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Aegis Financial Boosted Its Cato (CATO) Stake by $1.04 Million as Stock Value Rose; Energy Opportunities Capital Management Holding in Helmerich & Payne Com (HP) Decreased as Stock Value Declined

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Aegis Financial Corp increased its stake in Cato Corp (CATO) by 429.62% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aegis Financial Corp bought 74,268 shares as the company’s stock rose 87.38% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 91,555 shares of the clothing and shoe and accessory stores company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.35M, up from 17,287 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aegis Financial Corp who had been investing in Cato Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $611.41M market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $25.23. About 232,749 shares traded. The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) has risen 2.78% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.79% the S&P500. Some Historical CATO News: 12/04/2018 – Cato March Same-Store Sales Rose 6%; 23/04/2018 – DJ Cato Corporation Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CATO); 12/04/2018 – CATO SEES APRIL COMPS IN HIGH NEGATIVE SINGLE DIGITS; 12/04/2018 – CATO CORP CATO.N MARCH SALES ROSE 4 PCT TO $96.9 MLN; 24/05/2018 – Cato Corp Declares Dividend of 33c; 22/03/2018 – Cato Corp 4Q Loss/Shr 62c; 14/05/2018 – Morgan Stanley Capital Services Exits Position in Cato; 08/03/2018 – Cato Feb Same-Store Sales Dn 5%; 08/03/2018 – CATO CORP CATO.N FEBRUARY SAME STORE SALES FELL 5 PCT; 12/04/2018 – Cato Reports March Same-Store Sales Up 6%

Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Helmerich & Payne Inc Com (HP) by 6.5% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc sold 5,925 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.29% with the market. The institutional investor held 85,248 shares of the energy company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.67 million, down from 91,173 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Helmerich & Payne Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.95 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.04% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $63.87. About 927,220 shares traded. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has risen 23.74% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.17% the S&P500. Some Historical HP News: 26/04/2018 – Helmerich & Payne Expect Increases in Avg Dayrates for Co’s Rigs in U.S. Land Spot Market to Accelerate in Next Few Mos; 27/03/2018 – Helmerich & Payne: Higher Oil Prices Bode Well for Increasing Drilling Demand, Continuing Dayrate Improvement; 05/04/2018 – HELMERICH & PAYNE NAMES MARK W. SMITH AS CFO DESIGNATE; 26/04/2018 – HELMERICH & PAYNE EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 26/04/2018 – Helmerich & Payne Sees 3Q U.S. Land Quarterly Rev Days up by Approximately 7%; 28/03/2018 – HELMERICH & PAYNE CEO JOHN LINDSAY COMMENTS AT WEIL CONFERENCE; 27/04/2018 – HELMERICH AND PAYNE INC HP.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $78 FROM $70; 26/04/2018 – HELMERICH AND PAYNE INC – ESTIMATE FOR GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR FISCAL 2018 IS NOW APPROXIMATELY $190 MLN; 27/03/2018 – Helmerich & Payne Again Raises FY18 Capital Spending View; 26/04/2018 – HELMERICH AND PAYNE INC – QUARTERLY U.S. LAND AVERAGE RIG REVENUE PER DAY INCREASED BY OVER $500 PER DAY OR OVER 2% SEQUENTIALLY

More recent Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Jefferies Upgrades Helmerich & Payne (HP) to Buy” on June 19, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Nvidia: The Rally Might Just Be Getting Started” on June 17, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Columbia Banking System, Helmerich & Payne, Spirit Airlines, Keane Group …” with publication date: June 18, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.03 EPS, up 116.67% or $0.21 from last year’s $-0.18 per share. HP’s profit will be $3.27M for 532.25 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.05 actual EPS reported by Helmerich & Payne, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -160.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 37 investors sold HP shares while 168 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 101.56 million shares or 9.96% less from 112.80 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cornerstone Advisors accumulated 0.01% or 168 shares. Paloma Ptnrs reported 28,175 shares. New York-based Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc has invested 0.01% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Crow Point Limited Liability Com accumulated 463 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 134,400 were reported by Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al. Jfs Wealth Advisors Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Reilly Llc has invested 0% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv holds 0% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 100 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt holds 20,366 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Farr Miller And Washington Limited Com Dc accumulated 3,152 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust reported 21,861 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Kbc Grp Nv has 12,638 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Price Michael F holds 0.79% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 100,000 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp Inc (Ca) stated it has 64 shares.

Among 37 analysts covering Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP), 10 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Helmerich & Payne had 136 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) rating on Wednesday, October 11. BMO Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $40.0 target. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Sell”. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 31. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 29 by FBR Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co on Monday, April 30. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Friday, January 12. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, September 14.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $5.10 million activity. The insider Tardio Juan Pablo sold $3.82 million. 3,820 shares were sold by Stauder Robert L., worth $264,718 on Wednesday, May 9.

Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc, which manages about $585.78 million and $125.06 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tenaris S A Sponsored Adr (NYSE:TS) by 67,800 shares to 165,065 shares, valued at $5.72 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

More news for The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Why Blue Apron Holdings, Cato, and Universal Jumped Today” on May 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Cato bid up after profit beat” and published on May 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 18 investors sold CATO shares while 40 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 18.42 million shares or 3.00% less from 18.99 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Aperio Group Ltd Liability holds 0% in The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) or 10,363 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) for 55,238 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 75,906 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) for 177,261 shares. Amer Interest holds 14,559 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Partners reported 2,030 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio invested in 56,400 shares or 0% of the stock. Amg National Bancorporation has 68,790 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 58,452 shares. Comerica Natl Bank reported 24,464 shares. Qs Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO) for 261 shares. 229,669 are held by Panagora Asset Management. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in The Cato Corporation (NYSE:CATO). Citigroup Inc holds 0% or 6,287 shares. Aqr Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 327,120 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since February 9, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $1,132 activity.

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