As Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stock Price Rose, Gam Holding Ag Lowered Holding by $73.96 Million; Amica Mutual Insurance Company Position in National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) Has Boosted as Market Value Declined

January 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Gam Holding Ag decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 90.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gam Holding Ag sold 913,091 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 98,633 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.09M, down from 1.01M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gam Holding Ag who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $370.83B market cap company. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $87.52. About 9.83 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company increased its stake in National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) by 89.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amica Mutual Insurance Company bought 16,726 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 35,412 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.01 million, up from 18,686 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amica Mutual Insurance Company who had been investing in National Fuel Gas Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.81 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 370,555 shares traded or 3.52% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has risen 5.11% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 21 investors sold NFG shares while 90 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 60.55 million shares or 0.71% less from 60.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 26,756 were accumulated by Aull & Monroe Management. Raymond James And Assocs reported 804,781 shares. Sterling Capital Limited Co reported 0.01% stake. Panagora Asset Mngmt invested in 249,752 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Salem Investment Counselors Inc invested in 0.01% or 1,100 shares. Bb&T Securities Lc owns 0.04% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 46,281 shares. Edge Wealth Management Ltd Llc holds 0% or 150 shares in its portfolio. M&T Bank has 17,567 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Whittier Tru holds 11,828 shares. Hudock Capital Ltd Llc reported 592 shares. Private Advisor Gp Inc Ltd Co has 0.04% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 29,596 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 6,338 shares. Wedge Management L Ltd Partnership Nc has 0.01% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 22,800 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 0.01% stake.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, which manages about $1.12 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Urban Edge Properties by 49,032 shares to 115,187 shares, valued at $2.78M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) by 4,562 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,556 shares, and cut its stake in Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE).

Among 5 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 15 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, November 17 by Howard Weil. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold”. Sidoti initiated it with “Hold” rating and $65.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 23 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, January 2. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 13 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Monday, April 18 to “Hold”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $61 target in Wednesday, August 10 report.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 12. HSBC maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Wednesday, March 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 12. Credit Suisse initiated Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Monday, December 11. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $83.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 2 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, July 22 to “Conviction Buy”. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Tuesday, March 29 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $5.32 million activity. REINEMUND STEVEN also sold $88,253 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares. Another trade for 12,000 shares valued at $996,628 was sold by Chapman Neil A. Wascom Dennis G also sold $200,293 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares. Corson Bradley W also sold $1.62 million worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, December 11. $606,082 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares were sold by Milton Bryan W.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.99 earnings per share, up 10.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.9 per share. XOM’s profit will be $4.19B for 22.10 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.93 actual earnings per share reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.45% EPS growth.

Gam Holding Ag, which manages about $2.37B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR) by 22,048 shares to 127,266 shares, valued at $6.49 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Baozun Inc by 224,144 shares in the quarter, for a total of 311,144 shares, and has risen its stake in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE).

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Farmers Fincl Bank has invested 4.55% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Guyasuta Invest Advisors, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 330,978 shares. Intersect Cap Ltd Liability owns 5,510 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Dumont And Blake Invest Advisors Llc invested in 49,478 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund, a Maryland-based fund reported 358,300 shares. 108,223 are owned by Union Financial Bank. Uss Investment Mngmt Ltd reported 0.31% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Grimes And owns 60,358 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Deprince Race And Zollo reported 582,906 shares. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 1.63% or 28,663 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada invested 0.39% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Vnbtrust Association reported 38,130 shares. First Midwest Bank Tru Division stated it has 194,209 shares. Ing Groep Nv invested 0.14% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Burns J W And Inc Ny invested 1.57% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM).

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