As Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Market Valuation Rose, National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives Upped Holding by $602,000; As Cvs Health (CVS) Share Price Declined, Argyle Capital Management Has Boosted Position by $975,600

April 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Argyle Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 54.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Argyle Capital Management Inc bought 13,550 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,560 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.80M, up from 25,010 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Argyle Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $67.82B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $66.72. About 4.88M shares traded. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 22.81% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.36% the S&P500.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives increased its stake in Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) by 46.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives bought 3,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 11,000 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.90 million, up from 7,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives who had been investing in Pioneer Nat Res Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $33.24B market cap company. The stock increased 0.91% or $1.75 during the last trading session, reaching $194.93. About 1.19M shares traded. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has declined 4.79% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.34% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), 38 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources had 161 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group given on Monday, August 29. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 24. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 29 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, February 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, May 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, February 26. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by KLR Group. The firm earned “Equalweight” rating on Thursday, July 14 by Barclays Capital.

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives, which manages about $5.59B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 6,700 shares to 35,800 shares, valued at $5.42 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 3,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.36 million shares, and cut its stake in Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $3.90 million activity. 1,000 shares were sold by DOVE TIMOTHY L, worth $159,505. Shares for $360,000 were sold by SHEFFIELD SCOTT D on Friday, February 23. Grillot Larry R. had sold 200 shares worth $31,870 on Monday, December 11. Another trade for 2,134 shares valued at $384,120 was made by Fairbrook Teresa A on Friday, February 23. Hopkins Frank E sold 2,000 shares worth $320,000. On Wednesday, March 21 the insider CHEATWOOD CHRIS J sold $1.67M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 66 investors sold PXD shares while 230 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 148.22 million shares or 2.39% less from 151.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parsons Capital Mngmt Inc Ri holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 1,505 shares. Northeast Investment Mngmt reported 0.74% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Suntrust Banks holds 4,711 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 9,700 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems reported 376,305 shares. National Pension Serv stated it has 0.14% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Avenir holds 373,063 shares. Aviva Plc has invested 0.16% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Dimensional Fund LP holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 511,998 shares. Cypress Asset Tx has 0.09% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 272,892 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc owns 0.66% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) for 158,600 shares. Gsa Capital Ptnrs Llp stated it has 9,339 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 3,000 were reported by Birchview L P.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.42 million activity.

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