Lennar Cl A (LEN) Valuation Rose While Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Lifted Its Stake; Ariel Investments Position in Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) Raised by $8.93 Million

January 20, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Lennar Corp Cl A (LEN) by 38.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc bought 6,450 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 23,275 shares of the homebuilding company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.23M, up from 16,825 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Lennar Corp Cl A for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $16.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.81% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $71.82. About 3.65 million shares traded. Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) has risen 19.91% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.21% the S&P500.

John W. Rogers increased its stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) by 34.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ariel Investments Llc bought 139,511 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.50% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by John W. Rogers held 543,942 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.93 million, up from 404,431 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ariel Investments Llc who had been investing in Occidental Petroleum Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $57.81B market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $75.55. About 3.22 million shares traded. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has declined 18.97% since January 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Lennar (NYSE:LEN), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Lennar had 63 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Thursday, September 29. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, June 21. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Thursday, April 7. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 25 by RBC Capital Markets. FBR Capital maintained the shares of LEN in report on Tuesday, September 22 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, September 21. The stock of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Argus Research.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $13.61 million activity. 125,000 shares valued at $8.69 million were sold by SUSTANA MARK on Friday, January 12. GROSS BRUCE E also sold $847,200 worth of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) shares. $695,000 worth of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) was sold by BESSETTE DIANE J.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 44 investors sold LEN shares while 148 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 187.83 million shares or 0.17% more from 187.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sadoff Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 494,694 shares or 2.33% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Ltd invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk Corp owns 479,763 shares. British Columbia Inv Mngmt Corp reported 77,185 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Interest Llp accumulated 41,522 shares. Cap Rech accumulated 100,000 shares. Jane Street Gp Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Crystal Rock Mngmt owns 147,900 shares or 5.21% of their US portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 3.67 million shares. Plante Moran Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 960 shares. Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.18% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Marketfield Asset Management Ltd Liability invested in 1.81% or 131,201 shares. Pictet Asset Ltd has invested 0.02% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership holds 0.02% or 8,300 shares in its portfolio. Mariner Wealth Lc stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN).

Among 21 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Occidental Petroleum Corporation had 80 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of OXY in report on Monday, April 3 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Friday, May 5, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, July 18. Jefferies maintained the shares of OXY in report on Thursday, June 22 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, March 15 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 5. Oppenheimer maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) rating on Monday, August 3. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $85 target. On Thursday, December 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Iberia Capital Partners to “Sector Perform”. Jefferies maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating.

Ariel Investments Llc, which manages about $8.99 billion and $8.61B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Brink’s Co. (NYSE:BCO) by 123,081 shares to 308,801 shares, valued at $26.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Aflac Inc. (NYSE:AFL) by 7,210 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.58M shares, and cut its stake in International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ:ISCA).

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