November 29, 2016 - By Nellie Frank · 0 Comments
Ugi Corp (NYSE:UGI) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.14 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.33, from 1.47 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 202 investment professionals started new and increased holdings, while 137 reduced and sold their stakes in Ugi Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 131.76 million shares, down from 133.69 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Ugi Corp in their top 10 holdings increased from 4 to 5 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 24 Reduced: 113 Increased: 127 New Position: 75.
UGI Corporation is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $7.94 billion. The Firm distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. It has a 22.01 P/E ratio. It operates through six divisions.
The stock closed at $45.8 during the last session. It is down 12.97% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.71% the S&P500.
Analysts await UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) to report earnings on February, 6. They expect $0.78 EPS, up 21.88% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.64 per share. UGI’s profit will be $135.22M for 14.68 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.05 actual EPS reported by UGI Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1,660.00% EPS growth.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “UGI Corporation is a holding company that operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries. Our majority-owned subsidiary, AmeriGas Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, conducts one of the nation’s largest retail propane distribution businesses through its subsidiary AmeriGas Propane, L.P.”
Snyder Capital Management L P holds 4.3% of its portfolio in UGI Corp for 1.46 million shares. Howland Capital Management Llc owns 571,895 shares or 2.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Malaga Cove Capital Llc has 1.52% invested in the company for 45,798 shares. The California-based Palo Capital Inc. has invested 1.49% in the stock. New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 131,317 shares.#img1#
Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.60 million net activity.
Ratings analysis reveals 0 of UGI Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating UGI Corp, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $36 while the high is $44. The stock’s average target of $40.25 is -12.12% below today’s ($45.8) share price. UGI was included in 7 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, May 4. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $39 target price in Wednesday, August 5 report. As per Saturday, August 8, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. On Monday, June 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Underweight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Janney Capital on Thursday, May 26. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, April 29 by Janney Capital.
UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Firm operates through six divisions: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.
More news for UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “UGI Corp Overcomes a Hot September to Deliver a Record Year” on November 10, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s article titled: “Research Reports Coverage on Utilities Stocks — UGI Corp., PNM Resources …” and published on November 02, 2016 is yet another important article.
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By Nellie Frank