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Nat’l Oilwell Varco (NOV) Holder Jolley Asset Management Lowered Holding by $516,780 as Market Value Rose; Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership Position in Maximus (MMS) Has Raised by $26.03 Million as Stock Price Declined

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Jolley Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Nat’l Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) by 58.9% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jolley Asset Management Llc sold 14,355 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.18% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,015 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $361,000, down from 24,370 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jolley Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Nat’l Oilwell Varco Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.07% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $37.97. About 1.97 million shares traded. National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) has declined 3.90% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in Maximus Inc (MMS) by 1629.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership bought 366,620 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 389,120 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $27.85M, up from 22,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership who had been investing in Maximus Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.55 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $69.78. About 248,792 shares traded. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has risen 5.08% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.47% the S&P500.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $2.53 million activity. FRANCIS DAVID sold $232,200 worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Tuesday, February 13. MONTONI RICHARD A sold $2.04 million worth of stock. Andrekovich Mark had sold 2,700 shares worth $194,400.

Among 8 analysts covering MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MAXIMUS had 36 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus initiated it with “Buy” rating and $65 target in Friday, December 4 report. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, November 10. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) earned “Hold” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by Canaccord Genuity. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Canaccord Genuity maintained MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Friday, October 13 with “Hold” rating. Maxim Group maintained MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, November 13. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80 target in Thursday, February 4 report.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, which manages about $55.30 billion and $41.58 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Citizens Finl Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 1.09 million shares to 11,000 shares, valued at $462,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Kimball Intl Inc (NASDAQ:KBAL) by 20,069 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 244,247 shares, and cut its stake in Cheniere Energy Ptnrs Lp Hld (NYSEMKT:CQH).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.29, from 1.39 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 22 investors sold MMS shares while 101 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 58.07 million shares or 1.27% more from 57.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 10,521 were reported by Blair William Il. Liberty Capital Mgmt invested 0.34% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Alps Advsrs Inc has 0% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 7,407 shares. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 0.04% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 208,200 shares. Parkside National Bank And Tru, a Missouri-based fund reported 1,425 shares. Laurion Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 36,587 shares. Retirement Of Alabama accumulated 84,227 shares. Stephens Inv Group Limited Company reported 171,024 shares stake. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested 0% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). 379 were accumulated by Wealthtrust. Oak Ridge Invests Lc invested in 1.53% or 448,021 shares. Bryn Mawr invested in 106,144 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Moreover, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc has 0% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 2,271 shares. Essex Mgmt Co Ltd Llc accumulated 6,366 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Sg Americas Ltd Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 19,212 shares.

Analysts await National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) to report earnings on April, 26 after the close. They expect $-0.01 EPS, up 94.12% or $0.16 from last year’s $-0.17 per share. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by National Oilwell Varco, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -75.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold NOV shares while 209 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 349.52 million shares or 0.22% more from 348.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hightower Advisors Limited Company stated it has 0% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). First Merchants Corporation reported 8,106 shares stake. Cutter Communication Brokerage invested in 18,900 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Dorsey Whitney Limited Co holds 0.06% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) or 9,504 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc stated it has 0.02% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Oakworth reported 719 shares. St Germain D J Incorporated stated it has 1.72% of its portfolio in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Ls Investment Advisors Limited invested in 0.03% or 13,502 shares. Speece Thorson Group Inc Inc, Minnesota-based fund reported 523,838 shares. Waters Parkerson And Limited holds 0.22% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) or 73,198 shares. Marathon Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership has 0.79% invested in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Incorporated invested 0.01% in National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV). Tortoise Cap Advisors Limited Com reported 0% stake. Wesbanco Comml Bank Inc accumulated 0.02% or 6,609 shares. Rice Hall James Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 10,826 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $264,657 activity.

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