Windward Capital Management Company increased Southern Co (SO) stake by 101.22% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Windward Capital Management Company acquired 16,771 shares as Southern Co (SO)’s stock declined 8.19%. The Windward Capital Management Company holds 33,340 shares with $1.60M value, up from 16,569 last quarter. Southern Co now has $45.64B valuation. The stock increased 2.57% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $45.07. About 6.83M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.
Among 15 analysts covering Viper Energy Partners (NASDAQ:VNOM), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Viper Energy Partners had 42 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. As per Tuesday, December 5, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. As per Tuesday, January 31, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, July 11 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of VNOM in report on Thursday, June 29 with “Buy” rating. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 13 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 30 with “Overweight”. See Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) latest ratings:
16/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0000 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0 Maintain
21/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $24.0 Downgrade
08/02/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $27 Initiates Coverage On
16/01/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $29 Maintain
11/12/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Initiate
05/12/2017 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $18 Upgrade
Viper Energy Partners LP owns, acquires, and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company has market cap of $3.27 billion. The firm holds mineral interests covering an area of approximately 30,442 net acres in the Permian Basin, West Texas. It has a 26.86 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2015, its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves consisted of 31,435 thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent.
The stock increased 1.99% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $28.71. About 1.29 million shares traded or 144.40% up from the average. Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) has risen 32.51% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.96% the S&P500.
Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $4.03 million activity. Daiss Ann P had sold 5,000 shares worth $261,400 on Friday, October 20. On Thursday, October 26 the insider BEATTIE ART P sold $2.46M. Kerr – II James Y sold $1.30 million worth of stock or 25,000 shares.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold SO shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parsons Capital Mngmt Ri holds 0.19% or 36,328 shares. Atria Ltd invested in 69,630 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md has invested 0.28% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Cutter & Brokerage stated it has 4,921 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Aldebaran Fincl accumulated 19,529 shares. Asset Advisors Corporation has invested 0.29% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Dynamic Advisors Solutions Limited Company invested in 0.71% or 44,750 shares. Chesley Taft And Limited Liability Com holds 10,940 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Montag A Assoc has 0.05% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 217,483 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Compton Capital Management Inc Ri reported 4,947 shares stake. 8,876 were accumulated by Monetary Incorporated. Livingston Asset Mngmt (Operating As Southport Management) has invested 0.19% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). 42,270 are held by Prudential Public Limited Co. 8,499 are held by Sii Investments Wi.
Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company has $62 highest and $43 lowest target. $48.85’s average target is 8.39% above currents $45.07 stock price. The Southern Company had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of SO in report on Thursday, January 11 to “Sell” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of SO in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Sell” rating. Argus Research downgraded The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Friday, March 3 to “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Wednesday, August 30 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $46.0 target in Monday, January 22 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SO in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 6. Jefferies maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $56.5 target.