Oslo Asset Management Asa Has Boosted Its Sm Energy Co (SM) Holding; Agf Investments America Lowered By $695,992 Its Western Digital Corp. (WDC) Holding

November 14, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Agf Investments America Inc decreased Western Digital Corp. (WDC) stake by 31.74% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Agf Investments America Inc sold 7,909 shares as Western Digital Corp. (WDC)’s stock rose 15.69%. The Agf Investments America Inc holds 17,008 shares with $1.51M value, down from 24,917 last quarter. Western Digital Corp. now has $27.02 billion valuation. The stock rose 3.52% or $3.11 reaching $91.55. About 4.56 million shares traded or 27.37% up from the average. Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Oslo Asset Management Asa increased Sm Energy Co (SM) stake by 46.57% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Oslo Asset Management Asa acquired 288,200 shares as Sm Energy Co (SM)’s stock declined 20.56%. The Oslo Asset Management Asa holds 907,000 shares with $14.99 million value, up from 618,800 last quarter. Sm Energy Co now has $2.20B valuation. The stock declined 5.37% or $1.12 reaching $19.73 on the news. About 3.63 million shares traded. SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) has declined 24.40% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 41 investors sold WDC shares while 243 reduced holdings. 101 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. 233.59 million shares or 1.07% more from 231.11 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Hldg Limited owns 930 shares. Lmr Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 0.06% invested in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) for 10,323 shares. Kentucky Retirement holds 0.12% or 18,670 shares in its portfolio. Loews Corporation holds 149,910 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. 4,000 are held by Saturna. Winslow Evans Crocker holds 0% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) for 19,458 shares. Nippon Life reported 14,053 shares. 242,240 were reported by Advsr Asset Management Incorporated. Deprince Race And Zollo has invested 0.4% in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, Tennessee-based fund reported 183,245 shares. Agf Investments America has invested 0.59% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC). Wealthtrust holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) for 800 shares. Telemus Llc has 0.18% invested in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 0.09% stake. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 158,920 shares.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.01 million activity. $271,664 worth of Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by LONG MARK P on Monday, May 15. The insider RAY MICHAEL CHARLES sold $48,365. On Monday, June 12 the insider CORDANO MICHAEL D sold $962,385. 7,208 shares were sold by BHATIA MANISH H, worth $612,625.

Analysts await Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $3.36 EPS, up 69.70% or $1.38 from last year’s $1.98 per share. WDC’s profit will be $991.67M for 6.81 P/E if the $3.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.28 actual EPS reported by Western Digital Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.44% EPS growth.

Among 35 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Western Digital had 140 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Thursday, July 30. As per Thursday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The stock of Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Friday, October 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, August 16 by Barclays Capital. FBN Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11500 target in Tuesday, June 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Longbow on Tuesday, September 13. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained the shares of WDC in report on Thursday, March 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 13 by Guggenheim. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 3 report.

Agf Investments America Inc increased Albemarle Corp. (NYSE:ALB) stake by 8,657 shares to 37,068 valued at $3.91 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Monolithic Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) stake by 10,229 shares and now owns 53,083 shares. The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering SM Energy (NYSE:SM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. SM Energy had 68 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) on Thursday, August 4 with “Overweight” rating. Howard Weil downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Monday, December 14 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) on Tuesday, October 10 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, November 18, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. Topeka Capital Markets maintained SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 4. On Tuesday, August 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy”. The stock of SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 18 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Buy” on Friday, August 4.

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