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Van Eck Associates Has Decreased Its Position in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by $1.14 Million; Geode Capital Management Holding in Wpx Energy (WPX) Has Upped as Share Value Rose

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Van Eck Associates Corp decreased its stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by 7.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Van Eck Associates Corp sold 33,636 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.15% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 419,190 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.55 million, down from 452,826 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Van Eck Associates Corp who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $89.35 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $35.58. About 5.48 million shares traded or 29.85% up from the average. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 9.03% since May 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.52% the S&P500.

Geode Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Wpx Energy Inc (WPX) by 1.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Geode Capital Management Llc bought 46,709 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3.35 million shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $47.19M, up from 3.31M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Geode Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Wpx Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.10 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.60% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $17.78. About 10.67 million shares traded or 39.24% up from the average. WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has risen 11.34% since May 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.21% the S&P500.

Geode Capital Management Llc, which manages about $294.47B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vishay Intertechnology Inc (NYSE:VSH) by 43,681 shares to 1.52 million shares, valued at $31.55M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by 53,628 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.34 million shares, and cut its stake in Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI).

Among 34 analysts covering WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), 31 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. WPX Energy had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. Wunderlich initiated WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) on Wednesday, April 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by Seaport Global. Bank of America maintained WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) on Tuesday, November 14 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by Iberia Capital Partners. The stock of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Susquehanna. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Imperial Capital initiated WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Imperial Capital has “Outperform” rating and $14 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy” rating.

More news for WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “US Shale: NAV Analysis Of Williston Basin (Bakken) E&Ps” on May 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “WPX Energy -2% as Q1 earnings, revenues miss estimates.” and published on May 02, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 32 investors sold WPX shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 381.83 million shares or 0.86% less from 385.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 33,912 were accumulated by Jefferies Limited Liability Corporation. Balyasny Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.01% or 123,817 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 20,937 shares. Motco has invested 0% in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Jpmorgan Chase Co owns 1.72M shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0.01% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 194,095 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Fortress Investment Gp Ltd Liability reported 2.89M shares or 1.06% of all its holdings. Mariner Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 110,703 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 0.01% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) for 2.05M shares. Etrade Cap Management Ltd owns 0.01% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) for 20,928 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Limited Com reported 0% in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability accumulated 1.27 million shares or 0.11% of the stock. First Trust LP has 0.02% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Aegis invested in 8.97% or 433,902 shares.

Another recent and important AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “AstraZeneca Shares Are Looking Very Weak Right Now” on April 20, 2018.

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