Oberweis Asset Management Has Raised Career Education Corp. (CECO) Stake; SM Energy Company (SM) SI Increased By 6.05%

February 18, 2018 - By Richard Conner

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) had an increase of 6.05% in short interest. SM’s SI was 17.96M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 6.05% from 16.94M shares previously. With 3.20M avg volume, 6 days are for SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)’s short sellers to cover SM’s short positions. The SI to SM Energy Company’s float is 17.58%. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $21.85. About 2.24 million shares traded. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has declined 24.40% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc increased Career Education Corp. (CECO) stake by 39.7% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Oberweis Asset Management Inc acquired 44,700 shares as Career Education Corp. (CECO)’s stock rose 1.61%. The Oberweis Asset Management Inc holds 157,300 shares with $1.63M value, up from 112,600 last quarter. Career Education Corp. now has $822.21 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $11.9. About 176,928 shares traded. Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) has risen 67.37% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. The company has market cap of $2.44 billion. It primarily has activities in the South Texas and Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Permian regions. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had 395.8 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved reserves; and working interests in 841 net productive oil wells and 704 net productive gas wells.

Among 26 analysts covering SM Energy (NYSE:SM), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. SM Energy had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Thursday, April 21. The stock of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 11. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Susquehanna. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, January 21 report. The stock of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, August 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $20.0 target in Thursday, September 28 report. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 33 investors sold SM Energy Company shares while 50 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 115.08 million shares or 8.34% more from 106.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Republic Invest Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) for 63,955 shares. Crawford Invest Counsel reported 0.08% stake. Hap Trading Ltd Liability owns 0.01% invested in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) for 13,479 shares. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Llc reported 15,019 shares. Ing Groep Nv owns 12,536 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Utah Retirement System holds 0.01% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) or 20,220 shares. Comerica Savings Bank stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Moreover, Bokf Na has 0.03% invested in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Moreover, Advisory Research has 0.12% invested in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Bartlett And Limited Liability Corp invested in 6,760 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0% or 24,808 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 4,600 shares. 11,169 were accumulated by Texas Yale Capital. Barclays Pcl holds 0% or 69,975 shares. Columbia Pacific Advsrs Limited Liability holds 3.17% of its portfolio in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) for 143,578 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold CECO shares while 38 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 49.62 million shares or 0.99% more from 49.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insur Ny owns 49,693 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Co accumulated 12,765 shares. Ls Investment Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO). Valley Advisers holds 0.1% or 26,857 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 289,086 shares in its portfolio. Sector Pension Board holds 40,789 shares. Blackrock owns 8.24M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, New York-based fund reported 39,860 shares. Principal Financial Group Inc holds 494,888 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Us National Bank & Trust De accumulated 300 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt holds 0.01% or 30,300 shares. Great West Life Assurance Co Can invested 0% of its portfolio in Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0% in Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO). Balyasny Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO). California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) for 108,317 shares.

Oberweis Asset Management Inc decreased New Oriental Education Adr (NYSE:EDU) stake by 6,940 shares to 54,130 valued at $4.78M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Sina Corp. Adr (NASDAQ:SINA) stake by 4,000 shares and now owns 15,550 shares. Callon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:CPE) was reduced too.

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