 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 36.33 million shares or 153.49% more from 14.33 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda holds 26,799 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur Company The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1,203 shares. Citigroup stated it has 5,000 shares. Gsa Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 56,009 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Jefferies Grp Inc Limited Liability holds 0% or 32,000 shares in its portfolio. Eqis Cap holds 0.01% or 15,783 shares in its portfolio. Barclays Public Ltd reported 2,646 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lubar Com invested 15.33% of its portfolio in Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU). Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 725 shares. Moreover, Bandera Ltd Llc has 23.28% invested in Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) for 3.33 million shares. Macquarie Gru invested 0% of its portfolio in Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU). M&R Mngmt reported 23 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley holds 417,215 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability reported 0% stake. Advisory Svcs Network Limited Co holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Star Group, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) for 21,495 shares.

Robecosam Ag, which manages about $2.16 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Power Integrations Inc (NASDAQ:POWI) by 180,000 shares to 370,000 shares, valued at $25.29M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Itron Inc (NASDAQ:ITRI) by 235,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 345,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Valmont Inds Inc (NYSE:VMI).

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on August, 22 before the open. They expect $2.02 EPS, up 28.66% or $0.45 from last year’s $1.57 per share. LOW’s profit will be $1.65B for 12.30 P/E if the $2.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.19 actual EPS reported by Lowe's Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 69.75% EPS growth.

More notable recent Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “First Order of Business for Lowe’s New CEO: Clean House” on July 21, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Home Depot Earnings: What to Watch” published on August 10, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “New Lowe’s CEO helps stuff disaster-relief buckets at Mooresville headquarters” on August 01, 2018. More interesting news about Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Intel, Lowe’s, Ralph Lauren, Twitter: ‘Fast Money’ Picks For August 10” published on August 10, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ackman sees big upside for Lowe’s, compares to CP Rail turnaround” with publication date: August 10, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1.01 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 72 investors sold LOW shares while 482 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 587.47 million shares or 0.28% more from 585.84 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Boston reported 991,756 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Callahan Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 91,543 shares stake. Wellington Mgmt Group Llp holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 8.17 million shares. Moreover, Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management has 0.03% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 30,600 shares. Sandy Spring Fincl Bank accumulated 0.5% or 64,795 shares. First State Bank And Trust Com Of Newtown has 0.08% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 3,412 shares. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Mngmt has 0.17% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 4,364 shares. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia has 0.08% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 165,935 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 2.83 million shares for 0% of their portfolio. Yorktown Management And Research Inc stated it has 0.43% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Shine Inv Advisory Svcs has 207 shares. Carnegie Cap Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp owns 116,816 shares for 0.86% of their portfolio. Webster Bank N A reported 6,098 shares stake. Third Avenue Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.14% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Sirios Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 2.53% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW).

Among 37 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 103 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained the shares of LOW in report on Thursday, August 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, September 28. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOW in report on Friday, September 29 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 1 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 22 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 2 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 19 by Zelman. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of LOW in report on Wednesday, February 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 24. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

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