Bill Barrett (BBG) Downgraded By Imperial Capital with $5.0 Target; Burlington Stores (BURL) Sellers Increased By 4.7% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Among 19 analysts covering Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Bill Barrett Corporation has $14 highest and $1 lowest target. $7.34’s average target is 57.85% above currents $4.65 stock price. Bill Barrett Corporation had 58 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) earned “Underperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 8. Barclays Capital maintained Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) on Monday, June 6 with “Equalweight” rating. The stock of Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Wednesday, January 27. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Imperial Capital. Global Hunter Securities upgraded the shares of BBG in report on Tuesday, September 29 to “Accumulate” rating. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Seaport Global Securities downgraded Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) on Wednesday, January 13 to “Neutral” rating. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Burlington Stores Incorporated (NYSE:BURL) had an increase of 4.7% in short interest. BURL’s SI was 5.51 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 4.7% from 5.27M shares previously. With 944,400 avg volume, 6 days are for Burlington Stores Incorporated (NYSE:BURL)’s short sellers to cover BURL’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.51% or $1.66 during the last trading session, reaching $108.58. About 776,295 shares traded. Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) has risen 77.68% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.98% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Burlington Stores had 47 analyst reports since October 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Friday, May 27. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $110 target in Friday, June 23 report. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The stock of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) earned “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, November 23. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by Wedbush. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 19 by BB&T Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $86 target in Friday, August 26 report. Cowen & Co maintained Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold Burlington Stores, Inc. shares while 114 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 70.21 million shares or 1.32% less from 71.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has invested 0.06% in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Amp Ltd accumulated 5,500 shares. Comerica Savings Bank has 0% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Systematic Financial Management L P owns 85,842 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Paloma Partners Management owns 0.04% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) for 33,888 shares. Highbridge Capital Lc invested 0.14% in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Fiera accumulated 420,305 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 245 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Deutsche Bancorp Ag has 0.04% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Corp has 0.11% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Regions Financial Corp owns 3,489 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jennison Ltd Liability has 1.65M shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. First Mercantile Trust has 0.07% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL). Moreover, Pnc Fincl Serv Gp Inc has 0.09% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) for 927,433 shares. Etrade Capital Limited Liability Company owns 0.02% invested in Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) for 6,271 shares.

Burlington Stores, Inc. operates as a retailer of branded apparel products in the United States. The company has market cap of $7.41 billion. The firm offers fashion-focused merchandise, including ladies sportswear, menswear, youth apparel, baby furniture, footwear, accessories, home décor and gifts, and coats. It has a 28.43 P/E ratio. As of January 28, 2017, it operated 592 stores, including an Internet store in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Analysts await Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $-0.08 EPS, up 55.56% or $0.10 from last year’s $-0.18 per share. After $-0.08 actual EPS reported by Bill Barrett Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 19 investors sold Bill Barrett Corporation shares while 40 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 64.29 million shares or 12.84% less from 73.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Lc holds 0% or 10,186 shares. Gsa Capital Prns Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) for 12,688 shares. Susquehanna International Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 102,673 shares. Citigroup Inc has 0% invested in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Pnc Ser Group holds 0% or 1,928 shares in its portfolio. Tci Wealth has 0% invested in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) for 166 shares. The New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance New York has invested 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Penn Cap Mgmt Co accumulated 448,324 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Sei Company reported 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Victory accumulated 162,345 shares or 0% of the stock. Capstone Asset Management invested in 0% or 12,113 shares. Comerica Bancshares accumulated 0% or 78,647 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has 31,100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The New York-based Millennium Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). California Public Employees Retirement invested in 1.18M shares.

Bill Barrett Corporation, an independent energy company, acquires, explores for, and develops oil and natural gas resources in the United States. The company has market cap of $354.76 million. It primarily holds interests in the Denver-Julesburg basin and the Uinta oil program in the Uinta Basin in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It currently has negative earnings.

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