As Proto Labs (PRLB) Valuation Rose, Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Boosted Its Stake by $422,100; As Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Stock Price Rose, Holder Cabot-Wellington Lowered Its Stake

October 12, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Cabot-Wellington Llc decreased its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) by 6.34% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cabot-Wellington Llc sold 57,965 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.60% with the market. The hedge fund held 856,051 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $21.08 million, down from 914,016 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cabot-Wellington Llc who had been investing in Cabot Oil & Gas for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.90 billion market cap company. It closed at $25.51 lastly. It is down 1.25% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc increased its stake in Proto Labs Inc (PRLB) by 81.87% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc bought 6,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.66% with the market. The institutional investor held 13,995 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $941,000, up from 7,695 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc who had been investing in Proto Labs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.12 billion market cap company. It closed at $79.6 lastly. It is down 6.14% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.56% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 16 investors sold PRLB shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 26.27 million shares or 1.02% less from 26.54 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Sei Invests has 52,622 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Scout Invests Inc reported 57,050 shares stake. Dupont Capital Corporation reported 16,588 shares. First Mercantile Tru Company stated it has 4,662 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 35,968 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Avalon Advsrs Ltd Liability has 14,964 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Profund Advisors Ltd Company owns 0.01% invested in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) for 4,317 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt stated it has 105,104 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 30,185 are held by Goldman Sachs. Geode Cap Llc has 196,994 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc reported 54,499 shares. Citigroup invested 0% in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Bessemer Group Incorporated invested in 0% or 148 shares.

More notable recent Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why 3D Printing Stock Proto Labs Jumped Nearly 12% in September” on October 06, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Proto Labs (PRLB) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on February 09, 2017, Plasticsnews.com published: “Proto Labs adds in-house metrology laboratory” on July 25, 2017. More interesting news about Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Proto Labs Stock Popped 13.5% in April” published on May 09, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3D Printing News: Proto Labs Has a Lot to Prove on Thursday When It Reports Q2 …” with publication date: July 23, 2017.

Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company Llc, which manages about $501.73 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) by 4,711 shares to 100,489 shares, valued at $10.98M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5,743 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 140,507 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares S&P Global 100 Etf (IOO).

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.05 million activity. Bodor Robert sold 4,000 shares worth $264,033. Tumelty John B. sold $734,202 worth of stock or 11,896 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proto Labs had 9 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the shares of PRLB in report on Thursday, October 15 to “Buy” rating. Dougherty & Company maintained Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) on Friday, April 28 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. The stock of Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Stephens. Dougherty & Company downgraded the shares of PRLB in report on Wednesday, August 31 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 26. Dougherty & Company upgraded Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by FBR Capital.

Analysts await Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) to report earnings on October, 27. They expect $0.11 earnings per share, up 320.00% or $0.16 from last year’s $-0.05 per share. COG’s profit will be $51.31 million for 57.98 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.43% negative EPS growth.

More recent Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Technical Research on Independent Oil and Gas Equities — Cabot Oil & Gas …” on September 25, 2017. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date …” on October 02, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Settles Lawsuit With Dimock Families” with publication date: October 03, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $90,136 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 44 investors sold COG shares while 154 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 440.03 million shares or 0.59% more from 437.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Principal Group has invested 0.02% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Dynamic Limited has 0.05% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Waddell & Reed Finance Incorporated has invested 0.27% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Mitsubishi Ufj Tru & owns 0.04% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) for 922,998 shares. Farmers & Merchants Inc holds 90 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Chevy Chase Tru Holdg Inc reported 401,046 shares stake. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Management invested in 483,954 shares. Sterling Cap Mgmt Ltd Com holds 436,300 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Ltd reported 23,810 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0.03% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Management Ltd holds 343,200 shares. Altrinsic Glob Advisors stated it has 0.76% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Proshare Advsr Lc reported 139,039 shares stake. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 825,545 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas had 86 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, April 21 to “Outperform”. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of COG in report on Monday, January 11 to “Equal Weight” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, April 26. The company was upgraded on Monday, February 6 by JP Morgan. PiperJaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $31 target in Monday, September 18 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 31 report. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 9 by Deutsche Bank. Williams Capital Group maintained the shares of COG in report on Monday, May 1 with “Buy” rating.

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