Panhandle Oil And Gas (PHX) Holder Trigran Investments Has Lifted Its Holding; Orca Investment Management Cut Pfizer (PFE) Stake by $2.77 Million; Stock Price Declined

April 29, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Orca Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Pfizer Incorporated (PFE) by 71.68% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Orca Investment Management Llc sold 76,964 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,403 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.10 million, down from 107,367 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Orca Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $220.10B market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $37. About 13.69M shares traded. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has risen 2.43% since April 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.12% the S&P500.

Douglas T. Granat increased its stake in Panhandle Oil And Gas Inc (PHX) by 4.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trigran Investments Inc bought 90,683 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.21% with the market. The hedge fund run by Douglas T. Granat held 2.06M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.40 million, up from 1.97 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trigran Investments Inc who had been investing in Panhandle Oil And Gas Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $326.66 million market cap company. The stock decreased 2.74% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $19.55. About 19,803 shares traded. Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX) has risen 2.15% since April 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.40% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.81 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 5 investors sold PHX shares while 18 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 9.56 million shares or 1.18% more from 9.45 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ranger Investment Mngmt LP holds 68,955 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Bancorporation Of America Corporation De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 0.01% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Menta Cap Ltd Liability Com has 0.05% invested in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX) for 12,240 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Nebraska-based Ameritas Inv Prns has invested 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Weber Alan W stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Punch & Invest Mngmt holds 0.23% or 129,000 shares. 11,307 were accumulated by Millennium Ltd Llc. Legal General Grp Inc Public Limited reported 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). New York-based Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated has invested 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Robotti Robert reported 753,680 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE:PHX). Schwab Charles Investment Management Incorporated holds 34,600 shares.

Trigran Investments Inc, which manages about $278.36M and $445.63M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Model N Inc (NYSE:MODN) by 102,755 shares to 881,839 shares, valued at $13.89M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 146,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.53 million shares, and cut its stake in Xperi Corp.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $19,471 activity. Shares for $19,262 were bought by BEHRMAN MARK T.

Among 22 analysts covering Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Pfizer had 78 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, April 7 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Monday, February 26 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, January 28 by SunTrust. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Piper Jaffray. BMO Capital Markets maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) on Tuesday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Guggenheim. Goldman Sachs maintained Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) rating on Monday, April 18. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $35 target. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Cowen & Co.

Analysts await Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) to report earnings on May, 1 before the open. They expect $0.73 earnings per share, up 5.80% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.69 per share. PFE’s profit will be $4.34B for 12.67 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual earnings per share reported by Pfizer Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.74% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold PFE shares while 675 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 632 raised stakes. 4.07 billion shares or 0.28% more from 4.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cooke And Bieler LP has invested 0% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Waters Parkerson & Limited Liability Co invested in 379,593 shares. Churchill Mngmt Corp holds 0.14% or 180,435 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Cohen Steers has invested 0.07% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Amer Research And holds 30,538 shares. Southeast Asset Advsr Inc, Georgia-based fund reported 37,624 shares. Pennsylvania-based Janney Lc has invested 1% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Pillar Pacific Capital Limited Com reported 14,055 shares. Moreover, Timber Creek Cap Management has 0.75% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 33,328 shares. Moreover, Bedell Frazier Inv Counseling has 2.5% invested in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Forbes J M Limited Liability Partnership invested in 317,276 shares. Stillwater Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 3.23% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). Prudential holds 0.59% of its portfolio in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) for 11.98 million shares. Healthinvest Prns stated it has 5.74% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE). The Washington-based Fisher Asset Management Lc has invested 1.72% in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 sales for $12.99 million activity. Shares for $1.24 million were sold by SUSMAN SALLY. 6,750 shares were sold by MACKENZIE ALEXANDER R, worth $249,750. 64,587 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares with value of $2.39M were sold by Dolsten Mikael. HILL CHARLES H sold $986,292 worth of stock or 26,779 shares. JOHNSON RADY A had sold 8,000 shares worth $296,560. $353,677 worth of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) shares were sold by LUND-JURGENSEN KIRSTEN.

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