Stephens Continues to Hold Holding in Schlumberger LTD (SLB); Putnam Investments Has Lowered Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) Stake by $905,502

February 24, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Putnam Investments Llc decreased its stake in Euronet Worldwide Inc (EEFT) by 19.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Putnam Investments Llc sold 9,633 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 40,258 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.82M, down from 49,891 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Putnam Investments Llc who had been investing in Euronet Worldwide Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.48B market cap company. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $85.12. About 434,144 shares traded. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) has risen 8.96% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.74% the S&P500.

Stephens Inc increased its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (SLB) by 17.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stephens Inc bought 6,836 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 46,053 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.21 million, up from 39,217 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stephens Inc who had been investing in Schlumberger Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.03 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.37% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $66.5. About 7.65 million shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since February 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold EEFT shares while 87 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 47.88 million shares or 0.66% more from 47.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street Corporation invested in 0.01% or 645,173 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas owns 4,101 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ellington Gru Ltd Liability Com reported 0.04% stake. Arcadia Investment Mngmt Mi accumulated 600 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Kentucky-based Renaissance Group Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). 8,500 are owned by Amp Invsts Ltd. Jefferies Gp Limited Co has 20,011 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Advisory Svcs Ntwk Limited Liability has 0% invested in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). 22,600 were accumulated by Art Advsrs. The North Carolina-based Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.17% in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Moreover, Fdx has 0.04% invested in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Putnam Investments Ltd Liability stated it has 40,258 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. D E Shaw And reported 132,500 shares. Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). Wells Fargo Company Mn owns 2.38 million shares.

Putnam Investments Llc, which manages about $89.35B and $43.31 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Michaels Cos Inc/The (NASDAQ:MIK) by 183,813 shares to 388,603 shares, valued at $8.34M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Jazz Investments I Ltd by 1.46 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 14.69 million shares, and has risen its stake in Archer (NYSE:ADM).

Analysts await Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.68 earnings per share, up 1.49% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.67 per share. EEFT’s profit will be $35.82 million for 31.29 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual earnings per share reported by Euronet Worldwide, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.45% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Euronet Worldwide had 21 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. William Blair downgraded Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) on Monday, December 18 to “Market Perform” rating. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by SunTrust. Avondale maintained the shares of EEFT in report on Wednesday, April 27 with “Market Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital given on Wednesday, September 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Wednesday, December 23. The stock of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 25. The stock of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 31 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The rating was initiated by Northland Capital on Wednesday, January 20 with “Outperform”.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $28.58 million activity. The insider OLECHOWSKI ANDREJ sold 10,276 shares worth $999,867. $27,232 worth of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) was sold by Fountas Nikos on Tuesday, December 12. Caponecchi Kevin J had sold 49,238 shares worth $4.81 million. $2.68 million worth of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) was sold by WELLER RICK on Thursday, December 14.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 69 investors sold SLB shares while 596 reduced holdings. only 105 funds opened positions while 481 raised stakes. 1.20 billion shares or 11.55% more from 1.07 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Rhode Island-based Weybosset And Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.25% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). California State Teachers Retirement System invested in 2.49M shares or 0.38% of the stock. Johnson Inv Counsel Inc reported 0.85% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Architects owns 340 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Curbstone Fincl Mgmt Corporation accumulated 32,906 shares or 0.66% of the stock. Findlay Park Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 1.35M shares. 4,703 were accumulated by Sequoia Finance Advsr Ltd Liability. Bridgeway Mngmt Incorporated has 0.17% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 209,375 shares. Linscomb Williams stated it has 24,901 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Raymond James invested 0.15% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Moreover, Parsec Finance Mngmt has 0.49% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Schwartz Investment Counsel reported 436,575 shares or 1.9% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 9.37 million shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Miller Howard Invs New York has 0.08% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 56,172 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas owns 365,414 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 139 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Sector Ourperform” rating by Howard Weil on Thursday, May 12. Standpoint Research downgraded the shares of SLB in report on Wednesday, April 20 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Monday, January 22. Goldman Sachs maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) rating on Monday, April 4. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $82 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Citigroup. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 16. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, January 22. Jefferies maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) earned “Buy” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, July 19.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $8.09 million activity. $219,205 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) was sold by SANDVOLD TORE I on Tuesday, October 24. AYAT SIMON sold $5.91M worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Wednesday, January 24.

Stephens Inc, which manages about $6.58 billion and $2.77B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 41,377 shares to 71,447 shares, valued at $11.19 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 51,238 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 568,557 shares, and cut its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK).

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