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Andra Ap-Fonden Has Upped National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Position By $847,000; Last Week Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) Analysts

Andra Ap-Fonden increased National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV) stake by 41.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Andra Ap-Fonden acquired 24,200 shares as National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV)’s stock declined 11.45%. The Andra Ap-Fonden holds 82,700 shares with $2.96M value, up from 58,500 last quarter. National Oilwell Varco Inc now has $13.34B valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $35.1. About 3.46M shares traded or 6.94% up from the average. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) has risen 11.97% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.73% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Direct Line Insurance Group PLC had 184 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 3 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by HSBC with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 13. The stock has “Hold” rating by Numis Securities on Wednesday, February 8. Citigroup maintained the shares of DLG in report on Monday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, March 2. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, March 1 by Shore Capital. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Hold” on Friday, January 22. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, September 4 report. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Hold”. See Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) latest ratings:

21/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 449.00 New Target: GBX 452.00 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 390.00 New Target: GBX 378.00 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 400.00 New Target: GBX 400.00 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 415.00 New Target: GBX 415.00 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 360.00 New Target: GBX 415.00 Upgrade
06/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 384.00 New Target: GBX 413.00 Upgrade
01/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 455.00 New Target: GBX 455.00 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal Weight Old Target: GBX 358.00 New Target: GBX 384.00 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.46% or GBX 1.8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 389.1. About 656,122 shares traded. Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) has 0.00% since February 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance services and products in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 5.31 billion GBP. The firm operates through Motor, Home, Rescue and Other Personal Lines, and Commercial divisions. It has a 16.77 P/E ratio. It offers personal motor, home, and rescue insurance products, as well as other personal line insurance products, including travel, pet, and creditor products; and commercial insurance products, such as business, van, and landlord insurance products for small and medium-size entities.

Among 34 analysts covering National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. National Oilwell Varco had 119 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, June 13 by Bank of America. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of NOV in report on Wednesday, June 21 with “Sell” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) on Tuesday, January 5 to “Sector Weight” rating. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Sell” on Tuesday, August 8. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 11. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, March 3 report. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of NOV in report on Thursday, January 11 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, June 15. Societe Generale upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 19 report.

Andra Ap-Fonden decreased Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU) stake by 8,700 shares to 26,900 valued at $1.68 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vereit Inc stake by 47,800 shares and now owns 521,400 shares. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold NOV shares while 189 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. 348.73 million shares or 2.54% more from 340.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clearbridge Invests Lc holds 0.47% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 13.54M shares. The Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Tru Na has invested 0.09% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). 101,434 were reported by Oppenheimer And. 7,861 were reported by Two Sigma Secs Lc. Rockefeller holds 0.01% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) for 14,053 shares. Delta Asset Management Llc Tn invested in 260,772 shares. First Tru Advsr LP invested in 0% or 44,684 shares. Baring Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 236,410 shares. M&T Commercial Bank reported 0.01% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Wealthfront Inc stated it has 0.01% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Evercore Wealth Management Limited Co has invested 0% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 0.04% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Dodge Cox invested in 0.9% or 31.18M shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Company reported 117,192 shares. Utah Retirement reported 69,752 shares stake.

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