Aviance Capital Partners Trimmed Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Stake By $1.15 Million; Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP) Sellers Increased By 15.01% Their Shorts

November 21, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) had an increase of 15.01% in short interest. BHP’s SI was 14.86M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 15.01% from 12.92M shares previously. With 2.46M avg volume, 6 days are for Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)’s short sellers to cover BHP’s short positions. The SI to Bhp Billiton Limited’s float is 0.56%. The stock increased 1.31% or $0.54 on November 21, reaching $41.66. About 1.74 million shares traded. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) has risen 34.32% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Aviance Capital Partners Llc decreased Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) stake by 14.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Aviance Capital Partners Llc sold 14,419 shares as Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)’s stock rose 0.21%. The Aviance Capital Partners Llc holds 85,689 shares with $6.92 million value, down from 100,108 last quarter. Exxon Mobil Corp. now has $342.65 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $80.87. About 8.64 million shares traded or 1.17% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since November 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.




BHP Billiton Limited is a global resources company. The company has market cap of $105.28 billion. The Firm is a producer of various commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium. It has a 18.87 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal.

Among 25 analysts covering BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP), 9 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) had 53 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital given on Wednesday, August 5. As per Wednesday, July 5, the company rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to “Buy” on Friday, April 7. Barclays Capital downgraded BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) on Tuesday, January 12 to “Underweight” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of BHP in report on Wednesday, July 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, September 1 by Raymond James. Jefferies upgraded the shares of BHP in report on Tuesday, August 23 to “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 29 by Liberum Capital. Cowen & Co maintained BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) rating on Thursday, November 10. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $40 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by HSBC on Friday, July 14.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Reduce” rating by HSBC on Tuesday, November 7. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Macquarie Research initiated the shares of XOM in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Underperform” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 20 by Vetr. Citigroup maintained the shares of XOM in report on Wednesday, August 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Wednesday, August 12. As per Tuesday, July 11, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 24. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 6.

Aviance Capital Partners Llc increased Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) stake by 2,710 shares to 38,041 valued at $7.52M in 2017Q2. It also upped Allergan Inc. stake by 67,811 shares and now owns 122,527 shares. Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was raised too.

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