Salient Capital Advisors Has Cut Its Stake in Oneok New (OKE) by $31.21 Million as Share Value Declined; Waters Parkerson & Company Has Lowered Oracle Com (ORCL) Holding by $7.94 Million as Share Price Declined

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Salient Capital Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Oneok Inc New (OKE) by 13.79% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Salient Capital Advisors Llc sold 465,759 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.36% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.91M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $197.39 million, down from 3.38 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Salient Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Oneok Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $27.08B market cap company. The stock increased 0.95% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $65.83. About 887,914 shares traded. ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) has risen 12.88% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.88% the S&P500. Some Historical OKE News: 02/05/2018 – OKE DOESN’T EXPECT FERC TAX CHANGE TO ‘MATERIALLY’ IMPACT CO; 17/04/2018 – ONEOK INC OKE.N : SEAPORT GLOBAL STARTS WITH NEUTRAL, $60 TARGET PRICE; 01/05/2018 – ONEOK INC SEES FY ADJ EBITDA $2.22B TO $2.42B, EST. $2.26B; 03/04/2018 – OKE: NOTIFICATION TO CUSTOMERS MISINTERPRETED; 03/04/2018 – OKE: NO OPERATIONAL INTERRUPTIONS ON NATURAL GAS PIPELINES; 03/05/2018 – ONEOK INC OKE.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $67 FROM $64; 01/05/2018 – ONEOK INC SEES FY NET INCOME $955M TO $1.16B, EST. $1.02B; 03/04/2018 – ONEOK GAS LINES SAY ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE IS UNAVAILABLE; 16/03/2018 – Oneok Inc Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 19/04/2018 – OKE REAFFIRMS DIV VIEW, SEES 90-95% OF DIV AS CAPITAL RETURN

Waters Parkerson & Company decreased its stake in Oracle Corp Com (ORCL) by 28.18% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Waters Parkerson & Company sold 155,715 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 396,849 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.46 million, down from 552,564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Waters Parkerson & Company who had been investing in Oracle Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $183.99 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $51.26. About 5.88M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has declined 3.81% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.81% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: 12/03/2018 – CRN Exclusive: Apple Hires Oracle Channel Veteran To Help Drive Enterprise Sales Growth; 11/05/2018 – ORACLE FINANCIAL 4Q REV. 10.8B RUPEES; 06/03/2018 – Rimini Street to Receive Nearly $50M From Oracle; 19/03/2018 – After-hours buzz: BB, ORCL & OPNT; 19/03/2018 – Oracle 3Q Rev $9.77B; 26/04/2018 – Magic Memories Grows its Business by Capturing Smiles Across the World; 18/04/2018 – Waratek Issues Guidance on Oracle April 2018 CPU; 08/05/2018 – WorkForce Software Named Oracle’s Partner for Scheduling; 10/04/2018 – Oracle Makes it Easier for Brands to Keep their Best Customers Happy; 08/05/2018 – Elon Musk took on the Oracle of Omaha over the weekend, calling his ‘moat’ analogy ‘lame.’

Salient Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $5.02B and $4.60 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Enable Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:ENBL) by 32,555 shares to 320,069 shares, valued at $5.39M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) by 1.97M shares in the quarter, for a total of 4.78 million shares, and has risen its stake in Bp Midstream Partners Lp.

More important recent ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Developing Opportunities within ONEOK, Alaska Air Group, Comcast, Mack-Cali Realty, Vistra Energy, and Xencor — Future Expectations, Projections Moving into 2019 – GlobeNewswire” on January 28, 2019, also 247Wallst.com published article titled: “Raymond James Says Top MLPs May Be Poised for a Monster Year – 24/7 Wall St.”, 247Wallst.com published: “RBC Global Energy Best Ideas Up Big in 2019: 4 to Buy Now – 24/7 Wall St.” on February 06, 2019. More interesting news about ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “ONEOK Investors Have 6 Billion Reasons to Be Excited About What’s Ahead – The Motley Fool” with publication date: January 31, 2019.

Analysts await ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) to report earnings on February, 25. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 44.23% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.52 per share. OKE’s profit will be $308.52 million for 21.94 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual EPS reported by ONEOK, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 25 analysts covering ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. ONEOK had 95 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $56.0 target. Citigroup maintained ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) on Friday, June 17 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of OKE in report on Monday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Sector Perform” rating and $35 target in Monday, March 28 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $59.0 target in Monday, September 25 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $58.0 target in Sunday, October 1 report. Bernstein downgraded ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) on Tuesday, January 8 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 20. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.33 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 36 investors sold OKE shares while 217 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 204 raised stakes. 289.04 million shares or 1.67% less from 293.95 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.03% in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Bancshares Of Nova Scotia Tru owns 0.02% invested in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) for 3,000 shares. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Gp reported 0.04% in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Parsons Cap Mgmt Ri has invested 0.03% in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Umb Retail Bank N A Mo has invested 0.01% in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Hanseatic Incorporated holds 1,553 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE). Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0.04% stake. Moreover, Gsa Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.02% invested in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) for 4,444 shares. Creative Planning holds 0.04% in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) or 177,661 shares. Stephens Ar has 0.08% invested in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) for 45,738 shares. Aviva Public Limited Liability Corp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 198,501 shares. Interocean Cap Ltd Liability Company holds 0.05% or 7,265 shares. Wellington Gru Llp holds 0.01% or 789,015 shares. Yorktown Mgmt & Com holds 0.2% of its portfolio in ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) for 10,000 shares.

Among 47 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Oracle had 141 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 20 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, June 20, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. Argus Research upgraded Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Friday, June 23. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $61 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Thursday, June 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $53 target. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, December 15 to “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 17 by Wunderlich. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 15 report. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight” on Wednesday, July 5. As per Wednesday, December 26, the company rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Tuesday, September 18 with “Outperform” rating.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “U.S. sues Oracle over pay discrimination – Seeking Alpha” on January 22, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Are Salesforce and Oracle Buys Today? – The Motley Fool” published on January 16, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Oracle CEO wants half of app market – Seeking Alpha” on January 15, 2019. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Oracle: DoL’s wage suit “meritless” – Seeking Alpha” published on January 23, 2019 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “ORACLE CORPORATION INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Oracle Corporation – ORCL – GuruFocus.com” with publication date: February 09, 2019.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on March, 18. They expect $0.76 earnings per share, up 1.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.75 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.73 billion for 16.86 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.70% EPS growth.

Waters Parkerson & Company, which manages about $1.24 billion and $1.22B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Carnival Corp Paired Ctf (NYSE:CCL) by 5,267 shares to 460,598 shares, valued at $29.37M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) by 5,324 shares in the quarter, for a total of 165,378 shares, and has risen its stake in Zimmer Biomet Hldgs (ZMH).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 56 investors sold ORCL shares while 640 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 2.03 billion shares or 4.41% less from 2.13 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Aviva Public Limited Com reported 1.86M shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. Wagner Bowman Mngmt holds 0.37% or 29,757 shares in its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0.05% or 6.86 million shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 5.21M shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. Utd Fire Group holds 7,000 shares. Fin Architects owns 12,250 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. National Pension Serv holds 2.76M shares or 0.58% of its portfolio. Beese Fulmer invested in 0.05% or 4,758 shares. 11,652 were reported by Northeast Inv Mngmt. Kazazian Asset Ltd Co has 0.71% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 14,716 shares. Levin Capital Strategies LP invested in 0.11% or 123,230 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtn accumulated 109,382 shares. Goldman Sachs Group has 18.37M shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. 156,756 are owned by Fairfield Bush &. Catalyst Cap Advsr Lc holds 15,750 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

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