Nuance Investments Decreased Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Position; Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) Shorts Up By 9.41%

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Nuance Investments Llc decreased Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) stake by 23.69% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Nuance Investments Llc sold 131,589 shares as Schlumberger Ltd (SLB)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Nuance Investments Llc holds 423,879 shares with $27.91M value, down from 555,468 last quarter. Schlumberger Ltd now has $87.48 billion valuation. The stock declined 2.91% or $1.89 reaching $63.15 per share. About 5.88M shares traded. Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Hovnanian Enterprises Incorporated (NYSE:HOV) had an increase of 9.41% in short interest. HOV’s SI was 8.63M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 9.41% from 7.89M shares previously. With 1.15 million avg volume, 8 days are for Hovnanian Enterprises Incorporated (NYSE:HOV)’s short sellers to cover HOV’s short positions. The SI to Hovnanian Enterprises Incorporated’s float is 7.2%. It is 0.22% or $0 reaching $2.32 per share. It is down 51.90% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 99 investors sold SLB shares while 590 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 513 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 0.68% less from 1.08 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services Inc holds 0.13% or 4,310 shares. Reilly Advisors Ltd Llc holds 1.36% or 135,098 shares in its portfolio. Shelton Cap invested 0.5% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Conning holds 40,920 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Highland Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 55,000 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Wright Ser has invested 0.25% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Tph Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1.13% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) for 153,848 shares. Quantbot Limited Partnership accumulated 75,502 shares. Portland Glob Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.71% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Columbia L L C Invest Mgmt has 111,067 shares for 0.93% of their portfolio. Cayman Islands-based Quantres Asset Mngmt Limited has invested 0.37% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB). Zevenbergen Capital Invests Limited Liability Com owns 5,320 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Carret Asset Mngmt Lc reported 28,908 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Wg Shaheen & Dba Whitney & holds 0.51% in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) or 23,640 shares. Overbrook holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) for 5,217 shares.

Analysts await Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, up 66.67% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.27 per share. SLB’s profit will be $623.37 million for 35.08 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual earnings per share reported by Schlumberger Limited. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $2.87 million activity. On Wednesday, June 7 the insider SANDVOLD TORE I sold $349,100. The insider Floridia Aaron Gatt sold 40,000 shares worth $2.77 million. CURRIE PETER L S bought $250,203 worth of stock.

Among 35 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 27 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 122 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Howard Weil with “Focus Stock”. Standpoint Research upgraded Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) on Wednesday, August 26 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by SunTrust. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLB in report on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Bernstein. Barclays Capital maintained Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) on Wednesday, October 25 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) rating on Friday, July 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $8000 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 30 report. The stock of Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, April 25.

Nuance Investments Llc increased Emerson Elec Co (NYSE:EMR) stake by 110,914 shares to 380,520 valued at $22.69M in 2017Q2. It also upped Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) stake by 5,301 shares and now owns 42,378 shares. Hubbell Inc was raised too.

Among 2 analysts covering Hovnanian (NYSE:HOV), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Hovnanian had 3 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, June 3 with “Neutral”. JMP Securities downgraded the shares of HOV in report on Thursday, January 12 to “Mkt Underperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its down 1.10, from 2.1 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 44.86 million shares or 2.98% more from 43.56 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) for 11,800 shares. Invesco Ltd stated it has 451,970 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV). Metropolitan Life Insur New York holds 0% in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) or 89,415 shares. Lucas Capital Mngmt has 0.42% invested in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) for 207,779 shares. 545,624 are owned by National Bank Of Mellon Corp. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt holds 271,800 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 56,055 shares. Wells Fargo And Com Mn accumulated 143,343 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & Inc holds 4,000 shares. Tfs Capital Ltd Liability Company reported 46,166 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Group Limited Liability Partnership reported 298,141 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas invested in 59,193 shares or 0% of the stock. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 105,246 shares. Parametric Portfolio Lc invested 0% in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV).

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