Scholtz & Company Stake in Conocophillips Com (COP) Has Lifted by $857,780 as Share Price Declined; Clorox Co Del (CLX) Market Value Rose While Aqr Capital Management Cut by $26.33 Million Its Position

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Scholtz & Company Llc increased its stake in Conocophillips Com (COP) by 166.02% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scholtz & Company Llc bought 11,140 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 17,850 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.38 million, up from 6,710 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Conocophillips Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $76.43 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.28% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $66.39. About 2.58M shares traded. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 29.01% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.01% the S&P500. Some Historical COP News: 26/04/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N SAYS TALKING WITH MIDSTREAM COMPANIES NOW ABOUT SECURING SPACE ON FUTURE PIPELINES OUT OF PERMIAN; 11/04/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N SAYS WILL CUT 450 JOBS IN UNITED KINGDOM OVER NEXT TWO YEARS; 06/03/2018 CERAWEEK – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N CHIEF EXECUTIVE RYAN LANCE SAYS SHAREHOLDERS ARE ‘FRUSTRATED’ WITH THE E&P INDUSTRY; 06/03/2018 – CERAWEEK-OPEC and U.S. shale break bread in uneasy truce at Houston dinner; 06/03/2018 – CERAWEEK – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N CEO SAYS SHALE OUTPUT WILL TAKE UP RISING PART OF COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OVER TIME; 25/04/2018 – PDVSA ordered to pay Conoco $2 bln for breaking Venezuela contracts -arbitration; 23/05/2018 – Aruba court lifts Conoco seizures affecting Citgo oil cargoes; 26/04/2018 – Conoco sues to enforce $2 bln award that Venezuela scorns; 20/05/2018 – Unemployed protest near east Libyan oil pipeline; production normal; 06/05/2018 – The Globe and Mail: ConocoPhillips moves to take over Venezuelan PDVSA’s Caribbean assets

Aqr Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Clorox Co Del (CLX) by 22.62% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aqr Capital Management Llc sold 175,545 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.73% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 600,466 shares of the specialty chemicals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $90.32M, down from 776,011 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aqr Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Clorox Co Del for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.64 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $153.86. About 364,251 shares traded. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has risen 12.45% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.45% the S&P500. Some Historical CLX News: 12/03/2018 – Clorox to Buy Dietary Supplement Company for $700M; 02/05/2018 – Clorox cuts earnings outlook on swelling cost pressure; 12/03/2018 – Clorox Estimates Nutranext Acquisition Will Dilute FY19 EPS by 8-12 Cents; 19/04/2018 – Clorox Announces May 8 Webcast of Company Presentation at Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum; 02/05/2018 – Clorox Had Seen FY18 EPS $6.17-$6.37; 07/05/2018 – Lake District Hospital Proactively Implements Top UV Technology to Enhance Infection Prevention Protocols; 30/03/2018 – Clorox CFO Steve Robb Previously Planned to Continue in Advisory Capacity Until June 30, 2018; 27/03/2018 – Hemet Valley Medical Center Implements Cutting-edge UV Technology to Enhance Patient Safety and Help Eradicate Healthcare-Associated Infections; 02/05/2018 – Clorox 3Q EPS $1.37; 15/05/2018 – Clorox at Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference Jun 13

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.07, from 0.87 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 45 investors sold COP shares while 469 reduced holdings. 120 funds opened positions while 361 raised stakes. 789.31 million shares or 1.47% less from 801.11 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Kidder Stephen W has invested 0.16% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Marco Invest Mngmt Ltd Co invested in 0.85% or 76,969 shares. California-based Cap Investors has invested 0.26% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Holdg Sa invested in 534,676 shares or 0.32% of the stock. 2,692 are owned by Invest House Llc. Arcadia Inv Mi holds 0.02% or 896 shares. Finance Group has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.3% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Perella Weinberg Ptnrs Capital Mgmt L P, New York-based fund reported 221,204 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 53,679 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cap Management New York has 8,000 shares for 0.77% of their portfolio. Security Natl Tru has 30,401 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. State Bank Of Hawaii holds 31,385 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Co Of Toledo Na Oh has invested 0.33% in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). 64,258 are owned by Scotia.

More notable recent ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “ConocoPhillips: Time To Tread More Carefully – Seeking Alpha” on December 27, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “New Research Coverage Highlights Arthur J. Gallagher, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Empire State Realty Trust, ConocoPhillips, Kilroy Realty, and NETGEAR — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 – Nasdaq” published on January 11, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “ConocoPhillips joins carbon tax push, supports advocacy group – Seeking Alpha” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “ConocoPhillips Will Continue Doing Well In 2019 – Seeking Alpha” published on December 13, 2018 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) 2019 May See $100 – Live Trading News” with publication date: January 02, 2019.

Since August 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $20.77 million activity. Wallette Don E Jr. also sold $4.27 million worth of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on Wednesday, August 22. Lance Ryan Michael also sold $11.54M worth of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) shares. The insider Schwarz Glenda Mae sold 18,882 shares worth $1.34 million.

Among 28 analysts covering ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 119 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 4, the company rating was downgraded by Societe Generale. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy”. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 5 report. The firm earned “Peer Perform” rating on Thursday, February 11 by Wolfe Research. Jefferies downgraded the shares of COP in report on Thursday, April 21 to “Underperform” rating. Citigroup maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) rating on Friday, October 5. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $90 target. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, December 13. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, October 29.

Since August 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $55.11 million activity. GARNER DENISE sold 18,366 shares worth $3.00M. 3,354 The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) shares with value of $485,409 were sold by Balousek Jon M. Rendle Linda J had sold 382 shares worth $56,657. On Tuesday, November 20 Laszlo Matthew T sold $2.17 million worth of The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) or 13,485 shares. Costello Michael R. had sold 9,265 shares worth $1.30 million. The insider STEIN LAURA sold $1.86M.

Among 18 analysts covering The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. The Clorox Company had 71 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) on Friday, November 2 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, December 16 to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Hold”. Citigroup maintained The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) rating on Friday, May 4. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $126 target. Barclays Capital upgraded The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) rating on Monday, January 9. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $111 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CLX in report on Friday, June 30 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 7 with “Underweight”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $13600 target in Monday, June 12 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, October 17.

More notable recent The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Clorox down on lowering FY2019 EPS outlook – Seeking Alpha” on October 31, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Don’t Buy the Headlines or Clorox Stock at All Right Now – Investorplace.com” published on November 30, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Clorox Dividend Stock Analysis – Seeking Alpha” on March 15, 2018. More interesting news about The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Clorox: Don’t Get Fooled – Seeking Alpha” published on February 12, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Clorox Still Too Pricey – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 13, 2018.

Analysts await The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) to report earnings on February, 4 before the open. They expect $1.32 earnings per share, up 7.32% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.23 per share. CLX’s profit will be $168.50M for 29.14 P/E if the $1.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.62 actual earnings per share reported by The Clorox Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.52% negative EPS growth.

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