Nrg Energy (NRG) Stake Has Boosted by Nokota Management Lp; Anchor Capital Advisors Has Trimmed Stake in Amdocs LTD (DOX) by $442,432 as Market Valuation Rose

January 1, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Kevin Michael Ulrich decreased its stake in Amdocs Ltd (DOX) by 1.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc sold 6,913 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.65% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kevin Michael Ulrich held 430,004 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.66M, down from 436,917 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors Llc who had been investing in Amdocs Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.42B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $65.48. About 332,581 shares traded. Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) has risen 13.40% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.30% the S&P500.

Matthew Knauer increased its stake in Nrg Energy Inc (NRG) by 217.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nokota Management Lp bought 1.00 million shares as the company’s stock declined 8.13% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Matthew Knauer held 1.46M shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $37.45M, up from 461,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nokota Management Lp who had been investing in Nrg Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.02 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.68% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $28.48. About 4.89 million shares traded. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has risen 1.42% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.

Anchor Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $8.51 billion and $2.77B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Entergy Corp New (NYSE:ETR) by 11,341 shares to 266,492 shares, valued at $20.35M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Unilever N V (NYSE:UN) by 70,216 shares in the quarter, for a total of 606,384 shares, and has risen its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 7 analysts covering Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Amdocs had 18 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird maintained Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) rating on Thursday, November 9. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $68.0 target. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy”. Bank of America upgraded Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) on Thursday, January 28 to “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. Oppenheimer maintained Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) rating on Thursday, September 10. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $65 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 27.

Analysts await Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 EPS, up 8.54% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.82 per share. DOX’s profit will be $128.08 million for 18.39 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Amdocs Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.14% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 52 investors sold NRG shares while 121 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 277.07 million shares or 5.12% more from 263.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.02% or 316,879 shares in its portfolio. Tortoise Capital Advisors Limited Liability reported 24 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Llc holds 0.01% or 46,982 shares. Comml Bank Of America Corporation De owns 0.02% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) for 3.78M shares. Community Bancorp Of Raymore has 633,760 shares. 60 were accumulated by Huntington Fincl Bank. Meeder Asset Mgmt holds 82,376 shares. The Alabama-based Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.04% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Cibc Asset Management owns 0.01% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) for 37,037 shares. Owl Creek Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0.54% of its portfolio in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Fifth Third State Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Tiedemann Wealth Ltd Liability Co owns 18,199 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Incorporated Tx, Texas-based fund reported 54,901 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio invested 0.02% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Ledyard Financial Bank has invested 0.06% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG).

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