Grace W R & Co Del New Com Stk (GRA) Shareholder Tocqueville Asset Management LP Has Trimmed Its Position; Cortina Asset Management Stake in Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) Has Boosted by $521,547

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Cortina Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) by 13.85% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cortina Asset Management Llc bought 13,373 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.73% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 109,906 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $4.34 million, up from 96,533 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cortina Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Western Alliance Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.62 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.90% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $44.62. About 196,144 shares traded. Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) has declined 21.79% since May 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.16% the S&P500.

Tocqueville Asset Management Lp decreased its stake in Grace W R & Co Del New Com Stk (GRA) by 13.73% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tocqueville Asset Management Lp sold 72,178 shares as the company’s stock rose 24.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 453,632 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $29.45M, down from 525,810 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management Lp who had been investing in Grace W R & Co Del New Com Stk for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.93 billion market cap company. It closed at $73.62 lastly. It is down 17.42% since May 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.05% the S&P500. Some Historical GRA News: 26/04/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO GRA.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $87 FROM $86; 09/05/2018 – Grace Board Designates La Force to Succeed Festa as Chief Executive Officer; 25/04/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO – SEES 2018 ADJUSTED EPS $3.85 – $3.95; 09/05/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO – HUDSON LA FORCE TO SUCCEED FRED FESTA AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; 10/04/2018 – WR GRACE SPOKESMAN COMMENTS IN EMAIL TO BLOOMBERG; 10/04/2018 – W.R. Grace & Co. (GRA) Declines to Comment on Honeywell (HON) Speculation, Doesn’t Comment on Rumors in the Marketplace – Bloomberg; 26/04/2018 – Grace Appoints Jeremy Rohen Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations; 25/04/2018 – WR Grace 1Q Adj EPS 82c; 25/04/2018 – W. R. GRACE & CO – SEES 2018 SALES GROWTH (TOTAL) 9% – 11%; 30/04/2018 – Fidelity Select Chemicals Adds Mosaic, Exits WR Grace

Analysts await W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.14 earnings per share, up 6.54% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.07 per share. GRA’s profit will be $76.28M for 16.14 P/E if the $1.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by W. R. Grace & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.58% EPS growth.

Since December 6, 2018, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $161.09 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.30, from 1.08 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 35 investors sold GRA shares while 74 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 57.94 million shares or 1.31% more from 57.20 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Fuller And Thaler Asset Management holds 3,150 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brant Point Investment Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Destination Wealth Mngmt, a California-based fund reported 1,500 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has invested 0% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Moreover, Brown Brothers Harriman & Com has 0.03% invested in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 326,912 shares. Adirondack & Management holds 0.32% or 7,769 shares in its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.01% in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Caxton Associate Ltd Partnership reported 50,000 shares or 0.51% of all its holdings. Moreover, Boothbay Fund Mgmt has 0.04% invested in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Millennium Management Ltd Co accumulated 669,711 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Echo Street Cap Management Lc stated it has 1.77 million shares. Diamond Hill Cap Incorporated holds 110,794 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0% in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Hl Ser Limited Liability holds 0% or 4,189 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Grace Elects Bill Dockman as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – GlobeNewswire” on May 08, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Factors of Influence in 2019, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Invacare, Arconic, WR Grace, and Cheetah Mobile — New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth – GlobeNewswire” published on May 08, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Grace Announces High Olefins Yield FCC Collaboration with TechnipFMC – GlobeNewswire” on April 23, 2019. More interesting news about W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (PB) – Yahoo Finance” published on April 25, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Grace to Nominate Two Additional Directors NYSE:GRA – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 20, 2019.

Tocqueville Asset Management Lp, which manages about $12.62B and $6.67B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 168,905 shares to 605,585 shares, valued at $11.82M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) by 120,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 131,860 shares, and has risen its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 1.19 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 39 investors sold WAL shares while 95 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 85.28 million shares or 1.52% less from 86.60 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Brown Brothers Harriman & Com owns 125,353 shares. Advsrs Asset Inc owns 0.02% invested in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) for 24,046 shares. Invesco Limited reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Moreover, Virginia Retirement System Et Al has 0.01% invested in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) for 25,000 shares. Charles Schwab Management stated it has 0.02% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia owns 0.02% invested in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) for 111,000 shares. Ameriprise Inc holds 0.01% or 544,979 shares in its portfolio. Fsi Group Ltd Liability reported 102,982 shares or 5.19% of all its holdings. Ftb Advisors reported 0% of its portfolio in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Peavine Cap Ltd Llc stated it has 2.48% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Brinker Cap Inc holds 37,735 shares. Sg Americas Secs Llc has invested 0.01% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Tealwood Asset Mgmt invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Company accumulated 1.48 million shares. Boston Advsr Ltd has invested 0.05% in Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL).

More notable recent Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) – Bentonville Vs. Bezos: Walmart Fires Return Salvo In Delivery War With Amazon – Benzinga” on May 14, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) – Yahoo Finance” published on April 25, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “52 Biggest Movers From Yesterday – Benzinga” on April 24, 2019. More interesting news about Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About ONE Gas Inc (OGS) – Yahoo Finance” published on April 25, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Western Alliance Sees Huge Deposit Growth – Nasdaq” with publication date: April 22, 2019.

Cortina Asset Management Llc, which manages about $2.83 billion and $1.63 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Webster Financial Corp (NYSE:WBS) by 13,033 shares to 217,818 shares, valued at $10.74M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Granite Construction Inc (NYSE:GVA) by 96,855 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 209,361 shares, and cut its stake in Middlesex Water Co (NASDAQ:MSEX).

Since January 28, 2019, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $201,233 activity. $109,233 worth of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) was sold by Theisen Randall S.

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