Rice Energy (RICE) Stake Has Raised by Guggenheim Capital Llc; Third Point Has Boosted Holding in Humana (HUM)

September 30, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Guggenheim Capital Llc increased its stake in Rice Energy Inc (RICE) by 180.62% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guggenheim Capital Llc bought 38,184 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.71% with the market. The institutional investor held 59,325 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.58 million, up from 21,141 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guggenheim Capital Llc who had been investing in Rice Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.09 on September 29, reaching $28.94. About 3.82 million shares traded. Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) has risen 14.59% since September 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.11% the S&P500.

Dan Loeb increased its stake in Humana Inc (HUM) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Third Point Llc bought 250,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.38% with the market. The hedge fund run by Dan Loeb held 750,000 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $180.47 million, up from 500,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Third Point Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.88 on September 29, reaching $243.63. About 1.54 million shares traded or 54.25% up from the average. Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since September 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Third Point Llc, which manages about $17.97 billion and $11.28 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charter Communications Inc N by 300,000 shares to 500,000 shares, valued at $168.43M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) by 100,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.28 million shares, and cut its stake in General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 45 investors sold HUM shares while 181 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 134.86 million shares or 3.43% less from 139.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mackenzie Fincl has invested 0.01% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Capstone Asset Mngmt Communications stated it has 0.12% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Amp Limited holds 87,145 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. 15,598 were accumulated by Oregon Employees Retirement Fund. Lenox Wealth invested in 0.01% or 52 shares. Pinebridge Invs LP reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Aqr Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.55 million shares. Bridger Ltd Com invested 2.94% of its portfolio in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Profund Advsr Ltd Company invested in 0.07% or 6,482 shares. Hillsdale Investment Incorporated owns 1,590 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Ledyard Bank accumulated 409 shares. Inv Centers Of America reported 1,531 shares stake. Michigan-based Asset Management Inc has invested 0.12% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Baker Ellis Asset Management Limited Liability Corp holds 2,500 shares. Baystate Wealth Limited Liability Com holds 20 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $31.25 million activity. Shares for $3.15 million were sold by Huval Timothy S. on Thursday, May 4. BILNEY JODY L also sold $1.06 million worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) shares. $26.70M worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) was sold by BROUSSARD BRUCE D on Thursday, May 4.

More notable recent Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) news were published by: Miamiherald.com which released: “Uncertainty in Mississippi before health insurance sign-up” on September 30, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Why Humana is paying docs to join elite corporate training program” published on September 21, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Humana Contracts with CleanSlate Centers to Provide Opioid Addiction Services” on September 27, 2017. More interesting news about Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Humana, Norton score really high in this ranking of the country’s healthiest …” published on September 22, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Humana Inc. (HUM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 28, 2017” with publication date: September 20, 2017.

Among 19 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Humana had 50 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 11. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Friday, June 9. Jefferies maintained the shares of HUM in report on Thursday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of HUM in report on Wednesday, January 4 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Monday, July 18 to “Buy”. Evercore maintained Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by Oppenheimer. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, September 8.

Among 27 analysts covering Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Rice Energy had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Monday, February 6. Stifel Nicolaus initiated Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) on Friday, March 24 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 5. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 7. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group to “Hold”. The stock of Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 21. On Thursday, December 10 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. As per Thursday, February 18, the company rating was initiated by Drexel Hamilton. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 12 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 62 investors sold RICE shares while 76 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 154.41 million shares or 13.71% less from 178.94 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hap Trading Ltd Com has invested 0.02% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Adage Capital Ptnrs Grp Ltd Liability Corp has 0.25% invested in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Tyrus Capital Sam reported 1.15M shares or 2.35% of all its holdings. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Mngmt Llc accumulated 16,600 shares. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al reported 63,300 shares. Steadfast Cap Mngmt LP owns 2.46M shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt accumulated 0.02% or 682,510 shares. Peak6 Invests Lp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). 5.45M were reported by Magnetar Finance Limited Liability Corp. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.02% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Tiger Legatus Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 10.83% or 1.00M shares. Tph Asset Limited Co stated it has 33,656 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Vertex One Asset Management invested in 0.34% or 79,615 shares. The New York-based Gabelli And Inv Advisers Inc has invested 1.45% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Viking Lp holds 2.16% of its portfolio in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) for 12.03 million shares.

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