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Sm Energy Co (SM) Valuation Declined While Fir Tree Increased Its Holding; Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) Stock Rose While Tiaa Cref Investment Management Boosted Its Holding

Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO) by 87.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc bought 157,651 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.02% with the market. The institutional investor held 338,476 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.15 million, up from 180,825 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $381.05M market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $4.22. About 626,227 shares traded. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) has declined 29.01% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.71% the S&P500.

Jeffrey Tannenbaum increased its stake in Sm Energy Co (SM) by 40.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fir Tree Inc bought 1.35 million shares as the company’s stock declined 20.56% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Jeffrey Tannenbaum held 4.70M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $83.37 million, up from 3.35 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fir Tree Inc who had been investing in Sm Energy Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.44 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $21.84. About 2.59 million shares traded. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has declined 24.40% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc, which manages about $146.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Momo Inc Spon Adr by 64,600 shares to 94,600 shares, valued at $2.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Superior Energy Services Inc (NYSE:SPN) by 51,445 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 626,937 shares, and cut its stake in Advance Auto Parts Inc (NYSE:AAP).

Among 8 analysts covering Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had 38 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 25 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, June 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Friday, July 7. The stock of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, August 10. On Thursday, March 16 the stock rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 8 by H.C. Wainwright. The firm has “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright given on Tuesday, January 23. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”.

Among 27 analysts covering SM Energy (NYSE:SM), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. SM Energy had 85 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the shares of SM in report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has “Positive” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, February 20. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, April 21. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, March 11 with “Hold”. Williams Capital Group initiated SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) rating on Monday, August 29. Williams Capital Group has “Buy” rating and $57 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Topeka Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Topeka Capital Markets. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”.

Fir Tree Inc, which manages about $18.45B and $3.51 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Stone Energy Corp by 522,393 shares to 550,901 shares, valued at $16.01M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Trivago N V by 158,026 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 709,680 shares, and cut its stake in Ep Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 33 investors sold SM shares while 50 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 115.08 million shares or 8.34% more from 106.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Int Gru has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Raymond James Associates has 37,815 shares. B And T Capital Mgmt Dba Alpha Capital Mgmt reported 10,959 shares. Verition Fund Llc owns 73,178 shares. 13,479 were accumulated by Hap Trading Ltd Liability Corp. Citigroup has invested 0% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Macquarie Gp Limited has 0.1% invested in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) for 3.13 million shares. Point72 Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0.04% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) or 169,000 shares. Bartlett And Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.01% or 6,760 shares. Highbridge Management Ltd Co has invested 0.09% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Stifel reported 54,795 shares. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 8,400 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 0% stake. Bluestein R H & Communication has invested 0.03% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM).

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