Tortoise Capital Advisors Decreased Helmerich & Payne (HP) Position By $631,700; U S Physical Therapy (USPH) Sentiment Is 0.85

November 14, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics that provide pre-and post-operative care, and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related

injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers and neurological-related injuries. The company has market cap of $854.90 million. The Company’s segment is made up of various clinics within partnerships. It has a 49.19 P/E ratio. The Firm primarily operates through subsidiary clinic partnerships, in which it owns a general partnership interest and a limited partnership interest, and the managing therapists of the clinics owns the remaining limited partnership interest in the clinics.

Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc decreased Helmerich & Payne Inc (HP) stake by 99.84% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc sold 12,634 shares as Helmerich & Payne Inc (HP)’s stock declined 12.04%. The Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc holds 20 shares with $1,000 value, down from 12,654 last quarter. Helmerich & Payne Inc now has $5.99 billion valuation. The stock declined 2.23% or $1.26 reaching $55.12 per share. About 279,346 shares traded. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) has risen 4.51% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc increased Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) stake by 432,412 shares to 493,974 valued at $5.20 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Oneok Inc New (NYSE:OKE) stake by 147,598 shares and now owns 3.61M shares. Olin Corp (NYSE:OLN) was raised too.

Among 36 analysts covering Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP), 9 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Helmerich & Payne had 109 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Howard Weil maintained the shares of HP in report on Friday, January 29 with “Sector Outperform” rating. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Bernstein. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $58 target in Tuesday, May 3 report. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Monday, January 9 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $55 target in Friday, September 18 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. Guggenheim upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, November 30 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 12 by JP Morgan.

Analysts await Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) to report earnings on November, 16 before the open. They expect $-0.20 earnings per share, up 39.39% or $0.13 from last year’s $-0.33 per share. After $-0.18 actual earnings per share reported by Helmerich & Payne, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 77 investors sold HP shares while 143 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 116.34 million shares or 4.63% more from 111.19 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Citigroup Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Moreover, Stephens Ar has 0.03% invested in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 14,758 shares. Energ Opportunities Cap Mgmt Ltd stated it has 130,658 shares or 3.87% of all its holdings. 14,455 were accumulated by Gibraltar Cap Mngmt Incorporated. Pnc Fin Svcs Group reported 50,026 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Group reported 0.01% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank holds 0.01% or 36,779 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Glob X Management has invested 0% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP). Washington Fincl Bank, a Washington-based fund reported 1,265 shares. Btim owns 119,909 shares. Andra Ap owns 29,000 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al accumulated 0.08% or 116,730 shares. Ahl Prtn Llp has 0.01% invested in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) for 11,910 shares. Kentucky Retirement Sys has 6,960 shares. Clinton Gp has invested 0.06% in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP).

About 3,325 shares traded. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (USPH) has risen 8.86% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.84% the S&P500.

Bard Associates Inc holds 2.03% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. for 74,148 shares. Ct Mason owns 50,872 shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc has 1.05% invested in the company for 134,187 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Alphaone Investment Services Llc has invested 0.96% in the stock. Albert D Mason Inc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 14,467 shares.

Analysts await U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) to report earnings on June, 6. They expect $0.47 EPS, down 4.08% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.49 per share. USPH’s profit will be $5.91M for 36.14 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.08% negative EPS growth.

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