Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

What's in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) After Rise in Shorted Shares?


The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $222.29 and compares with the $156.09 52-week low. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has declined 18.97% since December 2, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500. Rathbone Brothers Pcl reported 0.07% in Netflix, Inc. Sfe Investment Counsel invested in 0.5% or 20,713 shares. Cisco now has $184.10B valuation. The stock decreased 0.90% or $1.51 during the last trading session, reaching $165.99. Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) has risen 8.75% since December 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY)'s stock had its "hold" rating reiterated by investment analysts at Scotiabank in a report released on Wednesday, November 22nd. 33 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. The oil and gas producer reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.07. Ig Management reported 2.30M shares. 8,768 are owned by Rampart Inv Mngmt Lc. Colorado-based Cetera Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Cornerstone Advsr owns 404 shares. 954,094 are owned by River Road Asset Management Ltd Liability Company.

The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) registered an increase of 11.06% in short interest. North Star Investment Mgmt accumulated 250 shares. Kbc Nv has invested 0.09% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Motco accumulated 0.86% or 265,132 shares. OXY's profit will be $206.62M for 65.03 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality.

Pittenger & Anderson Inc increased Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) stake by 1,839 shares to 22,698 valued at $4.84M in 2017Q2.

Chemung Canal Trust Company increased Ishares (EFA) stake by 34,827 shares to 113,522 valued at $7.40M in 2017Q2. Salesforce Com Inc (NYSE:CRM) was raised too.

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Among 21 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Occidental Petroleum had a negative return on equity of 3.40% and a negative net margin of 5.52%. Finally, Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Occidental Petroleum from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an "underweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $60.00 price target on Occidental Petroleum and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new stake in Occidental Petroleum during the 1st quarter valued at $126,000. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, September 14 by Citigroup. The stock has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, August 24. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, June 23 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 1. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, August 10 by DA Davidson.

Since June 7, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $101,745 activity.

Analysts await Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, up 307.69% or $0.40 from last year's $-0.13 per share. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas reported 130,400 shares. It also upped Vanguard Index Funds Small Cap (VB) stake by 4,786 shares and now owns 19,105 shares. Mizuho maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Tuesday, November 21 with "Hold" rating. Therefore 50% are positive. Watsco had 29 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 6 by SunTrust.

Among 17 analysts covering IMAX (NYSE:IMAX), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and $80 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold" on Monday, August 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) rating on Friday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $73 target. Moreover, West Oak Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). The firm has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 12.

(NYSE:MD) by 1.52% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its down 0.11, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. 328.43 million shares or 1.84% more from 322.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 14,231 are owned by Epoch Invest Prtnrs. Asset Of Georgia Ga Adv holds 0.22% or 5,411 shares. Perkins Coie holds 340 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Perella Weinberg Prns Management Ltd Partnership invested 0.32% in Cisco Systems, Inc. 2,167 are held by Salem Inv Counselors. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). The company's market cap is $53.8 Billion, and the average volume is 4 Million. Dowling And Yahnke Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 29,461 shares. Utah Retirement has 0.19% invested in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). Everett Harris And Co Ca reported 2.44% in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX).

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