Bank Of Nova Scotia Raised Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) Stake; Bowen Hanes & Co Increased A O Smith (AOS) Stake

January 18, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Bank Of Nova Scotia increased Skyworks Solutions Inc (SWKS) stake by 11.05% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bank Of Nova Scotia acquired 7,219 shares as Skyworks Solutions Inc (SWKS)’s stock rose 7.80%. The Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 72,532 shares with $7.39M value, up from 65,313 last quarter. Skyworks Solutions Inc now has $18.83B valuation. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $102.49. About 1.43M shares traded. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) has risen 65.40% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.70% the S&P500.

Bowen Hanes & Co Inc increased A O Smith (AOS) stake by 13.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bowen Hanes & Co Inc acquired 40,000 shares as A O Smith (AOS)’s stock rose 8.51%. The Bowen Hanes & Co Inc holds 340,000 shares with $20.21 million value, up from 300,000 last quarter. A O Smith now has $11.33B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $65.9. About 261,921 shares traded. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.56 million activity. Shares for $1.32M were sold by Martineau Peter R. The insider JONES PAUL W sold $3.24 million.

Bowen Hanes & Co Inc decreased Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) stake by 15,000 shares to 165,000 valued at $25.09 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) stake by 1,475 shares and now owns 12,013 shares. General Electric (NYSE:GE) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold AOS shares while 132 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 123.32 million shares or 19.18% less from 152.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nippon Life Global Invsts Americas has invested 0.15% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Benjamin F Edwards And Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 2,000 shares. Davenport And Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 3,695 shares. Donaldson Management Llc accumulated 60,531 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Zacks Inv Mngmt has 0.19% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 138,434 shares. Yorktown Mgmt And Research reported 5,300 shares. 47,548 were accumulated by United Automobile Association. 22,392 are held by Ngam Advsrs L P. Sun Life holds 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) or 1,082 shares. Moreover, Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 0.03% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 6,698 shares. Impax Asset stated it has 1.84M shares or 3.36% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 0.04% or 270,510 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.13% or 436,192 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Inc has invested 0.04% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Principal Fincl Gru Inc holds 0.01% or 213,343 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 31 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 14 by SunTrust. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, September 6. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 23 by BB&T Capital. Longbow initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 12. Jefferies maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $63.0 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AOS in report on Wednesday, October 4 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report.

Bank Of Nova Scotia decreased Simon Ppty Group Inc New (NYSE:SPG) stake by 16,583 shares to 54,616 valued at $8.79 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Centene Corp Del (NYSE:CNC) stake by 8,877 shares and now owns 29,971 shares. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 34 investors sold SWKS shares while 220 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 214 raised stakes. 146.42 million shares or 0.03% less from 146.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Laurion Capital Mngmt Lp invested in 76,760 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Qci Asset Management Ny holds 50 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Georgia-based Vident Advisory Limited Liability has invested 0.14% in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). Goodman Finance Corporation holds 33,476 shares or 1.67% of its portfolio. 3,120 are owned by Yhb Invest. U S Invsts Incorporated invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). 22 were reported by Canada Pension Plan Inv Board. Winslow Asset Management holds 2.73% of its portfolio in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) for 138,488 shares. Retail Bank Of Mellon Corporation invested in 2.53 million shares or 0.07% of the stock. Us State Bank De accumulated 93,249 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 17,200 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Everence Incorporated has invested 0.07% in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp reported 76,160 shares. Nomura Asset Limited stated it has 42,773 shares. Affinity Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.66% stake.

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