As American Express Co (AXP) Share Price Declined, Semper Augustus Investments Group Has Cut Holding; As Canadian Nat Res LTD (CNQ) Market Valuation Rose, Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Has Boosted by $1.38 Million Its Position

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Canadian Nat Res Ltd (CNQ) by 29.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc bought 41,905 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 186,070 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.24 million, up from 144,165 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Canadian Nat Res Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.49B market cap company. The stock increased 3.49% or $1.07 during the last trading session, reaching $31.72. About 3.41M shares traded or 46.24% up from the average. Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) has risen 10.32% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.38% the S&P500.

Semper Augustus Investments Group Llc decreased its stake in American Express Co (AXP) by 38.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Semper Augustus Investments Group Llc sold 14,039 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 22,091 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.00M, down from 36,130 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Semper Augustus Investments Group Llc who had been investing in American Express Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $83.53B market cap company. The stock increased 1.77% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $96.23. About 3.45M shares traded. American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has risen 22.41% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Canadian Natural Resources Limited had 31 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Friday, July 21. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $29 target in Thursday, April 7 report. On Friday, April 1 the stock rating was downgraded by TD Securities to “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $38.40 target in Thursday, June 16 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 9 by Raymond James. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 6. On Monday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. Raymond James upgraded the shares of CNQ in report on Friday, August 7 to “” rating. The stock of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, January 8. The stock of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Goldman Sachs.

Semper Augustus Investments Group Llc, which manages about $202.17 million and $135.22 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Seacor Marine Hldgs Inc by 157,478 shares to 239,829 shares, valued at $3.75 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $35.65 million activity. $2.87 million worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Williams Anre D on Wednesday, October 25. Sobbott Susan sold $506,340 worth of stock or 6,000 shares. Shares for $1.32M were sold by Bush James Peter on Thursday, February 1. O’Neill Michael John had sold 43,741 shares worth $4.32M. 56,680 shares were sold by Gupta Ashwini, worth $5.63M on Tuesday, December 12. Another trade for 3,196 shares valued at $304,962 was made by Zukauckas Linda on Friday, October 27.

Among 36 analysts covering American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. American Express Company had 107 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, July 20. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Stephens. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Friday, September 8. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $89 target. Wells Fargo maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of AXP in report on Thursday, September 24 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold AXP shares while 434 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 709.03 million shares or 0.92% less from 715.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica Retail Bank reported 189,769 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Moreover, Raymond James Assocs has 0.1% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 563,538 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.09% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Private Asset has invested 0.26% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Chevy Chase Trust Incorporated has invested 0.27% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Duff And Phelps Inv Management holds 0.01% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) or 8,390 shares. Pinnacle Wealth Mngmt Advisory Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.76% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 1.35M shares. Nichols Pratt Advisers Llp Ma owns 0.02% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 2,600 shares. Hanson Mcclain has 0% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 358 shares. Bowen Hanes Inc stated it has 315,295 shares or 1.34% of all its holdings. The Belgium-based Kbc Group Inc Nv has invested 0.24% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). Farmers Retail Bank owns 0.09% invested in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) for 1,719 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 870,901 shares or 0.64% of the stock. Btim invested in 538,435 shares or 0.76% of the stock.

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