Encompass Capital Advisors Boosted Its Jones Energy (JONE) Stake; Encana (USA) (ECA) Had 17 Analysts Last Week

July 14, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Encompass Capital Advisors Llc increased Jones Energy Inc (JONE) stake by 1466.96% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Encompass Capital Advisors Llc acquired 1.87 million shares as Jones Energy Inc (JONE)’s stock declined 30.40%. The Encompass Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.00 million shares with $9.98M value, up from 127,357 last quarter. Jones Energy Inc now has $135.89 million valuation. The stock declined 8.06% or $0.12 reaching $1.42 on the news. About 592,574 shares traded. Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) has declined 35.56% since July 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 52.26% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Encana Corporation had 82 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 25 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Thursday, March 23 to “Buy”. The stock of Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, October 6. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, December 15 to “Buy”. The stock of Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by GMP Securities. The stock of Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Altacorp. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was downgraded by Scotia Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, April 3 by GMP Securities. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, June 5 by Desjardins Securities. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”. See Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) latest ratings:

11/07/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $11.5000 Maintain
06/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $8.0000
05/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold Downgrade
30/06/2017 Broker: TD Securities Rating: Buy Upgrade
28/06/2017 Broker: GMP Securities Rating: Buy New Target: $10.5000 Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $12.0000 Maintain
21/06/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Hold Downgrade
20/06/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0000 Maintain
15/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $13.0000 Maintain
13/06/2017 Broker: TD Securities Rating: Hold Maintain

Among 11 analysts covering Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Jones Energy Inc had 24 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, March 30 by Seaport Global. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 26 with “Underweight”. On Wednesday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight”. On Tuesday, May 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Iberia Capital Partners to “Outperform”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by Iberia Capital Partners given on Friday, February 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 14 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Imperial Capital. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 9. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 17 report. The rating was downgraded by Imperial Capital to “In-Line” on Tuesday, February 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.82 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.31, from 2.13 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 12 investors sold JONE shares while 26 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 76.57 million shares or 18.44% more from 64.65 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 1,922 are held by Da Davidson. Michigan-based Northpointe Capital Ltd Com has invested 0.03% in Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE). Ubs Oconnor Llc reported 1.07M shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can owns 15,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jvl Lc stated it has 16.09M shares or 15.31% of all its holdings. Voya Inv Ltd Liability Corporation owns 21,528 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Gardner Lewis Asset LP owns 61,750 shares. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust holds 0.01% or 42,366 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.01% in Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE). Systematic Mgmt Lp accumulated 897,265 shares. The Vermont-based Tru Of Vermont has invested 0% in Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE). Cetera Advsrs Ltd holds 0.01% or 28,952 shares in its portfolio. California Employees Retirement System has 0% invested in Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE). Fmr Limited Liability Corp holds 1.87 million shares. Jane Street Grp Inc Limited Liability Company invested in 16,700 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $152,308 activity. 40,000 Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE) shares with value of $76,400 were sold by Niccum Eric. The insider McConnell Mike sold $75,908.

About 8.17M shares traded. Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) has risen 50.13% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.43% the S&P500.

Encana Corporation is an energy producer that is focused on developing its multi-basin portfolio of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids producing plays. The company has market cap of $9.30 billion. The Company’s activities also include the marketing of natural gas, oil and NGLs. It currently has negative earnings. All of its reserves and production are located in North America.

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