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Petrus Trust Company Lta Trimmed Its Holding in Antero Res (AR) by $662,220 as Shares Rose; Orbotech LTD (ORBK) Position Lifted by Clough Capital Partners L P

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Charles Clough increased its stake in Orbotech Ltd (ORBK) by 89.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clough Capital Partners LP bought 48,339 shares as the company’s stock rose 23.02% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Charles Clough held 102,400 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.15 million, up from 54,061 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clough Capital Partners LP who had been investing in Orbotech Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.94 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $60.73. About 166,716 shares traded. Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) has risen 91.25% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 79.70% the S&P500.

Petrus Trust Company Lta decreased its stake in Antero Res Corp (AR) by 7.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Petrus Trust Company Lta sold 36,790 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.39% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 433,130 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.23M, down from 469,920 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Petrus Trust Company Lta who had been investing in Antero Res Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $20.39. About 542,280 shares traded. Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has declined 15.07% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 33 investors sold AR shares while 72 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 282.31 million shares or 3.23% less from 291.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sg Americas Ltd stated it has 0% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv reported 28,208 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Lc owns 1.93M shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. 112,950 are owned by Guardian Life Insurance Of America. Salem Counselors invested in 0.02% or 9,424 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj And reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). One Trading LP owns 21,312 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp owns 11,085 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Yorktown Management & holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) for 32,600 shares. holds 11,873 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Moreover, California Pub Employees Retirement System has 0.01% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR). Shell Asset Com has 0.01% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) for 13,905 shares. Moreover, State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 0.01% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) for 15,000 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR).

Since March 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $50,000 activity.

Petrus Trust Company Lta, which manages about $403.64 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) by 9,411 shares to 74,963 shares, valued at $5.66 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 6,253 shares in the quarter, for a total of 61,964 shares, and has risen its stake in Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS).

Among 29 analysts covering Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Antero Resources had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. GMP Securities reinitiated the shares of AR in report on Wednesday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus initiated it with “Hold” rating and $26 target in Friday, March 24 report. As per Wednesday, November 15, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Stephens. KLR Group upgraded the shares of AR in report on Friday, July 31 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 7 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 5 with “Hold”.

Analysts await Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.28 EPS, up 55.56% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.18 per share. AR’s profit will be $88.63 million for 18.21 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Antero Resources Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.37% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Orbotech had 27 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, September 8 the stock rating was initiated by Lake Street with “Buy”. Needham maintained Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) rating on Thursday, December 10. Needham has “Buy” rating and $30.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Lake Street to “Hold” on Tuesday, March 20. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, August 10. The stock of Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. Jefferies maintained the shares of ORBK in report on Monday, July 10 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, February 12 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Monday, May 22.

Clough Capital Partners L P, which manages about $5.01 billion and $1.20B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Solar Cap Ltd (NASDAQ:SLRC) by 25,600 shares to 799,231 shares, valued at $16.15M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gw Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) by 13,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 72,871 shares, and cut its stake in Credit Accep Corp Mich (NASDAQ:CACC).

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