As Cheniere Energy (LNG) Shares Declined, Oakmont Decreased Its Stake; Ariel Investments Lowered Holding in Sempra Energy (SRE) by $23.02 Million

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Ariel Investments Llc decreased its stake in Sempra Energy (SRE) by 93.82% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ariel Investments Llc sold 203,698 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.20% with the market. The hedge fund held 13,429 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.53 million, down from 217,127 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ariel Investments Llc who had been investing in Sempra Energy for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.15 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $113.83. About 1.07M shares traded. Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has declined 0.21% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.21% the S&P500. Some Historical SRE News: 10/04/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY – TREVOR MIHALIK HAS BEEN APPOINTED SEMPRA ENERGY’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO; 28/03/2018 – SoCalGas Helps Fleet Owners Put New Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks on the Road; 09/03/2018 – Sempra Energy Completes Acquisition Of Majority Stake In Oncor; 17/05/2018 – Sempra Energy Unit San Diego Gas & Electric Sells $400M of 4.150% First Mortgage Bonds; 08/03/2018 – Texas Regulators Approve Sempra Energy’s Majority Ownership Of Oncor; 10/04/2018 – SEMPRA NAMES HOUSEHOLDER OPERATING CHIEF, MIHALIK CFO,; 10/04/2018 – LNG: Sempra Energy makes new appointments; 12/03/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY SAYS JEFFREY W. MARTIN NAMED SUCCESSOR; 10/04/2018 – SEMPRA ENERGY SRE.N – JOSEPH A. HOUSEHOLDER ALSO HAS BEEN APPOINTED SEMPRA ENERGY’S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, EFFECTIVE MAY 1; 12/03/2018 – Sempra Energy’s Joseph A. Householder to Succeed Reed as Presiden

Oakmont Corp decreased its stake in Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) by 72.97% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oakmont Corp sold 1.35 million shares as the company’s stock declined 6.26% with the market. The institutional investor held 500,100 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $34.75 million, down from 1.85 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oakmont Corp who had been investing in Cheniere Energy Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.97 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $66.04. About 724,309 shares traded. Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) has risen 29.49% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.49% the S&P500. Some Historical LNG News: 21/03/2018 – Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG Tanker Tracker for March 21 (Table); 22/05/2018 – Cheniere Green Lights Texas LNG Project, Launching Second Wave; 17/05/2018 – Proposed Consideration Represents a Value of $28.24/Share of Cheniere Partners Holdings; 04/05/2018 – CHENIERE ENERGY INC SEES FY 2018 CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED EBITDA $2.3 BLN TO $2.5 BLN; 07/03/2018 – BROWNFIELD LNG PROJECTS TO BE FINANCED BEFORE GREENFIELD: SMITH; 20/04/2018 – Cheniere Energy to Amend and Upsize Its Existing $4.6B of Credit Facilities; 04/05/2018 – CHENIERE ENERGY INC – FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2018, TOTAL REVENUES WERE $2,242 MLN VS $1,211 MLN; 07/03/2018 – CHENIERE CEO: CO. WILL ANNOUNCE FID ON CORPUS TRAIN 3 SHORTLY; 04/05/2018 – CHENIERE 1Q EPS $1.50; 22/03/2018 – Cheniere Faces Ruling on Gas Leak U.S. Sees as `Serious Hazard’

Analysts await Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.29 EPS, down 46.30% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.54 per share. LNG’s profit will be $74.50M for 56.93 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.26 actual EPS reported by Cheniere Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.54% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.55 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.31, from 1.86 in 2018Q2. It worsened, as 21 investors sold LNG shares while 111 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 230.63 million shares or 2.88% more from 224.17 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Stifel invested 0.01% in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt invested in 0.02% or 11,356 shares. Utah Retirement Sys holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 42,900 shares. Brookfield Asset Mngmt reported 1.23 million shares stake. Key Group (Cayman) Ltd, Bahamas-based fund reported 15,342 shares. Principal Financial reported 26,420 shares. Hanson Mcclain owns 37 shares. Guardian Capital Lp, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 5,168 shares. Capital Fund Mgmt has invested 0.01% in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Chicago Equity Partners Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Utd Asset Strategies stated it has 63,620 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc owns 16,040 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Advisory Services Network Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Moreover, Engineers Gate Manager Lp has 0.24% invested in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) for 45,156 shares. Element Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 9,924 shares.

