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Opaleye Management Cut Its Foamix Pharmaceuticals LTD (FOMX) Position as Share Price Declined; Stevens Capital Management LP Stake in Marathon Pete (MPC) Increased by $7.92 Million

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James A. Silverman decreased its stake in Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (FOMX) by 15.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opaleye Management Inc sold 182,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.36% with the market. The hedge fund run by James A. Silverman held 960,000 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.77 million, down from 1.14 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Opaleye Management Inc who had been investing in Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $214.67M market cap company. The stock increased 2.91% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $5.3. About 120,450 shares traded. Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX) has declined 13.02% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Matthew Tewksbury increased its stake in Marathon Pete Corp (MPC) by 134.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stevens Capital Management Lp bought 121,879 shares as the company’s stock rose 9.83% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Matthew Tewksbury held 212,425 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.02 million, up from 90,546 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stevens Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Marathon Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.44B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $76.73. About 6.89M shares traded or 38.17% up from the average. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has risen 49.25% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.70% the S&P500.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 5 insider sales for $8.42 million activity. Kelley Thomas M. also sold $1.40 million worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) shares. On Thursday, December 14 the insider Palmer C. Michael sold $3.29 million. On Thursday, December 14 Nichols Rodney P. sold $413,864 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) or 6,374 shares.

More notable recent Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) news were published by: 247Wallst.com which released: “Marathon, Andeavor to Merge, Create Largest US Oil Refiner” on April 30, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “This Oil Rally Could Have Much Further To Go” published on May 17, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Three-person team to oversee Marathon acquisition of Andeavor” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Andeavor Downgraded By Morgan Stanley On Marathon Acquisition” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in The Trade Desk, Walker & Dunlop, Fairmount Santrol, OGE Energy, Acushnet …” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Stevens Capital Management Lp, which manages about $6.88B and $2.58 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Broadcom Ltd by 62,684 shares to 10,333 shares, valued at $2.66 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Credicorp Ltd (NYSE:BAP) by 28,888 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,006 shares, and cut its stake in Gaming & Leisure Pptys Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 37 investors sold MPC shares while 316 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 222 raised stakes. 367.91 million shares or 3.23% less from 380.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 23,641 were reported by Glg Ltd. Adage Cap Grp Inc Inc holds 0.15% or 992,700 shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt reported 62,239 shares. Fdx has invested 0.04% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Com reported 4,576 shares. Tudor Inv Et Al invested in 0.11% or 68,066 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Moreover, Calamos Wealth Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.35% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). 242,700 were accumulated by Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Ltd Liability Corp. Ledyard Financial Bank owns 1,540 shares. Ohio-based James Research Inc has invested 0.07% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Peoples Corporation has invested 0.1% in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC). Foundry Prtnrs has 226,024 shares for 0.62% of their portfolio. Barometer Capital Mngmt holds 1.6% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) for 268,750 shares. Caxton Assocs LP accumulated 17,572 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

Among 20 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 91 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) rating on Tuesday, March 13. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $80 target. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, August 26 report. As per Wednesday, March 7, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, February 9. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, August 31. On Wednesday, March 16 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. Howard Weil maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) rating on Thursday, February 4. Howard Weil has “Sector Outperform” rating and $50 target. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of MPC in report on Wednesday, October 7 to “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on Friday, April 29 with “Top Pick” rating. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 23.

Among 3 analysts covering Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Foamix Pharmaceuticals had 8 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. H.C. Wainwright maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1200 target in Tuesday, May 8 report. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy” on Wednesday, November 29. H.C. Wainwright maintained the shares of FOMX in report on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, January 5 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, December 5, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim.

Analysts await Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ:FOMX) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $-0.45 EPS, down 2.27% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.44 per share. After $-0.69 actual EPS reported by Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -34.78% EPS growth.

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