Cimarex Energy Co (XEC) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

The Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc holds 7.57 million shares with $269.20M value, down from 7.67M last quarter. Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp who had been investing in Southern National Bancorp Of Virginia Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $401.08M market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.206 during the last trading session, reaching $39.696. About 1.35 million shares traded or 223.08% up from the average. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has risen 1.12% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending.

Armistice Capital Llc decreased Tempur Sealy Intl Inc (Call) (TPX) stake by 42.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Miller Howard Investments Inc sold 178,298 shares as the company's stock declined 5.78% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 150,948 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.16M, up from 124,948 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lombard Odier Asset Management Usa Corp who had been investing in Cimarex Energy Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.14 billion market cap company.

Cimarex Energy (XEC) traded up $2.10 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $127.65.

Cimarex Energy Co. (XEC) has an annual dividend of $0.32, while its annual dividend yield is 0.25%. It has underperformed by 14.82% the S&P500.

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Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.58 million activity. 2,229 shares valued at $250,763 were sold by Johnson Krista L on Tuesday, December 12. The insider GNODDE RICHARD J sold 4,951 shares worth $1.19 million. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $262,500 was made by BELL STEPHEN P on Wednesday, September 13. 3,000 shares were sold by Barron Francis Brian, worth $337,769. Cimarex Energy Co has a fifty-two week low of $89.49 and a fifty-two week high of $144.30. (NYSE:XEC) to report earnings on February, 21. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 204,600 shares of the company's stock worth $27,492,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. XEC's profit will be $117.17M for 26.42 P/E if the $1.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by BankUnited, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.61% negative EPS growth. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 56% are positive. Cimarex Energy had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $149 target in Thursday, August 11 report. The business's revenue was up 38.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Cimarex Energy will post 4.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform" on Friday, May 6. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, April 28 by Mizuho. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $123 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 13 report. Caymus Capital Partners L.P. bought a new position in Cimarex Energy during the third quarter worth about $61,666,000. (NYSE:XEC). Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt has 0.32% invested in Cimarex Energy Co. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:ENB) earned "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 1.51 and a quick ratio of 1.42. It improved, as 40 investors sold XEC shares while 128 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Amalgamated Bank holds 10,576 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Valley Natl Advisers holds 0% in Cimarex Energy Co. Ohio-based Meeder Asset has invested 0% in Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT). Manufacturers Life Ins Company The reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC) for 4,624 shares. Baystate Wealth Management Limited Liability stated it has 3,322 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. 49,818 were accumulated by Blair William Il. 134,839 are held by Morgan Stanley. Honeywell Intll holds 0.92% of its portfolio in Cimarex Energy Co. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,899,309 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $930,634,000 after purchasing an additional 64,420 shares in the last quarter. (NYSE:XEC). Nomura Asset Mgmt reported 0.02% in Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE:XEC). Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding stated it has 295,316 shares. Pure Financial invested in 0.09% or 1,945 shares. Moreover, Pinnacle Fin Inc has 0.08% invested in Facebook, Inc. Principal Gru holds 0.13% or 573,727 shares.

Among 53 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 49 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Tempur Sealy International Inc had 45 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Cimarex Energy by 18.5% in the third quarter. The stock of Gilead Sciences, Inc. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, January 29. Citigroup upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, January 5 report. (NASDAQ:GILD) earned "Buy" rating by Berenberg on Monday, September 12. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, August 15. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 15 with "Buy". The firm has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, October 4. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was downgraded by Wunderlich. Williams Capital Group has "Buy" rating and $160 target. $502.59 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) was sold by MARTIN JOHN C on Thursday, August 31. Meyers James R had sold 60,000 shares worth $4.99 million on Thursday, August 31. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,623,569 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $184,549,000 after purchasing an additional 478,543 shares in the last quarter.

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