Blackrock Has Boosted Its Parker Drilling Co (PKD) Holding; Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) Sellers Decreased By 4.7% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Capitol Federal Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:CFFN) had a decrease of 4.7% in short interest. CFFN’s SI was 4.77 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 4.7% from 5.00M shares previously. With 534,400 avg volume, 9 days are for Capitol Federal Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:CFFN)’s short sellers to cover CFFN’s short positions. The SI to Capitol Federal Financial Incorporated’s float is 3.87%. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $13.78. About 19,424 shares traded. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has risen 9.27% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.43% the S&P500.

Blackrock Inc increased Parker Drilling Co (PKD) stake by 4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Blackrock Inc acquired 331,130 shares as Parker Drilling Co (PKD)’s stock declined 38.30%. The Blackrock Inc holds 8.61 million shares with $11.62M value, up from 8.28 million last quarter. Parker Drilling Co now has $129.48 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.003 during the last trading session, reaching $0.9322. About 49,944 shares traded. Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) has declined 34.68% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 17 investors sold Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 103.32 million shares or 1.12% less from 104.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Delta Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company Tn has 375 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc reported 372 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Intrust National Bank Na has 0.06% invested in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) for 13,019 shares. Schwab Charles Mgmt holds 0.01% or 776,023 shares in its portfolio. Us Retail Bank De owns 17,747 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0.02% or 283,358 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys invested in 123,557 shares. 381,346 are owned by Retail Bank Of America De. The Missouri-based Counselors has invested 0.02% in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN). Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.04% or 2.09 million shares. Vantage Prns Limited Liability reported 200,000 shares. Bancorp holds 22,308 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN). Prudential has invested 0% in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN).

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various retail banking services and products in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.91 billion. The firm accepts a range of deposit products comprising savings accounts, money market accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposits. It has a 21.98 P/E ratio. It also provides various loan products, such as one- to four-family residential real estate loans; construction-to-permanent loans; consumer loans comprising home equity loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, auto loans, and loans secured by savings deposits; and commercial real estate loans consisting of various property types, including hotels, office and retail buildings, senior housing facilities, and multi-family dwellings located in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, California, and Montana.

Among 2 analysts covering Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Capitol Federal Financial had 3 analyst reports since August 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens initiated the shares of CFFN in report on Friday, August 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”.

Blackrock Inc decreased Rudolph Technologies Inc (NYSE:RTEC) stake by 29,040 shares to 3.77 million valued at $86.25 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Vital Therapies Inc (NASDAQ:VTL) stake by 975,722 shares and now owns 385,051 shares. Second Sight Med Prods Inc was reduced too.

Among 6 analysts covering Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Parker Drilling had 8 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering. Sidoti upgraded the shares of PKD in report on Wednesday, September 23 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Parker Drilling Company Inc. (NYSE:PKD) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Tudor Pickering. Edward Jones upgraded the shares of PKD in report on Wednesday, August 31 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, October 6. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, August 7 by TheStreet.

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