Front Barnett Associates Boosted Fiserv (FISV) Holding; Davis Selected Advisers Stake in Encana (ECA) Has Lowered as Stock Rose

August 12, 2018 - By Kristin Houston

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Front Barnett Associates Llc increased its stake in Fiserv Inc (FISV) by 100% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Front Barnett Associates Llc bought 9,874 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 19,748 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.41M, up from 9,874 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Front Barnett Associates Llc who had been investing in Fiserv Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.09B market cap company. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $79.24. About 2.02 million shares traded or 25.18% up from the average. Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) has risen 15.27% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.70% the S&P500.

Davis Selected Advisers decreased its stake in Encana Corporation (ECA) by 1.56% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davis Selected Advisers sold 958,068 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.77% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 60.46M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $665.10 million, down from 61.42M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davis Selected Advisers who had been investing in Encana Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.12 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $13.52. About 5.97M shares traded. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has risen 18.91% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.34% the S&P500. Some Historical ECA News: 01/05/2018 – Encana 1Q Net $151M; 25/04/2018 – S&P REVISES ENCANA CORP. TO RATING ‘BBB-‘ FROM ‘BBB’; 02/04/2018 – ENCANA CORP – KEYERA WILL ACQUIRE AND FUND REMAINING DEVELOPMENT OF ENCANA’S PIPESTONE LIQUIDS HUB AND ENCANA’S PLANNED PIPESTONE PROCESSING FACILITY; 01/05/2018 – ENCANA SEES FY CAPEX $1.8B TO $1.9B; 26/03/2018 – Moody’s: Encana Rating Outlook Changed to Stable From Positive; 02/04/2018 – Keyera in Montney Infrastructure Development Pact With Encana; 02/04/2018 – ENCANA SEES SALES PROCEEDS ABOUT C$39M; 02/04/2018 – Keyera Will Acquire and Fund the Remaining Development of Encana’s Pipestone Liquids Hub and Encana’s Planned Pipestone Processing Facility; 02/04/2018 – ENCANA REACHES PACT WITH KEYERA PARTNERSHIP, A UNIT OF KEYERA; 02/04/2018 – ENCANA SAYS KEYERA TO BUY PIPESTONE PROJECT

Investors sentiment increased to 10.53 in 2018 Q1. Its up 9.72, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 39 investors sold FISV shares while 21 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 562 raised stakes. 700.79 million shares or 293.94% more from 177.89 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First Commercial Bank Of Omaha invested in 67,187 shares or 0.29% of the stock. 750 were accumulated by 1832 Asset Mgmt Lp. Morgan Stanley holds 1.21 million shares. Schmidt P J Invest Mngmt, Wisconsin-based fund reported 5,354 shares. Whittier Of Nevada holds 0.01% or 2,486 shares. Carroll Financial Associates reported 0.01% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Raymond James Associate has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Captrust has invested 0.01% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Arrow Finance holds 0.07% or 4,280 shares in its portfolio. Forbes J M & Company Llp holds 0.11% in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) or 6,320 shares. Rhumbline Advisers owns 828,335 shares. Arvest Retail Bank Trust Division owns 324,836 shares. Tiverton Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 6,144 shares. Pggm Invs has 0.17% invested in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) for 412,200 shares. Legacy Private Tru Com holds 1.77% or 212,365 shares in its portfolio.

More recent Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Fiserv, Inc. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on July 31, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Fiserv: An Undervalued Fintech Investment” on August 09, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Fiserv (FISV) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: August 01, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 25 analysts covering Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Fiserv had 63 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. The stock of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Friday, December 11 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, May 2. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FISV in report on Wednesday, February 7 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of FISV in report on Thursday, July 30 with “Equal Weight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, March 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $12800 target in Tuesday, August 1 report.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 7 selling transactions for $19.83 million activity. $1.73M worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) was sold by OLEARY DENIS. YABUKI JEFFERY W sold $2.50M worth of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) on Monday, March 19. DiSimone Harry bought $49,981 worth of stock or 353 shares.

Among 29 analysts covering Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Encana Corporation had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 15 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, April 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, June 5 by Desjardins Securities. On Wednesday, December 9 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. FirstEnergy Capital upgraded Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) on Friday, December 4 to “Outperform” rating. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Another recent and important Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Encana Is Taking Advantage Of Its Diversified Assets” on August 05, 2018.

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