Lau Associates Decreased Its Jp Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) Position; Shorts at Voc Energy Trust (VOC) Lowered By 6.97%

Lau Associates Llc decreased Jp Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) stake by 22.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lau Associates Llc sold 3,984 shares as Jp Morgan Chase & Co (JPM)’s stock declined 6.04%. The Lau Associates Llc holds 13,406 shares with $1.28 million value, down from 17,390 last quarter. Jp Morgan Chase & Co now has $371.97B valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $107.22. About 9.50 million shares traded. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has risen 33.74% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.04% the S&P500.

Voc Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) had a decrease of 6.97% in short interest. VOC’s SI was 38,700 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 6.97% from 41,600 shares previously. With 48,100 avg volume, 1 days are for Voc Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC)’s short sellers to cover VOC’s short positions. The SI to Voc Energy Trust’s float is 0.3%. The stock increased 6.38% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $5.65. About 265,519 shares traded or 338.74% up from the average. VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) has risen 39.24% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.54% the S&P500.

VOC Energy Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest of the net proceeds from production and sale of the interests in oil and natural gas properties in the states of Kansas and Texas. The company has market cap of $96.05 million. It has a 80% term net profits interest of the net proceeds on the underlying properties. It has a 11.3 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, its underlying properties had interests in 496.6 net producing wells and 55,851.6 net acres; and had proved reserves of approximately 3.2 million barrels of oil equivalent attributable to the portion of the Kansas underlying properties, and approximately 5.1 MMBoe attributable to the Texas underlying properties.

Analysts await JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to report earnings on January, 12 before the open. They expect $1.70 EPS, down 0.58% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.71 per share. JPM’s profit will be $5.90 billion for 15.77 P/E if the $1.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual EPS reported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.41% negative EPS growth.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.12 million activity. Friedman Stacey sold 9,968 shares worth $902,608.

Among 32 analysts covering JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), 18 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. JPMorgan Chase & Co has $125.0 highest and $52 lowest target. $90.76’s average target is -15.35% below currents $107.22 stock price. JPMorgan Chase & Co had 93 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) on Friday, October 13 with “Market Perform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) rating on Friday, August 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $96.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 14 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 15 report. KBW upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $77 target in Monday, August 17 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Credit Suisse maintained JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) rating on Monday, July 17. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $103 target. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the shares of JPM in report on Thursday, October 6 to “Hold” rating. The stock of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 5 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of JPM in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 65 investors sold JPM shares while 767 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 635 raised stakes. 2.50 billion shares or 7.05% less from 2.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Boston Prtnrs accumulated 19.85 million shares. Aviva Public Limited Company owns 1.6% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) for 3.11 million shares. Fifth Third Bancshares accumulated 2.23M shares. Inverness Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company Ny reported 241,739 shares. Moreover, Basswood Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 3.22% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). 642,613 are held by Exxonmobil Invest Mngmt Inc Tx. Cetera Advisor Ltd Liability Corp holds 93,402 shares. Westend Ltd Liability Company owns 531,104 shares for 4.45% of their portfolio. A D Beadell Inv Counsel has invested 0.55% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Frontier has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Retail Bank Of The Ozarks invested 0.42% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). 331,110 are held by Highland Management Limited Company. Kj Harrison And Inc has 1.22% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) for 37,143 shares. Northstar Inv Advsrs Lc owns 9,564 shares. Kentucky Retirement System Insurance Fund holds 1.59% or 93,944 shares in its portfolio.