Osmium Partners Has Lifted Its Holding in Cra Intl (CRAI) by $4.24 Million as Stock Price Rose; As Wpx Energy (WPX) Market Value Rose, Paloma Partners Management Company Lowered Stake

May 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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John H Lewis increased its stake in Cra Intl Inc (CRAI) by 90.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Osmium Partners Llc bought 96,407 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.62% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by John H Lewis held 202,907 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.12M, up from 106,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Osmium Partners Llc who had been investing in Cra Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $446.56 million market cap company. The stock decreased 2.54% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $55.27. About 36,645 shares traded. CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) has risen 46.41% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.86% the S&P500.

Paloma Partners Management Company decreased its stake in Wpx Energy Inc (WPX) by 90.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paloma Partners Management Company sold 118,328 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.29% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 12,825 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $180,000, down from 131,153 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paloma Partners Management Company who had been investing in Wpx Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $18.32. About 7.83 million shares traded or 1.45% up from the average. WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has risen 11.34% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.21% the S&P500.

Osmium Partners Llc, which manages about $158.11 million and $156.31M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cra Intl Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:CRAI) by 30,000 shares to 76,500 shares, valued at $3.44 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Franklin Covey Co (NYSE:FC) by 191,193 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 528,807 shares, and cut its stake in Rosetta Stone Inc (Call) (NYSE:RST).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.35, from 1.26 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold CRAI shares while 46 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 6.73 million shares or 1.20% more from 6.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0% or 212 shares. Susquehanna Int Limited Liability Partnership holds 127,009 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 114,002 are owned by Acadian Asset Management. Pacific Ridge Prtn Ltd Com holds 1.04% of its portfolio in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) for 87,836 shares. Grp Inc One Trading LP invested 0% of its portfolio in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Jpmorgan Chase And Communications has invested 0% in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Vanguard Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) for 327,100 shares. Prudential Fincl stated it has 0% in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Moreover, Needham Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.06% invested in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Cadence Management Ltd has 0.13% invested in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) for 44,594 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Liability owns 600 shares. Spark Management Ltd has invested 0.04% in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Federated Pa reported 0% in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI). Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Inc invested in 0% or 42,431 shares. Hillsdale Inv Mngmt has 29,800 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio.

More recent CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Research Report Identifies Flexsteel Industries, Second Sight Medical Products, XG Technology, CRA International, Inc …” on May 01, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Charles River Associates (CRA) Announces Adjustment to Previously Released 2018 First Quarter Financial Results to …” on May 08, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “CRA International’s (CRAI) CEO Paul Maleh on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: April 29, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 32 investors sold WPX shares while 105 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 381.83 million shares or 0.86% less from 385.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Goodhaven Capital Mngmt Limited Liability holds 2.59 million shares. Moreover, Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has 0.04% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) for 16,666 shares. Utah Retirement has invested 0.02% in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Old Mutual (Uk) Ltd holds 0.01% or 56,500 shares. Vr Advisory Services accumulated 67,600 shares or 0.5% of the stock. Oakworth Capital reported 0% in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Caprock Grp accumulated 32,804 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company accumulated 5,685 shares or 0% of the stock. Capital Fund Mgmt accumulated 0% or 12,268 shares. 20,211 were reported by Barclays Pcl. Moreover, Delta Asset Ltd Company Tn has 0% invested in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) for 349 shares. Raymond James Tru Na holds 0.01% of its portfolio in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) for 12,608 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 899,604 shares. Gam Ag reported 0.01% in WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX). Cove Street Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 2.25% or 1.48M shares in its portfolio.

Among 34 analysts covering WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX), 31 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. WPX Energy had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 11. The stock of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, January 29. The stock of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, March 8. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Sell”. On Thursday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight”. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus initiated it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Thursday, April 13 report. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Thursday, January 18. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Tuesday, June 14.

Paloma Partners Management Company, which manages about $7.43 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 79,055 shares to 238,055 shares, valued at $3.47M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Brookfield Asset Manage (NYSE:BAM) by 37,823 shares in the quarter, for a total of 57,500 shares, and has risen its stake in Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX).

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $2.34 million activity. 50,000 shares were sold by GUDERIAN BRYAN K, worth $921,650 on Thursday, May 10. Shares for $991,650 were sold by Gaspar Clay M on Tuesday, May 8. Shares for $270,900 were sold by Vann J Kevin on Monday, May 7.

Analysts await WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.01 earnings per share, up 107.14% or $0.15 from last year’s $-0.14 per share. WPX’s profit will be $4.00 million for 458.00 P/E if the $0.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by WPX Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -116.67% EPS growth.

More important recent WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “WPX Energy Commences Tender Offers for Senior Notes due 2022 and 2023” on May 09, 2018, also Profitconfidential.com published article titled: “This Price Pattern Implies That WPX Stock Is Likely to Appreciate”, Globenewswire.com published: “Research Report Identifies Jaguar Animal Health, Dollar Tree, WPX Energy, Abaxis, Lear, and Baker Hughes with …” on May 07, 2018. More interesting news about WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “WPX Energy (WPX) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

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