Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Cut Its Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Position by $1.06 Million; Shares Declined; As Nice LTD (NICE) Stock Value Rose, Holder Hmi Capital Decreased Stake by $12.29 Million

April 25, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 17.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc sold 15,777 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 73,037 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.92 million, down from 88,814 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.49 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.615 during the last trading session, reaching $68.895. About 2.31M shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 16.28% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.83% the S&P500.

Mick Hellman decreased its stake in Nice Ltd (NICE) by 13.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hmi Capital Llc sold 135,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.77% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Mick Hellman held 860,562 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $79.09 million, down from 995,562 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hmi Capital Llc who had been investing in Nice Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.86 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $94.6. About 69,958 shares traded. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 35.74% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.19% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.22, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 90 investors sold SLB shares while 672 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 365 raised stakes. 1.05 billion shares or 11.89% less from 1.20 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cap Ser Of America Incorporated stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Heritage Wealth Advisors reported 0.49% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). The Alabama-based Notis has invested 0.48% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Triangle Wealth Mgmt invested in 0.53% or 13,830 shares. Legacy Ptnrs has 0.59% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 17,621 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee invested in 16,197 shares. Bender Robert And reported 3,962 shares stake. Moreover, Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 68,970 shares. 53,920 were reported by Ccm Advisers Ltd Liability Company. Ascend Llc owns 1.1% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 435,470 shares. Graybill Bartz & Assocs Ltd holds 49,604 shares. Texan Cap owns 0.55% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 12,638 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.15% stake. Cooke & Bieler LP has invested 1.48% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Eagle Asset Management Incorporated reported 0.01% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB).

Since January 22, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 2 sales for $6.71 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $646,800 were bought by KIBSGAARD PAAL on Monday, March 26. Shares for $1.96 million were sold by Guild Howard on Monday, January 22. Schorn Patrick bought $323,950 worth of stock. 75,000 shares valued at $5.91M were sold by AYAT SIMON on Wednesday, January 24.

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 148 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil on Monday, January 25 with “Focus Stock”. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, January 25 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, August 30. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of SLB in report on Wednesday, June 21 to “Equal-Weight” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. Bernstein upgraded Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Thursday, July 6 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 25. KLR Group initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, December 14 report. On Monday, April 25 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”.

Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $356.76M and $320.73 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Abbvie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) by 5,922 shares to 10,590 shares, valued at $1.02M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Among 13 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. NICE Systems had 28 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 20. Chardan Capital Markets initiated NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) on Wednesday, June 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock of NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS upgraded NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) rating on Wednesday, August 26. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $75 target. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 15 by Oppenheimer. JMP Securities upgraded the stock to “Market Outperform” rating in Thursday, May 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Chardan Capital Markets. JP Morgan reinitiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. Zacks upgraded NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating.

Analysts await NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) to report earnings on May, 10 before the open. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, down 29.33% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.75 per share. NICE’s profit will be $32.85 million for 44.62 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.27 actual earnings per share reported by NICE Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -58.27% negative EPS growth.

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