Are Traders Shorting Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) Shares?

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Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.50% of the company's stock. According to today's trading volume Transocean Ltd.is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 2.80%.

Among new and sold out positions, 112 holders initiated new positions by a total of 5.52 million shares and 86 holders exited their positions by a total of 8.89 million shares.

Media headlines about Transocean (NYSE:RIG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500.

(DSW) by 21.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Inphi Corp now has $1.63B valuation.

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $53.75. 2,860 shares valued at $343,200 were sold by Narain Duraiswami on Monday, September 25. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has risen 15.86% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

Quentec Asset Management Llc decreased Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) stake by 199,662 shares to 777,444 valued at $22.56 million in 2017Q3.

Ct Mason decreased its stake in Dsw Inc. Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) was reduced too. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock.

Analysts await Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:EPM) to report earnings on February, 14. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy". RBC Capital Markets downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Friday, December 16 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, September 15 with "Hold". Regal Inv Advsr Limited Company invested in 0.5% or 17,992 shares.

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Among 4 analysts covering Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IONS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has "Market Perform" rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Bernstein. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of PG in report on Thursday, August 17 with "Buy" rating.

For this year, V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) is performing 4.54%.

Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Transocean's Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.31) EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.33) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.26) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.26) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.27) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($1.12) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.32) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.27) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.29) EPS and FY2019 earnings at ($1.16) EPS. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 1.44, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 0.37. It turned negative, as 66 investors sold RIG shares while 107 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes.

Transocean Ltd. has a consensus hold rating from 34 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 22.5% of shares outstanding. Susquehanna Intll Grp Limited Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 886,994 shares.

Loeb Partners Corporation decreased Monsanto Co New (MON) stake by 13.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. 23,589 are owned by Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas. 9,005 were reported by First Advisors Lp. Marshall & Sullivan Inc Wa stated it has 0.69% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Franklin invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI).

National Planning Corp, which manages about $489.05M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Broadcom Ltd by 1,533 shares to 3,141 shares, valued at $752,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:AVY) by 7,312 shares in the quarter, for a total of 48,420 shares, and has risen its stake in Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION).

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Vetr lowered Transocean from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $14.89 price target on the stock.in a research note on Thursday, December 1st. As per Wednesday, June 29, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has "Reduce" rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by Fearnley. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 40 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold". The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 19 by Piper Jaffray. Scotia Capital upgraded Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) on Wednesday, April 12 to "Sector Perform" rating. Wellington Management Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) for 860,803 shares.

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