Confluence Investment Management Has Raised Its Schlumberger LTD (SLB) Position; Escalade (ESCA) Has 1.5 Sentiment

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Confluence Investment Management Llc increased Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) stake by 12.13% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Confluence Investment Management Llc acquired 65,575 shares as Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB)’s stock rose 2.80%. The Confluence Investment Management Llc holds 606,244 shares with $39.27M value, up from 540,669 last quarter. Schlumberger Ltd. now has $93.25B valuation. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $67.32. About 2.28 million shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 1.14% since June 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.71% the S&P500. Some Historical SLB News: 20/04/2018 – SCHLUMBERGER EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 15/05/2018 – Norway’s Borr Drilling to buy five jack-up oil rigs for $720 mln; 25/05/2018 – S&PGR Affirms Schlumberger Ltd. ‘AA-‘ Ratings; Outlook Stable; 20/04/2018 – Schlumberger 1Q EPS 38c; 18/05/2018 – 2018 Global Oilfield Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report – Rise in Demand for Energy is Driving the Market – ResearchAndMarkets.com; 18/04/2018 – SEADRILL CEO SAYS THE COMPANY HAS A CRITICAL MASS NEEDED TO SERVE ‘ANY CUSTOMERS IN ANY MARKETS’; 06/04/2018 – KLX to take final bids this month; 20/04/2018 – SCHLUMBERGER NV – QTRLY NORTH AMERICA AREA REVENUE INCREASED 1% SEQUENTIALLY; 18/04/2018 – SEADRILL CEO SAYS THE COMPANY IS WORKING WITH SCHLUMBERGER TO OFFER INTEGRATED DRILLING SERVICES IN INDIA; 06/03/2018 – SCHLUMBERGER SAYS NORTH SEA IS LEADING OFFSHORE REGION IN WORLD

Escalade Inc (ESCA) investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q1 2018. It’s up 0.31, from 1.19 in 2017Q4. The ratio has improved, as 18 investment managers opened new or increased holdings, while 12 cut down and sold their stakes in Escalade Inc. The investment managers in our database now have: 3.77 million shares, up from 3.73 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Escalade Inc in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 10 Increased: 12 New Position: 6.

Analysts await Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.15 per share. ESCA’s profit will be $2.88M for 18.06 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Escalade, Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 150.00% EPS growth.

Minerva Advisors Llc holds 3.05% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated for 424,798 shares. Beddow Capital Management Inc owns 497,596 shares or 2.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, North Star Investment Management Corp. has 0.67% invested in the company for 409,247 shares. The New York-based Northstar Group Inc. has invested 0.56% in the stock. Parthenon Llc, a Kentucky-based fund reported 164,917 shares.

It closed at $14.45 lastly. It is down 22.41% since June 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.84% the S&P500. Some Historical ESCA News: 22/04/2018 – DJ Escalade Incorporated, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (ESCA); 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC – QTRLY GROSS MARGIN INCREASE OF 200 BPS TO 28.0%; 19/04/2018 – Escalade Sees Sales in Outdoor Categories Improving in 2nd Quarter as Weather Gets Better; 19/04/2018 Escalade 1Q EPS 8c; 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC – QTRLY DILUTED EPS OF $0.08 PER SHARE; 17/05/2018 – Escalade Sells Equity Stake In STIGA Sports Group AB; 17/05/2018 – ESCALADE INC – IT HAS SOLD IT’S 50% EQUITY SHARE OF STIGA SPORTS GROUP AB, HEADQUARTERED IN SWEDEN; 19/04/2018 – ESCALADE INC ESCA.O SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.125/SHR; 17/05/2018 – ESCALADE INC – ESCALADE SPORTS ENTERED INTO A LONG-TERM LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR STIGA BRAND

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells sporting goods to retailers, dealers, and wholesalers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $208.31 million. The firm makes, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products. It has a 14.96 P/E ratio. It offers archery products under the Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, Whisker Biscuit, and Cajun Bowfishing brands; table tennis products under the STIGA, Ping-Pong, and Prince brands; basketball goals under the Goalrilla, Goaliath, Silverback, Hoopstar, and Goalsetter brands; play systems under the Woodplay and Childlife brands; fitness products under the USWeight, The STEP, Lifeline, Kettleworx, Natural Fitness, and PER4M brands; hockey and soccer game tables under the Atomic, American Legend, Redline, and Triumph brands; billiard accessories under the Mizerak, Minnesota Fats, Lucasi, PureX, Rage, and Players brands; darting products under the Unicorn, Accudart, Arachnid, Nodor, and Winmau brands; and outdoor game products under the Zume Games, Pickleball Now, Onix, Viva Sol, and Triumph brands.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 3 sales for $6.93 million activity. On Monday, March 26 Schorn Patrick bought $323,950 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) or 5,000 shares. Shares for $646,800 were bought by KIBSGAARD PAAL. Shares for $1.96M were sold by Guild Howard. 75,000 Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) shares with value of $5.91M were sold by AYAT SIMON. Shares for $192,900 were bought by Al Mogharbel Khaled. $218,049 worth of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) was sold by Jaramillo Claudia on Wednesday, May 16.

Among 17 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Schlumberger Limited has $95.0 highest and $75.0 lowest target. $81.67’s average target is 21.32% above currents $67.32 stock price. Schlumberger Limited had 28 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 13 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, January 22. The firm has “Buy” rating by Griffin Securities given on Monday, February 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 22 by Susquehanna. The stock has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, April 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, June 25. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 13 by Cowen & Co. As per Monday, January 15, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, May 24 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, January 4 with “Buy”.

Confluence Investment Management Llc decreased Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK) stake by 634,082 shares to 1.57M valued at $30.55M in 2018Q1. It also reduced 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) stake by 4,243 shares and now owns 481,060 shares. Ishares Residential Real Estat (REZ) was reduced too.

More notable recent Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Schlumberger: Another Win” on June 24, 2018, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Should Income Investors Buy Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) Before Its Ex-Dividend?” published on June 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Baker Hughes to go it alone as GE confirms plan to unload” on June 26, 2018. More interesting news about Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “An Undervalued Services Play Due For Catch-Up” published on June 18, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Outlook For Schlumberger” with publication date: June 19, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.54, from 0.66 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 60 investors sold SLB shares while 488 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 548 raised stakes. 1.04 billion shares or 1.22% less from 1.05 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Edge Wealth Ltd Liability Corp reported 3,939 shares. Park Circle has invested 1.2% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Mcf Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 446 shares stake. Segment Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 4,721 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny accumulated 0% or 215,921 shares. 55,585 were accumulated by Farmers Tru. Schroder Inv Mgmt Gp has invested 0.33% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Aristotle Capital Mgmt Llc accumulated 212,837 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) has invested 0.06% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Fiduciary Mgmt Wi stated it has 9.94M shares or 3.94% of all its holdings. California-based Comml Bank Of The West has invested 0.32% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Zeke Capital Limited Com holds 63,416 shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Reynders Mcveigh Management Limited Company holds 0% or 828 shares. Moreover, Colonial has 0.94% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 70,900 shares. Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Tx holds 211,866 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio.

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