Thomas Voytovich Insider Sell Transaction
Judging by the transaction Thomas Voytovich made he is in the insider trading spotlight today. The Exec Vice Pres & COO – Intn’l of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)
Apache Corp Stock Rating, Sentiment and Fundamentals
thirty five leading security analysts that research Apache Corp financial future predict EPS of $-1.60 for the year 2015. They also see an EPS growth rate Year Over Year of -16.20%.
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In accordance with our equities time-momentum model which is shown below and the fact that Thomas, who can be considered as someone in the know, has unaloded such a huge sum we rate this stock “SELL”. Apache Corp is also in a steady and strong down trend. In the last 200 days the stock price has lost 28.92%.
Price Chart of Apache Corporation NYSE:APA Stock
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Hedge Funds Ownership
Review of 13F SEC filings show that 826 institutional investors own shares of Apache Corp. The institutional ownership of the firm in the last quarter is extremely high, at 86.80% of the shares outstanding. They increased by 4.76 million the total shares they hold. As of that quarter these investment managers owned 327.11 million shares. There were 152 funds that closed their positions and 417 that reduced them. A total of 74 funds opened new positions in Apache Corp and 251 increased their holdings.
13 hedge funds have Apache Corp in their Top 10. These funds are: Dynamic Capital Management Ltd, A.R.T. Advisors Llc, American Assets Inc, Guinness Asset Management Ltd, Boltwood Capital Management, White Pine Investment Co, Stelliam Investment Management Lp, Elm Ridge Management Llc, Arbiter Partners Capital Management Llc, Gibraltar Capital Management Inc..
Dynamic Capital Management Ltd had the greatest investment with ownership of 86,800 shares as of Q4 2014 for 2.87% of the fund’s portfolio. A.R.T. Advisors Llc is another bullish asset manager owning 372,860 shares of the company or 0.87% of their stocks portfolio. The stock is also 0.53% of the fund’s AUM. Further The California-based fund American Assets Inc have 0.38% of their stock portfolio invested in the stock for 18,600 shares. The United Kingdom-based fund Guinness Asset Management Ltd disclosed it had purchased a stake worth 3.97% of the fund’s stock portfolio in Apache Corp. The California-based fund Boltwood Capital Management is also positive in the Texas-based company, possessing 200,200 shares or 3.58% of their stock portfolio.
Apache Corporation NYSE:APA Company Profile
Apache Corporation (Apache) is an independent energy company, which explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2013, Apache had exploration and production interests in six countries: the United States, Canada, Egypt, Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, and Argentina. During the year ended December 31, 2013, it participated in drilling 1,591 gross wells, with 1,520 (96%) completed as producers. As of December 31, 2013, in addition to its completed wells, several wells had not reached completion: 160 in the United States (115.4 net); 17 in Egypt (17.0 net); and two in Argentina (0.3 net). The Companyï¿½s operations in United States and Canada are constituted under its North America business, while its International business constitutes its operations in Egypt, Australia, offshore the United Kingdom in the North Sea, and Argentina.
Apache Corp has 4950 employees. Today its market capitalization is: $26.32 billion and it has 371.70 million shares outstanding. Currently the company has 89.42% shareholders and the institutional ownership is 89.42%. Apache Corp was formed in Delaware on 1954-12-06. The stock closed at $70.81 yesterday and it had average 2 days volume of 905507 shares. It is down from the 30 days average shares volume of 993889. Apache Corp has a 52w low of $54.48 and a 52weeks high of $104.57. The stock price is below the 200 days SMA. Apache Corp last issued its quarterly earnings stats on 02/12/2015. The company reported 1.07 EPS for the quarter, above the consensus estimate of 0.76 by 0.31. The company had a revenue of 2.93 billion for 12/31/2014 and 3.47 billion for 9/30/2014. Therefore, the revenue was -542,000,000 down.
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