Travelers Companies (TRV) Holder Synovus Financial Lifted Its Stake; Granite Investment Partners Lowered Its Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) Holding by $358,085 as Market Value Declined

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Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) by 2.68% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Synovus Financial Corp bought 3,206 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 122,926 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $15.93M, up from 119,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Synovus Financial Corp who had been investing in Travelers Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $120.47. About 839,353 shares traded. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has declined 8.35% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500. Some Historical TRV News: 14/03/2018 – MAY: WILL USE EXISTING POWERS TO MONITOR TRAVELERS TO U.K; 30/05/2018 – Travelers Institute Hosts Eighth Annual Hurricane Preparedness Event; 09/04/2018 – Old Mutual Says Travelers Companies Has Withdrawn Claim to Remedies; 02/04/2018 – Real-Life Travelers Find ‘Firsts That Last’ in North Carolina; 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Core Return on Equity 11.9; 03/05/2018 – Travelers Named Noteworthy Company by DiversityInc; 09/04/2018 – StaffDNA Announces New Online Platform for Healthcare Travelers; 25/05/2018 – Record Number of Summer Travelers Will Find Hot Deals and Cool Treats at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; 09/04/2018 – OLD MUTUAL PLC OML.L – TRAVELERS HAVE WITHDRAWN ALL OF REMEDIES THEY WERE CLAIMING; 15/03/2018 – Distracted on Vacation? Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Survey Shows Work and Social Media Pressures Affecting Family Travelers

Granite Investment Partners Llc decreased its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) by 5.85% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Granite Investment Partners Llc sold 787 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,663 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.76M, down from 13,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Granite Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Sherwin Williams Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $3.62 during the last trading session, reaching $395.93. About 566,535 shares traded. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has declined 3.20% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.09, from 1.15 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 37 investors sold SHW shares while 249 reduced holdings. 102 funds opened positions while 202 raised stakes. 67.91 million shares or 5.45% less from 71.82 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Proshare stated it has 170,583 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Dupont Cap owns 13,259 shares. Westpac Banking has invested 0% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Ferguson Wellman Capital Mgmt reported 0.02% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Bokf Na reported 6,494 shares. Trexquant Investment Lp holds 0.49% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) or 14,370 shares. Vanguard, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 7.10 million shares. Mufg Americas Holdg has 215 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Duncker Streett &, Missouri-based fund reported 2,500 shares. Mason Street Advsr Limited Liability Company holds 11,552 shares. Us Bancshares De reported 67,516 shares. World reported 0.39% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Elm Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.72% or 2,375 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr, Arizona-based fund reported 47 shares. Wg Shaheen Associate Dba Whitney Com reported 0.02% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW).

Among 33 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Sherwin-Williams Company had 78 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of SHW in report on Wednesday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 25. As per Thursday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, November 8. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) rating on Thursday, January 11. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $465.0 target. As per Tuesday, April 4, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, April 25. Buckingham Research maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) on Friday, October 26 with “Neutral” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of SHW in report on Sunday, January 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 21.

Since July 26, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 6 selling transactions for $14.78 million activity. GILLIGAN THOMAS P had sold 5,080 shares worth $2.33M. Shares for $253,125 were bought by STROPKI JOHN M. MORIKIS JOHN G sold 20,946 shares worth $9.20M. IPPOLITO PETER J. had sold 3,839 shares worth $1.69M. The insider Baxter Joel D. sold $1.13 million. 995 The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) shares with value of $443,203 were sold by KROPF SUSAN J.

Analysts await The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $4.14 EPS, up 40.34% or $1.19 from last year’s $2.95 per share. SHW’s profit will be $385.60 million for 23.91 P/E if the $4.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $5.68 actual EPS reported by The Sherwin-Williams Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.11% negative EPS growth.

Granite Investment Partners Llc, which manages about $892.06 million and $1.74 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kaiser Aluminum Corp (NASDAQ:KALU) by 6,060 shares to 141,386 shares, valued at $15.42M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Enpro Inds Inc (NYSE:NPO) by 7,294 shares in the quarter, for a total of 181,097 shares, and has risen its stake in Cambrex Corp (NYSE:CBM).

More recent The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sticking With A Buy Of Sherwin Williams – Seeking Alpha” on December 12, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Sherwin-Williams Too Expensive Still – Seeking Alpha” on December 16, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: December 31, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Synovus Financial Corp, which manages about $6.33 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) by 5,337 shares to 134,845 shares, valued at $12.66M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vanguard World Fd (MGK) by 243,783 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 576,324 shares, and cut its stake in Hp Inc.

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