Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at Zacks Investment Research

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The State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company holds 2.91M shares with $106.82 million value, down from 3.15 million last quarter. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc who had been investing in Devon Energy Corporation for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.22B market cap company.

Meyer Handelman Co. decreased its position in shares of Devon Energy Corp (NYSE:DVN) by 34.0% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest WU is worth $1.51 more, giving a target price of $20.32 a share.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a report issued on Friday, February 2nd. It has underperformed by 25.94% the S&P500.

John H. Scully increased its stake in Zillow Group Inc (Z) by 36.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 4,887,600 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $179,424,000 after purchasing an additional 88,950 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 85,987 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.16M, up from 56,054 at the end of the previous reported quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Devon Energy in the fourth quarter worth about $111,000.

The stock increased 2.18% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $32.8. A total volume of 8.46 million shares were traded versus to average volume of 4.84 million shares. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) has declined 9.24% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. The company has a current ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. It worsened, as 59 investors sold FLR shares while 144 reduced holdings.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. 985.62 million shares or 0.88% less from 994.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 67,900 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,599,891. Rampart Inv Mgmt Lc stated it has 16,337 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. 6,100 were accumulated by Lucas Capital.

Among 38 analysts covering Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Envestnet Asset Management holds 0% or 43,427 shares in its portfolio. Kingfisher Ltd Llc reported 16,992 shares. 249,065 were reported by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board.

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)'s current session activity disclosed discouraging signal for active traders. 35,332 were reported by Paloma Prtn Mngmt. Vr Advisory Limited holds 20,400 shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. 9,894 were reported by Regions. Stevens LP accumulated 82,611 shares. 673,218 were accumulated by Chevy Chase Tru Holdings. Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) has risen 13.24% since February 11, 2017 and is uptrending.

For the current quarter, 28 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.63/share. DVN's profit will be $304.78 million for 14.95 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. Devon Energy's dividend payout ratio is 8.16%. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $68.00 price target on shares of Devon Energy and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Devon Energy Corporation had 117 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $60 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Seaport Global. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $47.72. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Thursday, September 17. Now have a look at past performance (weekly performance to year to date performance) how Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) has been moved; whether it performed well or not. As per Tuesday, September 19, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum. 1,792 shares were sold by PETERSON JOEL CLINTON, worth $33,320. If The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares can stay above the price resistance around $19.27 a share, that could help propel The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) higher to the next line of resistance at $19.73 a share. EDWARDS TREVOR A also sold $6.85M worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:HUM) was sold by BILNEY JODY L on Friday, December 15. $6.77 million worth of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:FC). Bridgeway Management has 33,334 shares. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 4. Therefore 50% are positive. Omnicom had 43 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by JP Morgan. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, July 14 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 11. Cowen & Co maintained Zoetis Inc. The stock of Expedia, Inc. The rating was downgraded by William Blair to "Market Perform" on Thursday, November 5. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with "Outperform" on Tuesday, September 22.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for REA Group Limited (ASX:REA) is 0.769520. Salem Invest Counselors Inc holds 63,465 shares. 985.62 million shares or 0.88% less from 994.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Svcs Advisors invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:NKE) for 494,198 shares. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Ubs Oconnor Ltd has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Expedia, Inc. A stock rating will usually tell the investor how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts believe is a fair value for the stock, based on an objective evaluation of the company. 787,025 were reported by Envestnet Asset Inc.