Cacti Asset Management Boosted Its Halliburton Co (HAL) Holding; Profile of 4 Analysts Covering Capitala Finance Corp. (CPTA)

Among 11 analysts covering Capitala Finance (NASDAQ:CPTA), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. Capitala Finance has $20 highest and $10.5 lowest target. $15.19’s average target is 108.37% above currents $7.29 stock price. Capitala Finance had 30 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Ladenburg Thalmann upgraded the shares of CPTA in report on Thursday, October 6 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Tuesday, August 18 with “Equal Weight”. Deutsche Bank maintained Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) rating on Friday, August 12. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $16.25 target. Wunderlich maintained Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) rating on Tuesday, January 5. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $16.5 target. The stock of Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, July 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Oppenheimer downgraded Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) on Thursday, November 10 to “Perform” rating. MLV maintained it with “Buy” rating and $17.0 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 12 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. See Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA) latest ratings:

16/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain
22/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $10.5 Maintain
22/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain

Cacti Asset Management Llc increased Halliburton Co (HAL) stake by 13.68% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cacti Asset Management Llc acquired 96,814 shares as Halliburton Co (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Cacti Asset Management Llc holds 804,430 shares with $36.67 million value, up from 707,616 last quarter. Halliburton Co now has $40.27 billion valuation. It closed at $46.03 lastly. It is down 19.03% since March 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

Among 42 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 37 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Halliburton Company has $75.0 highest and $16 lowest target. $54.01’s average target is 17.34% above currents $46.03 stock price. Halliburton Company had 150 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Wednesday, October 21. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $48 target. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, January 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Friday, June 23. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $6500 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral” on Monday, January 29. RBC Capital Markets maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Friday, September 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $60.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Thursday, July 21. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $50 target. FBR Capital maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) rating on Friday, October 14. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $58 target. Jefferies maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Friday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 3 by Societe Generale.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $8.39 million activity. On Tuesday, September 5 Pope Lawrence J sold $1.71M worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) or 43,000 shares. Carre Eric sold $112,337 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Tuesday, January 2. Voyles Robb L. sold $2.16M worth of stock or 39,287 shares. McKeon Timothy had sold 4,583 shares worth $251,835. Beaty Anne L. sold 1,601 shares worth $83,844. Shares for $713,475 were sold by Brown James S. Miller Jeffrey Allen sold 29,025 shares worth $1.60 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 679.57 million shares or 0.21% less from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York-based Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.17% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Keybank National Association Oh owns 486,195 shares. Cambrian LP has 3.79% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Cibc Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.05% or 165,366 shares. Japan-based Meiji Yasuda Life Insur has invested 0.14% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Boys Arnold And Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 4,615 shares. 91,502 were reported by Advsr Asset Mgmt. Two Sigma Secs Lc reported 6,033 shares. Intact Inv Management invested in 0.02% or 10,000 shares. Utah Retirement reported 0.16% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Lazard Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The California-based Affinity Invest Advsrs Ltd Com has invested 0.55% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Davidson & Garrard invested in 26,937 shares or 0.29% of the stock. Fjarde Ap reported 240,098 shares. Cleararc Cap Incorporated owns 22,305 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio.

Capitala Finance Corp. is a Business Development Company specializing in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, first-lien and second-lien loans, equity investments in sponsored and non-sponsored lower and traditional middle market companies. The company has market cap of $116.18 million. The fund targets companies in the business services, commercial and professional services, manufacturing, consumer and retail, energy, and health-care industries. It has a 68.13 P/E ratio. It typically considers investments in the United States.