Mitchell Group Upped Cabot Oil (COG) Position By $5.79 Million; VIVUS, Inc. (VVUS) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

June 19, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Mitchell Group Inc increased Cabot Oil (COG) stake by 28.66% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Mitchell Group Inc acquired 241,420 shares as Cabot Oil (COG)’s stock rose 1.60%. The Mitchell Group Inc holds 1.08 million shares with $26.09M value, up from 842,320 last quarter. Cabot Oil now has $10.52 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.34% or $0.31 reaching $22.81 on the news. About 4.03 million shares traded. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has risen 1.25% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Vivus (NASDAQ:VVUS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vivus had 3 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) earned “Buy” rating by WallachBeth Capital on Thursday, November 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks. See VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) latest ratings:

Since December 31, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $3.52 million activity. NORTH TIDE CAPITAL – LLC sold $599,545 worth of VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) on Monday, February 6. $475 worth of VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) was sold by Varghese Santosh T on Tuesday, April 4.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.88 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.30, from 0.58 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 2 investors sold VIVUS, Inc. shares while 15 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 38.44 million shares or 4.61% more from 36.74 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). 1.06M are owned by Deutsche National Bank Ag. Polaris Greystone Finance Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co holds 0% or 20,500 shares in its portfolio. Northern Trust Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). Wells Fargo & Com Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) for 9,476 shares. Winfield Incorporated holds 400 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada accumulated 271,930 shares. Raymond James And Assoc has 0% invested in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). Financial Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 110,000 shares. Tfs Ltd Llc holds 0.05% or 178,309 shares in its portfolio. Acadian Asset Mngmt Lc stated it has 406,265 shares. Moreover, Blackrock Institutional Trust Na has 0% invested in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS). California Employees Retirement System stated it has 116,900 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) for 324,278 shares. Barclays Public Lc, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 185,608 shares.

VIVUS, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $119.46 million. The Firm operates in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products segment. It has a 3.59 P/E ratio. It provides over two therapies approved by the Food and Drug Association , which include Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) for chronic weight management and STENDRA (avanafil) for erectile dysfunction (ED).

It is down 7.14% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.84% the S&P500.

Mitchell Group Inc decreased Pdc Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) stake by 107,440 shares to 486,495 valued at $35.73M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE:OXY) stake by 117,920 shares and now owns 409,575 shares. Newfield Exploration Co (NYSE:NFX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 47 investors sold COG shares while 144 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 433.38 million shares or 3.08% more from 420.44 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Citadel Lc accumulated 677,405 shares. Spot Trading Ltd has invested 0.02% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Swiss Fincl Bank holds 1.28M shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv reported 0% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Gulf International National Bank (Uk) Limited has 143,744 shares. Bessemer Group invested in 103,520 shares or 0.01% of the stock. British Columbia Mgmt has 0.03% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). 3G Prtnrs Limited Partnership holds 2.41% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) or 750,000 shares. Stoneridge Inv Ptnrs Limited Liability owns 184,360 shares for 0.59% of their portfolio. Winslow Evans Crocker invested in 0% or 188 shares. 461,973 were reported by Investec Asset Mgmt Ltd. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd reported 0.02% stake. Moreover, Heartland Advsr Inc has 0.01% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Strs Ohio stated it has 42,885 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sei Company reported 0.07% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG).

Among 24 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 27 by Howard Weil. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of COG in report on Tuesday, January 12 to “Outperform” rating. Bernstein downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Tuesday, February 28 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, December 9. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Howard Weil. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 26 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Positive” on Monday, February 6. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, February 6 to “Overweight”. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $90,136 activity. The insider Roemer Todd M sold 3,737 shares worth $90,136.

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