UBS Reports Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Downgrade from “Buy”; ADVENT/CLAYMORE Enhanced Growth (LCM) Shorts Decreased By 31.82%

November 15, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

ADVENT/CLAYMORE Enhanced Growth (NYSE:LCM) had a decrease of 31.82% in short interest. LCM’s SI was 18,000 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 31.82% from 26,400 shares previously. With 30,500 avg volume, 1 days are for ADVENT/CLAYMORE Enhanced Growth (NYSE:LCM)’s short sellers to cover LCM’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.04 on November 14, reaching $8.29. About shares traded. Advent Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income (NYSE:LCM) has risen 7.81% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.89% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp has $79.0 highest and $38 lowest target. $62.41’s average target is -0.73% below currents $62.87 stock price. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 61 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MPC in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5500 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The company was maintained on Friday, December 4 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, February 5 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Monday, August 24. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) earned “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Thursday, May 25. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, March 16 with “Overweight”. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of MPC in report on Wednesday, September 6 to “Market Perform” rating.

Analysts await Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.90 EPS, up 109.30% or $0.47 from last year’s $0.43 per share. MPC’s profit will be $439.62 million for 17.46 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.77 actual EPS reported by Marathon Petroleum Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -49.15% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 53 investors sold Marathon Petroleum Corp shares while 274 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 250 raised stakes. 383.45 million shares or 4.21% less from 400.29 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hightower Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.27% or 598,979 shares. Independent Consultants stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Comerica Bankshares holds 0.08% or 189,834 shares. Plante Moran Financial Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 963 shares. 4,488 are owned by Private Asset. Monetary Mgmt Group holds 0.02% or 700 shares. Veritable L P has invested 0.1% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Kirr Marbach & Limited Co In reported 88,897 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Incorporated holds 0.11% or 453,196 shares. Jefferies Gru Lc invested in 0.05% or 157,093 shares. Manchester Capital Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 927 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Capital Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.04% or 11,397 shares. Stevens Capital Lp invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Ancora Llc reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.05% invested in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC).

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.57 million activity. Shares for $1.36M were sold by Kelley Thomas M.. Palmer C. Michael also sold $213,000 worth of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) shares.

The stock increased 1.06% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $62.87. About shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) has risen 46.20% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

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