Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in shares of CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) by 20.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 44,494 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,499 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in CNOOC were worth $5,628,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of CNOOC by 138.7% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 895 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 520 shares in the last quarter. Flow Traders U.S. LLC bought a new stake in shares of CNOOC during the second quarter worth about $125,000. Sit Investment Associates Inc. boosted its stake in shares of CNOOC by 19.0% in the second quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 1,250 shares of the company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its stake in shares of CNOOC by 1.3% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,602 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Finally, Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of CNOOC during the second quarter worth about $216,000. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CNOOC (NYSE:CEO)

CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) traded down 0.69% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $127.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 115,543 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $129.47 and its 200-day moving average is $123.88. CNOOC Ltd. has a 52-week low of $82.28 and a 52-week high of $138.36. The stock’s market cap is $57.04 billion.

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Separately, Credit Suisse Group AG cut CNOOC from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Sunday, August 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold”.

About CNOOC

CNOOC Limited is a holding company. The Company is an upstream company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company operates through three segments: exploration and production, trading business and corporate. The Company is engaged in the upstream operating activities of the conventional oil and gas, shale oil and gas, oil sands and other unconventional oil and gas business.

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