Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) marched up 18.99% compared to a 52-week low price of $17.11. The shares were last seen trading -4.37% lower, taking the closing price at $20.36 on 6/12/2019. At a recent session, the prices were hovering between $20.3 and $21.03. This company shares are 64.05% off its target price of $33.4 and the current market capitalization stands at $9.76B. The recent change has given its price a -16.69% deficit over SMA 50 and -46.08% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -13.32% declines, -9.39% declines and -10.78% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found NBL’s volatility during a week at 2.88% and during a month it has been found around 2.89%.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $10.19 billion or 0% in NBL stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Capital Research Global Investors owns $1.21 billion in Noble Energy, Inc., which represents roughly 12.38% of the company’s market cap and approximately 11.86% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 52,086,040 shares of the stock are valued at $1.11 billion. The third largest holder is Capital International Investors, which currently holds $1.06 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 10.83% of its market capitalization.

Noble Energy, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 242 institutional holders increased their position in Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) by some 41,734,949 shares, 224 decreased positions by 35,114,841 and 83 held positions by 401,661,425. That puts total institutional holdings at 478,511,215 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 64 new institutional investments totaling 4,903,874 shares while 63 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 4,549,136 shares.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Noble Energy, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Craddock James E has sold 9,000 shares of Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) in the trading session dated Mar. 05, 2019. These shares are worth $212,580 and were traded at $23.62 each. The SEC filing shows that Fisher Kenneth M. performed a sale of 16,564 shares. The Exec. VP & CFO disposed these shares by way of transaction on Feb. 05, 2019. The company’s shares were given away at $22.89 per share worth to an income of some $379,150 to the account of Fisher Kenneth M..

Exec. VP Operations, Willingham Gary W., sold 24,646 common shares of Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) in the open market. In a transaction dated Jul. 10, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $37.5, raking in a sum of $924,225. After this sale, 200,005 common shares of NBL are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $4,072,102.

In the transaction dated Jul. 10, 2018, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the Sr. VP Global Services; Rimer Charles J. disposed a total of 17,020 shares at an average price of $37.04, amounting to approximately $630,421. The insider now directly owns 99,341 shares worth $2,022,583.

Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL), with 8 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 8 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 17 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2 average brokerage recommendation [T1].