Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado Has Decreased Halliburton Hld (HAL) Stake By $473,310; Ampliphi Biosciences (NYSEMKT:APHB) Shorts Decreased By 51.52%

June 19, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado decreased Halliburton Hld (HAL) stake by 0.58% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado sold 8,765 shares as Halliburton Hld (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 1.50M shares with $81.15 million value, down from 1.51M last quarter. Halliburton Hld now has $38.09B valuation. The stock declined 1.29% or $0.57 reaching $43.7 per share. About 452,045 shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Ampliphi Biosciences Corporation (NYSEMKT:APHB) had a decrease of 51.52% in short interest. APHB’s SI was 116,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 51.52% from 240,300 shares previously. About 19,338 shares traded. Ampliphi Biosciences Corp (NYSEMKT:APHB) has declined 94.86% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 111.56% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 64 investors sold HAL shares while 301 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. 680.96 million shares or 2.31% more from 665.59 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Tradewinds Cap Management Ltd Liability Company holds 2,844 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. 3G Cap Partners Limited Partnership has 5.2% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 700,000 shares. Sarasin Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 849,691 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership invested in 0.06% or 2.24M shares. University Of Texas Inv Managment Co has 324 shares. Allianz Asset Mngmt Ag invested 0.01% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). M&T Commercial Bank owns 787,347 shares. Lpl Financial Lc stated it has 37,358 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Regent Management Ltd Com accumulated 11,850 shares. First Interstate Bancorporation has 0.03% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Ancora Advsrs Ltd Company has invested 0% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). 1.50M are held by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Oxbow Advisors Ltd holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 9,580 shares. Columbus Circle Investors holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 677,536 shares. United Kingdom-based Arrowgrass Prns Llp has invested 3.26% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL).

Since January 5, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $5.06 million activity. Jones Myrtle L had sold 726 shares worth $38,209. Another trade for 725 shares valued at $36,453 was sold by Miller Jeffrey Allen. GERBER MURRY bought $307,817 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Friday, February 10. MCCOLLUM MARK A sold $4.76M worth of stock. Carre Eric sold $478,050 worth of stock. $370,608 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was bought by Albrecht William E.

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, up 221.43% or $0.31 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. HAL’s profit will be $148.18 million for 64.26 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 325.00% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 30 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Halliburton Company had 98 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $56 target in Wednesday, July 22 report. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Monday, October 3. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, December 2 by Bernstein. The firm has “Buy” rating by Griffen Securities given on Thursday, May 19. On Thursday, May 19 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, April 6. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 9 by Macquarie Research. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of HAL in report on Tuesday, July 19 to “Hold” rating. Howard Weil maintained the shares of HAL in report on Thursday, October 20 with “Sector Perform” rating.

Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado increased Intercont Exc (NYSE:ICE) stake by 1.41 million shares to 1.72 million valued at $97.15M in 2016Q4. It also upped Csl (NYSE:CSL) stake by 322,128 shares and now owns 455,909 shares. Colgate (NYSE:CL) was raised too.

AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation is a biotechnology company. The company has market cap of $6.89 million. The Firm is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of phage therapeutics. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm is engaged in identifying, characterizing and developing naturally occurring bacteriophages with its collaboration partners in bacteriophage biology, synthetic biology and manufacturing, to develop second-generation bacteriophage products.

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