Central Securities Has Upped Hess (HES) Holding; Umh Properties (UMH) Shorts Decreased By 8.48%

May 16, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Umh Properties Inc (NYSE:UMH) had a decrease of 8.48% in short interest. UMH’s SI was 622,600 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 8.48% from 680,300 shares previously. With 223,800 avg volume, 3 days are for Umh Properties Inc (NYSE:UMH)’s short sellers to cover UMH’s short positions. The SI to Umh Properties Inc’s float is 2.02%. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $13.93. About 146,884 shares traded or 0.49% up from the average. UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) has declined 11.72% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.27% the S&P500.

Central Securities Corp increased Hess Corp (HES) stake by 19.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Central Securities Corp acquired 90,000 shares as Hess Corp (HES)’s stock rose 6.08%. The Central Securities Corp holds 560,000 shares with $26.58 million value, up from 470,000 last quarter. Hess Corp now has $19.09B valuation. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $63.61. About 2.31 million shares traded. Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has risen 8.91% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.64% the S&P500.

More important recent Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Elliott’s 13F Shows New Stake in Commault (CVLT), Dish (DISH), Micro Focus (MFGP) (more…)” on May 15, 2018, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “US Stocks Inch Up Wednesday”, Businesswire.com published: “Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Continues Investigation on Behalf of Hess Corporation (HES) Investors” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) was released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “These 3 Oil Stocks Are Up 20% This Year (And Could Have More Room to Run)” with publication date: May 13, 2018.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 11 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $8.38 million activity. 1,914 Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) shares with value of $85,039 were sold by Turner Michael R. The insider Lowery-Yilmaz Barbara J sold $72,437. 4,567 Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) shares with value of $202,075 were sold by Goodell Timothy B.. MCMANUS DAVID had bought 516 shares worth $25,016 on Tuesday, March 6. The insider Reynolds Fredric G bought 516 shares worth $25,016. On Thursday, February 8 Truelove Brian D. sold $85,572 worth of Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) or 1,926 shares. Meyers Kevin Omar bought $25,016 worth of Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) on Tuesday, March 6.

Central Securities Corp decreased Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stake by 20,000 shares to 180,000 valued at $19.25M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Cable One Inc stake by 1,000 shares and now owns 17,000 shares. Coherent Inc (NASDAQ:COHR) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold HES shares while 161 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 256.03 million shares or 0.61% more from 254.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Llc invested in 938 shares. Fmr Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES). Vanguard Grp Inc Incorporated invested in 30.24M shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada has invested 0.01% in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability accumulated 15 shares. Gateway Advisers Ltd Llc accumulated 86,632 shares. Aqr Management Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) for 11,459 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 407,381 shares. 358,454 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). 10,000 are held by Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Liability Corporation. Great West Life Assurance Com Can has invested 0.05% in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES). Panagora Asset Management reported 22,624 shares. 22,161 were accumulated by Envestnet Asset Mngmt. Cannell Peter B And holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) for 5,100 shares. Financial Counselors Inc stated it has 0.28% of its portfolio in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES).

Among 23 analysts covering Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Hess Corp. had 68 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 9 by JP Morgan. The stock of Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. Credit Suisse downgraded Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) rating on Thursday, April 28. Credit Suisse has “Neutral” rating and $65 target. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $50.0 target in Monday, September 25 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $38 target in Monday, January 25 report. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Friday, May 5. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) earned “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, June 27. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Thursday, September 14.

More recent UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Research Report Identifies Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Enova International, Natera, Inovalon, UMH Properties …” on May 01, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “UMH Properties, Inc. Reports Results For The First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018” on May 09, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “UMH Properties, Inc. Honored With Manufactured Housing Institute’s Community Operator Of The Year And Land …” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

UMH Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $508.58 million. The firm engages in the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities. It currently has negative earnings. It leases manufactured home spaces to private manufactured home owners, as well as leases homes to residents.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.71 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.66, from 2.37 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 13 investors sold UMH Properties, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 18.99 million shares or 0.36% less from 19.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blackrock Inc holds 2.44 million shares. 262,350 were accumulated by Rutabaga Capital Mgmt Limited Ma. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers L P has 0% invested in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH). Geode Limited Liability reported 320,080 shares stake. Schroder Inv Management Grp reported 0% of its portfolio in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH). Daiwa Securities Grp has invested 0% in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 10,607 shares stake. Aqr Cap Ltd Liability holds 10,793 shares. Numeric Investors Lc owns 0.01% invested in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) for 134,104 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH). First Allied Advisory Serv Incorporated reported 0.02% stake. Retail Bank Of America De has 10,817 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cadence Capital Limited Com holds 0.11% in UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE:UMH) or 120,275 shares. Blair William Il holds 0.01% or 80,730 shares in its portfolio. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada holds 289,190 shares.

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