Short Interest Change: Clayton Williams Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CWEI) Short Interest Decreased By 10.02%

November 30, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Change: Clayton Williams Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CWEI) Short Interest Decreased By 10.02%

The stock of Clayton Williams Energy Incorporated (NYSE:CWEI) registered a decrease of 10.02% in short interest. CWEI’s total short interest was 1.93 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 10.02% from 2.15M shares, reported previously. With 593,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their CWEI’s short positions. The short interest to Clayton Williams Energy Incorporated’s float is 32.25%. About 499,961 shares traded hands or 3.22% up from the average. Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) has risen 403.32% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 398.09% the S&P500.

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. is an gas and oil firm engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas. The company has a market cap of $1.91 billion. The Firm operates in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include gas and oil exploration and production, and contract drilling services.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.56 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.11, from 1.67 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 11 funds sold all Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. shares owned while 13 reduced positions. 14 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 6.93 million shares or 21.45% more from 5.71 million shares in 2016Q1.
California State Teachers Retirement Sys, a California-based fund reported 12,524 shares. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise has invested 0% in Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI). Blackrock Institutional Tru Na last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Northern Trust owns 66,808 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Com Can holds 0% or 234 shares in its portfolio. Encompass Advsrs Lc last reported 3.73% of its portfolio in the stock. Geode Cap Management Lc reported 37,167 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Shinko Asset Communications Limited has 0.01% invested in the company for 48,981 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its portfolio in Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI). Bridgeway Mngmt has 0.06% invested in the company for 134,600 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon has 0% invested in the company for 48,897 shares. Horizon Kinetics Lc holds 15,952 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Ares Mngmt Lc has 2.3% invested in Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) for 1.04 million shares. Invesco Limited owns 49,027 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Blackrock Fund Advsr has 0% invested in Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) for 154,053 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 1 buying transaction, and 6 selling transactions for $148.35 million net activity. ARES MANAGEMENT LLC also bought $150.00M worth of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) on Monday, August 29. $452,050 worth of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) was sold by LYON ROBERT C. $188,350 worth of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) was sold by POLLARD MICHAEL L on Monday, October 10. $504,810 worth of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) was sold by FORD DAVIS L.

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering Clayton Williams (NYSE:CWEI), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 17% are positive. Clayton Williams has been the topic of 18 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wunderlich maintained it with “Sell” rating and $9 target price in Friday, May 6 report. The firm has “Sell” rating by Roth Capital given on Monday, November 16. Raymond James downgraded the shares of CWEI in a report on Wednesday, January 20 to “Underperform” rating. The stock of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, August 4. As per Wednesday, July 27, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Friday, March 11 to “Underperform”. Northland Capital maintained Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) on Monday, November 9 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Roth Capital given on Tuesday, August 2. Northland Capital maintained Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) rating on Thursday, August 6. Northland Capital has “Market Perform” rating and $41.0 price target. The rating was downgraded by Wunderlich on Thursday, March 10 to “Sell”.

CWEI Company Profile

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc., incorporated on October 27, 1991, is an gas and oil firm engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas. The Firm operates in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The Company’s divisions include gas and oil exploration and production, and contract drilling services. It has holdings in approximately two oil shale plays in the United States, which include Wolfcamp Shale in the Southern Delaware Basin of West Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale in the Giddings Area of East Central Texas. The Firm is also engaged in finding reserves through exploratory drilling. The Company’s exploration program consists of generating exploratory prospects, leasing the acreage related to these prospects, drilling exploratory wells on these prospects to determine if recoverable gas and oil reserves exist, drilling developmental wells on these prospects and producing and selling any resulting gas and oil production.

More notable recent Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Clayton Williams Energy Inc. Rockets Higher on Asset Sale News” on October 25, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Technical Roundup on Oil & Gas Stocks — Harvest Natural Resources, Clayton …” published on November 30, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. Announces Early Results of Tender Offer for Its …” on August 11, 2016. More interesting news about Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CWEI) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. Announces Expiration and Final Results of Tender …” published on August 30, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. Q2 2016 Results Conference Call” with publication date: July 20, 2016.

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