Aegis Financial Lowered Its Wpx Energy (WPX) Stake, City Holding Company (CHCO) Shorts Up By 0.66%

June 21, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Aegis Financial Corp decreased Wpx Energy Inc. (WPX) stake by 33.62% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Aegis Financial Corp sold 234,165 shares as Wpx Energy Inc. (WPX)’s stock declined 6.43%. The Aegis Financial Corp holds 462,360 shares with $6.74 million value, down from 696,525 last quarter. Wpx Energy Inc. now has $3.55 billion valuation. The stock declined 6.42% or $0.6 reaching $8.67 per share. About 14.89M shares traded or 66.74% up from the average. WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) has risen 29.74% since June 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.04% the S&P500.

City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) had an increase of 0.66% in short interest. CHCO’s SI was 744,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 0.66% from 739,600 shares previously. With 44,400 avg volume, 17 days are for City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO)’s short sellers to cover CHCO’s short positions. The SI to City Holding Company’s float is 4.97%. About 10,156 shares traded. City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) has risen 37.76% since June 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.12, from 1.12 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 31 investors sold WPX shares while 111 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 311.46 million shares or 3.82% less from 323.83 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mngmt invested in 935 shares or 0% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0.02% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) for 379,427 shares. Oakworth reported 0% in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Patten Group reported 0.03% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mngmt, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 153,921 shares. Swiss Financial Bank accumulated 0.01% or 566,000 shares. Hudson Bay Management LP accumulated 100,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Renaissance Techs owns 822,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 1,770 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System reported 0.02% stake. Cipher Limited Partnership holds 39,533 shares. Prentiss Smith And Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX). Dorsey Wright & Assoc reported 243,752 shares or 1.51% of all its holdings. Proshare Advsrs Limited Co owns 0.01% invested in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) for 64,913 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 1.07M shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since January 12, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $467,250 activity. LOWRIE WILLIAM G had bought 5,000 shares worth $66,750. Shares for $133,500 were bought by KINDICK KELT on Thursday, January 12. 20,000 shares were bought by Muncrief Richard E, worth $267,000.

Among 24 analysts covering WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. WPX Energy had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by CapitalOne on Tuesday, January 19. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Buy” on Monday, October 3. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, December 9 with “Market Perform”. Barclays Capital downgraded WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) rating on Monday, January 11. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $5 target. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The stock of WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) rating on Friday, March 11. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $7 target. Citigroup maintained the shares of WPX in report on Thursday, April 7 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, January 12. On Tuesday, June 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Neutral”.

Analysts await WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $-0.16 EPS, up 42.86% or $0.12 from last year’s $-0.28 per share. After $-0.15 actual EPS reported by WPX Energy Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.67% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.39, from 1.8 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 9 investors sold City Holding Company shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 9.37 million shares or 2.88% more from 9.10 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insur The has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO). Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 32,308 shares in its portfolio. First Mercantile Tru holds 2,611 shares. Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0.01% or 10,582 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0% invested in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO). Thrivent Fin For Lutherans stated it has 0% in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO). Moreover, Deutsche Comml Bank Ag has 0% invested in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) for 22,085 shares. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Liability has 0% invested in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) for 546 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 11,014 shares. Dean Capital invested 0.55% of its portfolio in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems reported 6,000 shares. D E Shaw And reported 4,599 shares. Moreover, Schroder Inv Mgmt Group has 0% invested in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) for 5,270 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 15,300 shares. Spark Inv Mgmt Ltd reported 0.04% of its portfolio in City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO).

Among 3 analysts covering City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. City Holding Company had 5 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens initiated the stock with “Equalweight” rating in Friday, January 8 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Wednesday, August 12.

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $991.40 million. The Firm conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia . It has a 17.35 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio.

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