Btr Capital Management Has Lowered Its Stake in Apache (APA) as Market Value Declined; As Hill Rom Holdings (HRC) Stock Declined, Copper Rock Capital Partners Lowered Holding

April 24, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Btr Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Apache Corp (APA) by 49.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Btr Capital Management Inc sold 31,513 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 32,692 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.38M, down from 64,205 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Apache Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.87B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $41.53. About 4.60M shares traded. Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has declined 24.62% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.17% the S&P500.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Hill Rom Holdings Inc (HRC) by 42.32% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc sold 271,130 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.11% with the market. The institutional investor held 369,531 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $31.51 million, down from 640,661 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Hill Rom Holdings Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.75 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $86.85. About 466,655 shares traded. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has risen 21.27% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) to report earnings on April, 27 before the open. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 15.91% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.88 per share. HRC’s profit will be $67.49M for 21.29 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.92 actual earnings per share reported by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.87% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hill-Rom had 29 analyst reports since September 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 30 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. Goldman Sachs reinitiated Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) rating on Wednesday, September 23. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $61 target. The stock of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, February 8 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The stock of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 26 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, January 12 by Northcoast.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold HRC shares while 103 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 53.30 million shares or 0.86% less from 53.76 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Schulhoff And Co Incorporated reported 0.38% of its portfolio in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Jane Street Group Inc Lc holds 0% or 3,711 shares in its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 7,521 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas owns 62,088 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Captrust Fincl Advsr has 0% invested in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) for 242 shares. Burney Company reported 0.03% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Swiss Bancorporation stated it has 112,200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Macquarie Grp Inc Limited has invested 0.01% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Moreover, First Interstate Fincl Bank has 0.01% invested in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Limited Com holds 0.05% or 37,163 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 44,493 shares. Amalgamated Bankshares has 0.03% invested in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) for 13,796 shares. California-based Assetmark Inc has invested 0% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Crestwood Advsr Grp Limited Liability Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 3,200 shares. Johnson Inv Counsel has invested 0.02% in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC).

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $1.61 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Videocon D2h Ltd Adr by 51,228 shares to 382,301 shares, valued at $3.45 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ryman Hospitality Propertys Inc (NYSE:RHP) by 21,069 shares in the quarter, for a total of 607,503 shares, and has risen its stake in Tech Data Corp (NASDAQ:TECD).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $19.36 million activity. GREISCH JOHN J also sold $10.34 million worth of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) shares. The insider Rasin Deborah sold $652,892.

Among 29 analysts covering Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA), 7 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Apache Corporation had 105 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of APA in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Monday, November 6. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) earned “Sector Perform” rating by iBERIA Capital Partners on Thursday, May 26. The stock of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, December 16 by Wells Fargo. Argus Research maintained the shares of APA in report on Tuesday, September 15 with “Buy” rating.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $204,572 activity.

Analysts await Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 362.50% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.08 per share. APA’s profit will be $141.40M for 28.06 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Apache Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.12% EPS growth.

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