Fosun International LTD Has Trimmed Its Position in Sohu Com (SOHU) by $3.61 Million as Stock Declined; Brenham Capital Management LP Holding In Energen (EGN) Was Lifted

May 16, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Brenham Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Energen Corp (EGN) by 7.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Brenham Capital Management Lp bought 130,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.95% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.93M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $111.11 million, up from 1.80 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Brenham Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Energen Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.44B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $66.09. About 374,480 shares traded. Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has risen 13.76% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.21% the S&P500.

Fosun International Ltd decreased its stake in Sohu Com Inc (SOHU) by 6.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fosun International Ltd sold 84,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 27.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.16M shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $50.48M, down from 1.25M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fosun International Ltd who had been investing in Sohu Com Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $36.63. About 95,383 shares traded. Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) has declined 20.58% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.13% the S&P500.

Analysts await Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $-0.75 earnings per share, up 67.11% or $1.53 from last year’s $-2.28 per share. After $-2.39 actual earnings per share reported by Sohu.com Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -68.62% EPS growth.

Since April 30, 2018, it had 6 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $16.48 million activity. ZHANG CHARLES bought $3.98 million worth of stock.

More notable recent Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Benzinga’s Insider Buys Of The Week: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Sohu.com And More” on May 06, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Sohu.com Hits 10-Year Low After Rough First Quarter” published on April 25, 2018, Gurufocus.com published: “Weekly CEO Buys Highlight” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Sohu.com Inc (SOHU) CEO Charles Zhang Bought $720600 of Shares” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Sohu.com Inc. Stock Fell Wednesday” with publication date: April 25, 2018.

Among 7 analysts covering Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Sohu.com Inc. had 8 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 1 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Citigroup. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 30 to “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, October 30 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.22, from 1.47 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 13 investors sold SOHU shares while 22 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 19.75 million shares or 4.76% more from 18.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 3,300 are owned by Legal And General Grp Pcl. Federated Investors Pa invested 0% in Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU). Css Lc Il holds 56,051 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Majedie Asset Mgmt Limited stated it has 1.75% of its portfolio in Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU). Tci Wealth Advsrs reported 100 shares. Westpac Bk Corporation, Australia-based fund reported 20,480 shares. Koch Ind reported 0.05% stake. Pacad Investment Ltd reported 900 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc, Connecticut-based fund reported 43,637 shares. Ionic Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 30,805 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Laurion Capital Mgmt LP owns 0.07% invested in Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) for 307,361 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability reported 0% stake. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Lc stated it has 0% in Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU). 263,291 were reported by Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc. Strs Ohio owns 0.03% invested in Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) for 180,200 shares.

Fosun International Ltd, which manages about $1.14 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vereit Inc by 875,000 shares to 6.72M shares, valued at $52.35 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) by 160,831 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.15 million shares, and has risen its stake in Ikang Healthcare Group Inc (NASDAQ:KANG).

Brenham Capital Management Lp, which manages about $155.66 million and $891.04 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) by 250,000 shares to 1.00M shares, valued at $126.25 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

More recent Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Energen (EGN) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Elliott’s 13F Shows New Stake in Commault (CVLT), Dish (DISH), Micro Focus (MFGP) (more…)” on May 15, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Paulson’s 13F Shows New Stake in Goldcorp (GG), Increase in Discovery (DISCA), Viacom (VIAB) (more…)” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 39 analysts covering Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Energen Corporation had 134 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $49 target in Monday, July 18 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 7 by KLR Group. On Monday, February 26 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Williams Capital Group on Monday, August 29 with “Buy”. Johnson Rice downgraded the stock to “Accumulate” rating in Tuesday, February 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, April 23. Barclays Capital maintained Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) rating on Friday, April 21. Barclays Capital has “Hold” rating and $57 target. The stock of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Mizuho. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Sell”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 39 investors sold EGN shares while 84 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 86.41 million shares or 3.32% less from 89.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. M&T Bankshares has 0% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Walthausen & Ltd Llc holds 0.68% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) or 126,020 shares. 62,083 are owned by Prudential Fincl Incorporated. Envestnet Asset Mngmt reported 21,071 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has 24,600 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Cadence Cap Mgmt Lc invested 0.01% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Mitchell Gru Inc holds 336,027 shares or 3.31% of its portfolio. M&R Capital Mgmt holds 552 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0.01% stake. Arosa Cap Limited Partnership holds 0.41% or 46,361 shares. Sei Invests has 0.02% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) for 80,952 shares. Soros Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 100,000 shares. Sir Cap Mngmt LP reported 3.16% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Keybank Association Oh owns 31,746 shares. 5,360 are held by Hightower Advsr Limited Liability.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $476,273 activity. On Friday, March 9 COHEN JONATHAN Z bought $1.00M worth of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) or 17,500 shares. MCMANUS J T sold $180,907 worth of stock.

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