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Graco (GGG) Stock Value Declined While Wcm Investment Management Has Increased Stake; As Micron Technology (MU) Shares Declined, Plante Moran Financial Advisors Upped Position

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Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc increased its stake in Micron Technology Inc (MU) by 2080.17% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc bought 7,447 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.49% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,805 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $353,000, up from 358 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc who had been investing in Micron Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $39.00 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.39% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $34.79. About 18.94M shares traded. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has declined 19.44% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.44% the S&P500. Some Historical MU News: 16/03/2018 – Micron: Buying Calls One Way to Play M&A, Says JP Morgan — Barron’s Blog; 25/04/2018 – Qualcomm profit tops estimates on higher modem chip sales; 21/05/2018 – MICRON SEES 3Q ADJ. EPS $3.12-$3.16, SAW $2.76-$2.90,EST. $2.85; 17/05/2018 – Micron Favored by 10 Hedge Funds, 13Fs Show; 18/04/2018 – Leonardo DRS Launches 10-Micron Thermal Camera, Smallest and Most Cost-Effective on the Market; 19/04/2018 – DJ Micron Technology Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MU); 22/03/2018 – MICRON 2Q ADJ EPS $2.82, PRELIM $2.70-$2.75; 22/03/2018 – Micron Technology 2Q Adj EPS $2.82; 22/03/2018 – Micron: Memory Production Will Be Affected By Issue At Production Facility — MarketWatch; 21/05/2018 – Micron Technology Raises Revenue, EPS Guidance for Fiscal 3rd Quarter

Wcm Investment Management increased its stake in Graco Inc (GGG) by 3426.75% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wcm Investment Management bought 1.57 million shares as the company’s stock declined 10.68% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.61 million shares of the fluid controls company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $74.67 million, up from 45,687 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wcm Investment Management who had been investing in Graco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $42.37. About 114,176 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has declined 2.34% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.34% the S&P500. Some Historical GGG News: 25/04/2018 – GRACO INC – QTRLY NET SALES OF $406.3 MLN VS $340.6 MLN; 27/03/2018 – Graco Unveils Powerful Electric Fireproofing Pump; 25/04/2018 – GRACO 1Q ADJ EPS 48C, EST. 41C; 24/04/2018 – Graco Supply Company Announces Appointment of Jason Caldwell as President and CEO; 17/04/2018 – Graco Announces Husky & SaniForce 2150e Electrically-Operated Double Diaphragm Pump Lines; 16/04/2018 – Graco Launches Patent Pending TexSpray FastFinish Pro Texture Spray System; 25/04/2018 – GRACO INC QTRLY ADJ SHR $0.48; 26/03/2018 – New Graco® Uno2Duo™ Stroller Is Designed to Grow with Families, Easily Extends To Accommodate A Second Child; 25/04/2018 – Graco: Raising Full-Year 2018 Outlook to Mid- To High Single-Digit Organic Sales Growth; 21/04/2018 – DJ Graco Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GGG)

Plante Moran Financial Advisors Llc, which manages about $10.58 billion and $307.51 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) by 29,382 shares to 336,424 shares, valued at $6.51 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,301 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,443 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc Class A (NASDAQ:FB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.35, from 1.4 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 93 investors sold MU shares while 253 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 767.36 million shares or 3.16% less from 792.40 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. First Trust Communication owns 6,186 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn invested 0.06% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Adell Harriman Carpenter owns 166,156 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Regent Investment Mngmt Limited Liability holds 82,715 shares. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 2.00M shares or 0.17% of the stock. Thompson Davis Communication Inc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 250 shares. Palisade Cap Lc Nj holds 0.01% or 11,500 shares in its portfolio. Alps Advsr stated it has 68,537 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Private Asset Mgmt, a California-based fund reported 341,326 shares. Panagora Asset Incorporated holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) for 132,288 shares. Doheny Asset Mngmt Ca holds 0.4% or 16,930 shares in its portfolio. Hodges Capital has invested 1.19% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU). Highbridge Mngmt Limited Liability reported 49,600 shares. 49,200 are owned by Teewinot Advisers Ltd Liability Company. Employees Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.26% in Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU).

Since July 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.20 million activity.

Among 45 analysts covering Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Micron Technology Inc. had 286 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27 target in Thursday, December 22 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 13 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Raymond James. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Monday, May 14. Morgan Stanley maintained Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) on Friday, September 21 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mizuho given on Monday, August 22. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 11. On Wednesday, September 27 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, May 22 by Credit Suisse.

Among 15 analysts covering Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Graco Inc had 36 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 31 by Wolfe Research. Deutsche Bank initiated it with “Hold” rating and $83 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Tuesday, January 23. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $55 target. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of GGG in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. B. Riley & Co maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) rating on Wednesday, April 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $89 target. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 22. Alembic initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $70 target in Thursday, September 17 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 1.04 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 24 investors sold GGG shares while 123 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 135.74 million shares or 1.48% less from 137.77 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Moreover, Fort Lp has 0.2% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Mason Street Advsrs Limited Company accumulated 85,849 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Inc accumulated 2,391 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Ltd Com has 25,290 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bartlett & Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,200 shares. Sg Americas Secs Lc reported 0.01% stake. Utd Services Automobile Association, a Texas-based fund reported 25,598 shares. Stifel Corporation has 122,499 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cardinal Cap accumulated 0.29% or 22,345 shares. Mairs Pwr accumulated 2.94% or 5.45M shares. Advisors Limited Com invested in 23,544 shares. Hsbc Plc has 0% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). City Hldg, a West Virginia-based fund reported 108 shares. M&T Bancorporation Corporation holds 0.01% or 39,843 shares in its portfolio. Delta Asset Ltd Liability Com Tn reported 39 shares.

Wcm Investment Management, which manages about $11.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tyler Technologies Inc (NYSE:TYL) by 355,021 shares to 3,025 shares, valued at $741,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Core Laboratories N V (NYSE:CLB) by 415,096 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.87 million shares, and cut its stake in Us Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL).

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $6.10 million activity. EUGSTER JACK W sold 32,297 shares worth $1.51 million.

Another recent and important Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Graco declares $0.16 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on December 07, 2018.

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