Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Sentry Select Capital Corp sold 61,450 shares as the company's stock declined 13.77% with the market. The hedge fund run by Scott A. Bedford held 142,043 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.18 million, down from 166,185 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) just had their share rating of a '"Buy"' issued by research analysts at Piper Jaffray, who now has a $37.0 price target on the $10.92B market cap company or a 56.32 % upside potential.

COG stock traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $23.67. 8,885,660 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,516,889.

News stories about Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. It has underperformed by 9.01% the S&P500.

Everett Harris & Company increased its stake in Apple Inc. First Manhattan Co. now owns 3,900 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 2,335 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.49% of the company's stock. The stock decreased 1.11% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $203.74. About 670,473 shares traded. Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) has declined 7.96% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 18.62% the S&P500.

As Csx Corporation (CSX) Market Valuation Declined, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al Lifted Position by $5.15 Million
The rating was upgraded by TD Securities on Monday, November 21 to "Buy". (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on April, 17. RBC Capital Markets maintained CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) on Wednesday, September 6 with "Buy" rating.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. MHI Funds LLC bought a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas during the 4th quarter valued at $147,000. 443.27 million shares or 1.77% more from 435.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. California-based California State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.04% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. Hdfc Bank Ltd now has $74.67B valuation. Sentry Select Capital Corp who had been investing in Cabot Oil & Gas Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.97 billion market cap company. Country Trust Savings Bank holds 1.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 350,565 shares. BMO Capital Markets restated a "buy" rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co.by 85.7% in the third quarter. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Hanson And Doremus Investment Mgmt owns 150 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Limited Co holds 0% or 189 shares. Glenmede Na holds 0% or 5,008 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Capital Management Ltd Liability Co accumulated 837,879 shares. Ameritas Prns, Nebraska-based fund reported 17,328 shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cabot Oil & Gas from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas in a report on Monday, December 11th. (NYSE:BXP) earned "Top Pick" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 3. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has "Sector Outperform" rating by Howard Weil given on Thursday, August 11. Farmers Merchants Invs has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. Susquehanna maintained it with "Hold" rating and $29.0 target in Monday, March 5 report. Moreover, Van Eck Assoc Corporation has 0.01% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) for 67,941 shares.

Stelliam Investment Management Lp decreased Us Bancorp Del (NYSE:USB) stake by 172,500 shares to 932,500 valued at $49.96 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) by 165,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 872,500 shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Cabot Oil & Gas declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Friday, February 23rd that allows the company to buyback 30,000,000 shares. They expect $0.27 EPS, up 58.82% or $0.10 from last year's $0.17 per share. COG's profit will be $124.51M for 21.92 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. The North Carolina-based Sheets Smith Wealth Management has invested 0.08% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG).

Among 27 analysts covering Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Mitchell Group Inc, a Texas-based fund reported 926,240 shares. Mizuho maintained Apple Inc. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $137 target. On Wednesday, October 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest to "Sector Weight". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Robert W. Baird. Maxim Group maintained Apple Inc. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein on Tuesday, February 28 to "Mkt Perform". Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of COG in report on Wednesday, March 14 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 27 by Morgan Stanley. Avestar Capital LLC bought a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas in the fourth quarter worth about $151,000. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 23 by UBS.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $1.91 million activity.

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