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Analysts See $0.04 EPS for California Water Service Group (CWT); Pomelo Capital Has Lowered Its Whiting Pete New (Put) (WLL) Position

Analysts expect California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) to report $0.04 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 100.00% from last quarter’s $0.02 EPS. CWT’s profit would be $1.92M giving it 238.44 P/E if the $0.04 EPS is correct. After having $0.29 EPS previously, California Water Service Group’s analysts see -86.21% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $38.15. About 4,419 shares traded. California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) has risen 22.84% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.14% the S&P500.

Pomelo Capital Llc decreased Whiting Pete Corp New (Put) (WLL) stake by 75% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pomelo Capital Llc sold 54,000 shares as Whiting Pete Corp New (Put) (WLL)’s stock declined 20.16%. The Pomelo Capital Llc holds 18,000 shares with $393,000 value, down from 72,000 last quarter. Whiting Pete Corp New (Put) now has $3.02 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.21% or $0.4053 during the last trading session, reaching $33.2047. About 248,176 shares traded. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has declined 20.87% since March 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.57% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering California Water Service (NYSE:CWT), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. California Water Service had 15 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 27. The rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons on Monday, August 3 to “Buy”. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 1. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $32 target in Friday, September 22 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, April 4 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Friday, February 24 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Gabelli.

California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The company has market cap of $1.83 billion. The firm engages in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public, and irrigation uses, as well as for fire protection. It has a 27.27 P/E ratio. It offers its services to approximately 482,400 clients in 100 California communities; approximately 4,400 water and wastewater clients on the islands of Maui and Hawaii; approximately 16,700 clients in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington; and approximately 8,000 water and wastewater clients in the Belen, Los Lunas, and Elephant Butte areas in New Mexico.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 2 sales for $82,837 activity. On Tuesday, February 13 the insider VERA GEORGE A bought $114. McGhee Lynne P sold 1,000 shares worth $36,736. 2,000 California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) shares with value of $77,180 were sold by Snow Lester A.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 10 investors sold California Water Service Group shares while 48 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 32.77 million shares or 1.52% more from 32.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guggenheim Capital Lc invested in 212,683 shares or 0.02% of the stock. First Trust Advsr Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) for 211,895 shares. Aperio Grp Limited Liability accumulated 38,322 shares. Chemical Fincl Bank holds 0.04% in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) or 10,000 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 65,503 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. North Point Managers Corporation Oh owns 0.06% invested in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) for 9,208 shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma reported 10,275 shares. 5,695 are held by Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking. Hl Finance Service Limited Liability Corporation has 8,300 shares. Huntington National Bank & Trust holds 0% of its portfolio in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) for 1,000 shares. Elm Limited Liability Company invested 0.18% in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT). Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 0% in California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT). Crow Point Limited Com reported 0.08% stake. Sei Investments invested in 1,082 shares. Sand Hill Global Advsrs Lc owns 6,039 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio.

Analysts await Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, up 121.67% or $0.73 from last year’s $-0.6 per share. WLL’s profit will be $11.80M for 63.86 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.17 actual earnings per share reported by Whiting Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -176.47% EPS growth.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $29,412 activity. SEERY DAVID M sold 1,059 shares worth $29,412.

Pomelo Capital Llc increased Community Health Sys Inc New (NYSE:CYH) stake by 64,572 shares to 74,572 valued at $573,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (Put) (NYSE:VRX) stake by 827,100 shares and now owns 1.05M shares. Navistar Intl Corp New (Prn) was raised too.

Among 42 analysts covering Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had 148 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, December 1. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Wednesday, May 10 by FBR Capital. UBS downgraded Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) rating on Wednesday, January 13. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $7 target. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Bank of America. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 7 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, July 18 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, May 30 to “Sell”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Monday, November 13 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Monday, August 10.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.94, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 61 investors sold WLL shares while 64 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 308.92 million shares or 6.48% more from 290.12 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Tru Advisors LP owns 255,088 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp accumulated 24,799 shares. Usca Ria accumulated 0.01% or 10,000 shares. Citadel Advisors Limited owns 93,834 shares. Macquarie Gru holds 0.03% in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) or 2.90M shares. Creative Planning has invested 0.01% in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL). Profund Lc, Maryland-based fund reported 14,571 shares. Moreover, Brave Asset Mngmt has 0.18% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) for 62,375 shares. Utah Retirement Systems owns 65,883 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Voya Invest Limited Liability Co invested in 223,534 shares. Credit Invs Ltd Liability has 100,000 shares. Texan Cap Mngmt has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL). Citigroup holds 0.01% or 1.22M shares. Fdx Advisors has invested 0% in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL). Loomis Sayles And Company Lp invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL).

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