Central Securities Corp decreased its stake in Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) by 73.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Central Securities Corp sold 169,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 61,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.62M, down from 230,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Central Securities Corp who had been investing in Murphy Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.47B market cap company. The stock increased 2.57% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $25.91. About 1.83 million shares traded. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 8.71% since March 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.41% the S&P500.
Teton Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Entegris Inc Com (ENTG) by 11.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Teton Advisors Inc sold 33,900 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 264,400 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.63M, down from 298,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Teton Advisors Inc who had been investing in Entegris Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.10 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $36.1. About 1.49M shares traded or 64.80% up from the average. Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) has risen 78.11% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.41% the S&P500.
Analysts await Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 44.83% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.29 per share. ENTG’s profit will be $59.28 million for 21.49 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Entegris, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.44% EPS growth.
Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $9.53 million activity. GRAVES GREGORY B sold $1.90M worth of Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) on Tuesday, February 20. OLSON PAUL L H sold 3,000 shares worth $90,628. Edlund Todd James had sold 6,945 shares worth $252,236. $208,802 worth of Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) was sold by Rucci Corey. BRADLEY MICHAEL A had sold 15,754 shares worth $548,307. Shaner William James sold $333,312 worth of stock or 9,889 shares.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.90, from 1.72 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 29 investors sold ENTG shares while 90 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 135.35 million shares or 1.21% more from 133.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Acadian Asset Management has 0% invested in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) for 8,407 shares. Balyasny Asset Limited reported 10,709 shares. Gamco Et Al reported 61,000 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.07% in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). Earnest Partners Limited Liability Co invested in 1.62% or 5.63M shares. Ameriprise accumulated 1.22M shares. Paradigm Capital Mgmt Inc Ny accumulated 559,700 shares or 1.4% of the stock. Eam Ltd Com holds 84,520 shares. 553,807 were accumulated by Rothschild Asset Mngmt. American Intl Group Inc stated it has 0.01% in Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG). 12,871 are held by Tower Research Cap Limited Liability Company (Trc). Allen Investment Mgmt stated it has 14,245 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ellington Mgmt Grp Lc, Connecticut-based fund reported 7,600 shares. Hanseatic Management Ser Inc holds 0.01% or 419 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Port Associate Limited Company reported 244,685 shares stake.
Among 13 analysts covering Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Entegris had 25 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 21 by Needham. Goldman Sachs initiated Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) on Friday, February 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Dougherty & Company on Thursday, October 27 to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital given on Friday, October 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ENTG in report on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Thursday, February 15 to “Buy”. The stock of Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 26. Needham maintained Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) rating on Thursday, October 19. Needham has “Buy” rating and $29.0 target. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.
Teton Advisors Inc, which manages about $2.00 billion and $1.08 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Darling Intl Inc Com (NYSE:DAR) by 20,200 shares to 46,400 shares, valued at $813,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Atlantic Cap Bancshares Inc Co by 30,108 shares in the quarter, for a total of 41,508 shares, and has risen its stake in Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD).
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 57 investors sold MUR shares while 100 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 164.72 million shares or 1.46% less from 167.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.04% or 11.85M shares. Cadence Management Limited Liability Company reported 25,549 shares stake. Voya Investment Ltd Llc holds 45,680 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pacific Heights Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 0.51% stake. Susquehanna Grp Llp owns 38,962 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 287,210 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Savings Bank Of America De has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Tiedemann Wealth Management Lc has 0.01% invested in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Convergence Invest Partners Limited Liability stated it has 37,900 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Choate Investment Advsr stated it has 9,964 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky owns 29,300 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Toronto Dominion Bancorp reported 6,923 shares. Glg Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 8,928 shares.
Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $965,516 activity.
Among 14 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Murphy Oil Corporation had 45 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS upgraded the shares of MUR in report on Thursday, July 30 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The rating was maintained by Iberia Capital Partners on Friday, February 12 with “Sector Perform”. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, November 3. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight” on Wednesday, July 13. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $34 target in Friday, February 2 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 5 by Scotia Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, July 11.
Analysts await Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 466.67% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. MUR’s profit will be $37.96M for 29.44 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 175.00% EPS growth.