Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) Under Analyst Spotlight

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 20th that allows the company to buyback $2.50 billion in shares. Shares saw a steep increase in trading volume of 132.18% over the normal average daily volume. They now have a Dollars 48 price target on the stock.

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Analysts expect Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report $-0.12 EPS on October, 25.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 33.33% from last quarter's $-0.18 EPS. It has underperformed by 8.41% the S&P500. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Company reported 312 shares stake. The Epoch Investment Partners Inc holds 562,357 shares with $64.39 million value, down from 572,552 last quarter. Anadarko Pete Corp now has $26.72B valuation. Ww Investors accumulated 12.90M shares or 0.08% of the stock. About 152,858 shares traded. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) has risen 8.29% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.70% the S&P500.

Chilton Capital Management Llc increased Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) stake by 146.62% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The stock spiked 10.67% last month and is down -26.98 this year. After $-0.77 actual EPS reported by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.87% EPS growth. COP's asset turnover ratio is 0.35 and the company has financial leverage of 1.56. Swiss National Bank reported 327,009 shares. These players show their main role in buy or sell enormous chunks. Mirosh Walentin also sold $24,010 worth of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Thursday, June 8. 1,905 shares valued at $99,967 were bought by CHASE ANTHONY R on Thursday, May 18. Farmers And Merchants owns 98 shares. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) was raised too. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, twenty have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 43% are positive. PVH Corp had 69 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Creative Planning reported 50,874 shares. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 22 to "Neutral". As per Friday, June 9, the company rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, November 24 by Suntrust Robinson. The stock has "Hold" rating by Brean Capital on Wednesday, November 30. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with "Hold". Its down 0.20, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. Anadarko Petroleum had a negative net margin of 39.03% and a negative return on equity of 10.57%.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. A 0.91% change after the initial price of $27.57, sent the closing price to $27.79. Drilling down, the stock is 4.69% for the past month and 0.59% for the week.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on APC shares. Pine River Management Lp holds 0.49% or 305,438 shares in its portfolio. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/10/12/traders-buy-anadarko-petroleum-corporation-apc-on-weakness.html. As of the end of the quarter Next Financial Group, Inc had sold 245 shares trimming its stake by 11.0%. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust holds 1.59M shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. D E Shaw And has invested 0.03% in Equinix, Inc. Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Union Bankshares Corp (NASDAQ:UBSH). Wright Invsts holds 0.34% or 19,665 shares in its portfolio. 459,596 were reported by Rothschild Asset. Bartlett & Comm Ltd Com accumulated 200 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Communications accumulated 6,100 shares or 0% of the stock. Checking on another technical indicator, the 14-day RSI is now sitting at 60.21, the 7-day rests at 64.98, and the 3-day is presently at 73.79 for Anadarko Petroleum Corp (AEUA). Therefore 82% are positive. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 12 by Citigroup. The stock of Union Bankshares Corp (NASDAQ:UBSH) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, May 23 by Wood. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 16 by Stifel Nicolaus.

On July 25 Bank of America maintained a stock rating of "Buy" but moved down the price target to $80.00 from $135.00. A stock price loss will yield a negatively weighted alpha. Barclays PLC cut shares of Murphy Oil Corporation from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and decreased their price target for the company from $38.00 to $29.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th.

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