Oppenheimer & Close Trimmed Its Hurco Companies (HURC) Position by $1.35 Million as Share Price Rose; Boston Common Asset Management Cut Its Apache Com (APA) Holding by $1.87 Million as Market Valuation Declined

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Boston Common Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Apache Corp Com (APA) by 71.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Common Asset Management Llc sold 41,615 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.72% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 16,886 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $773,000, down from 58,501 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Common Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Apache Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.33 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.52% or $0.5799 during the last trading session, reaching $37.6201. About 2.03 million shares traded. Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has declined 10.21% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.91% the S&P500.

Oppenheimer & Close Llc decreased its stake in Hurco Companies Inc (HURC) by 69.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oppenheimer & Close Llc sold 33,037 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,375 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $598,000, down from 47,412 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oppenheimer & Close Llc who had been investing in Hurco Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $287.12M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.38% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $42.9. About 6,057 shares traded. Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) has declined 6.35% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.05% the S&P500.




Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 sales for $3.14 million activity. $659,996 worth of Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) shares were sold by DOAR MICHAEL. On Wednesday, January 17 the insider Volovic Gregory S sold $240,767. Strackbein Ronald G. sold $284,516 worth of stock. 5,000 shares were sold by McClelland Sonja K, worth $240,047 on Friday, January 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.54, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 3 investors sold HURC shares while 20 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 5.12 million shares or 3.32% more from 4.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Quadrant LP Ca accumulated 6,488 shares. The New York-based Tower Research Cap (Trc) has invested 0% in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). The Ohio-based Meeder Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 12,089 shares. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag reported 20,112 shares stake. Interest Group has invested 0% in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). The Massachusetts-based Numeric Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). New York State Common Retirement Fund invested 0% of its portfolio in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). Jpmorgan Chase And Co accumulated 0% or 105,316 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). First Trust Advsrs Lp holds 0% or 4,866 shares in its portfolio. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher And invested 0.21% in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). Franklin Resources holds 248,200 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC). Panagora Asset holds 1,954 shares.

Analysts await Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, up 300.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. APA’s profit will be $45.71 million for 78.38 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Apache Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 200.00% EPS growth.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $120,064 activity.

Boston Common Asset Management Llc, which manages about $24.33B and $802.30M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Applied Matls Inc Com (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 81,265 shares to 138,305 shares, valued at $7.20M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Yandex N V Shs Class A (NASDAQ:YNDX) by 14,410 shares in the quarter, for a total of 156,820 shares, and has risen its stake in Sberbank Russia Sponsored Adr (SBRCY).

Among 27 analysts covering Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Apache Corporation had 95 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $58 target in Friday, September 9 report. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, March 10 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $46 target. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, January 5 to “Underperform”. The stock of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 8 by Wells Fargo. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. On Thursday, June 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, December 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.74 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 60 investors sold APA shares while 202 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 348.95 million shares or 1.76% more from 342.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kazazian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co invested 0.48% in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Veritable Lp owns 18,377 shares. 22 are held by Tortoise Invest Mgmt Llc. Farmers & Merchants has 5,619 shares. Institute For Wealth Limited Company holds 0.16% or 10,690 shares in its portfolio. 1.40 million were reported by Swiss Bankshares. Inv Management Of Virginia Limited Liability Com invested in 0.56% or 52,374 shares. Toronto Dominion Bank has 0.02% invested in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) for 144,476 shares. One Trading Limited Partnership reported 38,656 shares stake. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund invested in 40,576 shares. Moreover, Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Parkside National Bank & Trust And Trust reported 973 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Holdg holds 0.07% or 1.06M shares. Ledyard Natl Bank holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) for 3,900 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Communication accumulated 1,523 shares.

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