Mvc Capital (MVC) Shareholder Bulldog Investors Trimmed Stake as Valuation Rose; As Exxon Mobil (XOM) Market Value Rose, P-R Herzig & Co Has Increased Position

February 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

P-R Herzig & Co increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 350.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. P-R Herzig & Co bought 12,325 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,845 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.30 million, up from 3,520 at the end of the previous reported quarter. P-R Herzig & Co who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $323.29 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $76.3. About 11.93M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Bulldog Investors Llc decreased its stake in Mvc Capital Inc (MVC) by 40.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bulldog Investors Llc sold 546,853 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.38% with the market. The hedge fund held 802,106 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.03M, down from 1.35 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bulldog Investors Llc who had been investing in Mvc Capital Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $197.99 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $10.52. About 22,607 shares traded. MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) has risen 9.86% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Bulldog Investors Llc, which manages about $594.55 million and $344.83M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in New York Reit Inc (NYSE:NYRT) by 399,688 shares to 3.83M shares, valued at $30.08M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Putnam High Income Securitie (PCF) by 37,812 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.52 million shares, and has risen its stake in China Fund Inc (CHN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 5 investors sold MVC shares while 11 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 8.15 million shares or 4.61% less from 8.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jacobus Wealth Mngmt stated it has 30,000 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Arbiter Ptnrs Ltd holds 0.21% or 190,854 shares in its portfolio. Hodges Capital Mgmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC). Omega Advsrs Inc owns 200,000 shares. 54,921 are held by Css Limited Liability Company Il. Gendell Jeffrey L has 461,661 shares. Boothbay Fund Management Ltd invested in 20,000 shares. Us Retail Bank De stated it has 5,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% of its portfolio in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) for 29,544 shares. Advsrs Asset holds 0.02% or 95,817 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Llc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC). New York-based Tower Limited Co (Trc) has invested 0.01% in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC). Ancora Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.14% of its portfolio in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC). Morgan Stanley invested in 30,233 shares or 0% of the stock. New York-based Millennium Lc has invested 0% in MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC).

Since January 19, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $105,500 activity.

Among 2 analysts covering MVC Capital (NYSE:MVC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. MVC Capital had 4 analyst reports since October 6, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 24. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report. The rating was initiated by Ladenburg with “Buy” on Thursday, January 11.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, 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. Reliant Ltd Limited Liability Company has 18,413 shares. Barr E S And reported 358,135 shares or 3.13% of all its holdings. Quantum Capital Mgmt accumulated 13,283 shares. Icon Advisers invested in 291,800 shares. Greylin Mangement Incorporated, a Virginia-based fund reported 401,775 shares. Ftb Advsr owns 55,927 shares. Macquarie Grp Limited has invested 0.05% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Seabridge Investment Advisors Limited Liability invested in 0.1% or 5,106 shares. Afam Cap has invested 0.63% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Vision Management accumulated 5,395 shares. Westchester has invested 0.16% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Chesley Taft And Associates Ltd Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 284,085 shares. Fort Washington Advsrs Inc Oh reported 932,094 shares. Raub Brock Management LP reported 10,060 shares. Private Asset owns 15,535 shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 9 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 88 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 23. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Monday, June 5 by Howard Weil. As per Monday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Monday, May 1. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $76 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, May 18 by Argus Research. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

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