Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Opportunity or Value Trap? - Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Nellie Chapman | 07 December, 2017, 19:44

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Occidental Petroleum has increased its dividend by an average of 16.2% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 14 consecutive years. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 24,450 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $1,464,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. About 316,171 shares traded.

Among 21 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500.

Suntrust Banks Inc increased Occidental Pete Corp Del (OXY) stake by 2.02% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Transocean Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -237.50% negative EPS growth. Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt holds 0.08% or 47,465 shares. Xpo Logistics Inc now has $9.16B valuation. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $189.73. 3,304,856 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,506,833. River and Mercantile Group PLC (LON:RIV) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a 12-month low of $57.20 and a 12-month high of $73.51. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, May 10 to "Neutral". Wedbush has "Outperform" rating and $42 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 29 report. Tudor Pickering downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Friday, November 6 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $75.0 target in Sunday, August 20 report. The rating was initiated by Mitsubishi UFJ on Monday, May 29 with "Hold". Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Occidental Petroleum from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an "underweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Nationwide Fund reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). BMO Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $65 target. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.47) earnings per share. XPO's profit will be $52.75 million for 43.40 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of OXY in report on Tuesday, November 21 with "Hold" rating. (NASDAQ:SBGI) to report earnings on February, 28. Bancorpsouth reported 4,434 shares stake.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation most recently reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 for the September 2017 versus -$0.15 in the same quarter a year ago, representing -220% growth. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.95.

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. 72 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) waking on thin line between bulls and bears tracks and with several factors it's pulling towards optimistic side to some extend but some take to pessimistic side. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt reported 90,955 shares. Syntal Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Company holds 12,372 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. The firm owned $41.34 million shares of the company's stock after selling 2.53 million shares during the period.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) saw 123 million in free cash flow last quarter, representing a quarterly net change in cash of -412 million. Security Natl Trust holds 6,517 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Thomaspartners Inc holds 1.33% or 2.58M shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board invested in 210,013 shares.

Heading into the stock price potential, Occidental Petroleum Corporation by far traveled -1.83% after crossing its median price target of $68.

Boston Common Asset Management Llc decreased Alphabet Inc Cap Stk Cl A stake by 479 shares to 3,200 valued at $2.98 million in 2017Q2. Fdx owns 0.01% invested in Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Roche Hldg Ltd Sponsored Adr (RHHBY) was reduced too. With 223,900 avg volume, 1 days are for Rosetta Genomics Limited Ord (NASDAQ:ROSG)'s short sellers to cover ROSG's short positions. Its up 0.43, from 1.15 in 2017Q1. The investor is now holding 37,405,965 shares thanks to an increase of 2,313,660 new shares in their portfolio. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.53, for a total value of $242,120.00. Cetera Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 7,303 shares stake. 54,387 are held by Congress Asset Mgmt Ma. Hsbc Public Ltd Company has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Guardian Life Insurance Of America has 1,729 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 5,626 are held by Mariner Wealth Advsr Lc. Wealthtrust reported 250 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Quebec - Canada-based Fiera Capital has invested 0.44% in Apple Inc. Bancshares Of America Corporation De has 202,038 shares. Gam Hldgs Ag accumulated 126,762 shares. This continues to be an interesting story, and we look forward to updating it again soon on Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The company was upgraded on Friday, April 7 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Wednesday, November 25 with "Market Perform". Bernstein has "Buy" rating and $142 target. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to "Neutral" on Monday, February 13. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Northcoast on Tuesday, November 3.