As Mks Instrument (MKSI) Stock Price Rose, Columbus Circle Investors Has Decreased Position; Eog Resources (EOG) Valuation Declined While Somerville Kurt F Increased Holding by $2.01 Million

April 18, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Donald Chiboucis decreased its stake in Mks Instrument Inc (MKSI) by 26.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Circle Investors sold 102,650 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.08% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Donald Chiboucis held 285,487 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $26.98 million, down from 388,137 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Circle Investors who had been investing in Mks Instrument Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.37B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.34% or $5.3 during the last trading session, reaching $116.95. About 385,104 shares traded. MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has risen 68.28% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.73% the S&P500.

Somerville Kurt F increased its stake in Eog Resources (EOG) by 189.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Somerville Kurt F bought 18,761 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.73% with the market. The institutional investor held 28,676 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.10M, up from 9,915 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Somerville Kurt F who had been investing in Eog Resources for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $65.39 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.66% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $113. About 1.38M shares traded. EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has risen 13.87% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.28, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold MKSI shares while 120 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 49.89 million shares or 2.22% less from 51.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jabre Cap Partners holds 0.06% or 3,000 shares in its portfolio. Westover Capital Advsrs Lc reported 2,801 shares. Stifel Corp has invested 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Columbia Wanger Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.46% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI). Paloma Prns has 0.01% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 10,412 shares. Origin Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership has 0.59% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 109,486 shares. Verition Fund Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.04% or 4,671 shares. Sterling Capital Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.03% or 38,095 shares. Legal General Gp Plc owns 50,117 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ghp Invest reported 36,868 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) or 38,592 shares. Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership owns 35,719 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans owns 0% invested in MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) for 11,720 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 3,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 50,000 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MKS Instruments had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12 with “Buy”. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. Pacific Crest initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, January 4 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, October 23. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of MKSI in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. Dougherty & Company upgraded the shares of MKSI in report on Tuesday, January 24 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 23 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dougherty & Company on Monday, May 2. The stock of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 12 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Monday, June 13 with “Buy”.

Analysts await MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $1.99 EPS, up 56.69% or $0.72 from last year’s $1.27 per share. MKSI’s profit will be $108.42M for 14.69 P/E if the $1.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual EPS reported by MKS Instruments, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.37% EPS growth.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $7.51 million activity. $210,200 worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares were sold by Quirk Brian Charles. 5,000 shares valued at $476,300 were sold by COLELLA GERARD G on Thursday, December 14. Another trade for 13,432 shares valued at $1.55 million was made by Lee John Tseng-Chung on Tuesday, February 20. Abrams John R also sold $1.13M worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) on Wednesday, February 21. $1.09 million worth of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) shares were sold by PHILLIPPY ROBERT J. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $576,070 was made by BAGSHAW SETH H on Tuesday, February 20.

Columbus Circle Investors, which manages about $17.54 billion and $5.27 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Baxter Intl Inc (NYSE:BAX) by 284,770 shares to 881,125 shares, valued at $56.96 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Chemours Co by 50,818 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.07M shares, and has risen its stake in Varonis Sys Inc (NASDAQ:VRNS).

Somerville Kurt F, which manages about $483.69M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) by 53,684 shares to 26,800 shares, valued at $1.81 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Bristol (NYSE:BMY) by 8,550 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,300 shares, and cut its stake in Home Depot (NYSE:HD).

Among 39 analysts covering EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), 29 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. EOG Resources had 128 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Citigroup. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11500 target in Tuesday, June 13 report. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by Barclays Capital. The stock of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Credit Agricole. On Monday, March 5 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold”. On Tuesday, November 15 the stock rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Outperform”. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, May 9 report.

Since January 10, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $6.91 million activity. $4.52 million worth of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) shares were sold by THOMAS GARY L. The insider Donaldson Michael P sold $1.75M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.82 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold EOG shares while 332 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 477.30 million shares or 0.36% less from 479.04 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Central National Bank holds 0.92% of its portfolio in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) for 35,339 shares. Cap Invsts, California-based fund reported 43.83 million shares. Drexel Morgan reported 0.26% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Mackenzie Fin holds 0.03% or 115,813 shares in its portfolio. Seaward Management Partnership holds 104,807 shares or 0.53% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com has invested 0.01% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Bahl Gaynor owns 64,783 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.05% or 195,946 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 83,789 shares. Nippon Life Investors Americas Inc holds 24,370 shares. Qci Asset reported 0.03% of its portfolio in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Liability holds 0.09% or 6,351 shares in its portfolio. The Minnesota-based Gradient Invests Ltd Com has invested 0% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Llc invested 0.33% of its portfolio in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG). Riverpark Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.47% in EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG).

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