National Planning Upped Gilead Sciences (GILD) Stake, Penn West Petroleum Limited New (PWE) Shorts Decreased By 0.72%

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

National Planning Corp increased Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) stake by 33.11% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. National Planning Corp acquired 6,501 shares as Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD)’s stock declined 8.05%. The National Planning Corp holds 26,135 shares with $1.89 million value, up from 19,634 last quarter. Gilead Sciences Inc now has $93.12B valuation. The stock rose 0.99% or $0.7 reaching $71.27 per share. About 1.01 million shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has declined 21.80% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500.

Penn West Petroleum Limited New (NYSE:PWE) had a decrease of 0.72% in short interest. PWE’s SI was 11.45 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 0.72% from 11.53M shares previously. With 1.45 million avg volume, 8 days are for Penn West Petroleum Limited New (NYSE:PWE)’s short sellers to cover PWE’s short positions. The SI to Penn West Petroleum Limited New’s float is 2.38%. About 325,198 shares traded. Obsidian Energy Ltd (NYSE:OBE) has 0.00% since July 17, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Obsidian Energy Ltd, formerly Penn West Petroleum Ltd, is a Canada conventional oil and natural gas producer and development and production company. The company has market cap of $607.07 million. The Firm operates a portfolio of opportunities with an oil position in the Cardium, Viking and Peace River areas of Alberta. It currently has negative earnings. The Alberta Viking area offers a mix of light-oil and gas with high-netback shorter cycle wells to complement longer cycle activities in the Cardium.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $28.29 million activity. $341,529 worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) was sold by Alton Gregg H on Monday, May 1. $1.41 million worth of stock was sold by WILSON GAYLE E on Thursday, February 23. MARTIN JOHN C had sold 73,333 shares worth $5.16 million on Wednesday, March 1. Another trade for 9,943 shares valued at $668,667 was sold by Cogan John Francis.

Among 29 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 70 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 20 by Credit Suisse. Vetr upgraded Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) on Monday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. Leerink Swann initiated Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) on Friday, February 5 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. Citigroup maintained Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) on Friday, April 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, December 4. The rating was upgraded by Jyske Bank to “Strong Buy” on Thursday, September 10. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of GILD in report on Wednesday, February 3 with “Overweight” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, October 2 report. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Maxim Group.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 106 investors sold GILD shares while 656 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. 950.84 million shares or 0.69% more from 944.29 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Badgley Phelps & Bell Incorporated stated it has 194,641 shares. Moreover, Waddell & Reed has 0.07% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Fisher Asset Ltd Liability Com owns 455,496 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bailard Inc stated it has 0.3% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec accumulated 0.14% or 788,901 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 13.35M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, Japan-based fund reported 99,569 shares. Clearbridge Lc holds 2,430 shares. Gradient Invs Lc invested in 389 shares or 0% of the stock. Monetary Group owns 34,850 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. Horizon Investments Limited Liability Corporation, North Carolina-based fund reported 10,570 shares. 605,027 were reported by Seizert Prns Ltd Co. Horizon Kinetics Llc has 13,000 shares. 108,882 were reported by Clinton Grp Inc. 5,198 were accumulated by Pinnacle Wealth Mgmt Advisory Group Ltd Llc.

National Planning Corp decreased Ishares Tr (EMB) stake by 2,709 shares to 8,668 valued at $971,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Powershares Qqq Trust (QQQ) stake by 112,085 shares and now owns 106,099 shares. Blackrock Munivest Fd Ii Inc (MVT) was reduced too.

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