Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), CARBO Ceramics Inc. (CRR)

Cornelia Mascio
Dicembre 7, 2017

Viking Global Investors Lp sold 3.30 million shares as Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG)'s stock rose 1.60%. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,719,829 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $260,006,000 after purchasing an additional 562,709 shares in the last quarter. By the end of the day 4,548,567 stocks were recorded to be traded with the 5 day average volume being 7,112,433, the 10 day average volume being 5,675,047 and the 30 day average volume being 7,919,999 stocks. (NYSE:NBL) traded down -0.78% in the last session while performance was up 26.63% in the last five days. The latest exchange of 0.75 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 924.2 Million shares. It has outperformed by 37.08% the S&P500. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 133.33% EPS growth. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, January 23 by Barclays Capital. The stock has a market capitalization of $13,213.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of 75.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.52. Next year this decline will reach -180% to attain $0.04. About 3.59 million shares traded. Ameriprise Fincl Inc stated it has 0% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.92, for a total transaction of $1,859,751.20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.58 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 25 investors sold BIO shares while 82 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. Falcon Point Ltd Liability reported 242,540 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. (NYSE:UPS) for 64,589 shares. Castleark Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 51,970 shares in its portfolio. Int Group holds 24,533 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Prudential Financial Inc accumulated 0.17% or 1.05 million shares. 3,980 are owned by Daiwa Secs Group. Ims has 0.24% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. Rbf Cap Lc holds 0.43% or 500,977 shares in its portfolio. Federated Investors Pa has 9,786 shares. The average volume for Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:BIO) or 12 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Usa) owns 10,000 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 148,611 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

COG has been the subject of a number of research reports. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.32. 16 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, April 26. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $30.59. (NYSE:BCR) rating on Thursday, August 27. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $23 target. As per Friday, July 8, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. A stock that maintains a relatively stable price has low volatility. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, October 12 by Wedbush. (NYSE:BCR) rating on Thursday, March 17. Jefferies maintained Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

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The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.20 for COG and 2.90 for GST, which implies that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for GST. Therefore 69% are positive.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has accumulated 0.73% over the course of one week. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 31 by Johnson Rice. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with "Buy" on Tuesday, January 19. Finally, Drexel Hamilton cut Cabot Oil & Gas from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th.

After opening at Rs.178.40, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation was observed to be priced at Rs.176.5 with a change of -1.9 (-1.07%) points. Seekingalpha.com's article titled: "Cabot Oil & Gas -5% as court orders pause in Atlantic Sunrise construction" and published on November 07, 2017 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q2. 22 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 447.95 million shares or 1.37% less from 454.16 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Vanguard Group Inc has invested 0.06% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Natixis Asset Mngmt holds 900 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. First Washington Corporation owns 91,300 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. Voya Investment Management Ltd Liability Co owns 437,566 shares. Caymus Capital Prtnrs LP reported 491,500 shares stake.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) operates in the Independent Oil & Gas segment of the Basic Materials sector. It also reduced Welltower Inc stake by 18,750 shares and now owns 36,600 shares. Norinchukin Bank The increased its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas by 6.6% in the third quarter.

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