Southernsun Asset Management Has Boosted Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) Position By $32.11 Million; Last Week Waters (WAT) Coverage

November 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Among 15 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Waters Corporation had 44 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Mizuho. Morgan Stanley maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) rating on Wednesday, July 26. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $183 target. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25 with “Equal-Weight”. Jefferies maintained the shares of WAT in report on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of WAT in report on Wednesday, July 27 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, October 25. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 26. See Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) latest ratings:

10/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral Old Target: $192 New Target: $202 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $180 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $188 New Target: $193 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: $199 New Target: $200 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $196 New Target: $199 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $196.0 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $188.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $183 New Target: $192 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $175.0 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $187.0 Maintain

Southernsun Asset Management Llc increased Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) stake by 26.8% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Southernsun Asset Management Llc acquired 1.15 million shares as Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX)’s stock declined 17.43%. The Southernsun Asset Management Llc holds 5.43 million shares with $154.44M value, up from 4.28 million last quarter. Newfield Exploration Co. now has $6.41 billion valuation. It closed at $32.09 lastly. It is down 13.04% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.74% the S&P500.

Southernsun Asset Management Llc decreased Brink’s Co. (NYSE:BCO) stake by 225,863 shares to 1.16 million valued at $77.76M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Sanderson Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) stake by 93,800 shares and now owns 529,651 shares. Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE:THO) was reduced too.

Since June 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $293,940 activity. 9,000 shares valued at $293,940 were sold by Boothby Lee K on Thursday, June 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 40 investors sold NFX shares while 133 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 199.90 million shares or 3.61% more from 192.94 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fjarde Ap holds 0.02% or 27,658 shares in its portfolio. Principal Fincl Gp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX). Southport Ltd Liability Company reported 22,000 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 612,574 shares. State Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) for 167,229 shares. Meeder Asset Mngmt invested in 0.05% or 19,952 shares. First Advsr LP holds 0.01% or 190,289 shares. Reilly Lc invested 0% in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX). Cornerstone Advisors stated it has 0% in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX). Camarda Advisors Ltd invested in 407 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Guinness Atkinson Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.69% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX). Pacific Heights Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.86% in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX). 12,400 are owned by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 7,493 are owned by Sta Wealth Mngmt Lc. M&T Bancorp Corporation owns 0% invested in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) for 12,823 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Newfield Exploration Co. had 95 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) rating on Thursday, November 2. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $27 target. The stock of Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Imperial Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, July 6. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Wunderlich. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 28 report. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with “Overweight” on Monday, September 18. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 5 with “Outperform”.

Waters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer. The company has market cap of $15.48 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Waters and TA. It has a 28.69 P/E ratio. It designs, makes, sells and services high performance liquid chromatography , ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC and together with HPLC, referred to as LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) technology systems and support products, including chromatography columns, other consumable products and post-warranty service plans.

It closed at $194.64 lastly. It is down 30.08% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $15.34 million activity. GLIMCHER LAURIE H M.D. sold $843,720 worth of stock. Rae Elizabeth B had sold 16,000 shares worth $2.84 million on Wednesday, May 24. 4,280 Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) shares with value of $788,666 were sold by Cassis Eugene G. Khanna Rohit had sold 10,000 shares worth $1.83 million. Another trade for 24,000 shares valued at $4.21 million was sold by Harrington Michael C.

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