Wedgewood Partners Decreased Core Labs (CLB) Stake By $12.94 Million; Centene Del (CNC) Shorts Decreased By 36.85%

November 18, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Centene Corporation Del (NYSE:CNC) had a decrease of 36.85% in short interest. CNC’s SI was 3.60M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 36.85% from 5.70 million shares previously. With 2.20M avg volume, 2 days are for Centene Corporation Del (NYSE:CNC)’s short sellers to cover CNC’s short positions. The SI to Centene Corporation Del’s float is 2.13%. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.77 on November 17, reaching $95.14. About 1.01 million shares traded. Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) has risen 32.56% since November 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Wedgewood Partners Inc decreased Core Labs (NYSE:CLB) stake by 10.46% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wedgewood Partners Inc sold 132,071 shares as Core Labs (NYSE:CLB)’s stock declined 4.78%. The Wedgewood Partners Inc holds 1.13 million shares with $111.55M value, down from 1.26 million last quarter. Core Labs now has $4.46B valuation. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.49 on November 17, reaching $100.51. About 450,089 shares traded. Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) has declined 5.82% since November 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.52% the S&P500.

Since June 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $793,784 activity. BROOKS MARK J sold $163,004 worth of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) on Friday, June 2. $336,603 worth of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) was sold by GEPHARDT Richard A on Monday, June 12. 3,900 shares were sold by DITMORE ROBERT K, worth $294,177 on Friday, June 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 1.24 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 43 investors sold Centene Corp shares while 171 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 151.16 million shares or 0.06% less from 151.25 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 9,611 are held by Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corp. Bridgeway Cap Management holds 0.06% or 65,800 shares. The Texas-based Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Tx has invested 0.07% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Roberts Glore & Inc Il reported 9,871 shares. San Francisco Sentry Grp (Ca) stated it has 46 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Private Advisor Grp Limited Liability Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Fifth Third Bank & Trust invested 0% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Airain Limited accumulated 32,604 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Kentucky Retirement Ins Fund holds 0.07% or 4,718 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Eaton Vance Mngmt has invested 0.04% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Strs Ohio reported 155,807 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Lc reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Nationwide Fund Advsr has invested 0.03% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Royal Bankshares Of Canada invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Wells Fargo And Co Mn accumulated 4.19 million shares or 0.11% of the stock.

Centene Corporation is a healthcare company. The company has market cap of $16.28 billion. The Firm provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. It has a 19.67 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Managed Care and Specialty Services.

Among 19 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Centene Corporation had 49 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Leerink Swann downgraded the shares of CNC in report on Tuesday, September 6 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, October 23. The stock of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of CNC in report on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) on Tuesday, December 13 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Jefferies. The stock of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. UBS upgraded the shares of CNC in report on Monday, July 27 to “Buy” rating.

Among 23 analysts covering Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Core Laboratories had 49 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by UBS. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 1. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 26 with “Market Perform”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 23 by Piper Jaffray. As per Thursday, March 23, the company rating was maintained by Scotia Capital. The stock of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, May 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, March 18. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by ABN Amro with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 34 investors sold CLB shares while 106 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 46.43 million shares or 2.52% more from 45.29 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Susquehanna Group Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 85,775 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0% invested in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) for 5,562 shares. First Republic accumulated 0.01% or 14,678 shares. Envestnet Asset accumulated 89,606 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 210 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schroder Investment Mgmt owns 221,126 shares. Synovus Fincl accumulated 5,134 shares. Ww Asset Management Inc stated it has 3,633 shares. Moreover, Wellington Mgmt Gp Llp has 0% invested in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB). Cue Financial Grp has 2,525 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. D E Shaw And Com holds 0% or 15,864 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Grp Lc reported 5,882 shares stake. Shufro Rose Com Ltd Company stated it has 73,082 shares or 0.79% of all its holdings. Moreover, Comerica Commercial Bank has 0.04% invested in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) for 49,169 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.01% in Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB).

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