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As Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) Stock Price Declined, Empyrean Capital Partners LP Lifted Its Stake by $1.38 Million; Century Cmntys (CCS) Holder Gratia Capital Has Boosted Its Stake

Michael A. Price increased its stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (CRZO) by 48.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Empyrean Capital Partners Lp bought 81,450 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.59% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Michael A. Price held 250,000 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.28 million, up from 168,550 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Empyrean Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.51 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $18.56. About 2.32 million shares traded. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has declined 34.05% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 50.75% the S&P500.

Steve Pei increased its stake in Century Cmntys Inc (CCS) by 1906.98% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gratia Capital Llc bought 711,610 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.94% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Pei held 748,926 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.50 million, up from 37,316 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gratia Capital Llc who had been investing in Century Cmntys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $881.41 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.88% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $32.5. About 237,621 shares traded. Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCS) has risen 55.93% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.23% the S&P500.

Gratia Capital Llc, which manages about $521.00 million and $253.04 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO) by 16,716 shares to 104,011 shares, valued at $4.38M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lindblad Expeditions Hldgs I by 92,861 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 483,112 shares, and cut its stake in Forterra Inc.

Among 6 analysts covering Century Communities (NYSE:CCS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Century Communities had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 16 report. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 20 by Wedbush. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $27 target in Thursday, February 23 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 29 by Wedbush. Citigroup initiated Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCS) rating on Thursday, September 1. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $23 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by JP Morgan. The stock of Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCS) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, August 8. The stock of Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE:CCS) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12.

Among 29 analysts covering Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. had 111 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, October 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Sunday, January 21. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, December 12 with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of CRZO in report on Tuesday, March 29 with “Buy” rating. TheStreet downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Saturday, August 8 report. The stock of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Northland Capital. Jefferies maintained the shares of CRZO in report on Tuesday, August 29 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 6 by FBR Capital.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.45 million activity. On Tuesday, January 16 JOHNSON S P IV sold $191,337 worth of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) or 8,000 shares.

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