Bb&T Lowered Whirlpool (WHR) Stake By $326,592; Cobiz Financial (COBZ) Sentiment Is 1.74

April 21, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Bb&T Corp decreased Whirlpool Corp (WHR) stake by 32.97% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Bb&T Corp sold 1,944 shares as Whirlpool Corp (WHR)’s stock declined 11.00%. The Bb&T Corp holds 3,952 shares with $666,000 value, down from 5,896 last quarter. Whirlpool Corp now has $10.56 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.74% or $2.64 during the last trading session, reaching $149.37. About 878,458 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has declined 10.04% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.59% the S&P500.

Cobiz Financial Inc (COBZ) investors sentiment increased to 1.74 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.24, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 59 funds increased and opened new positions, while 34 decreased and sold stock positions in Cobiz Financial Inc. The funds in our database now have: 32.87 million shares, down from 33.18 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Cobiz Financial Inc in top ten positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 4 Reduced: 30 Increased: 40 New Position: 19.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 58 investors sold WHR shares while 199 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 60.28 million shares or 7.26% less from 65.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Limited Company accumulated 51,779 shares. Gradient Invs Limited Liability accumulated 6 shares. Adirondack Trust Co reported 150 shares. 3,584 are owned by Intrust Bank & Trust Na. Baker Ellis Asset holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 8,785 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.23% or 1.19M shares. Ims accumulated 5,037 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Greenleaf Tru accumulated 0% or 47 shares. Stoneridge Investment Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.36% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) or 50,345 shares. Rothschild Corp Il has 0.13% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) for 6,848 shares. Whittier Tru Co has invested 0% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Hgk Asset Mngmt owns 72,249 shares. 739,016 are held by Cooke & Bieler Limited Partnership. Patten And Patten Tn holds 0.29% or 16,915 shares in its portfolio. Quantum Capital Mgmt has invested 1.93% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

Among 10 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Whirlpool had 32 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) earned “Hold” rating by Bank of America on Monday, April 9. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 12 by Gabelli. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 26 by Raymond James. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 1. M Partners downgraded Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) on Monday, October 17 to “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $209.0 target in Monday, October 9 report.

Bb&T Corp increased Public (NYSE:PSA) stake by 2,837 shares to 9,414 valued at $1.97 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) stake by 5,844 shares and now owns 262,642 shares. Sei Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) was raised too.

Analysts await Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) to report earnings on April, 23 after the close. They expect $3.02 earnings per share, up 20.80% or $0.52 from last year’s $2.5 per share. WHR’s profit will be $213.48 million for 12.37 P/E if the $3.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.10 actual earnings per share reported by Whirlpool Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.34% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $1.07 million activity.

Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. holds 3.76% of its portfolio in CoBiz Financial Inc. for 582,828 shares. Broadview Advisors Llc owns 830,293 shares or 2.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Forest Hill Capital Llc has 1.71% invested in the company for 302,657 shares. The Illinois-based Banc Funds Co Llc has invested 1.03% in the stock. Martin & Co Inc Tn, a Tennessee-based fund reported 114,014 shares.

Analysts await CoBiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, up 45.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.2 per share. COBZ’s profit will be $12.14M for 17.33 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by CoBiz Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.00% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $20.1. About 48,976 shares traded. CoBiz Financial Inc. (COBZ) has risen 19.91% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.36% the S&P500.

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