Schweitzer (SWM) Holder Dean Investment Associates Has Trimmed Its Stake; South State Lowered Its Stifel Financial (SF) Holding by $398,132; Stock Price Declined

April 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Dean Investment Associates Llc decreased its stake in Schweitzer (SWM) by 52.93% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dean Investment Associates Llc sold 110,416 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.81% with the market. The institutional investor held 98,184 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.45M, down from 208,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dean Investment Associates Llc who had been investing in Schweitzer for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.28B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $41.46. About 128,196 shares traded. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) has declined 5.29% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.84% the S&P500.

South State Corp decreased its stake in Stifel Financial Corporation (SF) by 44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. South State Corp sold 6,748 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,590 shares of the investment bankers and brokers and service company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $512,000, down from 15,338 at the end of the previous reported quarter. South State Corp who had been investing in Stifel Financial Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.19B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $58.24. About 114,271 shares traded. Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has risen 20.31% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.

Dean Investment Associates Llc, which manages about $548.42M and $654.94M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cabot Corp Com (NYSE:CBT) by 6,790 shares to 91,955 shares, valued at $5.66 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Energizer Hldgs Inc by 13,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 82,730 shares, and has risen its stake in Western Asset Corporation Fd I.

Analysts await Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 7.58% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.66 per share. SWM’s profit will be $21.85M for 14.60 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.94% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 11 investors sold SWM shares while 52 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 26.32 million shares or 1.04% more from 26.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Los Angeles Cap Mngmt Equity Rech holds 15,660 shares. American Grp Inc Inc holds 0% or 24,247 shares. D E Shaw & has 0% invested in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) for 23,808 shares. State Street owns 826,695 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability invested in 22,535 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ingalls And Snyder Lc invested in 16,700 shares. Dean Inv Lc reported 0.68% in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) for 8,645 shares. Laurion Capital Mgmt Lp invested in 0% or 9,666 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 40,215 shares. Wellington Mngmt Gru Llp stated it has 538,341 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested 0% in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Badgley Phelps And Bell reported 19,000 shares stake. Panagora Asset invested 0% of its portfolio in Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Ny State Teachers Retirement, a New York-based fund reported 88,453 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Schweitzer-Mauduit (NYSE:SWM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Schweitzer-Mauduit had 3 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 23 by Drexel Hamilton. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 24 by Sidoti.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $570,460 activity.

Analysts await Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.00 EPS, up 35.14% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.74 per share. SF’s profit will be $71.86M for 14.56 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.47 actual EPS reported by Stifel Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.97% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold SF shares while 84 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 59.56 million shares or 0.28% less from 59.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Captrust Fincl Advsr accumulated 373 shares. Zeke Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.03% in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) or 4,141 shares. Us Bancorporation De has 0% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Invesco Ltd has 0.04% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) for 2.03 million shares. Mutual Of America Capital Ltd Llc invested in 56,273 shares. Ameriprise, a Minnesota-based fund reported 590,189 shares. Gideon Cap Advisors holds 0.2% or 3,737 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Llc has 0.01% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF). Prudential Inc reported 361,624 shares. Victory Management stated it has 1.15 million shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Channing Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 1.11M shares. Stratos Wealth Ltd holds 0.01% or 2,553 shares. Tributary Mngmt Ltd accumulated 1.96% or 377,249 shares. Northeast Invest Mgmt reported 7,311 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board owns 0.04% invested in Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) for 232,941 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Stifel Financial Corp. had 23 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 12. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 20 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Nomura. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Tuesday, May 23. The stock of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Nomura. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 23 by Instinet. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy”. Wells Fargo maintained Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $72 target.

South State Corp, which manages about $926.19 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Chubb Ltd by 13,606 shares to 63,695 shares, valued at $9.31 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Automatic Data Processing Inc (NASDAQ:ADP) by 2,885 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,724 shares, and has risen its stake in Jp Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM).

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