Leavell Investment Management Decreased Its Scana New (SCG) Position by $496,548; Shareholder King Luther Capital Management Has Upped Murphy Oil (MUR) Stake

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Leavell Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Scana Corporation New (SCG) by 53.88% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 12,732 shares as the company’s stock rose 32.30% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 10,897 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $427,000, down from 23,629 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Scana Corporation New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.81B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.27% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $47.78. About 16.44 million shares traded or 667.45% up from the average. SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has risen 6.40% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.40% the S&P500. Some Historical SCG News: 12/04/2018 – SANTEE SAYS IT HASN’T DECIDED POSITIONS ON SCANA TAKEOVER; 21/03/2018 – GEORGIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OKS DOMINION ENERGY-SCANA COM; 09/05/2018 – South Carolina Electric & Gas Company replaces more than 40 percent of its nuclear project capacity with purchase of natural-ga; 22/04/2018 – DJ SCANA Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SCG); 26/04/2018 – SCANA CORP – QTRLY TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES $1,180 MLN VS $1,173 MLN; 26/04/2018 – Scana Corp 1Q Net $169M; 30/05/2018 – Scana Board to Take More Time Before Making a Decision on the Payment of a Dividend for Quarter Ending June 30; 15/05/2018 – CNH Partners Buys New 1.8% Position in Scana; 16/03/2018 – SCANA CORP – IN ADDITION, FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTRIC & GAS COMPANY; 27/04/2018 – DOMINION `OPTIMISTIC’ FOR CLOSING SCANA TAKEOVER IN 2018

King Luther Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) by 9.83% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. King Luther Capital Management Corp bought 9,624 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 107,492 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $3.58M, up from 97,868 at the end of the previous reported quarter. King Luther Capital Management Corp who had been investing in Murphy Oil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.61B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $26.66. About 1.19M shares traded. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has risen 2.03% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.03% the S&P500. Some Historical MUR News: 02/05/2018 – CORRECT: MURPHY OIL 1Q PRODUCTION 168 MBOE/D; 16/05/2018 – Murphy Oil Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 29/03/2018 – EXXON, MURPHY AND QUEIROZ GALVAO WIN ONE BLOCK IN SERGIPE-ALAGOAS BASIN IN BRAZIL OIL AUCTION; 02/05/2018 – Murphy Oil 1Q Adj EPS 23c; 20/04/2018 – DJ Murphy Oil Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MUR); 16/03/2018 Vietnam oil firm sells 5 pct interest at offshore block to Murphy Oil; 04/04/2018 – Murphy Oil Corporation Announces Dividend; 27/03/2018 – MURPHY OIL LOOKS AT PETROBRAS DIVESTMENTS IN BRAZIL EXPANSION; 02/05/2018 – Murphy Oil 1Q Cont Ops EPS 97c; 15/05/2018 – Murphy Oil at Stephens Energy Executive Summit Tomorrow

More notable recent SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Dollar Tree, Scana and Mastercard – Investorplace.com” on December 17, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “12 Stocks That Pass The ‘Bollinger’ Test – Nasdaq” published on January 09, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For December 17, 2018 – Benzinga” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Duke Energy fails to shine in JD Power survey of business customer satisfaction – Charlotte Business Journal” published on December 17, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Guggenheim: Dominion (NYSE:D)’s Scana (NYSE:SCG) Acquisition A ‘Big Win’ – Benzinga” with publication date: December 17, 2018.

Leavell Investment Management Inc, which manages about $1.33 billion and $929.12 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishrs Ibnd Dec 2022 Trm Mun Bnd Etf by 37,175 shares to 137,970 shares, valued at $3.51M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schwab Short U.S. Treasury Etf (SCHO) by 18,584 shares in the quarter, for a total of 375,930 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Mega Cap Value (MGV).

Among 13 analysts covering SCANA (NYSE:SCG), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. SCANA has $84 highest and $35 lowest target. $50.94’s average target is 6.61% above currents $47.78 stock price. SCANA had 45 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) on Friday, July 7 with “Underperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Thursday, November 16 by Guggenheim. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $48.5000 target in Tuesday, November 27 report. As per Tuesday, October 9, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 14. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, September 28. Mizuho upgraded SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) on Monday, February 8 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Monday, November 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.93 in 2018Q2. It fall, as 32 investors sold SCG shares while 131 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 83.14 million shares or 4.28% less from 86.86 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 25,216 are held by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Focused Wealth Mngmt Inc holds 1,597 shares. Alpine Associate stated it has 0.39% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Cibc Asset Mgmt accumulated 14,512 shares. Stephens Inc Ar has 36,347 shares. 38,308 were reported by Edmp. Gamco Et Al holds 0% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 7,620 shares. Norinchukin Savings Bank The reported 18,344 shares stake. 2,207 were reported by Oakworth Incorporated. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.02% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) for 36,640 shares. Trustmark Bankshares Tru Department has 2,327 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Orrstown Service Incorporated owns 1,100 shares. Aviva Public Limited Liability Co holds 69,552 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Korea Inv stated it has 67,400 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Insurance stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.26, from 1.1 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold MUR shares while 98 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 144.54 million shares or 2.01% less from 147.50 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Tudor Inv Et Al holds 0.05% or 54,298 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Royal London Asset has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Millennium Management Lc holds 0.02% or 376,317 shares in its portfolio. Lourd Ltd Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Van Eck, a New York-based fund reported 25,977 shares. Assetmark holds 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) for 351 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt Llc invested in 1.08 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Kwmg Ltd Co holds 1,350 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Willis Inv Counsel owns 252,890 shares. Barrett Asset Mgmt Limited Company reported 60,600 shares stake. Spark Investment Ltd Com stated it has 171,500 shares. Northern Tru owns 1.33M shares. 48,415 are owned by Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Inc. Comm Bank holds 0.01% or 15,871 shares in its portfolio.

King Luther Capital Management Corp, which manages about $16.93B and $13.25 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 163,767 shares to 1.07M shares, valued at $90.90 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) by 27,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 46,439 shares, and cut its stake in Range Res Corp (NYSE:RRC).

Among 18 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Murphy Oil Corporation had 57 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 16 with “Underweight”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Credit Suisse. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34.0 target in Tuesday, March 13 report. Raymond James upgraded Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Monday, June 20 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, October 12. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. The stock of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Agricole on Tuesday, December 15. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, February 5. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, February 2 report. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of MUR in report on Tuesday, July 11 to “Hold” rating.

Since November 16, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $20,889 activity. DEMING CLAIBORNE P bought $316,036 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. 2,595 Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) shares with value of $81,909 were sold by HAMMOCK KELLI M.

More notable recent Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Next Energy Leg – Seeking Alpha” on December 26, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Drilling Permit Roundup: Unconventional driller makes new play in Eagle Ford Shale – San Antonio Business Journal” published on November 15, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Murphy Oil Corporation’s Stock Is Soaring Today – Motley Fool” on October 11, 2018. More interesting news about Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Murphy Oil Cleans The Table Again – Seeking Alpha” published on November 16, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Murphy’s Radical Jump Forward – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 15, 2018.

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