Vanguard Group Has Decreased Its Transocean LTD (RIG) Holding; Eclipse Resources (ECR) Had 11 Bulls

January 13, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Vanguard Group Inc decreased Transocean Ltd (RIG) stake by 13.2% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vanguard Group Inc sold 5.03M shares as Transocean Ltd (RIG)’s stock declined 20.06%. The Vanguard Group Inc holds 33.07 million shares with $355.82 million value, down from 38.10M last quarter. Transocean Ltd now has $4.77B valuation. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $12.2. About 12.02M shares traded or 3.49% up from the average. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has risen 15.86% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Eclipse Resources had 56 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, September 14. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 9 by Seaport Global. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, June 7 by Seaport Global. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Johnson Rice given on Monday, April 18. The stock of Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Seaport Global Securities. The stock of Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 18. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ECR in report on Thursday, May 25 with “Hold” rating. See Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) latest ratings:

19/12/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy Upgrade
11/12/2017 Broker: Johnson Rice Old Rating: Accumulate New Rating: Buy Upgrade
20/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $3.25 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $3.25 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $3 New Target: $2.5 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $3.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $5.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $4.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $3.25 Maintain
14/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $3.5 Maintain

Vanguard Group Inc increased Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) stake by 143,656 shares to 6.74M valued at $2.41 billion in 2017Q3. It also upped Genesco Inc (NYSE:GCO) stake by 21,401 shares and now owns 1.73 million shares. Lydall Inc Del (NYSE:LDL) was raised too.

Among 40 analysts covering Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG), 15 have Buy rating, 10 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Transocean Ltd had 101 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 29 by Evercore. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 16 by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, February 3. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 7 by . The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 12. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Friday, December 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Jefferies. Arctic Securities upgraded the shares of RIG in report on Thursday, January 5 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.30, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 66 investors sold RIG shares while 107 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 280.42 million shares or 7.79% more from 260.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc owns 126,293 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund has 955,007 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Qs Investors Ltd Liability Co owns 48,032 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt, Illinois-based fund reported 915,000 shares. Blair William & Comm Il stated it has 0% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 297,258 shares. The Connecticut-based Tudor Inv Et Al has invested 0.04% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Schroder Mngmt Gp, a Maine-based fund reported 1.21M shares. Jane Street Ltd Liability stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Cornerstone Cap Mngmt stated it has 68,400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ingalls Snyder Lc reported 0.25% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Hbk Limited Partnership has 0.12% invested in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Pomelo Capital Limited Liability has 0.08% invested in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Nomura Inc holds 346,276 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Northwest Counselors Ltd Liability invested in 0.01% or 1,608 shares.

Analysts await Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $-0.22 earnings per share, down 134.92% or $0.85 from last year’s $0.63 per share. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Transocean Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -237.50% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold Eclipse Resources Corporation shares while 23 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 60.52 million shares or 4.79% less from 63.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup holds 0% or 275 shares. Boston Prtnrs has 2.90M shares. Geode Lc accumulated 0% or 732,800 shares. California State Teachers Retirement holds 137,458 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Inc stated it has 366,855 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Legal And General Grp Public Limited holds 22,478 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Co holds 0% or 80,475 shares. Blackrock invested 0% in Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR). Susquehanna Grp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% or 162,069 shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Invest Prns holds 0% of its portfolio in Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) for 4,808 shares. One Trading L P reported 24,941 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 29,010 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) for 38,699 shares. The Germany-based Deutsche Bancshares Ag has invested 0% in Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR). Brown Advisory Inc holds 26,000 shares.

Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company has market cap of $669.99 million. The firm owns interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, it had an acreage position approximating 199,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio.

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $2.55. About 257,026 shares traded. Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) has declined 1.59% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.29% the S&P500.

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