As Ensco Plc (ESV) Market Valuation Declined, Shareholder Huber Capital Management Decreased by $1.78 Million Its Position; Jabre Capital Partners Sa Decreased Position in Ctrip Com Intl LTD (CTRP) by $5.63 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Joe Huber decreased its stake in Ensco Plc (ESV) by 8.92% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Huber Capital Management Llc sold 356,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 20.60% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joe Huber held 3.63M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $21.48 million, down from 3.99M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Huber Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ensco Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.90% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $5.68. About 10.46 million shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 46.12% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.67% the S&P500.

Philippe Jabre decreased its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (CTRP) by 64.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jabre Capital Partners Sa sold 127,897 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.55% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Philippe Jabre held 70,000 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.09 million, down from 197,897 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jabre Capital Partners Sa who had been investing in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $22.47B market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $42.9. About 3.19 million shares traded. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has declined 6.07% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 35 analysts covering Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV), 12 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 34% are positive. Ensco Plc had 87 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) rating on Friday, October 28. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $9 target. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, January 4. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, September 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Clarksons Platou to “Neutral”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of ESV in report on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, September 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, November 30. The stock of Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, February 26 by Iberia Capital Partners. DNB Markets upgraded the shares of ESV in report on Tuesday, April 19 to “Hold” rating.

Huber Capital Management Llc, which manages about $3.94B and $1.84 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hoegh Lng Partners Lp (NYSE:HMLP) by 270,488 shares to 1.02 million shares, valued at $19.08 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in First Horizon Natl Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36,200 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.04 million shares, and has risen its stake in Government Pptys Income Tr (NYSE:GOV).

Analysts await Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $-0.25 earnings per share, down 525.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $-0.04 per share. After $-0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Ensco plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.70% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.49, from 0.99 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 51 investors sold ESV shares while 62 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 384.52 million shares or 17.04% more from 328.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Robotti Robert owns 2.05M shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has 0.02% invested in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 4,083 shares. California-based Lpl Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). New York State Common Retirement Fund invested 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Two Sigma Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 23,787 shares. Point72 Asset Ltd Partnership reported 1.30M shares stake. Grp Inc One Trading Ltd Partnership invested in 680,833 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Kanawha Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 16,850 shares. 313,892 were accumulated by Arizona State Retirement Sys. Corecommodity Limited Com owns 18,692 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Federated Pa accumulated 1.16 million shares. Captrust Advsrs has invested 0% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0% of its portfolio in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) for 932,904 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV). Van Eck Corporation owns 9.05 million shares.

Jabre Capital Partners Sa, which manages about $483.12 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) by 146,000 shares to 350,000 shares, valued at $4.97M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Wayfair Inc (Prn) by 1.20M shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.20M shares, and has risen its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Among 25 analysts covering Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Ctrip.com International Ltd. had 54 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, January 14. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CTRP in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 6 by Morgan Stanley. Brean Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 17 report. On Monday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $47.0 target in Thursday, December 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Oppenheimer. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. Nomura maintained Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) on Monday, March 19 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) to report earnings on May, 9. They expect $0.01 EPS, down 50.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CTRP’s profit will be $5.24 million for 1072.50 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual EPS reported by Ctrip.com International, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -92.86% negative EPS growth.

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