Acropolis Investment Management Position in Murphy Oil (MUR) Has Cut by $425,875; Cadinha & Co Upped Its Amazon.Com (AMZN) Holding by $560,472

December 7, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Acropolis Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) by 37.12% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Acropolis Investment Management Llc sold 17,035 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.52% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 28,860 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $740,000, down from 45,895 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Acropolis Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Murphy Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.52% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $28.21. About 1.80M shares traded. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 8.71% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.41% the S&P500.

Cadinha & Co Llc increased its stake in Amazon.Com Inc (AMZN) by 5.51% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cadinha & Co Llc bought 579 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,096 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $10.74M, up from 10,517 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cadinha & Co Llc who had been investing in Amazon.Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $555.29B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $10.78 during the last trading session, reaching $1152.35. About 2.85M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.




Acropolis Investment Management Llc, which manages about $912.87M and $590.74 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ) by 15,276 shares to 300,209 shares, valued at $24.99 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) by 14,420 shares in the quarter, for a total of 603,180 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IJH).

Analysts await Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.08 earnings per share, up 150.00% or $0.24 from last year’s $-0.16 per share. MUR’s profit will be $13.81M for 88.16 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.03 actual earnings per share reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -366.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.04, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 34 investors sold MUR shares while 99 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 167.16 million shares or 1.53% more from 164.65 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Gabelli Funds Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 62,070 shares. Central Corp has 230,000 shares for 1.05% of their portfolio. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Company accumulated 12,454 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Co holds 103,184 shares. Quantbot Technologies LP invested in 22,689 shares or 0.05% of the stock. The Quebec – Canada-based Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Northcoast Asset Mngmt Lc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 61,401 shares. Korea Invest invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Laurion Capital Management Ltd Partnership stated it has 214,900 shares. 60,600 were accumulated by Barrett Asset Management Limited Liability Com. Nationwide Fund Advsr has invested 0.06% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Highbridge Mgmt Ltd Company owns 86,400 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 14,626 shares. Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR).

Among 13 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Murphy Oil Corporation had 36 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 7. The firm has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 31. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 13 to “Overweight”. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Tuesday, August 11. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 21 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal Weight” rating and $23.0 target in Tuesday, January 12 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Credit Agricole.

Another recent and important Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Here’s Why You Should Hold on to Murphy Oil (MUR) Stock Now” on November 23, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.7 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 64 investors sold AMZN shares while 542 reduced holdings. 153 funds opened positions while 670 raised stakes. 285.20 million shares or 2.71% less from 293.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Dnb Asset Mngmt As has 42,454 shares. Hsbc Holding Public Limited Company owns 1.12% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 629,594 shares. Spectrum Group has 0.84% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 2,311 shares. Pinnacle Advisory Group holds 0.04% or 610 shares. Barr E S invested in 1.42% or 13,194 shares. Sigma Planning has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Taurus Asset Mgmt Ltd Co stated it has 959 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Kames Capital Public Ltd Com owns 0% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 89,376 shares. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Corp holds 1.12% or 29,578 shares in its portfolio. Bragg Financial accumulated 400 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Drexel Morgan & stated it has 1.01% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership invested in 0.08% or 40,085 shares. Bridgecreek Invest Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 2.94% or 11,365 shares. 59 are held by Ironwood Financial Ltd. Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Group Inc Ltd Liability Company reported 0.22% in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Among 49 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 46 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Amazon.com had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital given on Friday, October 27. Nomura maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Monday, November 20 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Monday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, April 29. Axiom Capital maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Tuesday, November 1 with “Buy” rating. Loop Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. Nomura maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Friday, July 24 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Thursday, December 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Friday, January 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 19 by Benchmark.

Cadinha & Co Llc, which manages about $952.64 million and $573.43 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intl Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) by 2,148 shares to 3,378 shares, valued at $520,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 2,399 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 116,633 shares, and cut its stake in General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD).

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