Nantahala Capital Management Has Cut Position in Uniqure Nv (Call) (QURE) by $11.78 Million; Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Market Value Declined While Adams Asset Advisors Has Lifted Holding by $4.64 Million

May 24, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Adams Asset Advisors Llc increased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 116.99% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adams Asset Advisors Llc bought 115,885 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.39% with the market. The institutional investor held 214,944 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.78M, up from 99,059 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Adams Asset Advisors Llc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $98.88 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.81% or $2.06 during the last trading session, reaching $71.39. About 5.26 million shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 16.28% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.83% the S&P500.

Wilmot B. Harkey decreased its stake in Uniqure Nv (Call) (QURE) by 55.35% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nantahala Capital Management Llc sold 619,883 shares as the company’s stock rose 24.16% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Wilmot B. Harkey held 500,000 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.80 million, down from 1.12 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nantahala Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Uniqure Nv (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.27B market cap company. The stock increased 4.25% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $34.25. About 329,395 shares traded. uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) has risen 293.97% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 282.42% the S&P500.

Adams Asset Advisors Llc, which manages about $828.72 million and $812.76 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) by 12,285 shares to 34,324 shares, valued at $1.88M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) by 9,029 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 61,682 shares, and cut its stake in Calumet Specialty Prod (Call) (NASDAQ:CLMT).

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 148 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, April 20 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 14 by KLR Group. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Monday, September 21 with “Outperform”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Thursday, July 6. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Friday, December 2 with “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Monday, January 22. On Tuesday, July 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Societe Generale to “Buy”. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Scotia Capital. Suntrust Robinson initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 18 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.22, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 90 investors sold SLB shares while 672 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 365 raised stakes. 1.05 billion shares or 11.89% less from 1.20 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Meiji Yasuda Life owns 40,185 shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 2.48M shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Cap Innovations Ltd Llc has 2.17% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Focused Wealth Incorporated has invested 0.31% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Cambridge owns 0.43% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 17,699 shares. Findlay Park Prtn Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 1.15% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Moreover, Ci Inc has 0.17% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 258,980 shares. Douglass Winthrop Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 37,252 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Cibc World Inc invested in 0.03% or 102,134 shares. Endurance Wealth Mngmt has 1% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Royal Natl Bank Of Scotland Gru Plc has 37,083 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Yhb Investment Advisors Inc has invested 0.78% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Loeb Prtn Corporation owns 55,796 shares for 1.11% of their portfolio. Hanson Mcclain Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 1,067 shares. Moreover, Monetary Gru has 0.13% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 4,620 shares.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $6.93 million activity. Shares for $192,900 were bought by Al Mogharbel Khaled. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.96M was made by Guild Howard on Monday, January 22. Shares for $5.91M were sold by AYAT SIMON on Wednesday, January 24. Schorn Patrick had bought 5,000 shares worth $323,950. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $646,800 was bought by KIBSGAARD PAAL.

Among 14 analysts covering uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. uniQure N.V. had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Cowen & Co. Janney Capital initiated uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) rating on Tuesday, December 1. Janney Capital has “Buy” rating and $40 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, September 21. The stock of uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Monday, November 30. Oppenheimer maintained uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) rating on Wednesday, June 28. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $1700 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 1. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright on Thursday, March 15 with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 1 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 20 by Janney Capital.

Nantahala Capital Management Llc, which manages about $614.40M and $2.25 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in On Deck Cap Inc by 285,000 shares to 2.28M shares, valued at $13.11M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Elevate Credit Inc by 936,144 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.53 million shares, and has risen its stake in Dolby Laboratories Inc (NYSE:DLB).

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