Speece Thorson Capital Group Lowered Laboratory Amer Hldgs (LH) Stake By $2.24 Million; CHINOOK ENERGY NEW ORD (CNKEF) Sellers Increased By 0.13% Their Shorts

February 20, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc decreased Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH) stake by 14.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc sold 14,930 shares as Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs (LH)’s stock declined 0.17%. The Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc holds 86,432 shares with $13.05M value, down from 101,362 last quarter. Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs now has $18.10B valuation. The stock increased 2.20% or $3.83 during the last trading session, reaching $177.79. About 800,478 shares traded or 24.56% up from the average. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has risen 10.51% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500.

CHINOOK ENERGY NEW ORD (OTCMKTS:CNKEF) had an increase of 0.13% in short interest. CNKEF’s SI was 396,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 0.13% from 396,100 shares previously. With 42,800 avg volume, 9 days are for CHINOOK ENERGY NEW ORD (OTCMKTS:CNKEF)’s short sellers to cover CNKEF’s short positions. The stock decreased 3.73% or $0.006 during the last trading session, reaching $0.155. About shares traded. Chinook Energy Inc. (OTCMKTS:CNKEF) has 0.00% since February 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.




Chinook Energy Inc., an oil and natural gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Canada. The company has market cap of $33.46 million. The Company’s principal oil and natural gas properties comprise 51,964 net acres of land located in Birley/Umbach area, Northeast British Columbia; 75,018 net acres of land located in Martin Creek/Black-Conroy area, Northeast British Columbia; 27,291 net acres of land located in Gold Creek and Knopcik areas, Northwest Alberta; and 24,570 net acres of land located in Boundary Lake area, Northeast British Columbia. It has a 4.31 P/E ratio.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $14.22 million activity. Gilliland Dwight Gary sold $149,068 worth of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) on Monday, October 30. The insider Schechter Adam H sold 1,263 shares worth $213,813. ANDERSON KERRII B had sold 3,300 shares worth $548,124 on Friday, February 9. 44,687 Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) shares with value of $7.01M were sold by KING DAVID P. EISENBERG GLENN A had sold 8,400 shares worth $1.41M on Monday, February 12. EBERTS F SAMUEL III had sold 31,500 shares worth $4.89M on Friday, August 25.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 41 investors sold LH shares while 239 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 181 raised stakes. 91.79 million shares or 1.82% less from 93.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Profund Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 4,692 shares. Massachusetts-based East Coast Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.3% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Tributary Mngmt Lc has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Df Dent & Co invested in 0.07% or 17,837 shares. 21,201 are held by Cipher L P. Pr Herzig Com Inc, a New York-based fund reported 1,500 shares. 752 are held by Sun Life Fin Inc. National Bank, a Texas-based fund reported 34,719 shares. Td Asset Mgmt invested in 35,378 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 1.68 million shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Twin invested 0.03% in Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH). Howe Rusling Inc accumulated 27,450 shares. Public Sector Pension Inv Board stated it has 5,378 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Baker Ellis Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 6,550 shares. First Bankshares Of Omaha has 33,105 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Laboratory Corp (NYSE:LH), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Laboratory Corp had 56 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, September 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 1 by Mizuho. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 26. As per Friday, November 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, August 17 to “Buy”. The company was reinitiated on Monday, January 29 by Goldman Sachs. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, April 26 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, September 15. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum.

Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc increased Leggett & Platt Inc (NYSE:LEG) stake by 53,066 shares to 413,628 valued at $19.74M in 2017Q3. It also upped Caseys Gen Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) stake by 12,205 shares and now owns 179,286 shares. Smucker J M Co (NYSE:SJM) was raised too.

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