Rnc Capital Management Stake In Noble Energy (NBL) Was Has Boosted; Kemper (KMPR) Shareholder Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Decreased Position by $1.33 Million as Stock Declined

February 21, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Rnc Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Noble Energy Inc (NBL) by 35.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rnc Capital Management Llc bought 56,661 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.68% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 216,501 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.14M, up from 159,840 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rnc Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Noble Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.07 billion market cap company. The stock increased 10.81% or $2.84 during the last trading session, reaching $29.12. About 16.32 million shares traded or 217.01% up from the average. Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) has declined 10.36% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.06% the S&P500.

Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Kemper Corp (KMPR) by 33.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc sold 25,644 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.07% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 51,877 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.75 million, down from 77,521 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Kemper Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.90 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 4.25% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $56.35. About 442,536 shares traded or 93.04% up from the average. Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has risen 19.78% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.08% the S&P500.




Among 30 analysts covering Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE:NBL), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Noble Energy Inc. had 104 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Neutral”. The stock of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, September 14. J.P. Morgan downgraded Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) on Friday, December 15 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35.0 target in Wednesday, November 15 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, May 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, May 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) on Tuesday, November 17 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 49 investors sold NBL shares while 150 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 448.27 million shares or 2.45% more from 437.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Corp (Trc) holds 767 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv reported 143,077 shares. City owns 188 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New York-based Eagle Management Ltd Liability Corp has invested 1.25% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Becker Cap Mngmt holds 785,845 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board reported 208,874 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Riverhead Capital Management Lc holds 9,429 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 299,828 shares. Guinness Asset Mngmt accumulated 339,925 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Inv Management Ltd has 0.07% invested in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL). Atlantic Grp Lc invested in 414,634 shares. Aristotle Cap Boston Limited Liability holds 0.23% or 91,111 shares. American Grp reported 174,957 shares. Geode Management Ltd accumulated 5.09 million shares or 0.05% of the stock. The Maryland-based Brown Advisory has invested 0.02% in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL).

Rnc Capital Management Llc, which manages about $4.08B and $1.33B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dfa Small Cap Value Fund (DFSVX) by 61,042 shares to 177,463 shares, valued at $6.87M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 72,231 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,471 shares, and cut its stake in Dfa Us Targeted Value Port (DFFVX).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 sales for $5.33 million activity. On Monday, December 18 the insider STOVER DAVID L bought $499,835. 200,000 shares valued at $5.40M were sold by EDELMAN THOMAS J on Monday, December 11.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.45, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 10 investors sold KMPR shares while 38 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 29.30 million shares or 3.42% more from 28.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brandywine Global Investment Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Arizona State Retirement System has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Comerica Bank stated it has 37,791 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans accumulated 0% or 10,410 shares. Citigroup holds 0% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) or 143 shares. State Common Retirement Fund owns 43,700 shares. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Lc has invested 0.08% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). California-based California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 24,194 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 26,924 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0% of its portfolio in Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR). Sei Investments Co invested in 0% or 99 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Associate holds 274 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Manufacturers Life The reported 100,330 shares. Macquarie Grp Limited accumulated 58,500 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Among 4 analysts covering Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kemper Corp had 7 analyst reports since February 18, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital downgraded Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) on Wednesday, August 10 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by William Blair given on Thursday, February 15. The stock of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) earned “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Tuesday, April 5. The company was upgraded on Thursday, February 18 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, February 16 with “Hold”. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, August 3.

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