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Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Reaches $36.74 52-Week High; 1 Analysts Are Bullish 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) Last Week

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The stock of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) hit a new 52-week high and has $38.21 target or 4.00% above today’s $36.74 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $17.69B company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 21 by Barchart.com. If the $38.21 price target is reached, the company will be worth $707.44 million more. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $36.74. About 696,623 shares traded. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has declined 8.04% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.59% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. 21Vianet Group had 8 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, November 29. JP Morgan downgraded 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) on Wednesday, November 25 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Canaccord Genuity. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of VNET in report on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 17. The stock of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Pacific Crest. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. See 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) latest ratings:

Analysts await Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 340.00% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.05 per share. NBL’s profit will be $105.90 million for 41.75 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by Noble Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.14% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold Noble Energy, Inc. 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. Gateway Investment Advisers Lc holds 0.01% or 33,061 shares. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) for 5,438 shares. World holds 0.36% or 57.77M shares in its portfolio. Bessemer Inc owns 155,951 shares. Finance Architects holds 350 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.24% stake. Creative Planning reported 0% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Assetmark has invested 0% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). First Financial Bank Of Omaha reported 46,561 shares. Voloridge Inv Management Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Voya Inv Llc, Georgia-based fund reported 287,448 shares. Zwj Invest Counsel has invested 1.13% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Numeric Invsts Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 9,900 shares. Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Lourd Capital Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL).

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. has $65.0 highest and $3.50 lowest target. $42.43’s average target is 15.49% above currents $36.74 stock price. Noble Energy Inc. had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 20. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was upgraded by Capital One. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 27 by Cowen & Co. Argus Research upgraded Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) on Tuesday, March 13 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Nomura. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) rating on Monday, April 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $4400 target. As per Thursday, November 17, the company rating was downgraded by Seaport Global. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3900 target in Thursday, July 13 report.

More important recent Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Noble Energy Announces Increase to Its Quarterly Dividend” on April 23, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 21, 2018”, Globenewswire.com published: “Noble Energy Announces First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights Ellie Mae, Micron Technology, Applied Optoelectronics, Acadia Realty Trust …” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 7 insider sales for $6.24 million activity. Fisher Kenneth M. sold 7,621 shares worth $219,483. Another trade for 200,000 shares valued at $5.40M was sold by EDELMAN THOMAS J. Robison Andrea Lee also sold $306,600 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) shares. 8,500 shares valued at $266,475 were sold by Craddock James E on Friday, March 9. On Monday, December 18 STOVER DAVID L bought $499,835 worth of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) or 19,000 shares. Elliott J. Keith had sold 6,000 shares worth $199,648. 4,178 shares were sold by Hatley Dustin A., worth $140,336 on Monday, May 7.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.69 billion. The Company’s principal projects are located in onshore DJ Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, and Marcellus Shale, the United States; deepwater Gulf of Mexico; Eastern Mediterranean, including offshore Israel and Cyprus; West Africa, including offshore Equatorial Guinea; and offshore the Falkland Islands, Suriname, and Newfoundland. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 1,437 million barrels oil equivalent of total proved reserves.

The stock increased 10.90% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $7.43. About 824,606 shares traded or 122.59% up from the average. 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) has risen 23.72% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.17% the S&P500.

More recent 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VNET) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “21Vianet Group, Inc. Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 17, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “21Vianet Group’s (VNET) CEO Alvin Wang on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 18, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “21Vianet Group, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” with publication date: May 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of $831.28 million. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to house its customersÂ’ servers and networking equipment, and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that enable clients to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network.

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