EPS for Newfield Exploration Company (NFX) Expected At $0.74; Willbros Group Has 0.91 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Willbros Group Inc (WG) investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. It’s down -1.33, from 2.24 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 32 hedge funds opened new or increased positions, while 35 sold and reduced positions in Willbros Group Inc. The hedge funds in our database reported: 36.49 million shares, down from 40.08 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Willbros Group Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 24 Increased: 22 New Position: 10.

Analysts expect Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) to report $0.74 EPS on May, 1 after the close.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 29.82% from last quarter’s $0.57 EPS. NFX’s profit would be $146.29M giving it 8.78 P/E if the $0.74 EPS is correct. After having $0.71 EPS previously, Newfield Exploration Company’s analysts see 4.23% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $26. About 3.43M shares traded. Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) has declined 31.29% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.84% the S&P500.

It closed at $0.155 lastly. It is up 94.04% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 105.59% the S&P500.

Gendell Jeffrey L holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Willbros Group, Inc. for 4.25 million shares. Schneider Capital Management Corp owns 932,565 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Heartland Advisors Inc has 0.25% invested in the company for 2.74 million shares. The New York-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. has invested 0.14% in the stock. Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 58,500 shares.

Willbros Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving gas and oil, and power industries in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $9.80 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Oil & Gas, Utility T&D, and Canada. It currently has negative earnings. The Oil & Gas segment offers construction, maintenance, and lifecycle extension services to the midstream markets.

Among 37 analysts covering Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Newfield Exploration Co. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 14 by Howard Weil. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $33 target. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 24. Canaccord Genuity initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) earned “Buy” rating by KLR Group on Thursday, February 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.08, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold Newfield Exploration Company shares while 137 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 195.97 million shares or 0.04% more from 195.89 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 130,100 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gateway Inv Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). Miller Howard Inc Ny invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 27,746 shares. Moreover, Hanson Mcclain has 0% invested in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) for 144 shares. D E Shaw And Company Inc holds 0.03% or 588,902 shares in its portfolio. Castleark Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). Koch reported 15,866 shares stake. Grp has 73,337 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Lc, New York-based fund reported 130,700 shares. The Alabama-based Andra Ap has invested 0.07% in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). 153,079 were reported by Winslow Asset Management Incorporated. New York-based Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). Daiwa Gru Incorporated reported 0% in Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX). Guinness Asset Ltd owns 329,875 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $520,152 activity. Boothby Lee K also sold $382,080 worth of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) shares. 8,250 Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) shares with value of $196,160 were bought by RICKS THOMAS G. The insider PLANK ROGER B bought $46,768.

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