Clearbridge Lowers stake in Devon Energy Corp (DVN)

Devon Energy Corp (DVN) : Clearbridge reduced its stake in Devon Energy Corp by 11.34% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 2,877,393 shares of Devon Energy Corp which is valued at $119,900,966 after selling 367,890 shares in Devon Energy Corp , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Devon Energy Corp makes up approximately 2.25% of Clearbridge’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Alyeska Investment Group reduced its stake in DVN by selling 5,194,302 shares or 84.83% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 928,615 shares of DVN which is valued at $38,695,387. Devon Energy Corp makes up approx 0.38% of Alyeska Investment Group’s portfolio.Philadelphia Trust Co reduced its stake in DVN by selling 19,875 shares or 4.11% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 463,665 shares of DVN which is valued at $19,320,921. Devon Energy Corp makes up approx 1.58% of Philadelphia Trust Co’s portfolio. Focused Wealth Management Inc added DVN to its portfolio by purchasing 50 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,167.Mercer Capital Advisers reduced its stake in DVN by selling 200 shares or 50.0% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 200 shares of DVN which is valued at $7,550. Devon Energy Corp makes up approx 0.01% of Mercer Capital Advisers’s portfolio. Wealthtrust-arizona added DVN to its portfolio by purchasing 2,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $75,500. Devon Energy Corp makes up approx 0.04% of Wealthtrust-arizona’s portfolio.

Devon Energy Corp opened for trading at $43.18 and hit $43.92 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $43.7, with a gain of 0.85% or 0.37 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 60,26,770 shares. Company has a market cap of $22,881 M.

On the company’s financial health, Devon Energy Corp reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.25 according to the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.19. The company had revenue of $2488.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2296.19 million. The company’s revenue was down -26.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.78 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jun 8, 2016, Devon Energy Corp announced a cash dividend of $0.0600. The company’s management has announced Sep 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Devon Energy Corp. Devon Energy Corp was Downgraded by Raymond James to ” Mkt Perform” on Sep 6, 2016. Company shares were Downgraded by KLR Group on Jul 18, 2016 to ” Accumulate”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 44 from a previous price target of $41 .Company shares were Upgraded by Scotia Howard Weil on Jul 11, 2016 to ” Focus Stock”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 61 from a previous price target of $50 .

Devon Energy Corporation (Devon) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration development and production of oil natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company’s operations are concentrated in various North American onshore areas in the United States and Canada. Devon has approximately 689 Million Barrels of Oil Equivalent (MMBoe) of proved undeveloped reserves. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Canada and EnLink. The Company’s projects in North America include Anadarko Basin Barnett Shale Mississippian-Woodford Trend Permian Basin Rockies and Canadian Heavy Oil. EnLink’s operations consist of midstream assets and operations located across the United States. In Canada the company has two main projects Jackfish and Pike located in Alberta Canada. In addition its Lloydminster properties are located to the south and east of Jackfish in eastern Alberta.

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