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Citadel Advisors Upped Its Hunt J B Trans Svcs (JBHT) Holding by $25.23 Million as Market Value Declined; As Noble Energy (NBL) Shares Declined, National Investment Services Boosted Position by $1.18 Million

Ken Griffin increased its stake in Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc (JBHT) by 1411.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citadel Advisors Llc bought 227,288 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.73% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Ken Griffin held 243,388 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.04 million, up from 16,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citadel Advisors Llc who had been investing in Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.23B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $120.58. About 534,966 shares traded. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 5.07% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

National Investment Services Inc increased its stake in Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) by 56.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Investment Services Inc bought 41,987 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 116,893 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.32M, up from 74,906 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Investment Services Inc who had been investing in Noble Energy Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $26.28. About 6.18 million shares traded or 25.25% up from the average. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has declined 10.36% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 49 investors sold NBL shares while 150 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 448.27 million shares or 2.45% more from 437.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tortoise Advsr Ltd Liability Com owns 39,358 shares. Paradigm Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 70,030 shares for 0.51% of their portfolio. Rampart Inv Mgmt Lc accumulated 5,771 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Wealthfront Inc, California-based fund reported 43,057 shares. X Management Ltd Liability reported 7,899 shares stake. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) for 1.13M shares. Ci Invests accumulated 0.02% or 79,100 shares. Next Finance Gru reported 0% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 12,180 shares. Jane Street Grp Lc reported 88,166 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 0.03% or 114,902 shares. Frontier Com Limited Com, Massachusetts-based fund reported 922 shares. 7,203 were accumulated by Martingale Asset Management Limited Partnership. Aristotle Capital Boston Limited Liability Corp reported 91,111 shares stake. Shine Advisory Svcs owns 0% invested in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) for 171 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 selling transactions for $5.33 million activity. EDELMAN THOMAS J sold $5.40M worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) on Monday, December 11. STOVER DAVID L also bought $499,835 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Noble Energy Inc. had 104 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, January 4, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 7. Seaport Global upgraded the shares of NBL in report on Tuesday, December 19 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 17 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Friday, September 11 to “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 15 by JP Morgan. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. Seaport Global upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2600 target in Friday, August 11 report. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 20.

National Investment Services Inc, which manages about $4.22B and $97.34 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 5,153 shares to 8,946 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $211.61 million activity. $272,094 worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) shares were sold by MATTHEWS TERRENCE D. Simpson Shelley sold $359,085 worth of stock or 3,700 shares. The insider Hicks Bradley W. sold 1,000 shares worth $100,400. 975,000 shares were sold by J B HUNT LLC, worth $95.55M on Tuesday, August 29. HUNT JOHNELLE D also sold $95.55 million worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Tuesday, August 29. The insider Field Darren P. sold $99,102.

Citadel Advisors Llc, which manages about $130.27 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Varex Imaging Corp (Call) by 16,072 shares to 10,400 shares, valued at $352,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc by 90,308 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 361,992 shares, and cut its stake in Energy Transfer Partners Lp (Call).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.45, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 40 investors sold JBHT shares while 113 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 76.06 million shares or 1.16% less from 76.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Counselors Of Maryland Limited Liability Corp holds 1,444 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. First Republic Invest invested in 4,162 shares. 24,062 are held by Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.04% or 22,456 shares. 1,824 were reported by Veritable L P. Amer Insurance Tx, Texas-based fund reported 7,200 shares. 732,844 are owned by Franklin Resources. Dupont invested in 8,746 shares. Kentucky Retirement System Ins Tru Fund holds 2,268 shares. Bluemountain Capital Management Ltd holds 0.04% or 15,525 shares in its portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.02% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Portolan Cap Management Ltd Liability reported 0.71% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Gemmer Asset Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Bluecrest Cap Ltd has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT).

Among 22 analysts covering JB Hunt Trans (NASDAQ:JBHT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. JB Hunt Trans had 79 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) rating on Friday, July 21. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $9500 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, April 19 with “Outperform”. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, September 18. Cowen & Co downgraded J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Monday, October 16 to “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, November 16, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital. UBS initiated the shares of JBHT in report on Friday, October 9 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, September 29. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, July 21.

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