March 20, 2018

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

07 December 2017, 07:42 | Melvin Schneider

It now has negative earnings. Moreover, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems has 0.08% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). $3.08 is the ADY. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while2 believe that investors should either steer clear of OXY or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Occidental Petroleum from $62.00 to $66.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.77 per share by the oil and gas producer on Tuesday, January 16th. Oct 5, 2017 is the announcement. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $69.95. 3,304,856 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,506,833. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.47) earnings per share. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has 765.5 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.98. S&T Bancorporation Pa owns 96,366 shares or 1.05% of their United States portfolio. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Numeric Llc has invested 2.12% in Apple Inc. Jefferies Group set a $58.00 price target on shares of Occidental Petroleum and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $189.73. (NYSE:VEEV). Wellington Management Gru Llp reported 4.12 million shares stake. River and Mercantile Group PLC (LON:RIV) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Transocean's analysts are positive. Jefferies maintained the shares of OXY in report on Monday, April 3 with "Hold" rating. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $21.0. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $44. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral". As per Wednesday, August 24, the company rating was initiated by Raymond James. (NASDAQ:SBGI) to report earnings on February, 28. The stock of River and Mercantile Group PLC (LON:RIV) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, October 30. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, November 6 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 12 with "Buy". Barclays Capital maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $38 target in Friday, August 4 report.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Occidental) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company has market cap of 294.98 million GBP. The Company operates through three segments: oil and gas, chemical (OxyChem), and midstream and marketing. It has a 487.82 P/E ratio. The institutional investor owned 158,731 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock after selling 685,209 shares during the period.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.11. It turned negative, as 82 investors sold OXY shares while 326 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. Steinberg Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.67% or 70,364 shares. Lvm Capital Management Ltd Mi, a Michigan-based fund reported 780,016 shares.

Heading into the stock price potential, Occidental Petroleum Corporation by far traveled -1.83% after crossing its median price target of $68. It also upped Vanguard 500 Etf (VOO) stake by 1,577 shares and now owns 50,443 shares. The SI to Rosetta Genomics Limited Ord's float is 15%. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Equitec Specialists Ltd Com accumulated 1,800 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Reliance Trust Co Of Delaware invested in 0.06% or 7,066 shares. Trustmark Commercial Bank Department holds 0.09% or 12,471 shares in its portfolio. Asset Advisors holds 73,115 shares.

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The collective rating of 2.6 for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. The Switzerland-based Banque Pictet Cie Sa has invested 0.26% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY).

Suntrust Banks Inc decreased Abm Inds Inc (NYSE:ABM) stake by 7,868 shares to 18,715 valued at $777,000 in 2017Q2. Axa reported 266,267 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Novare Capital Mngmt Ltd owns 0.4% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 29,593 shares. Carl Domino holds 15,014 shares or 2.51% of its portfolio.

Among 21 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:OXY) price has been as high as $73.51 and as low as $57.2.

Whereas its latest closing price kept its distance from the SMA20 at 2.65% and -4.32% from SMA 50 while it was knocked up -16.79% from the simple moving average price of 200 days. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc had 20 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Everence Capital Management Inc acquired 22,100 shares as Occidental Petroleum Ord (OXY)'s stock declined 8.50%. (NASDAQ:SBGI) on Thursday, November 3 to "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $71.97.

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