Citigroup Gives Cabot Oil \u0026 Gas (COG) Lower Rating. “Buy” Rating Lost; Allot Communications LTD (ALLT) Sentiment Is 1.4

April 17, 2018 - By rebbecca

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Allot Communications LTD (ALLT) investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.20, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 14 active investment managers started new or increased stock positions, while 10 sold and reduced their holdings in Allot Communications LTD. The active investment managers in our database reported: 12.44 million shares, up from 12.36 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Allot Communications LTD in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 7 Increased: 6 New Position: 8.

Cabot Oil \u0026 Gas (NYSE:COG)‘s “Buy” rating is no longer valid. stock analysts at Citigroup cut Cabot Oil \u0026 Gas (NYSE:COG)‘s rating to a “Neutral”.

P.A.W. Capital Corp holds 3.89% of its portfolio in Allot Communications Ltd. for 580,000 shares. Soros Fund Management Llc owns 5.29 million shares or 0.64% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Horrell Capital Management Inc. has 0.62% invested in the company for 223,067 shares. The Israel-based Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd has invested 0.31% in the stock. Prentiss Smith & Co Inc, a Vermont-based fund reported 77,068 shares.

The stock increased 0.51% or $0.0272 during the last trading session, reaching $5.3372. About 4,902 shares traded. Allot Communications Ltd. (ALLT) has risen 20.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

Allot Communications Ltd. provides visibility, intelligence, security, and monetization solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to protect and personalize the digital experience worldwide. The company has market cap of $179.27 million. The firm offers various platforms, including Allot Service Gateway 9500, Allot Service Gateway Tera, Allot Service Gateway, and Allot NetEnforcer for in-line deployment in traditional and virtualized network access infrastructure. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides subscriber management platforms, such as Allot TierManager, Allot QuotaManager, Allot ChargeSmart, and Allot Smart Engage Onboarding that drive centralized creation, provisioning, and pricing of subscriber services; and analytics solutions comprising Allot ClearSee Analytics and Allot ClearSee Data Source that analyze traffic data.

Analysts await Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $-0.10 earnings per share, up 23.08% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.13 per share. After $-0.07 actual earnings per share reported by Allot Communications Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.86% negative EPS growth.

Among 34 analysts covering Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), 20 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Cabot Oil & Gas has $39 highest and $2 lowest target. $30.75’s average target is 29.20% above currents $23.8 stock price. Cabot Oil & Gas had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, April 19. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, August 1 to “Overweight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, March 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 30 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, May 1. Cowen & Co upgraded Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) on Tuesday, January 12 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. Howard Weil maintained the shares of COG in report on Tuesday, October 27 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation shares while 148 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 443.27 million shares or 1.77% more from 435.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board invested in 0.07% or 849,542 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Moreover, X Management Communication Lc has 0% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0.06% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). U S Invsts Incorporated owns 14,700 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker reported 0% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Weiss Multi holds 0.35% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) for 470,709 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 200,536 shares. Voya Investment Management Ltd Co holds 308,742 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Stone Run Capital Limited Liability Com invested in 1.64% or 111,447 shares. Kentucky Retirement invested in 0.06% or 28,521 shares. Profund Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.03% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Bankshares Of Montreal Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG). Brown Brothers Harriman & Co holds 0% or 2,467 shares in its portfolio. Rafferty Asset Ltd owns 0.03% invested in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) for 50,776 shares.

The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $23.8. About 1.96M shares traded. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has risen 2.54% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) to report earnings on April, 27 before the open. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, up 41.18% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.17 per share. COG’s profit will be $110.65M for 24.79 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent gas and oil company, develops, exploits, explores for, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has market cap of $10.97 billion. The firm primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale with approximately 179,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; and the Eagle Ford Shale with approximately 84,000 net acres in the oil window of the play located in Atascosa, Frio, and La Salle Counties, Texas. It has a 110.16 P/E ratio. It also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale.

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