Chevron (NYSE:CVX) “Outperform” Rating Maintained Today By Cowen; The Target Price Given is $122.0

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Chevron (NYSE:CVX) Rating Reaffirmed

New York: In a note published on 15 December, Cowen kept steady their “Outperform” rating on Chevron (NYSE:CVX) shares. They now have a $122.0 TP on the company. Cowen’s target means a potential upside of 36.57% from the company’s previous stock close.

From a total of 21 analysts covering Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) stock, 11 rate it a ”Buy”, 2 a “Sell”, and 12 a ”Hold”. This means that 44% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $115 while the lowest target price is $65. The mean of all analyst targets is $97.9 with a 6.00% above today’s ($89.34) stock price. Chevron Corporation was the topic of 24 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Howard Weil upgraded shares on December 14 to “Sector Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research initiated shares with “Underperform” rating and $65 target share price in a report from a September 23. Evercore upgraded CVX stock in a recent report from November 3 to “Buy” rating. JP Morgan upgraded the rating on September 11. JP Morgan has a “Overweight” rating and a $86 price target on shares. Finally, Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in a report issued on an October 12.

The stock increased 3.35% or $2.9 on December 15, striking $89.34. Approximately 400 shares of stock traded hands. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has declined 16.95% since May 12, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.27% the S&P500.

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 0.81 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.32, from 1.13 in 2015Q2. The ratio turned negative, as 118 institutions have sold all the shares of Chevron Corporation that they owned while 760 funds have taken shares off the table. 70 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 645 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 1.15 billion shares or 1.28% more than the 1.14 billion shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc. currently is holding shares equating to 10.08% of its total portfolio in Chevron Corporation representing a total of 743,200 shares. Another fund,R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc, is holding a total of 22,700 shares equating to 8.84% of their holdings. Additionally, Reservoir Operations L.P. has a 170,319 share stake in Chevron Corporation which represents 6.84% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Lakeshore Capital Llc, based out of Alabama, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 6.79% of their total portfolio. Finally American Investment Services Inc., a fund which is based in the state of Massachusetts reported a total holdings of 143,149 shares.

Chevron Corporation manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates. The company has a market cap of $162.68 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Upstream and Downstream. It has 19.41 P/E ratio. Upstream activities consist primarily of exploring for, developing and producing natural gas and crude oil; processing, liquefaction, transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas (LNG); transporting crude oil through international oil export pipelines; transporting, storing and marketing natural gas, and operating a gas-to-liquids plant.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Chevron is the fifth-largest integrated energy company in the world. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, and conducting business in approximately 180 countries, this highly competitive corporation is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transportation; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.”

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