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Robotti Robert Holding in Helmerich & Payne (HP) Boosted by $1.17 Million; Orbis Investment Management Raised Nike (NKE) Position by $3.48 Million

Robotti Robert increased its stake in Helmerich & Payne Inc (HP) by 42.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robotti Robert bought 22,504 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 75,388 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.93M, up from 52,884 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robotti Robert who had been investing in Helmerich & Payne Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.11B market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $65.32. About 352,771 shares traded. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has risen 4.51% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

William B. Gray increased its stake in Nike Inc (NKE) by 114.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Orbis Investment Management bought 68,241 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.78% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by William B. Gray held 127,615 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.62M, up from 59,374 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Orbis Investment Management who had been investing in Nike Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $109.91B market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $67.56. About 1.79M shares traded. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.94% the S&P500.

Among 44 analysts covering Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE), 25 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Nike Inc. had 222 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, September 28. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by Wells Fargo. The stock of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Wedbush. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 29 report. The stock of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The stock has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, October 11. On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 15 by Susquehanna.

Orbis Investment Management, which manages about $160.64M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charter Communications Inc N by 1,342 shares to 9,707 shares, valued at $3.53 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Broadband Corp by 22,553 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 45,502 shares, and cut its stake in Xpo Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO).

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 sales for $37.22 million activity. RODGERS JOHNATHAN A also sold $855,206 worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) shares. SPRUNK ERIC D also sold $6.77M worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) on Monday, January 29. 100,000 NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) shares with value of $6.85M were sold by EDWARDS TREVOR A. 10,000 shares valued at $620,000 were sold by Matheson Monique S. on Monday, December 11. Another trade for 135,000 shares valued at $8.78 million was sold by PARKER MARK G.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 87 investors sold NKE shares while 457 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 358 raised stakes. 985.62 million shares or 0.88% less from 994.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Mgmt owns 30,340 shares or 0.8% of their US portfolio. Piedmont Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 285,260 shares. Bridges Invest Counsel holds 0.31% or 10,674 shares in its portfolio. Klingenstein Fields & Ltd Llc holds 0.02% or 9,965 shares in its portfolio. Old National Retail Bank In invested in 27,989 shares. Ci Investments owns 1.04 million shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Crossvault Capital Limited Company, a Texas-based fund reported 69,469 shares. 105,023 were reported by West Coast Financial Llc. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Co holds 108,242 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 595,528 were reported by Becker Cap Management. Cohen And Steers reported 68,120 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0.19% or 403,451 shares in its portfolio. Greystone Inv Mngmt Limited Liability reported 62,897 shares. Prentiss Smith Communications holds 0.27% of its portfolio in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 8,568 shares. Fukoku Mutual Life Insur has 0.16% invested in NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $441,985 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold HP shares while 154 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 133 raised stakes. 112.20 million shares or 3.56% less from 116.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Balyasny Asset Limited Liability, a Illinois-based fund reported 415,492 shares. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada accumulated 50,290 shares. Fidelity National Finance reported 171,500 shares or 1.96% of all its holdings. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 41 shares. United Kingdom-based Hsbc Public Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Blb&B Advisors Limited Liability Co reported 0.18% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). 5,085 are owned by Glenmede Trust Na. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 151,340 shares. Sprott has 1.97% invested in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 147,112 shares. Conning has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Moreover, Franklin Resources has 0.16% invested in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 6.25 million shares. South State reported 28,187 shares. Weik Incorporated has 5,900 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Utah Retirement invested in 0.02% or 19,399 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 69,010 shares.

Among 36 analysts covering Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP), 9 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Helmerich & Payne had 131 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, March 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Guggenheim. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Argus Research. The stock has “Hold” rating by Tudor Pickering on Friday, March 24. As per Friday, June 30, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Buy” on Monday, June 13. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 4 report. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Friday, July 7 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 4 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, September 15.

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