Whirlpool (WHR) Holding Lifted by Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc; Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (PMBC) Shareholder Ejf Capital Upped Its Stake

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Ejf Capital Llc increased its stake in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (PMBC) by 63.89% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ejf Capital Llc bought 625,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 23.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 1.60 million shares of the major banks company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $14.99 million, up from 978,251 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ejf Capital Llc who had been investing in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $165.69M market cap company. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $7.56. About 14,428 shares traded. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) has declined 19.15% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.15% the S&P500. Some Historical PMBC News: 29/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides Financing to Support Vopne Capital’s Equity Investment in RatPac Dimmers; 25/04/2018 – PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANCORP PMBC.O : KBW RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $11 FROM $10.5; 22/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bank Announces New Regional Managers for Newport Beach and Irvine Spectrum Offices; 03/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bancorp to Participate in the D.A. Davidson Financial Institutions Conference; 24/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bank Helps Companies Reduce Payment Processing Costs with eConnect Pay; 29/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides Financing to Support Vopne Capital’s Equity Investment in RatPac Dimmers; 11/04/2018 Jim Roby Appointed Director of SBA Lending at Pacific Mercantile Bank; 22/04/2018 – DJ Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PMBC); 23/04/2018 – PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANCORP – NET INTEREST INCOME INCREASED 8.1%, FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018 AS COMPARED TO THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017; 24/05/2018 – Pacific Mercantile Bancrp Introduces eConnect Pay End-To-End Accounts Payable and Payments Solution

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Whirlpool Corp (WHR) by 43.84% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc bought 3,924 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 12,874 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.53 million, up from 8,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Whirlpool Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.85B market cap company. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $123.09. About 536,541 shares traded. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has declined 31.59% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.59% the S&P500. Some Historical WHR News: 20/03/2018 – U.S. home appliance shipments up 9.7 pct yr/yr in Feb – AHAM; 24/04/2018 – Nidec To Acquire Whirlpool Corporation’s Compressor Business; 16/04/2018 – Whirlpool Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend By $0.05; 06/03/2018 – Three Sears Hometown Stores in Mississippi Refresh Appliance Retail Strategy; 24/04/2018 – Whirlpool to sell Embraco compressor business to Japan’s Nidec; 24/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL CORP WHR.N – TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN EARLY 2019, SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVALS AND OTHER CUSTOMARY CLOSING CONDITIONS; 23/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL 1Q ONGOING EPS $2.81, EST. $2.97; 23/04/2018 – Whirlpool Sees 2018 Pension Contributions $35 Million; 23/04/2018 – WHIRLPOOL CORP – CONTINUES TO EXPECT FULL-YEAR EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $14.50 TO $15.50 ON AN ONGOING BASIS; 22/05/2018 – Whirlpool® and Actress Lea Michele to Celebrate Parents This Graduation Season

Investors sentiment increased to 2.77 in Q3 2018. Its up 1.60, from 1.17 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 5 investors sold PMBC shares while 8 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 14.68 million shares or 41.28% more from 10.39 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 69,455 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 8,148 shares. Fj Capital Mgmt Limited Com owns 1.25 million shares for 1.23% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Associates Md owns 0% invested in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) for 158,254 shares. Ejf Capital Lc owns 1.12% invested in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) for 1.60M shares. Whittier Trust invested in 0.01% or 50,000 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag accumulated 0% or 72,593 shares. Salzhauer Michael invested 0.17% in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC). Tower Capital Ltd Liability (Trc) owns 2,654 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Gp Limited reported 1,558 shares. Blackrock has 0% invested in Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) for 925,220 shares. Banc Funds Co Ltd Limited Liability Company has 490,000 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 23,783 shares. Parametric Port Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 22,239 shares.

More notable recent Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Douglas Spencer Named SVP & Regional Manager of Pacific Mercantile Bank’s Costa Mesa Office – GlobeNewswire” on September 12, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “The Orange County Register Names Pacific Mercantile Bank A Winner of the Orange County 2018 Top Workplaces Award – GlobeNewswire” published on December 12, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides $4.7 Million in Financing to Superior Pavement Markings – GlobeNewswire” on March 15, 2018. More interesting news about Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Pacific Mercantile Bank Provides $4 Million Credit Facility to SynergEyes, Inc. – GlobeNewswire” published on December 06, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Steve Buster, formerly at Mechanics Bank, new CEO at Pacific Mercantile Bancorp – San Francisco Business Times – San Francisco Business Times” with publication date: April 25, 2013.

Among 3 analysts covering Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp had 7 analyst reports since May 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wood given on Thursday, August 3. The stock of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, May 26. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, March 21, the company rating was maintained by Hovde Group. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1100 target in Tuesday, April 24 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by Hovde Group.

Since September 14, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $60.83 million activity. $41,375 worth of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) shares were sold by THOMAS JOHN MD. Christianssen Curt Alan also bought $151,340 worth of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) on Thursday, December 13. Inserra Thomas J. also bought $28,191 worth of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) shares. On Friday, October 26 VERITY CINDY bought $9,928 worth of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) or 1,200 shares.

Ejf Capital Llc, which manages about $7.64B and $1.34 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comerica Inc (NYSE:CMA) by 143,950 shares to 15,000 shares, valued at $1.35 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Entegra Finl Corp (NASDAQ:ENFC) by 112,985 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 250,038 shares, and cut its stake in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB).

More notable recent Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “5 Easy Ways to Make Money in 2019 – The Motley Fool” on January 02, 2019, also Investorplace.com with their article: “15 Winning Stocks to Buy in 2019 (That Were Losers in 2018) – Investorplace.com” published on December 14, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Whirlpool (WHR) Chairman Jeff M. Fettig to Retire; CEO Marc Bitzer to Succeed – StreetInsider.com” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “A Bit Oversold On Whirlpool – Seeking Alpha” published on October 24, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “The Best Stocks to Buy During the Correction – The Motley Fool” with publication date: December 27, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.72 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 57 investors sold WHR shares while 173 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 55.77 million shares or 2.32% less from 57.10 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Qs Investors Ltd reported 794 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Commerce accumulated 172,621 shares. 4,173 were reported by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset. Guggenheim has invested 0.02% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). High Pointe Ltd Liability holds 7,130 shares. Stifel Fincl Corporation invested in 228,294 shares or 0.08% of the stock. San Francisco Sentry Invest Gru (Ca) reported 19 shares. Retail Bank Hapoalim Bm reported 80,000 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings invested in 0.24% or 2,000 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board stated it has 0.02% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Mawer Inv Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.03% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). Investment Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Liability, a Maryland-based fund reported 11,613 shares. Riverhead has 0.03% invested in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 16,750 shares. The Connecticut-based Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR).

Wellington Shields Capital Management Llc, which manages about $901.02 million and $620.02 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 226 shares to 3,921 shares, valued at $7.85 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Granite Construction Co. (NYSE:GVA) by 42,585 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10,450 shares, and cut its stake in Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN).

Since July 26, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $198,817 activity.

Among 12 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Whirlpool had 44 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, July 25 report. Bank of America downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $183.0 target in Tuesday, October 24 report. As per Monday, September 12, the company rating was downgraded by Gabelli. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 24 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 23 report. As per Monday, June 4, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 17 by M Partners. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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