Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE:APC) Sentiment

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

(NYSE:APC) by 9.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC.

Anadarko Petroleum announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, September 20th that authorizes the company to repurchase $2.50 billion in outstanding shares.

The stock decreased 1.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $1.82. Fis Group Inc. bought a new position in Anadarko Petroleum in the third quarter worth $107,000. ET AL lifted its position in Anadarko Petroleum by 0.8% during the second quarter. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Anadarko Petroleum Corp in their top 10 positions was flat from 7 to 7 for the same number.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Finally, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. lifted its holdings in Anadarko Petroleum by 26.2% in the fourth quarter.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -4.70. (APC) traded up $3.09 on Thursday, hitting $58.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 2.03 and a current ratio of 2.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $32,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.66 and a beta of 1.38. The Return on Assets for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) is -0.043024.

For the current quarter, 31 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.01/share. The firm had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.52 billion. The RSI computes momentum as the ratio of higher closes to lower closes: stocks which have had more or stronger positive changes have a higher RSI than stocks which have had more or stronger negative changes. About 2.69 million shares traded.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 18.75%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 9.06% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Grassi Invest holds 0.15% or 17,975 shares in its portfolio. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th were paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.34%. Anadarko Petroleum's dividend payout ratio is presently -5.65%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on APC.

In order to tell which way a stock is trending, the stock's share price should be compared to its moving average. Cowen set a $60.00 price target on Anadarko Petroleum and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, October 16th.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Anadarko Petroleum's (APC) Buy Rating Reiterated at Piper Jaffray Companies" was first published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) for 12,300 shares. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $105 target.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.73 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell.

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