Sempra Energy (SRE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

About 3.40 million shares traded or 46.04% up from the average.

News coverage about Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Salient Capital Advisors Llc increased its stake in Enlink Midstream Partners Lp (ENLK) by 5.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The hedge fund run by Stephen Dubois held 5.20M shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $124.80M, down from 5.35 million at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock decreased 6.80% or GBX 5.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 72.65. Ledyard Bancorporation has 0% invested in Premier Oil plc (LON:PMO) for 1,900 shares. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has risen 50.13% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.82% the S&P500. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, November 5. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Lc stated it has 1.93M shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. SRE's profit will be $386.74M for 19.08 P/E if the $1.39 EPS becomes a reality. DnB Asset Management AS increased its position in Sempra Energy by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. About 12.94 million shares traded or 57.86% up from the average. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sempra Energy from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Therefore 48% are positive. Sempra Energy had 19 analyst reports since September 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $121.89. The stock has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 4. As per Sunday, July 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) rating on Tuesday, October 10. Atwood & Palmer holds 0.07% or 4,000 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 13 by Buckingham Research. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, May 11 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 1. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by JP Morgan. Its down 0.49, from 1.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 35 investors sold VTR shares while 187 reduced holdings. MHI Funds LLC purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $130,000. M&R Capital Mngmt holds 2,625 shares. Cibc Asset Management has 0% invested in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) for 11,240 shares. Chilton Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 100,342 shares. Susquehanna Gru Llp owns 413,245 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Moreover, Pinnacle Fincl Prns has 0.1% invested in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). (NYSE:VTR). Keybank Association Oh reported 7,293 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Llc reported 559 shares. Stieven Cap Advsrs Lp reported 126,000 shares. (NYSE:VTR). The Alabama-based Wealthtrust has invested 0.01% in Ventas, Inc.

Sells 42497 Shares of BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP)
As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, August 17 with "Buy" rating. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of BGC Partners by 13.1% during the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:INGN).

Among 18 analysts covering Ventas Inc. Its up 0.84, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. Vanguard, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 14.30M shares. It also increased its holding in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 5,359 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6,347 shares, and has risen its stake in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D). Sempra Energy now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $121.89. Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Thursday, November 16 with "Buy".

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in SRE. Raymond James upgraded the shares of HNI in report on Wednesday, August 23 to "Buy" rating. Mizuho has "Neutral" rating and $58 target. Jefferies maintained Ventas, Inc. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, February 28. Oppenheimer maintained Loxo Oncology, Inc. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was reinitiated by Peel Hunt. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $117.0 target. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 2.10, from 3.83 in 2017Q2. Finally, Cohen & Steers Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy by 12.5% in the third quarter. Sprott Focus Trust, Inc. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 167,034 shares stake. Jasper Ridge Prtn LP holds 3,457 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Regentatlantic Capital Ltd Liability Company reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Tudor Et Al has 2,514 shares. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.8225 dividend. 16,463 were accumulated by Sg Americas Ltd Liability Com. Riggs Asset Managment has 1,500 shares. Sit Invest Associate, a Minnesota-based fund reported 294,022 shares. Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 2,165 shares. Orbimed Advsr Limited Liability Company has 1.52% invested in Loxo Oncology, Inc. Wellington Group Llp owns 10.01M shares. Ameriprise Financial reported 22,143 shares stake. Aisling Cap holds 63.39% of its portfolio in Loxo Oncology, Inc.

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