American Assets Inc Lowers stake in Apache Corporation (APA)

Apache Corporation (APA) : American Assets Inc reduced its stake in Apache Corporation by 34.97% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 18,600 shares of Apache Corporation which is valued at $986,172 after selling 10,000 shares in Apache Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Apache Corporation makes up approximately 0.32% of American Assets Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Assetmark Inc boosted its stake in APA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 513 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,169 shares of Apache Corporation which is valued at $61,980.Pzena Investment Management boosted its stake in APA in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 15,425 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,818,639 shares of Apache Corporation which is valued at $97.9 Million. Apache Corporation makes up approx 0.60% of Pzena Investment Management’s portfolio.Quantitative Investment Management reduced its stake in APA by selling 97,000 shares or 71.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 38,400 shares of APA which is valued at $2.1 Million. Apache Corporation makes up approx 0.10% of Quantitative Investment Management’s portfolio.

Apache Corporation closed down -0.34 points or -0.58% at $57.91 with 31,46,407 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $58.81, the shares hit an intraday low of $57.86 and an intraday high of $59.59 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Apache Corporation reported $-0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.48 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.88.Analysts expectations of $ 1099.99.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.37 EPS.

Investors should note that on May 12, 2016, Apache Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.2500. The company’s management has announced Jul 20, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jul 22, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Aug 22, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Apache Corporation. Apache Corporation was Upgraded by Scotia Howard Weil to ” Sector Outperform” on May 16, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 6, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $54 .Apache Corporation was Upgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Outperform” on Apr 8, 2016.

Apache Corporation (Apache) is an independent energy company which explores for develops and produces natural gas crude oil and natural gas liquids. As of December 31 2014 Apache had exploration and production interests in five countries: the United States Canada Egypt Australia and the United Kingdom. During the year ended December 31 2014 it participated in drilling 1478 gross wells with 1407 (95%) completed as producers. As of December 31 2013 in addition to its completed wells several wells had not reached completion: 318 gross (214.7 net) in the United States; 27 gross (19.0 net) in Canada; 35 gross (32.5 net) in Egypt and 3 gross (2.2 net) in the North Sea. The Company’s operations in United States and Canada are constituted under its North America business while its International business constitutes its operations in Egypt Australia and the United Kingdom in the North Sea.

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