Davis R M Trimmed By $855,896 Its Exxon Mobil (XOM) Holding; Badger Meter (BMI) Has 1.34 Sentiment

May 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Davis R M Inc decreased Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) stake by 1.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Davis R M Inc sold 10,312 shares as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM)’s stock declined 12.23%. The Davis R M Inc holds 523,984 shares with $43.83 million value, down from 534,296 last quarter. Exxon Mobil Corp now has $346.67B valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $81.88. About 11.22M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.29% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.84% the S&P500.

Badger Meter Inc (BMI) investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.29, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 78 funds increased or started new positions, while 58 reduced and sold their stock positions in Badger Meter Inc. The funds in our database now own: 24.14 million shares, up from 23.62 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Badger Meter Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 49 Increased: 51 New Position: 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 48 investors sold XOM shares while 819 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes. 2.17 billion shares or 1.92% more from 2.13 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bluefin Trading Limited Co reported 20,916 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. 174,018 are owned by Segall Bryant Hamill Lc. Covington Management holds 3.49% or 676,135 shares. Corecommodity Lc has 0.51% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 7,344 shares. Woodmont Invest Counsel Lc owns 66,565 shares for 1.44% of their portfolio. Virginia-based Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.69% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Appleton Ptnrs Ma reported 67,231 shares. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca has 428,395 shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. 51,055 are held by Rothschild Inv Corporation Il. Eos Mgmt Lp accumulated 15,260 shares. Moreover, Fairfield Bush & Com has 0.67% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 29,134 shares. Colony Gru Ltd Llc owns 51,013 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. Gm Advisory reported 14,021 shares. 11,218 were reported by Halbert Hargrove Russell Llc. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 1.48% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 154,039 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $3.42 million activity. The insider Corson Bradley W sold 19,500 shares worth $1.62M. Milton Bryan W sold $606,082 worth of stock. 2,412 shares were sold by Wascom Dennis G, worth $200,293. Chapman Neil A also sold $996,628 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) shares.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, January 11. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 19 with “Hold”. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, April 19 by Jefferies. Vetr downgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Wednesday, August 12. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $86.25 target. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Jefferies. Nomura initiated Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Friday, March 18 with “Reduce” rating. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, February 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.16 earnings per share, up 48.72% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.78 per share. XOM’s profit will be $4.91 billion for 17.65 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.42% EPS growth.

More notable recent Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Exxon: Irrational Exuberance” on May 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Reuters: Exxon’s Beaumont refinery to overhaul coker, hydrotreater” published on May 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Exxon Stock Isn’t So Slick” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Exxon Loses An Enemy” published on May 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Exxon Mobil’s Fair Value Is $78 Per Share” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Davis R M Inc increased Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) stake by 4,427 shares to 157,216 valued at $29.85M in 2017Q4. It also upped Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) stake by 6,890 shares and now owns 8,490 shares. Oshkosh Corp (NYSE:OSK) was raised too.

Analysts await Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 11.11% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.36 per share. BMI’s profit will be $11.64 million for 26.63 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.26 actual earnings per share reported by Badger Meter, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 53.85% EPS growth.

Another recent and important Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) news was published by Fool.com which published an article titled: “Badger Meter Deals With a “Lumpy” First Quarter” on April 19, 2018.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $42.6. About 187,268 shares traded or 25.20% up from the average. Badger Meter, Inc. (BMI) has risen 28.41% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.86% the S&P500.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.24 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 35.8 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

Impax Asset Management Ltd holds 1.56% of its portfolio in Badger Meter, Inc. for 1.18 million shares. Rodgers Brothers Inc. owns 88,568 shares or 1.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mairs & Power Inc has 1.02% invested in the company for 1.84 million shares. The South Dakota-based Dorsey & Whitney Trust Co Llc has invested 0.67% in the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 1.68 million shares.

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