Ifrah Financial Services Decreased Servicemaster Global Hldgs I (SERV) Stake as Stock Value Rose; Lau Associates Continues to Hold Stake in Conocophillips (COP)

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Lau Associates Llc increased its stake in Conocophillips (COP) by 44.67% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lau Associates Llc bought 24,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 79,344 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.14 million, up from 54,844 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Conocophillips for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $76.22 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $66.96. About 1.68M shares traded. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has risen 29.01% since February 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 RECEIVED $105 MILLION DIVIDEND FROM AUSTRALIA PACIFIC LNG IN SECOND QUARTER; 07/05/2018 – ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA; 12/05/2018 – Conoco authorized to seize $636 mln in Venezuela PDVSA assets -Curacao court; 26/04/2018 – Conoco sues to enforce $2 bln award that Venezuela scorns; 15/05/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE SLATE OF 10 BOARD DIRECTORS AT ANNUAL MEETING IN HOUSTON; 23/05/2018 – ConocoPhillips Announces Cash Tender Offer for up to $1.75 Billion of Debt Securities; 20/05/2018 – Libyan youth group will shut oilfields unless demands met-statement; 15/05/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N CEO SAYS SEEKING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST PDVSA PDVSA.UL IN UNITED STATES, ASIA AND CARIBBEAN; 08/05/2018 – PDVSA FOCUSES OIL SHIPPING OPERATIONS ON ITS JOSE TERMINAL ON VENEZUELA’S EAST COAST AFTER CONOCO ACTIONS; 15/05/2018 – CONOCOPHILLIPS COP.N CEO SAYS PLANS TO CUT DEBT TO $15 BILLION BY END OF YEAR

Ifrah Financial Services Inc decreased its stake in Servicemaster Global Hldgs I (SERV) by 33.44% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ifrah Financial Services Inc sold 4,845 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.97% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 9,644 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $598,000, down from 14,489 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ifrah Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Servicemaster Global Hldgs I for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.38 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $39.62. About 191,323 shares traded. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) has risen 21.59% since February 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.59% the S&P500. Some Historical SERV News: 03/05/2018 – ServiceMaster Appoints Rex Tibbens as Pres and CEO of American Home Shield; 05/04/2018 – Terminix Releases Top 25 Termite Cities List; 01/05/2018 – ServiceMaster Global Raises FY18 Adj Ebitda View to $695M-$710M; 22/03/2018 Terminix to Host National Hiring Day Event on March 24; 30/03/2018 – Merry Maids Earns Top Ranking Among Home Cleaning Companies in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® List; 26/03/2018 – ServiceMaster Provides Update on Spin-off of Amer Home Shield, Announces Interim Pres of AHS; 26/03/2018 – ServiceMaster: Steve Hochhauser Will Serve as Interim Pres of Amer Home Shield; 01/05/2018 – ServiceMaster Global 1Q Adjusted Ebitda $141; 26/03/2018 – SERVICEMASTER: PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN HOME SHIELD TO LEAVE; 26/03/2018 – SERVICEMASTER PROVIDES UPDATE ON SPIN-OFF OF AMERICAN HOME SHIELD, ANNOUNCES INTERIM PRESIDENT OF AHS

Since August 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $20.77 million activity. Schwarz Glenda Mae had sold 18,882 shares worth $1.34 million. Lance Ryan Michael sold $11.54 million worth of stock. Wallette Don E Jr. had sold 59,432 shares worth $4.27M on Wednesday, August 22.

Among 28 analysts covering ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 61% are positive. ConocoPhillips had 120 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of COP in report on Friday, April 29 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Sunday, August 20. Morgan Stanley maintained ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) rating on Tuesday, November 20. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $84 target. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, October 12 report. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Wednesday, December 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 5 by Bernstein. The stock of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Piper Jaffray. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $72 target in Friday, February 2 report.

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. Moreover, Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.34% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). 3,035 were accumulated by B & T Capital Mgmt Dba Alpha Capital Mgmt. Moreover, Canal Insurance has 1.8% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank stated it has 778,354 shares. Meridian Investment Counsel, a California-based fund reported 3,723 shares. Moreover, Boston Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has 1.04% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). World Asset Management owns 0.29% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 80,539 shares. Cypress Grp Inc reported 0.44% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Stelac Advisory Svcs Ltd Llc owns 0.07% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 3,153 shares. Ameriprise Incorporated reported 0.3% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP). Saturna Cap holds 0.02% or 8,910 shares in its portfolio. 2,804 are held by Rockland Tru Communications. 6,717 are held by Wilkins Counsel Inc. Cap Ltd Liability Com owns 0.09% invested in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 19,148 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 7,684 shares or 0.06% of the stock.

More notable recent ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “ConocoPhillips 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on January 31, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) – ConocoPhillips Q4 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” published on January 30, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “7 Fundamentally Sound Dividend Stocks to Buy – Investorplace.com” on February 08, 2019. More interesting news about ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “ConocoPhillips Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on January 30, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “ConocoPhillips Stock Is a Growth and Income Double-Whammy – Investorplace.com” with publication date: February 01, 2019.

Ifrah Financial Services Inc, which manages about $292.28 million and $282.92M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (CSJ) by 17,141 shares to 34,546 shares, valued at $1.79M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.21 earnings per share, down 40.00% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.35 per share. SERV’s profit will be $28.49M for 47.17 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -68.66% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering ServiceMaster (NYSE:SERV), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. ServiceMaster had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, September 13. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, August 1 with “Overweight”. The stock of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, September 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Sector Perform” rating. On Thursday, April 20 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 1. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Instinet on Thursday, February 15. Nomura upgraded ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV) on Thursday, February 15 to “Buy” rating.

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