Churchill Management Has Cut Sempra Energy Com (SRE) Stake; SURGUTNEFTEGAZ ADR (SGTZY) Shorts Down By 6.84%

Churchill Management Corp decreased Sempra Energy Com (SRE) stake by 4.66% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Churchill Management Corp sold 7,777 shares as Sempra Energy Com (SRE)’s stock rose 5.34%. The Churchill Management Corp holds 159,205 shares with $18.17M value, down from 166,982 last quarter. Sempra Energy Com now has $26.63B valuation. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $105.99. About 2.17M shares traded or 10.93% up from the average. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has risen 8.27% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

SURGUTNEFTEGAZ ADR (OTCMKTS:SGTZY) had a decrease of 6.84% in short interest. SGTZY’s SI was 207,000 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 6.84% from 222,200 shares previously. With 10,900 avg volume, 19 days are for SURGUTNEFTEGAZ ADR (OTCMKTS:SGTZY)’s short sellers to cover SGTZY’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $5.24. About 538 shares traded. "Surgutneftegas" Open Joint Stock Company (OTCMKTS:SGTZY) has 0.00% since January 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Churchill Management Corp increased Ishares Tr Rus 2000 Grw Etf (IWO) stake by 4,067 shares to 30,009 valued at $5.37 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr Tr Unit (SPY) stake by 36,998 shares and now owns 915,635 shares. Abbott Labs Com (NYSE:ABT) was raised too.

Among 9 analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Sempra Energy had 18 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, July 23 report. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, December 22 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) rating on Thursday, May 11. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $115 target. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SRE in report on Thursday, August 10 with “Overweight” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, November 1 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold SRE shares while 168 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 197.93 million shares or 1.07% less from 200.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. United Cap Finance Advisers Limited Liability Corporation holds 7,836 shares. Alpha Windward Lc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 1,715 shares. Pax Ww Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 2,003 shares in its portfolio. Bokf Na invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Nationwide Fund Advsrs has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Webster National Bank N A holds 725 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh reported 127,526 shares. Chilton Capital Management Ltd holds 100,342 shares. Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Ltd Com owns 53,540 shares. Icon Advisers reported 0.45% stake. Zeke Capital Advisors Ltd Company accumulated 3,484 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca has invested 0% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Sei Invests holds 0.04% or 107,643 shares. Winfield Associate, a Ohio-based fund reported 115 shares. Apg Asset Nv, Netherlands-based fund reported 463,762 shares.

Analysts await Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $1.39 earnings per share, down 8.55% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.52 per share. SRE’s profit will be $349.28M for 19.06 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by Sempra Energy for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.65% EPS growth.

'Surgutneftegas' Open Joint Stock Company prospects, explores for, and produces hydrocarbons. The company has market cap of $18.24 billion. It explores for gas and oil in Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia, and Timano-Pechora provinces in Russia. It has a 4.44 P/E ratio. The firm also processes associated petroleum gas; and refines and produces petroleum products, including motor fuels, aromatics, liquid paraffin, roofing and insulation materials, etc., as well as diesel fuel, jet fuel, and bitumen.