As Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Market Valuation Rose, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Has Boosted Holding; High Pointe Capital Management Has Raised Its Stake in National Oilwell Varco (NOV) as Share Price Rose

May 20, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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High Pointe Capital Management Llc increased its stake in National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV) by 100.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. High Pointe Capital Management Llc bought 13,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 27,480 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $990,000, up from 13,680 at the end of the previous reported quarter. High Pointe Capital Management Llc who had been investing in National Oilwell Varco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $43.42. About 3.33M shares traded or 9.82% up from the average. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) has declined 3.90% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) by 16.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc bought 60,471 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.10% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 431,171 shares of the consumer specialties company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.26 million, up from 370,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Central Garden & Pet Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.03B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $38.55. About 226,334 shares traded or 14.91% up from the average. Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) has risen 12.55% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.00% the S&P500.

More news for National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) were recently published by: 247Wallst.com, which released: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, Baxter, Cisco, Eiger Bio, Energy Transfer, Juniper, NOV, Phillips 66 …” on May 17, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) CEO Clay Williams on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on April 27, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 35 analysts covering National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 22 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. National Oilwell Varco had 124 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 29, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, October 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $30.0 target in Monday, January 15 report. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co to “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 17. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of NOV in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Sell” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of NOV in report on Friday, September 4 with “Underperform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, February 7. Cowen & Co maintained National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, October 5 with “Sell”. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.92 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold NOV shares while 209 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 349.52 million shares or 0.22% more from 348.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The New Hampshire-based Ledyard Comml Bank has invested 0.01% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Umb Retail Bank N A Mo stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Qs Limited stated it has 113,779 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Gp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 269,379 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt System stated it has 0.02% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Park Natl Oh holds 0.08% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 40,199 shares. Sei owns 632,042 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Speece Thorson Group Inc Inc has invested 3.75% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). 167,614 were reported by Energy Opportunities Management Ltd Co. Moreover, Whittier Tru has 0% invested in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 875 shares. Virtus Advisers Inc reported 0.02% stake. Moneta Investment Ltd Liability holds 0% or 6 shares in its portfolio. Qv Invsts, a Alberta – Canada-based fund reported 828,187 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al, a Virginia-based fund reported 6,430 shares. 68 were accumulated by Endurance Wealth Mngmt.

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc, which manages about $2.14B and $8.31 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Haemonetics Corp (NYSE:HAE) by 1.08M shares to 751,080 shares, valued at $43.62 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN) by 280,670 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 570 shares, and cut its stake in Vera Bradley Inc (NASDAQ:VRA).

More recent Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENTA) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Agilysys, Editas Medicine, The ExOne, Central Garden & Pet, Quality …” on April 30, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Central Garden & Pet Company to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results” on May 01, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Central Garden & Pet Company (CENTA) Reports Q1 EPS of $0.86” with publication date: May 07, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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