Since September 27, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $188,292 activity. BAILEY VICKY A also sold $143,491 worth of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) shares. 15,000 Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) shares with value of $888,000 were bought by Fusco Jack A. Shares for $100,470 were bought by Markowitz Sean N on Wednesday, November 14.

Oakmont Corp, which manages about $622.49 million and $768.71M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) by 1,000 shares to 404,768 shares, valued at $150.53 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 9 analysts covering Cheniere Energy Inc (NYSEMKT:LNG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Cheniere Energy Inc had 13 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) has “Accumulate” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Global Hunter Securities. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, May 11. Howard Weil upgraded the stock to “Sector Outperform” rating in Tuesday, June 14 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, February 8 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, September 6. The stock of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 13. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 5. Barclays Capital maintained Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) on Monday, October 12 with “Overweight” rating.

More notable recent Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “5 things to know in Texas energy this week – Houston Business Journal” on December 17, 2018, also Forbes.com with their article: “Next Wave Of U.S. LNG Projects Lurks But Market Fistfight Is Inevitable – Forbes” published on September 10, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “Year in Review: Top 5 stories from Texas energy in 2018 – Houston Business Journal” on December 31, 2018. More interesting news about Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC Announce Completion of Merger – Business Wire” published on September 20, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Cheniere awards $2.02B contract for sixth LNG train in Sabine Pass, Louisiana – Houston Business Journal” with publication date: November 08, 2018.

Analysts await Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $1.45 earnings per share, down 5.84% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.54 per share. SRE’s profit will be $396.81 million for 19.63 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.23 actual earnings per share reported by Sempra Energy for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.89% EPS growth.

Since November 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $6.41 million activity. 1,049 shares were sold by WALL PETER R, worth $117,761 on Thursday, January 24. On Friday, November 30 HOUSEHOLDER JOSEPH A sold $1.34 million worth of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) or 11,600 shares. Shares for $3.20 million were sold by REED DEBRA L on Friday, November 9. 4,744 shares were sold by MIHALIK TREVOR I, worth $554,906 on Friday, November 9. $535,450 worth of stock was sold by SCHENK LYNN on Wednesday, January 2.

Among 11 analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Sempra Energy had 38 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $121 target in Tuesday, September 11 report. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, September 17 by Wells Fargo. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. Bank of America maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) rating on Wednesday, September 26. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $120 target. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 10 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 22 by Bank of America. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, August 20. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, July 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $113 target in Tuesday, May 8 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 10 report.

Ariel Investments Llc, which manages about $8.99 billion and $9.03B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (NYSE:SFE) by 298,982 shares to 1.87M shares, valued at $17.52M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cbs Corp. (NYSE:CBS) by 95,210 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.24 million shares, and has risen its stake in Amdocs Ltd. (NASDAQ:DOX).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.21, from 1.16 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 34 investors sold SRE shares while 154 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 229.67 million shares or 3.57% more from 221.76 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 131,626 were reported by Cibc Ww Corp. Nuwave Invest Mgmt Lc reported 31 shares stake. Tci Wealth Advisors invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Viking Fund Limited Liability, a North Dakota-based fund reported 12,000 shares. 26,610 are held by Smith Graham Co Investment Advsrs Limited Partnership. State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.11% stake. Oppenheimer & invested in 15,554 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 139,401 shares. Capstone Investment Advsrs Llc invested in 1,860 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Lc holds 0.62% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) for 1,600 shares. Sterling Global Strategies Limited Co holds 1.86% or 3,767 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 950 shares. Moreover, Ballentine Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Macquarie Group Inc Ltd holds 0.22% or 1.32 million shares in its portfolio. Equitec Specialists Lc has invested 0.1% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE).

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