American Capital Management Has Lifted Its Illumina (ILMN) Stake; Cobalt International Energy (CIE) Sellers Decreased By 4.42% Their Shorts

December 7, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Cobalt International Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CIE) had a decrease of 4.42% in short interest. CIE’s SI was 5.82M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 4.42% from 6.09 million shares previously. With 327,300 avg volume, 18 days are for Cobalt International Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CIE)’s short sellers to cover CIE’s short positions. The stock increased 2.97% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.52. About 548,838 shares traded. Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) has declined 88.67% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 105.37% the S&P500.

American Capital Management Inc increased Illumina (ILMN) stake by 3.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. American Capital Management Inc acquired 8,975 shares as Illumina (ILMN)’s stock rose 8.35%. The American Capital Management Inc holds 256,110 shares with $44.44M value, up from 247,135 last quarter. Illumina now has $31.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.38% or $2.92 during the last trading session, reaching $213.98. About 656,573 shares traded. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 28.24% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.02 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.84, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 132 investors sold Cobalt International Energy, Inc. shares while 0 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 19.04 million shares or 95.63% less from 435.72 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Street Corporation owns 0% invested in Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) for 18.82 million shares. Veritable Limited Partnership owns 100,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has 0% invested in Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE).

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an gas and oil exploration and production firm primarily in the deepwater U.S. The company has market cap of $15.41 million. Gulf of Mexico. It currently has negative earnings. The firm holds interests in the North Platte, Shenandoah, Anchor, and Heidelberg fields located in the U.S.

Among 7 analysts covering Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Cobalt International Energy had 14 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering on Thursday, August 18 to “Buy”. The stock of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 23. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 6. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, February 23. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bernstein downgraded Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) on Friday, May 5 to “Market Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Tudor Pickering on Thursday, April 21 to “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, April 7. The stock of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 25.

American Capital Management Inc decreased Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) stake by 4,495 shares to 9,218 valued at $1.22 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Resmed (NYSE:RMD) stake by 11,686 shares and now owns 653,334 shares. Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) was reduced too.

Among 26 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Illumina Inc had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 22 by CL King. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 22 by Janney Capital. The stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) on Friday, October 2 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 6 by CL King. The firm has “Hold” rating by First Analysis given on Wednesday, August 2. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, April 19. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, October 25. The stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, August 26. On Tuesday, April 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.43, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 32 investors sold ILMN shares while 150 reduced holdings. 80 funds opened positions while 164 raised stakes. 133.36 million shares or 1.16% less from 134.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Lord Abbett Lc owns 87,926 shares. The Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Ltd Co has invested 0% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). San Francisco Sentry Grp Incorporated (Ca) owns 226 shares. Colony Group Ltd Liability accumulated 0.02% or 1,378 shares. Daiwa Securities Group has invested 0% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Natixis Asset Management, a France-based fund reported 5,699 shares. Sands Management Limited Com holds 2.72% or 5.22M shares in its portfolio. Johnson Fincl Group Inc Inc invested in 96 shares. Somerville Kurt F owns 0.95% invested in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) for 26,781 shares. New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.02% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Arizona State Retirement Systems has 0.09% invested in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Ohio-based Fifth Third Savings Bank has invested 0% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Wellington Shields And Ltd Com reported 5.33% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Financial Bank Of Mellon Corporation holds 0.06% or 1.16 million shares. Highbridge Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN).

Since June 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $341,699 activity. 246 shares were sold by Bouchard Michel, worth $44,012 on Thursday, June 8. Stapley Marc sold $341,699 worth of stock or 2,000 shares.

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