Viking Fund Management Cut By $1.84 Million Its Halliburton Co (HAL) Position; Höegh LNG Partners LP (HMLP) Covered By 6 Bullish Analysts Last Week

January 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Viking Fund Management Llc decreased Halliburton Co (HAL) stake by 7.14% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Viking Fund Management Llc sold 40,000 shares as Halliburton Co (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Viking Fund Management Llc holds 520,000 shares with $23.94M value, down from 560,000 last quarter. Halliburton Co now has $46.11B valuation. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $52.85. About 8.48 million shares traded or 0.24% up from the average. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Hoegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Hoegh LNG Partners LP had 14 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock of Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, August 30 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Accumulate” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by Seaport Global Securities. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, December 12 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Citigroup. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HMLP in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. Clarkson Capital initiated Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP) on Wednesday, September 9 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HMLP in report on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. See Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP) latest ratings:

12/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain
25/08/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $21 New Target: $22 Maintain
20/07/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $19.15. About 46,643 shares traded. Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE:HMLP) has risen 10.34% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.36% the S&P500.

Höegh LNG Partners LP focuses on owning, operating, and acquiring floating storage and regasification units , liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, and other LNG infrastructure assets under long-term charters. The company has market cap of $630.44 million. The firm also offers ship management services. It has a 12.07 P/E ratio. As of March 31, 2017, it had a fleet of five FSRUs.

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on January, 22 before the open. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 1,050.00% or $0.42 from last year’s $0.04 per share. HAL’s profit will be $401.37M for 28.72 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.52% EPS growth.

Viking Fund Management Llc increased Us Silica Holdin (NYSE:SLCA) stake by 27,000 shares to 685,000 valued at $21.28 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Keane Group Inc stake by 60,000 shares and now owns 490,000 shares. Dominion Res/Va (NYSE:D) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 679.57 million shares or 0.21% less from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 282,277 are held by Talara Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation. Train Babcock Llc has 0.75% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Rothschild Asset Management has 908,209 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. 90,762 are owned by Regions Corporation. Cim Inv Mangement has 0.2% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). C M Bidwell Associates Ltd has invested 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Endurance Wealth Mngmt Inc has invested 0.01% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Gru Limited Liability Corporation owns 1.49M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 2.39M shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc owns 466 shares. Cypress Cap Mgmt Limited Com (Wy) holds 0.02% or 300 shares in its portfolio. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0.02% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Company holds 275,789 shares. 59,037 were reported by Hightower Advsrs. Salem Capital Mgmt Inc has 70,650 shares for 1.68% of their portfolio.

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