Cabot Oil \u0026 Gas (COG) Received Williams Capital Lower Rating; Ajo LP Upped Staples (SPLS) Position

July 18, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Ajo Lp increased Staples (SPLS) stake by 109.32% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ajo Lp acquired 1.22M shares as Staples (SPLS)’s stock declined 6.34%. The Ajo Lp holds 2.34M shares with $21.15M value, up from 1.12 million last quarter. Staples now has $6.62 billion valuation. It closed at $10.11 lastly. It is down 8.73% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas has $39 highest and $2 lowest target. $28.82’s average target is 13.33% above currents $25.43 stock price. Cabot Oil & Gas had 69 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 20. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, April 26 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 29 by Williams Capital Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, March 24. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets initiated Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) rating on Tuesday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $31 target. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, March 15.

Analysts await Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) to report earnings on July, 28 before the open. They expect $0.16 EPS, up 300.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. COG’s profit will be $74.75M for 39.73 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.13, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 47 investors sold Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation shares while 144 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 433.38 million shares or 3.08% more from 420.44 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 11,498 were accumulated by Aqr Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Bocage Ltd Llc holds 2.99% or 236,448 shares in its portfolio. J Goldman And Co Limited Partnership reported 0.05% stake. Welch Forbes Limited Liability Company stated it has 13,504 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Boston Private Wealth Limited Com invested in 25,349 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The Colorado-based Icon Advisers has invested 0.51% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Blume Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) for 900 shares. Birchview Capital Limited Partnership invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Fiera Capital holds 0% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) or 8,800 shares. Fiduciary Trust stated it has 710,291 shares or 0.54% of all its holdings. Earnest Prns Limited Liability accumulated 348 shares or 0% of the stock. Glg Prns Lp holds 62,874 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Communication has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). 1.07M are held by Credit Suisse Ag. Gulf National Bank & Trust (Uk) Ltd reported 143,744 shares.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent gas and oil firm engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of gas and oil properties. The company has market cap of $11.88 billion. The Firm operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $90,136 activity. $90,136 worth of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) was sold by Roemer Todd M.

It closed at $25.43 lastly. It is down 1.25% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Ajo Lp decreased Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) stake by 6,051 shares to 60,819 valued at $9.23 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) stake by 119,346 shares and now owns 387,095 shares. Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) was reduced too.

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