Morgan Stanley Raises Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Price Target to $66.00

Occidental Petroleum Corporatio now has a P/E ratio of 461.06 and the market cap of the company is 50.06B. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $20.55. Occidental Petroleum Corporation earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -16.7% over the last 5 years. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500.

Old Mutual Global Investors Uk Ltd decreased its stake in Corning Inc (GLW) by 91% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $65.73. Empire Life Investments Inc. bought a new position in shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation during the 1st quarter valued at about $8,743,000. It closed at $30.06 lastly. (UHS) has declined 11.23% since October 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 36.68% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q2 2017. It is positive, as 42 investors sold GLW shares while 336 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 3.21 million shares. Gideon Advsrs Incorporated invested in 0.34% or 5,130 shares. Envestnet Asset Management holds 0.05% or 320,549 shares in its portfolio. Mgmt Pro accumulated 200 shares. Fifth Third State Bank accumulated 335 shares. (NYSE:KAI). Verition Fund Management Llc has invested 0.02% in Kadant Inc. Wells Fargo And Com Mn, a California-based fund reported 3.69M shares. OXY traded on a high for the day of 65.00 with a corresponding low of 64.43.The day's high marked a slight increase on the previous day's close which saw OXY finish the day's trading at 64.43. Putnam Invs Lc invested in 0% or 15,095 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt holds 24,147 shares. Shares of OC have increased 22.36% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 14.44% in that time. D E Shaw holds 34,039 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Company insiders own 0.32% of the company's stock. Point72 Asset L P, a Connecticut-based fund reported 1.00 million shares. On Friday, May 19 the insider STEVERSON LEWIS A sold $870,000. CHAZEN STEPHEN I also sold $242,120 worth of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Tuesday, May 9. Riley Richard C sold $75,740 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Uss Inv Mgmt holds 0.06% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) or 82,086 shares. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, down 21.95% or $0.09 from last year's $0.41 per share. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Occidental Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.33% negative EPS growth.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. The ex-dividend date has been established as Friday the 8th of September 2017.

Prudential Plc, which manages about $98.23 billion and $30.52 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) by 250,044 shares to 3.00M shares, valued at $253.00 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. The stock was bought at an average price of $61.58 per share, for a total transaction of $615,800.00. Therefore 71% are positive.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) PT Raised to $66.00 at Morgan Stanley" was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. Tudor Pickering downgraded the shares of OXY in report on Friday, November 6 to "Hold" rating. Jefferies downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, April 12. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, September 27. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 2. A sell-side firm might have issued a buy report on the company. Mizuho initiated it with "Buy" rating and $83 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 29. The firm has "Hold" rating by Zacks given on Wednesday, August 12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 70,692 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,353,213.36.

Novare Capital Management Llc increased Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) stake by 3,684 shares to 45,917 valued at $4.79 million in 2017Q2. Occidental Pete Corp Del now has $50.06B valuation. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.14 and is expected to be $0.67 for the current year with 764,573,000 shares now outstanding. OXY's profit will be $99.40 million for 125.90 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 insider sales for $378,235 activity. $101,745 worth of stock was bought by BURGHER CEDRIC W. on Wednesday, June 7.

Investors are more bullish on Occidental Petroleum Corporatio recently if you watch the downtick in short interest. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: "Occidental Petroleum - Another Pricey Oil And Gas Producer" on October 19, 2017. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.77 per share. Its down 0.19, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. Moreover, Godsey And Gibb Associate has 1.66% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 158,136 shares. 607.21 million shares or 0.72% less from 611.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rathbone Brothers Public Ltd Co holds 4,642 shares. 18,789 are owned by Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd. 147.26 million shares or 0.66% less from 148.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wolfe Research upgraded Occidental Petroleum Corporation from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Bremer Association accumulated 1,926 shares.

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