Hood River Capital Management Lowered Hill (HRC) Holding; Weatherford International Plc (WFT) Shorts Raised By 7.6%

February 15, 2018 - By Michael Leger

Hood River Capital Management Llc decreased Hill (HRC) stake by 98.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hood River Capital Management Llc sold 277,974 shares as Hill (HRC)’s stock rose 16.58%. The Hood River Capital Management Llc holds 4,315 shares with $319,000 value, down from 282,289 last quarter. Hill now has $5.45B valuation. The stock increased 1.59% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $82.36. About 114,818 shares traded. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has risen 57.47% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.77% the S&P500.

Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT) had an increase of 7.6% in short interest. WFT’s SI was 169.09M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 7.6% from 157.15 million shares previously. With 27.50M avg volume, 6 days are for Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT)’s short sellers to cover WFT’s short positions. The SI to Weatherford International Plc’s float is 18.62%. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $2.715. About 8.69 million shares traded. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has risen 2.15% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.55% the S&P500.

Since September 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $19.24 million activity. 100,000 shares valued at $8.28M were sold by GREISCH JOHN J on Monday, December 11. 6,870 shares were sold by FRANK ANDREAS G, worth $532,301. 1,000 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) shares with value of $82,990 were sold by Johnson Paul Sherwood.

Hood River Capital Management Llc increased Lumentum Holdings Inc stake by 334,775 shares to 618,792 valued at $33.63 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Biotelemetry Inc (NASDAQ:BEAT) stake by 109,921 shares and now owns 907,939 shares. Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) was raised too.

Investors sentiment is 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 28 investors sold HRC shares while 92 reduced holdings. only 41 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 53.76 million shares or 1.61% less from 54.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Fincl Grp accumulated 283,290 shares. Avalon Advsrs Limited Co reported 23,038 shares. 88,780 are held by Olstein Mngmt Lp. 5,411 are owned by Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas. Globeflex Cap Limited Partnership owns 15,905 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Macquarie Ltd holds 52,865 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Weaver C Barksdale & Assocs, Tennessee-based fund reported 188 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 86,352 shares. Piermont Mgmt reported 15,920 shares. Inv Advsrs has invested 0.57% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Ls Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 0.02% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Renaissance Lc invested 0.05% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Cornerstone Capital Mngmt owns 0.08% invested in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) for 138,105 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Limited Liability invested 0.06% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 64,833 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hill-Rom had 28 analyst reports since September 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, January 21. As per Wednesday, September 23, the company rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Needham maintained Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) on Friday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, February 8 report. The company was maintained on Sunday, November 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 30 report. Northcoast upgraded the shares of HRC in report on Wednesday, December 16 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Raymond James.

Weatherford International public limited company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a multinational oilfield service firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.70 billion. It offers equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. It currently has negative earnings. The firm operates through three business groups: Formation Evaluation and Well Construction, Completion and Production, and Land Drilling Rigs.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 41 investors sold Weatherford International plc shares while 94 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 1.67% more from 1.09 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 412,589 are owned by Fjarde Ap. 15,000 are owned by Goodman Corp. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability has invested 0.15% in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT). Stanley Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1.91% or 746,411 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies invested in 0.03% or 26,940 shares. Prelude Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 12,585 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd holds 0% or 13,770 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P has 0% invested in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT). Moreover, Energ Opportunities Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has 2.35% invested in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) for 787,335 shares. Thompson Davis And Company stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT). Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc holds 0.02% in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) or 6.63 million shares. Exane Derivatives has invested 0.38% in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT). Andra Ap stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT). 1.94 million were accumulated by Honeywell Intl. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership invested in 85,791 shares.

Among 34 analysts covering Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Weatherford International Ltd. had 113 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, March 7 by Capital One. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. Citigroup maintained Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) rating on Tuesday, June 14. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $8 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, February 13. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Thursday, July 6. The stock of Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13. The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering with “Buy” on Friday, March 24. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of WFT in report on Monday, June 6 to “Overweight” rating. The stock of Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by CLSA. Citigroup maintained the shares of WFT in report on Wednesday, October 5 with “Buy” rating.

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