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APACHE CORPORATION (APA) News
Apache Corporation (APA) Shares Bought by MML Investors Services LLC
MML Investors Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) by 15.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 25,326 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,416 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Apache Corporation were worth $1,214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in APA. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its stake in Apache Corporation by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,089,569 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $55,993,000 after acquiring an additional 39,733 shares in the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. grew its stake in Apache Corporation by 2.0% during the 1st quarter. Tdam USA Inc. now owns 10,371 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $533,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP grew its stake in Apache Corporation by 6.4% during the 1st quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP now owns 348,300 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $17,899,000 after acquiring an additional 21,100 shares in the last quarter. Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC grew its stake in Apache Corporation by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC now owns 1,172,690 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $60,264,000 after acquiring an additional 7,750 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its stake in Apache Corporation by 16.0% during the 1st quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 11,396 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $586,000 after acquiring an additional 1,573 shares in the last quarter. 95.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Apache Corporation in a research note on Thursday. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Apache Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $46.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $35.00 target price on Apache Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $55.00 target price on Apache Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Apache Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.16.
Shares of Apache Corporation (APA) opened at 43.57 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $16.60 billion. Apache Corporation has a 12-month low of $38.14 and a 12-month high of $69.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $41.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $47.40.
Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.22). The company had revenue of $1.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.41 billion. Apache Corporation had a negative net margin of 0.07% and a negative return on equity of 1.03%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.26) earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Apache Corporation will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. Apache Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is -4,997.50%.
In other Apache Corporation news, Director George D. Lawrence acquired 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $42.49 per share, with a total value of $38,241.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,633,528.05. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John E. Lowe acquired 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $40.32 per share, with a total value of $80,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $483,840. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 5,500 shares of company stock valued at $235,094. Corporate insiders own 0.48% of the company’s stock.Get Started today! - Risk Free