Crawford Investment Counsel Increased Valmont Inds (VMI) Holding; Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond (DSM) Sellers Increased By 37.12% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc increased Valmont Inds Inc (VMI) stake by 17.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc acquired 3,140 shares as Valmont Inds Inc (VMI)’s stock rose 4.50%. The Crawford Investment Counsel Inc holds 20,670 shares with $3.27M value, up from 17,530 last quarter. Valmont Inds Inc now has $3.86B valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $170.55. About 60,440 shares traded. Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) has risen 14.56% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.14% the S&P500.

Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond (NYSE:DSM) had an increase of 37.12% in short interest. DSM’s SI was 138,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 37.12% from 101,300 shares previously. With 82,900 avg volume, 2 days are for Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond (NYSE:DSM)’s short sellers to cover DSM’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $8.48. About 66,637 shares traded. Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM) has declined 0.82% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.66, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 4 investors sold Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. shares while 9 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 3.20 million shares or 5.39% less from 3.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Services Advsr stated it has 26,915 shares. Laurion Capital Mngmt L P reported 0% stake. Ameriprise Financial invested 0% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Strategic Wealth Advsr Gp Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Arete Wealth Ltd Com accumulated 293,333 shares. Stratos Wealth Prns Limited has 0.01% invested in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Guggenheim Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 734,700 shares. Smith Moore reported 0.05% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Van Eck Corporation has 0% invested in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM) for 88,276 shares. Hollencrest Ltd Llc holds 0.03% or 27,740 shares. New York-based Citigroup Incorporated has invested 0% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Bessemer Grp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). North Star Mgmt Corp has invested 0.01% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Advisory Svcs Lc has invested 0.01% in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM). Commonwealth Equity Service holds 0% of its portfolio in Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund, Inc. (NYSE:DSM) for 10,877 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Valmont Industries Inc. (NYSE:VMI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Valmont Industries Inc. had 11 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) on Monday, December 11 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 21 with “Buy”. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 11 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 30. The stock of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Boenning & Scattergood.

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