8.37% to Target, Morgan Stanley Keeps Equal-Weight Rating for Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Stock; Sempra Energy (SRE) Has 1.27 Sentiment

April 20, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Sempra Energy (SRE) investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.08, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 252 active investment managers started new and increased positions, while 199 cut down and sold their holdings in Sempra Energy. The active investment managers in our database now possess: 192.21 million shares, down from 197.93 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Sempra Energy in top ten positions decreased from 7 to 3 for a decrease of 4. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 165 Increased: 185 New Position: 67.

In analysts note revealed to investors and clients on today, Morgan Stanley maintained their Equal-Weight rating on Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS)‘s stock. The target gives a potential upside of 8.37% from company’s close price.

Among 37 analysts covering Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Oasis Petroleum Inc. has $20 highest and $3 lowest target. $12’s average target is 18.23% above currents $10.15 stock price. Oasis Petroleum Inc. had 151 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, August 15 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group. BMO Capital Markets maintained Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, July 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, March 7. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of OAS in report on Wednesday, January 20 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, June 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained the shares of OAS in report on Monday, September 14 with “Sell” rating. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. UBS reinitiated Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) rating on Thursday, March 23. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $14 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.44, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold Oasis Petroleum Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 224.26 million shares or 5.34% more from 212.89 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of Nova Scotia invested in 87,416 shares. Secor Capital Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 55,512 shares. 30,109 are owned by Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership. Art Advsrs Limited Liability holds 49,300 shares. 1.64M are owned by Kennedy Cap Mgmt Incorporated. Guinness Atkinson Asset Mngmt has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS). Jefferies Limited Liability Co has 0% invested in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS). Invesco Limited has 0% invested in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) for 292,470 shares. Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Management Ltd owns 287,300 shares. Virtu Limited Company holds 0.16% or 366,224 shares in its portfolio. Ohio-based Victory has invested 0.06% in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS). 157,700 were accumulated by Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Com. Gp Incorporated One Trading L P holds 0.01% or 130,498 shares in its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P owns 46,621 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Metropolitan Life Insur has 0.01% invested in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS).

Analysts await Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) to report earnings on May, 7 after the close. They expect $0.05 earnings per share, up 200.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. OAS’s profit will be $15.87M for 50.75 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Oasis Petroleum Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.33% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $10.15. About 11.48M shares traded or 18.98% up from the average. Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) has declined 35.79% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.34% the S&P500.

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the North Dakota and Montana regions of the Williston Basin. The company has market cap of $3.22 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had 517,801 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin; and approximately 305.1 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated net proved reserves. It has a 19.52 P/E ratio. It also operates midstream services and a well services businesses.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $5.94 million activity.

Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, engages in energy business worldwide. The company has market cap of $29.13 billion. The companyÂ’s San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. It has a 109.28 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had approximately 1.4 million electric meters and 878,000 natural gas meters.

The stock decreased 1.10% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $110.37. About 1.88 million shares traded. Sempra Energy (SRE) has declined 0.38% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.93% the S&P500.

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