Ulysses Management Lifted Its Blackhawk Network Hldgs (HAWK) Position; Ensco plc (ESV) Covered By 12 Bullish Analysts Last Week

April 17, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Among 35 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Ensco Plc had 87 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $9 target in Thursday, August 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Clarksons Platou to “Neutral”. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 13 report. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. Iberia Capital Partners maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $9 target in Friday, February 26 report. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 23 to “Neutral”. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by UBS. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was initiated by HSBC. See Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) latest ratings:

13/04/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $5.5000 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
15/03/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $5.0 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $5.0 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $7 New Target: $6 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
12/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $7.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $6.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $6.1 Downgrade

Ulysses Management Llc increased Blackhawk Network Hldgs (HAWK) stake by 50.51% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ulysses Management Llc acquired 143,500 shares as Blackhawk Network Hldgs (HAWK)’s stock rose 32.05%. The Ulysses Management Llc holds 427,600 shares with $15.24 million value, up from 284,100 last quarter. Blackhawk Network Hldgs now has $2.45B valuation. It closed at $44.8 lastly. It is down 17.17% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.62% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Blackhawk Network Holdings had 40 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. First Analysis downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, April 28. Bank of America maintained Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) rating on Thursday, July 20. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $49 target. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 29. Citigroup downgraded the shares of HAWK in report on Monday, January 22 to “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, October 17 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Friday, October 6. Mizuho maintained Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) rating on Thursday, October 12. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $51.0 target. First Analysis initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $58 target in Tuesday, December 1 report.

The stock increased 2.45% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $5.655. About 8.53M shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 46.12% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.49, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold Ensco plc shares while 62 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 384.52 million shares or 17.04% more from 328.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Wellington Gp Llp invested in 1.11 million shares or 0% of the stock. Advisory Network Limited Liability Co accumulated 17,926 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 156,700 shares. Capital Guardian Tru Comm stated it has 1.08% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Atlantic Tru Limited Liability holds 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) or 80 shares. 265,000 are held by State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. South Dakota Invest Council stated it has 1.56M shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Adage Cap Prtn Ltd Com stated it has 0.05% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Davidson Kempner Cap Ltd Partnership reported 0.08% stake. 48.26M were accumulated by Blackrock. Jefferies Gp Ltd Co holds 391,773 shares. Cushing Asset Mgmt Lp holds 0.01% or 30,000 shares. Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 1.18M shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 8,992 shares. Virtu Fincl Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV).

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