Halliburton Co (HAL) Holder Viking Fund Management Has Decreased Its Stake by $2.47 Million as Stock Value Declined; Independent Franchise Partners Llp Has Upped Its Stake in News New (NWS) as Market Value Rose

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Viking Fund Management Llc decreased its stake in Halliburton Co (HAL) by 25.33% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Viking Fund Management Llc sold 95,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 280,000 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $7.44M, down from 375,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Viking Fund Management Llc who had been investing in Halliburton Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $27.82B market cap company. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $31.88. About 5.65 million shares traded. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has declined 32.70% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.07% the S&P500. Some Historical HAL News: 02/05/2018 – MEAG Munich Adds Duke Realty, Exits Halliburton: 13F; 23/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL BEGINS; 25/04/2018 – INSIGHT-Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests; 23/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON SEES FRACK MARKET REMAINING TIGHT THRU REST OF ’18; 04/05/2018 – Halliburton at MUFG Securities Houston Energy Tour May 14; 14/03/2018 – Houston Corporate Campus on 48.9 acres Scheduled for Auction; 13/04/2018 – News 5 WCYB: BREAKING: Washington County Dir. of Schools Kimber Halliburton finalist for top public school post in Alabama.…; 23/04/2018 – Halliburton 1Q EPS 5c; 23/04/2018 – HALLIBURTON SAYS PRESSURE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET TO LEAD TO SIMILAR 2Q DRILLING AND EVALUATIONS MARGINS AND REVENUES; 04/04/2018 – HAL, SLB: At press conference unveiling new oil and gas discovery in #Bahrain. 1bilion barrel discovery. Light oil and gas discovered

Independent Franchise Partners Llp increased its stake in News Corp New (NWS) by 1.28% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independent Franchise Partners Llp bought 49,823 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 3.96 million shares of the newspapers and magazines company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $45.69M, up from 3.91M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in News Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.76. About 271,167 shares traded. News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) has declined 15.78% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.15% the S&P500.

More notable recent News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Tilman Fertitta, Global Restaurant, Entertainment And Hospitality Mogul, Reveals Powerful Business Strategies In His New Book, “Shut Up And Listen!” – PRNewswire” on April 09, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “New York Times Company (NYT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2019 – Nasdaq” published on April 01, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “BankUnited Larger Than S&P 500 Component News Corp – Nasdaq” on March 21, 2019. More interesting news about News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Celebrating 75 Years of the VA Loan: Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans Launch $75K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway – PRNewswire” published on April 02, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “NYT: Wall Street Journal joining Apple subscription news product – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: March 21, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.83 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 55 investors sold NWS shares while 196 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 158 raised stakes. 778.91 million shares or 6.25% less from 830.83 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Victory Mngmt owns 15,544 shares. Prudential reported 1.23 million shares. Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Lc reported 0.06% in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS). Creative Planning holds 28,161 shares. Pentwater Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 4.38% or 10.65M shares in its portfolio. Lourd Cap Lc has invested 0.03% in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS). Enterprise Financial Svcs has invested 0.02% in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS). Dorsey Whitney Tru Ltd Liability Corp reported 19,507 shares. 23,404 were reported by State Of Wisconsin Board. Water Island Capital Limited Liability Company owns 10.06% invested in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) for 3.19M shares. Alpine Assoc Management Inc owns 2.50M shares for 5.01% of their portfolio. Klingenstein Fields & Lc invested 0.16% of its portfolio in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS). Hound Ptnrs Limited Liability has 13.88% invested in News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) for 8.98M shares. Natl Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 0.33% or 1.44 million shares. Capstone Investment Advsr Lc holds 0.47% or 798,733 shares in its portfolio.

Independent Franchise Partners Llp, which manages about $13.30B and $8.15 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 2.59M shares to 5.08 million shares, valued at $338.89 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 849,132 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7.90 million shares, and cut its stake in S&P Global Inc.

Since February 8, 2019, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $3.56 million activity.

More important recent Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “5 Energy Stocks Rising as Crude Oil Soars – Investorplace.com” on April 15, 2019, also Fool.com published article titled: “3 Top Oil Stocks to Buy With Your Tax Refund – The Motley Fool”, Streetinsider.com published: “Halliburton (HAL) Secures Offshore Exploration Contract with Royal Dutch Shell – StreetInsider.com” on April 17, 2019. More interesting news about Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Raymond James: Halliburton’s Performance Will Improve This Year, Into 2020 (NYSE:HAL) – Benzinga” with publication date: April 01, 2019.

Viking Fund Management Llc, which manages about $1.05 billion and $358.75M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jpmorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) by 16,000 shares to 31,000 shares, valued at $3.03M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Kraft Heinz Co/T by 11,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 28,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB).

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on April, 22 before the open. They expect $0.23 EPS, down 43.90% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.41 per share. HAL’s profit will be $200.74 million for 34.65 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -43.90% negative EPS growth.

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