Diamondback Energy (1) (FANG) Shares Rose While Warburg Pincus Has Trimmed Its Holding by $800.95 Million; Tegean Capital Management Has Upped Its Stake in Assured Guaranty LTD (AGO) by $2.72 Million as Share Value Rose

May 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Thomas G. Maheras increased its stake in Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) by 20.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tegean Capital Management Llc bought 82,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.11% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Thomas G. Maheras held 482,500 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.34M, up from 400,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tegean Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Assured Guaranty Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.00B market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $35.64. About 745,741 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has declined 1.24% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Warburg Pincus Llc decreased its stake in Diamondback Energy Inc.(1) (FANG) by 97.3% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Warburg Pincus Llc sold 6.36 million shares as the company’s stock rose 3.87% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 176,137 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $22.24 million, down from 6.53 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Warburg Pincus Llc who had been investing in Diamondback Energy Inc.(1) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.27B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.14% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $134.58. About 1.15M shares traded. Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) has risen 30.56% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.36, from 1.53 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 49 investors sold FANG shares while 113 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 99.08 million shares or 5.50% less from 104.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ls Inv Lc accumulated 1,089 shares. Susquehanna Int Grp Llp reported 22,616 shares. Cambridge Trust Co holds 0.82% or 102,499 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt holds 3,504 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). 323,946 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt. Moreover, Peconic Prns Ltd Company has 0.36% invested in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) for 20,000 shares. 4,093 are owned by Gradient Invs Ltd Liability Co. Eaton Vance Mgmt reported 0.01% in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). Tph Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation, a Texas-based fund reported 384,249 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 15,287 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Howe And Rusling Incorporated holds 0% or 38 shares. Zimmer Partners LP has 2.65% invested in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) for 862,500 shares. 67,023 were accumulated by Miller Howard Invs Inc New York.

Among 41 analysts covering Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Diamondback Energy had 132 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Williams Capital Group on Wednesday, February 14. The firm has “Buy” rating by Euro Pacific Capital given on Wednesday, September 9. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, March 15 by JP Morgan. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, May 1 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 29 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Tuesday, October 11. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 6 report. Wells Fargo maintained Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, October 18.

Analysts await Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $1.58 EPS, up 12.86% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.4 per share. FANG’s profit will be $155.80 million for 21.29 P/E if the $1.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.64 actual EPS reported by Diamondback Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.66% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Buy Diamondback Energy On Declines – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/11/18)” on May 14, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Diamondback Energy: A Top Permian Producer” published on April 27, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Diamondback Energy, Inc. Announces Appointments to the Board of Directors” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Diamondback Energy: The Actual ‘FANG’ Stock Delivers” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Viper Energy Partners LP, A Subsidiary Of Diamondback Energy, Inc., Announces Effective Date Of Tax Status Change …” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $24.16 million activity. $2.98 million worth of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) shares were sold by Pantermuehl Russell. Soliman Jennifer sold 183 shares worth $23,128. 6,723 shares were sold by HOLDER RANDALL J, worth $843,796 on Friday, February 16. Dick Teresa L. sold $112,129 worth of stock. Another trade for 655 shares valued at $82,678 was sold by Hawkins Thomas F.. Stice Travis D. sold 87,150 shares worth $10.91 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold AGO shares while 90 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 108.91 million shares or 1.59% less from 110.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Legal & General Gru Public Limited Co reported 143,090 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Qs Ltd Liability owns 108,128 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 0% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 124,554 shares. Millennium Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Cwm Ltd has 162 shares. Kahn Brothers Group Inc De holds 5.65% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) or 1.06M shares. Tower Capital Limited Liability Co (Trc) holds 0% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Federated Invsts Incorporated Pa reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd reported 39,000 shares. The Ohio-based Diamond Hill Mngmt Inc has invested 0.01% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Voya Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 34,796 shares. Clearbridge Limited Liability Co accumulated 355,971 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Citadel Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 155,597 shares. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement System has 0.01% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 201,449 shares.

More news for Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Assured Guaranty’s (AGO) CEO Dominic Frederico on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 04, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Assured Guaranty defended after Einhorn attack” and published on April 24, 2018 is yet another important article.

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