Leuthold Group Trimmed Its Bb&T Corp. (BBT) Position; 29 Analysts Are Bullish EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) Last Week

January 13, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Leuthold Group Llc decreased Bb&T Corp. (BBT) stake by 13.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Leuthold Group Llc sold 12,849 shares as Bb&T Corp. (BBT)’s stock declined 11.91%. The Leuthold Group Llc holds 82,479 shares with $3.87M value, down from 95,328 last quarter. Bb&T Corp. now has $41.92 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $53.14. About 4.42M shares traded. BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) has risen 20.68% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), 29 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. EOG Resources had 112 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole given on Monday, August 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 7 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, March 30. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $111 target in Monday, May 29 report. Susquehanna downgraded the shares of EOG in report on Wednesday, May 11 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, October 12. See EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $118.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy New Target: $133.0
08/01/2018 Broker: Imperial Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0 Maintain
05/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $122.0 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
20/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $101.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $115.00 New Target: $114.00 Reinitiate
11/12/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $106.0 Initiate

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $7.30 million activity. The insider BANNER JENNIFER S sold $559,259. $201,929 worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) shares were sold by Wilson Donta L. $3.15M worth of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) was sold by KING KELLY S on Friday, October 20. 42,233 shares were sold by Henson Christopher L, worth $2.01M on Friday, October 20. Johnson Robert Jerome JR sold $589,373 worth of stock. The insider Weaver David Hudson sold $410,539. Bradley W Bennett had sold 7,762 shares worth $373,811.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 56 investors sold BBT shares while 291 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 500.82 million shares or 2.15% less from 511.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pggm Invs holds 0.16% or 678,552 shares. Dynamic Solutions accumulated 0.19% or 10,035 shares. Burt Wealth holds 0.24% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) or 7,944 shares. Carroll Associates reported 165,916 shares. Logan Cap has invested 0.58% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Community & Inv owns 14,175 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Payden Rygel has 1.24% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 266,300 shares. Da Davidson stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Vanguard Gru Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 56.30 million shares. France-based Natixis has invested 0.09% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Moreover, Raymond James Svcs Advsrs has 0.08% invested in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) for 280,906 shares. Brinker invested 0.21% of its portfolio in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). California State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 1.43M shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Alphamark Advsrs Ltd Company reported 0.11% stake. Ig Invest Management invested in 605,000 shares.

Analysts await BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) to report earnings on January, 18 before the open. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 9.59% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.73 per share. BBT’s profit will be $631.13 million for 16.61 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by BB&T Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.56% EPS growth.

Leuthold Group Llc increased Ishares Floating Rate Bond Etf (FLOT) stake by 517,741 shares to 642,309 valued at $32.72 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares International Treasury (IGOV) stake by 200,099 shares and now owns 457,054 shares. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. was raised too.

Among 30 analysts covering BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BB&T Corp had 86 analyst reports since July 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $44 target in Wednesday, August 12 report. Jefferies maintained BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) rating on Friday, September 15. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $49.0 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, August 11 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, January 21. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of BBT in report on Friday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 19. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, June 27 with “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report.

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $115.7. About 2.03 million shares traded. EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE:EOG) has risen 17.15% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.45% the S&P500.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets natural gas and crude oil. The company has market cap of $66.90 billion. The companyÂ’s principal producing areas are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States; and Canada, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China. It has a 9641.67 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 2,147 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 1,178 million barrels crude oil and condensate reserves; 416 MMBbl of natural gas liquid reserves; and 3,318 billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.

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