First Mercantile Trust Co Lowers stake in Diamondback Energy Inc (FANG)

Diamondback Energy Inc (FANG) : First Mercantile Trust Co reduced its stake in Diamondback Energy Inc by 5.63% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 12,080 shares of Diamondback Energy Inc which is valued at $1,143,976 after selling 720 shares in Diamondback Energy Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 7, 2016.Diamondback Energy Inc makes up approximately 0.15% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Advisory Services Network reduced its stake in FANG by selling 334 shares or 55.39% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 269 shares of FANG which is valued at $25,474.Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa boosted its stake in FANG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,264 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,499 shares of Diamondback Energy Inc which is valued at $141,955. Washington Trust Bank added FANG to its portfolio by purchasing 20 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,894.Harbour Capital Advisors reduced its stake in FANG by selling 150 shares or 1.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,199 shares of FANG which is valued at $776,445. Diamondback Energy Inc makes up approx 0.42% of Harbour Capital Advisors’s portfolio.

Diamondback Energy Inc closed down -0.34 points or -0.36% at $94.7 with 8,13,191 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $95.03, the shares hit an intraday low of $94.26 and an intraday high of $95.52 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Diamondback Energy Inc reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09 according to the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.17. The company had revenue of $112.48 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $112.47 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Diamondback Energy Inc. Williams Capital Group Initiated Diamondback Energy Inc on Aug 29, 2016 to “Hold”, Price Target of the shares are set at $105.Diamondback Energy Inc was Upgraded by ROTH Capital to ” Buy” on Aug 8, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Wunderlich on Jul 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 110 from a previous price target of $100 .

Diamondback Energy Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the acquisition development exploration and exploitation of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company through its subsidiary Viper owns mineral interests underlying approximately 24528 gross (15948 net) acres in Midland County Texas in the Permian Basin. Approximately 43% of these net acres are operated by the Company. As of December 31 2014 it had drilled or participated in the drilling of 405 gross (343 net) wells on its leasehold acreage in this area primarily targeting the Wolfberry play. The Permian Basin area covers a portion of western Texas and eastern New Mexico. The Company’s activities are primarily focused on the Clearfork Spraberry Wolfcamp Cline Strawn and Atoka formations which it refers to collectively as the Wolfberry play.

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