Hourglass Capital Llc decreased its stake in American Airls Group Inc (AAL) by 3.03% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hourglass Capital Llc sold 8,090 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.21% with the market. The hedge fund held 258,850 shares of the transportation company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $13.47M, down from 266,940 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hourglass Capital Llc who had been investing in American Airls Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $43.38. About 3.49M shares traded. American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has risen 21.95% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.40% the S&P500.
Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Noble Energy (NBL) by 9.87% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc bought 18,150 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.93% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 202,091 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.89M, up from 183,941 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Noble Energy for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.44B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $36.23. About 3.01M shares traded. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has declined 8.04% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.59% the S&P500.
More recent Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Noble Energy Announces First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 01, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Noble Energy Announces Increase to Its Quarterly Dividend” on April 23, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Ellie Mae, Micron Technology, Applied Optoelectronics, Acadia Realty Trust …” with publication date: May 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.
Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 7 selling transactions for $6.24 million activity. The insider Elliott J. Keith sold 6,000 shares worth $199,648. Craddock James E sold $266,475 worth of stock. On Tuesday, February 6 Fisher Kenneth M. sold $210,815 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) or 7,621 shares. Robison Andrea Lee also sold $306,600 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) shares. Hatley Dustin A. sold $140,336 worth of stock or 4,178 shares. $499,835 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) was bought by STOVER DAVID L.
Among 33 analysts covering Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Noble Energy Inc. had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 16 by Argus Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 8 by Cowen & Co. BMO Capital Markets maintained Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) rating on Thursday, January 11. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $40.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Tuesday, March 13. As per Monday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Wunderlich maintained Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) on Wednesday, July 6 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, June 8 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies.
Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $585.75M and $685.97M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Waters Corp. (NYSE:WAT) by 5,820 shares to 124,866 shares, valued at $24.12 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Marsh & Mclennan (NYSE:MMC) by 6,050 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 29,600 shares, and cut its stake in Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX).
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 44 investors sold NBL shares while 169 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 456.50 million shares or 1.84% more from 448.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 18,000 are owned by Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas. Victory Management Inc has invested 0.12% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Jacobs Levy Equity reported 0.01% stake. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability has 1.48M shares. Tortoise Capital Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 851,315 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 638,844 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Putnam Invests Limited Company invested in 208,704 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cornerstone Advisors has 0.01% invested in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Putnam Fl, Massachusetts-based fund reported 135,115 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited holds 0.19% or 1.10M shares. Amp invested in 118,589 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Cipher Capital LP holds 84,783 shares. Hexavest Inc owns 0.44% invested in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) for 1.34 million shares. Jennison Associates Ltd Company owns 8.37M shares.
More notable recent American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “No, High Oil Prices Won’t Be Good for Airline Stocks” on May 08, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Spotlight On Gambling Reset And Banking Bill” published on May 19, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “American Airlines: I Placed Too Much Importance On High Debt Levels” on May 02, 2018. More interesting news about American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “How Financially Strong Is American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL)?” published on April 28, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “American Airlines to Webcast Presentation at Wolfe Research Global Transportation Conference” with publication date: May 17, 2018.
Hourglass Capital Llc, which manages about $861.92M and $440.11 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) by 440,000 shares to 720,500 shares, valued at $4.26M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 75,630 shares in the quarter, for a total of 510,517 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).
Among 23 analysts covering American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. American Airlines Group had 81 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Credit Suisse downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $28 target in Wednesday, July 6 report. Credit Suisse upgraded American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) on Thursday, January 7 to “Outperform” rating. Citigroup initiated the shares of AAL in report on Friday, November 18 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, September 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, July 13. Barclays Capital upgraded the shares of AAL in report on Friday, September 22 to “Overweight” rating. Vetr upgraded American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy” rating.
Analysts await American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.76 earnings per share, down 8.33% or $0.16 from last year’s $1.92 per share. AAL’s profit will be $823.93M for 6.16 P/E if the $1.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by American Airlines Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 134.67% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.66 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 57 investors sold AAL shares while 193 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 371.06 million shares or 2.48% less from 380.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advisors reported 1.07M shares. Optimum Advsrs owns 0.07% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 4,202 shares. Sigma Planning, a Michigan-based fund reported 9,503 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 124,856 shares or 0.05% of the stock. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.08% of its portfolio in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 41,700 shares. Psagot Invest House Ltd invested in 0% or 1,800 shares. Smithfield Trust accumulated 200 shares. Hudock Capital Limited Liability Company invested in 0.04% or 1,830 shares. Quantitative Mgmt Limited Co, a Virginia-based fund reported 302,100 shares. 18,131 are held by Brinker Cap. Systematic Fincl Mgmt LP has 0.08% invested in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Janney Montgomery Scott Lc holds 0.02% or 37,284 shares. Regent Invest Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.11% in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL). Ahl Prns Llp holds 0.06% of its portfolio in American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) for 80,059 shares. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association Of America has 473,724 shares for 1.26% of their portfolio.