Hartford Investment Management Co Decreased By $530,199 Its Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Position; Ajo LP Has Decreased By $5.73 Million Its Medifast (MED) Stake

April 21, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Ajo Lp decreased Medifast (MED) stake by 69.87% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ajo Lp sold 83,039 shares as Medifast (MED)’s stock rose 23.31%. The Ajo Lp holds 35,804 shares with $2.50M value, down from 118,843 last quarter. Medifast now has $1.19 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.91% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $98.89. About 151,093 shares traded. Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) has risen 107.05% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 95.50% the S&P500.

Hartford Investment Management Co decreased Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY) stake by 4.36% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hartford Investment Management Co sold 7,263 shares as Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY)’s stock declined 9.82%. The Hartford Investment Management Co holds 159,285 shares with $11.73 million value, down from 166,548 last quarter. Occidental Petroleum Corp now has $58.55B valuation. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $76.47. About 5.03M shares traded. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has risen 4.69% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.86% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Medifast (NYSE:MED), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Medifast had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson initiated the shares of MED in report on Wednesday, August 16 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 19 by Sidoti. As per Monday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. DA Davidson maintained Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) rating on Friday, September 15. DA Davidson has “Buy” rating and $74 target. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti on Monday, November 30 to “Neutral”. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 11 by Sidoti. The rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Friday, January 29. Sidoti upgraded the shares of MED in report on Monday, October 5 to “Buy” rating.

Ajo Lp increased Endo Intl Plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) stake by 124,474 shares to 1.33 million valued at $10.32M in 2017Q4. It also upped Ja Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) stake by 79,462 shares and now owns 628,348 shares. Gannett was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.33, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold MED shares while 56 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 10.23 million shares or 0.32% more from 10.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Quadrant Lp Ca stated it has 12,388 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 12,356 shares. Int has invested 0% of its portfolio in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Citigroup has 3,013 shares. Rice Hall James Associate Ltd Liability Company, a California-based fund reported 38,770 shares. 700 are owned by First Manhattan. Federated Invsts Inc Pa reported 0.01% in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED). Eqis Mngmt stated it has 20,336 shares. Bessemer Gru accumulated 17,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Convergence Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) for 7,081 shares. Burns J W And New York holds 0.06% or 3,250 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 784 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 1,735 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Llc accumulated 187,558 shares. Eam Investors Limited Liability Company owns 72,165 shares or 0.66% of their US portfolio.

Since March 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $4.87 million activity. 8,000 shares were sold by CONNOLLY CHARLES P, worth $727,600 on Friday, March 9. Shares for $3.47M were sold by MACDONALD MICHAEL C.

Analysts await Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 68.63% or $0.35 from last year’s $0.51 per share. MED’s profit will be $10.35 million for 28.75 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual EPS reported by Medifast, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 43.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold OXY shares while 352 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 613.25 million shares or 1.87% more from 602.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Assocs reported 0.02% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Laurion Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 9,222 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Sageworth Com has invested 0% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Advisors Asset Management invested in 402,354 shares. 3.35M are held by Td Asset Mgmt. Amundi Pioneer Asset holds 1.06M shares. America First Invest Advisors invested in 0.02% or 900 shares. Private Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 35,605 shares. Mechanics National Bank & Trust Trust Department reported 3,059 shares. Advsr Ok accumulated 4,036 shares. Epoch Investment Prtn Incorporated accumulated 9.74 million shares or 2.38% of the stock. The New York-based Cohen & Steers Inc has invested 0% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Matrix Asset has 2.55% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 217,879 shares. Bourgeon Capital Management Limited Liability Company stated it has 31,725 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank has invested 0.18% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY).

Among 22 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Occidental Petroleum Corporation had 90 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, May 5. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was downgraded by Iberia Capital Partners. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, September 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) rating on Thursday, October 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $73 target. The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, April 9. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of OXY in report on Friday, November 17 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) to report earnings on May, 8 after the close. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 326.67% or $0.49 from last year’s $0.15 per share. OXY’s profit will be $490.03M for 29.87 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Occidental Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 56.10% EPS growth.

Hartford Investment Management Co increased Acushnet Holdings Corp stake by 35,590 shares to 191,835 valued at $4.04M in 2017Q4. It also upped First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) stake by 116,569 shares and now owns 635,722 shares. Intuit Inc (NASDAQ:INTU) was raised too.

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