Zacks Investment Research Lowers Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) to Hold

14 January, 2018, 21:15 | Author: Regina Silva

BMO Capital Markets set a $6.00 price target on Bill Barrett and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. The institutional investor held 358,850 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.54M, up from 173,850 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) has declined 43.01% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending.

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Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG), there were 17 new positions totaling 1,062,729 shares of the company's stock. The Natixis Asset Management holds 15,989 shares with $831,000 value, up from 1,911 last quarter. Spears Abacus Advisors Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $221.57 billion market cap company. MFGP stock price lost 0% over the past year, yielding a negative weighted alpha of percent. About 382,240 shares traded. OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:OGRMF) has 0.00% since January 12, 2017 and is.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold ICE shares while 233 reduced holdings. 164 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. In general, more thrust is placed on most recent actions by assigning higher weights to it than those assigned to past movements. Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.21% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). First Dallas Securities Inc stated it has 0.52% of its portfolio in ONEOK, Inc. Moreover, Sense Advisors has 0.13% invested in Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) for 11,213 shares. Fiduciary owns 10,975 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Keybank Natl Association Oh accumulated 95,816 shares. Its Average True Range (ATR) shows a figure of 0.19. Glenmede Tru Na stated it has 0.03% in ONEOK, Inc. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv reported 0.21% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) for 154,687 shares. Boston invested in 0.01% or 1.59M shares. Palisades Hudson Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership accumulated 0.15% or 7,582 shares. Advisor Partners Llc has invested 0.24% in Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (NASDAQ:STLD) on Wednesday, January 13 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, October 1. The stock of Steel Dynamics, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, February 8 to "Neutral". Barclays Capital maintained Steel Dynamics, Inc. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold". The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 2 to "Outperform".

Among 19 analysts covering Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive.

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Bill Barrett Corp.'s Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $-0.06, according to consensus of 9 analysts. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Buy" on Tuesday, March 7. As per Thursday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Bill Barrett Corp (NYSE:BBG) down -0.56% to close at the price of $5.33. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, November 28 by Jefferies. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, August 7 by Northland Capital. Seaport Global Securities now has a "Neutral" rating on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, September 30. (NYSE:BBG) have earned a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. It seems that Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) might see strength given an ABR of 0 or Buy rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.17 in 2017Q2.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BBG. 19 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. About 3.94 million shares traded or 35.06% up from the average. Amer Int Grp Inc Inc, New York-based fund reported 59,879 shares. Bancshares Of America De has 0% invested in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) for 261,226 shares. Texan Cap Mngmt owns 21,000 shares. Carroll Financial Associates invested in 0% or 550 shares. Bill Barrett Corp (NYSE:BBG)'s price sits -2.49% off from its SMA 50 of $5.14 and 29.94% away from the SMA 200 which is at $4.23. Raymond James & Assoc has invested 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). Piedmont Inv Advsrs reported 0% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). The SI to Bill Barrett Corporation's float is 16.84%. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 4,829 shares. California Employees Retirement System reported 0.01% in Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG). The energy company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.12. After $-0.08 actual earnings per share reported by Bill Barrett Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $118,700 activity.



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