Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. Takes $226000 Position in Watsco Inc (WSO)

Cornelia Mascio
Marzo 15, 2018

After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Tower Semiconductor Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.93% negative EPS growth. The institutional investor held 144,478 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $23.27 million, up from 90,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sei Investments Company who had been investing in Watsco Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.21B market cap company. Washington Tru Communications invested in 169,294 shares or 1.62% of the stock. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Sei Investments Company decreased its stake in Watsco Inc (WSO) by 3.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kdi Capital Partners Llc bought 24,774 shares as the company's stock declined 7.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 185,582 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.71 million, up from 167,917 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.55% or $1.005 during the last trading session, reaching $182.275. The stock had a trading volume of 401,357 shares, compared to its average volume of 224,613. Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) has risen 3.41% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Sei Investments Company, which manages about $28.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vereit Inc by 48,429 shares to 1.32 million shares, valued at $10.97 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Watsco by 1.2% during the fourth quarter.

WSO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Therefore 13% are positive. Watsco had 36 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to "Underweight" rating in Tuesday, December 20 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $163.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, July 22. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 21 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, April 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, January 19 report. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new stake in Watsco during the fourth quarter valued at about $224,000. Art Advsrs Ltd Llc accumulated 4,700 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Its down 12.14% from 14,000 shares previously. State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 830,653 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc invested in 0.06% or 841,993 shares. (NYSE:WSO). Clinton holds 5,427 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Winfield Assoc reported 0% in Watsco, Inc. Brown Advisory Inc holds 0.01% or 14,590 shares in its portfolio. 61,503 were reported by State Of Wisconsin Invest Board. Bokf Na holds 0.03% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 4,387 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 56 investors sold BBT shares while 291 reduced holdings. Profund Lc reported 3,681 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Watsco, Inc. Vanguard Gru Inc invested in 2.51 million shares. It also reduced 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) stake by 1,733 shares and now owns 21,213 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru holds 0.32% or 100,000 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan stated it has 11,400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. North Carolina-based Jolley Asset Management Lc has invested 0.12% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). King Luther owns 25,005 shares or 0.04% of their U.S. portfolio. Fiera Capital stated it has 7,400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 87,700 are owned by Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest. Amp Cap Investors Limited holds 0.1% or 272,302 shares. Griffin Asset Mgmt Inc invested 0.15% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Kdi Prtnrs Limited Liability Company holds 1.9% in Watsco, Inc.

Analysts await Zoetis Inc. During the same period past year, the firm posted $0.81 EPS. ZTS's profit will be $329.97M for 31.01 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.81 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Watsco will post 6.77 earnings per share for the current year.

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