WCM Investment Management CA Grows Position in Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB)

WCM Investment Management CA boosted its holdings in shares of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) by 2.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,542,901 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 109,726 shares during the quarter. Core Laboratories N.V. comprises about 5.7% of WCM Investment Management CA’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. WCM Investment Management CA owned about 10.29% of Core Laboratories N.V. worth $448,385,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in CLB. Parallel Advisors LLC raised its stake in Core Laboratories N.V. by 13.1% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,008 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Core Laboratories N.V. by 63.7% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,128 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $114,000 after acquiring an additional 439 shares during the last quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in Core Laboratories N.V. during the second quarter valued at $134,000. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in Core Laboratories N.V. by 33.3% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,365 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 341 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Bank & Trust increased its position in Core Laboratories N.V. by 5.8% during the second quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 1,493 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $152,000 after acquiring an additional 82 shares during the last quarter.

CLB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Core Laboratories N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $97.00 price objective on shares of Core Laboratories N.V. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $110.00 price objective (down previously from $125.00) on shares of Core Laboratories N.V. in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on shares of Core Laboratories N.V. from $102.00 to $100.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Core Laboratories N.V. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $108.64.

Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) traded down $1.10 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $104.30. 512,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 558,552. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. The company has a market capitalization of $4,653.13, a PE ratio of 57.60 and a beta of 1.57. Core Laboratories N.V. has a 12-month low of $86.55 and a 12-month high of $125.83.

Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE:CLB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The oil and gas company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $166.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $160.94 million. Core Laboratories N.V. had a net margin of 12.06% and a return on equity of 52.89%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Core Laboratories N.V. will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Investors of record on Friday, October 20th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. Core Laboratories N.V.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 126.44%.

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Core Laboratories N.V. Company Profile

Core Laboratories N.V. provides reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement and Reservoir Management. The Reservoir Description segment encompasses the characterization of petroleum reservoir rock, fluid and gas samples.

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