Anchor Capital Advisors Increased Its Position in Watsco (WSO) by $1.19 Million as Share Price Rose; Berkley W R Com (WRB) Holder Grace & White Has Raised Its Position

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Anchor Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Watsco Inc (WSO) by 82.79% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc bought 8,354 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.06% . The hedge fund held 18,444 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $2.64M, up from 10,090 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Watsco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.20B market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $163.55. About 229,168 shares traded. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has declined 3.78% since August 31, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.78% the S&P500. Some Historical WSO News: 07/03/2018 - Watsco Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/04/2018 - Watsco Boosts Dividends 16% to $5.80 Per Share, Extends Payout Streak to 44 Years; 09/03/2018 - Watsco & Baird to Co-Host Technology Summit for Institutional Investors; 24/04/2018 - Watsco 1Q Net $34.2M; 19/03/2018 - Watsco: David C. Darnell and Barry S. Logan Resign From Board; 02/05/2018 - Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Exits Position in Watsco; 24/04/2018 - Watsco Sets New Records for Sales, Operating Income, Net Income and EPS During First Quarter; 02/04/2018 - WATSCO BOOSTS QTR DIV/SHR TO $1.45 FROM $1.25, EST. $1.50; 24/04/2018 - Watsco 1Q Rev $926.6M; 02/04/2018 - Watsco Raises Dividend to $1.45

Grace & White Inc increased its stake in Berkley W R Corp Com (WRB) by 50% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Grace & White Inc bought 12,161 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.10% . The institutional investor held 36,483 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $2.06M, up from 24,322 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Grace & White Inc who had been investing in Berkley W R Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $71.25. About 923,043 shares traded or 55.38% up from the average. W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) has risen 40.90% since August 31, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.90% the S&P500. Some Historical WRB News: 19/03/2018 - Fitch Rates W. R. Berkley’s Subordinated Notes ‘BBB-‘; 24/05/2018 - A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of W.R. Berkley Corporation and Its Subsidiaries; 15/03/2018 - W. R. Berkley Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2018 Earnings on April 24, 2018; 19/03/2018 - W. R. Berkley Corp Announces Pricing of $175M of 5.70% Subordinated Debentures Due 2058; 15/05/2018 - Berkley WR Buys New 2.3% Position in Vista Outdoor; 19/03/2018 - A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to W. R. Berkley Corporation’s Subordinated Debentures; 24/04/2018 - W. R. BERKLEY CORP - NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN IN INSURANCE SEGMENT GREW BY 3.3% IN QUARTER; 24/04/2018 - WR Berkley 1Q Net $166.4M; 19/04/2018 - W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Senior Executive Appointments; 19/04/2018 - WR Berkley: James B. Gilbert Appointed EVP Overseeign Some Operating Units

More notable recent W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “W.R. Berkley Q2 2019 Earnings Preview - Seeking Alpha” on July 22, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “3 Top Insurance Stocks to Buy in March - The Motley Fool” published on March 24, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “These Fundamentals Make W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) Truly Worth Looking At - Yahoo Finance” on May 07, 2019. More interesting news about W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Is W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB) A Good Stock To Buy? - Yahoo Finance” published on June 18, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Deutsche Bank turns bearish on W.R. Berkley - Seeking Alpha” with publication date: June 27, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.89 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.73, from 1.16 in 2018Q4. It is positive, as 23 investors sold WSO shares while 69 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 28.48 million shares or 5.19% less from 30.04 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Connecticut-based Massmutual Tru Communication Fsb Adv has invested 0% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 3,675 shares. Barclays Public Lc has 0% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) for 9,881 shares. Cornerstone Advisors has 0% invested in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Northeast Consultants reported 6,940 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 0.02% or 3.18M shares in its portfolio. Arcadia Inv Mgmt Mi holds 0.52% or 12,575 shares. Pennsylvania Trust has 1,422 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Raymond James holds 0.04% or 204,600 shares. Ipswich Inv Mgmt invested in 1,625 shares. Grandeur Peak Glob Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 10,950 shares. Retirement Of Alabama reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Vision Cap Mgmt has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Naples Glob Advisors Limited Liability accumulated 9,116 shares. Cambridge Trust holds 0.4% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) or 46,522 shares.

Anchor Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $8.51 billion and $4.74 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Epam Sys Inc (NYSE:EPAM) by 33,431 shares to 136,838 shares, valued at $23.14M in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abm Inds Inc (NYSE:ABM) by 32,535 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,934 shares, and cut its stake in Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC).

More notable recent Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Watsco to Host 2018 Earnings Call February 14, 2019 NYSE:WSO - GlobeNewswire” on February 05, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Brief Commentary On Watsco, Inc.’s (NYSE:WSO) Fundamentals - Yahoo Finance” published on July 01, 2019, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Watsco Inc (WSO) - Yahoo Finance” on June 19, 2019. More interesting news about Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO): Has Recent Earnings Growth Beaten Long-Term Trend? - Yahoo Finance” published on August 17, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “What Can We Make Of Watsco, Inc.’s (NYSE:WSO) High Return On Capital? - Yahoo Finance” with publication date: August 02, 2019.

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