Eog Res (EOG) Holder Bluecrest Capital Management LTD Decreased Its Position by $3.19 Million as Shares Declined; Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Holding in Fmc (FMC) Trimmed by $5.68 Million as Shares Rose

February 21, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans decreased its stake in Fmc Corp (FMC) by 24.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans sold 63,790 shares as the company’s stock rose 27.61% with the market. The institutional investor held 196,303 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.53M, down from 260,093 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans who had been investing in Fmc Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.10B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $82.65. About 660,077 shares traded. FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) has risen 62.57% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.87% the S&P500.

Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd decreased its stake in Eog Res Inc (EOG) by 85.12% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd sold 33,219 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.27% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 5,805 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $562,000, down from 39,024 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd who had been investing in Eog Res Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.68 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.19% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $106.68. About 882,416 shares traded. EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has risen 17.15% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 36 investors sold FMC shares while 164 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 118.19 million shares or 0.61% less from 118.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Utd Automobile Association has 0.01% invested in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) for 42,553 shares. Westport Asset Mngmt Inc holds 1.21% in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) or 18,000 shares. Ohio-based Huntington Natl Bank has invested 0% in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC). Amg Funds Ltd Llc has invested 0.86% in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC). First Savings Bank Of Omaha holds 97,008 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Vanguard Grp Inc owns 0.06% invested in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) for 13.82M shares. Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Com accumulated 160 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Sandhill Capital Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 201,806 shares or 3.51% of their US portfolio. Cibc Asset Mgmt, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 13,648 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj & Banking owns 267,936 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Arizona State Retirement Sys owns 0.07% invested in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) for 63,616 shares. Boston Ptnrs invested in 0.36% or 3.25 million shares. Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 203,070 shares. 500 are held by Pittenger & Anderson Incorporated.

Since August 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.13 million activity. The insider UTECHT ANDREA E sold $1.19 million. On Tuesday, December 12 Pfeiffer Nicholas sold $33,873 worth of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) or 375 shares.

Among 32 analysts covering FMC Tech (NYSE:FMC), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. FMC Tech had 94 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, November 28 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Monday, November 30. The stock has “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, January 8. The company was maintained on Monday, April 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Nomura. Citigroup upgraded the shares of FMC in report on Wednesday, February 14 to “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $8500 target. Susquehanna upgraded FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) on Monday, April 3 to “Positive” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $40 target in Thursday, July 23 report.

Analysts await FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.51 earnings per share, up 251.16% or $1.08 from last year’s $0.43 per share. FMC’s profit will be $202.74 million for 13.68 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual earnings per share reported by FMC Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.27% EPS growth.

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, which manages about $82.94B and $28.31 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Crown Holdings Inc (NYSE:CCK) by 94,685 shares to 364,655 shares, valued at $21.78 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 27,110 shares in the quarter, for a total of 90,060 shares, and has risen its stake in Mgm Resorts Intl (NYSE:MGM).

Among 39 analysts covering EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), 29 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. EOG Resources had 119 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. The stock of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, February 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 12 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, January 9. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 8 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by Johnson Rice to “Hold” on Thursday, May 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Wednesday, January 17. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $106 target in Monday, November 2 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $108.0 target in Tuesday, January 30 report. CLSA upgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, August 10 report.

Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $2.46 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:NBIX) by 13,081 shares to 25,181 shares, valued at $1.54M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Atlas Air Worldwide Hldgs In by 25,038 shares in the quarter, for a total of 91,783 shares, and has risen its stake in Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 67 investors sold EOG shares while 337 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 479.04 million shares or 1.35% less from 485.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lazard Asset Ltd Llc invested in 2.50M shares. Rainier holds 9,160 shares. Mariner Wealth Advisors Limited Liability Company invested in 25,931 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Pittenger Anderson Incorporated has 16,030 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards Inc reported 443 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada stated it has 0.17% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Commonwealth Bankshares Of Aus reported 11,659 shares stake. Moreover, Grandfield Dodd Limited Company has 0.04% invested in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) for 3,555 shares. Banced holds 2,782 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Lc invested in 55,040 shares or 0.21% of the stock. Manchester Mgmt invested 0% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Da Davidson And Company accumulated 0.02% or 8,447 shares. Utd Ser Automobile Association has invested 0.15% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Mitsubishi Ufj & Banking Corporation owns 1.87M shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Atlantic Trust Group Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.02M shares or 0.44% of all its holdings.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $10.26 million activity. Trice David W also sold $646,120 worth of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) shares. Donaldson Michael P sold 15,322 shares worth $1.75M. Another trade for 3,411 shares valued at $330,982 was made by CRISP CHARLES R on Thursday, September 28.

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