Zacks Investment Research Lowers Occidental Petroleum (OXY) to Hold

The institutional investor held 45,201 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.90 million, up from 38,678 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cypress Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Occidental Petroleum Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $3.12. About 293,323 shares traded or 48.44% up from the average.

ValuEngine cut shares of Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday, March 1st. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500.

Cypress Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY) by 88.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) closed at $2.76 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly 28.37% since the beginning of this year. The oil and gas producer reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41. The stock increased 0.74% or $1.122 during the last trading session, reaching $153.352. About 7.82M shares traded or 68.95% up from the average. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has risen 14.04% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 83.38% the S&P500. Sumitomo Life Insur Company accumulated 0.23% or 27,676 shares. Its up 0.20, from 0.52 in 2017Q2. Duff Phelps Invest has 8,520 shares. 18 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. Cmt Asset Management, Illinois-based fund reported 2,521 shares. Switzerland-based Swiss Savings Bank has invested 0.04% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). One Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% or 3,170 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q3. Argent Cap Mgmt Limited Liability owns 114,100 shares or 0.28% of their USA portfolio. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 15.90M shares or 1.54% of its portfolio.

Hawkins Capital Lp, which manages about $1.60 billion and $241.40M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) by 10,000 shares to 90,000 shares, valued at $7.73M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Truenorth has invested 0.49% of its portfolio in Honeywell International Inc. Ameritas Inv Prns accumulated 0% or 877 shares. Palouse Capital Mngmt has 91,829 shares.

Third Point Llc, which manages about $17.97 billion and $11.90 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in S&P Global Inc by 250,000 shares to 1.25M shares, valued at $195.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Tower Research Capital Ltd Liability (Trc) has invested 0.01% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG).

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) yearly performance is 1.87% and net profit margin is 10.30%. Therefore 81% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $85.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Wednesday, December 7.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) has moved 2.61% over the past week and is now priced at $99.00 after moving -2.01% in the most recent session. JP Morgan maintained the shares of OXY in report on Thursday, February 15 with "Neutral" rating. Citigroup downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, April 3 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 10 with "Hold".

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $874,731 activity.

Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. Its down 0.06, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 59 investors sold OXY shares while 338 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of OXY in report on Tuesday, January 23 with "Hold" rating. Services Automobile Association holds 0% in NanoString Technologies, Inc. The stock of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 8 by BMO Capital Markets. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.13) EPS. research analysts predict that Occidental Petroleum will post 2.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)'s trailing 12- months EPS is 1.69. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mgmt Inc holds 1.66% or 715,548 shares in its portfolio. Congress Asset Communications Ma holds 55,073 shares. Bbva Compass Natl Bank Incorporated holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 14,890 shares. First Personal Finance Services has invested 0.01% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd, a Japan-based fund reported 29,797 shares. Kentucky Retirement invested 0.23% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). They expect $0.66 EPS, up 340.00% or $0.51 from last year's $0.15 per share. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Occidental Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 60.98% EPS growth. It also increased its holding in Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 122,450 shares in the quarter, for a total of 369,055 shares, and has risen its stake in Willis Towers Watson Plc.

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