Mplx LP (MPLX) Shareholder Yost Capital Management Has Decreased Its Holding as Stock Rose; Columbia Asset Management Has Upped Its Nestle S A Reg B Adr (NFG) Stake by $591,736; Stock Price Rose

June 11, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Yost Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Mplx Lp (MPLX) by 34.06% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yost Capital Management Llc sold 46,383 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.85% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 89,797 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $2.97M, down from 136,180 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Yost Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mplx Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $28.53 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.78% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $35.93. About 1.15M shares traded. MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has risen 2.16% since June 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.41% the S&P500. Some Historical MPLX News: 13/03/2018 – MPLX LP SAYS ON MARCH 13, CO, GENERAL PARTNER ENTERED INTO A THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT – SEC FILING; 30/04/2018 – Fitch: MPLX and Andeavor Logistics Not Impacted by Announced Merger of Sponsors; 30/04/2018 – MPLX LP AFFIRMED 2018 DISTRIBUTION GROWTH GUIDANCE OF 10%; 16/03/2018 – MPLX: FERC Revisions to Have De Minimis Effect on Earnings, Cash Flow; 13/03/2018 – MPLX LP SAYS ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO ISSUE AND SELL COMMON UNITS REPRESENTING LIMITED PARTNER INTERESTS IN PARTNERSHIP OF UP TO $1.74 BLN; 12/03/2018 – Marathon Petroleum Corp. names Kristina A. Kazarian vice president of Investor Relations; 30/04/2018 – MARATHON & MPLX CEO HEMINGER SPEAKS ON CONFERENCE CALL; 30/04/2018 – MPLX 1Q ADJ EBITDA $762M, EST. $723.6M; 25/04/2018 – MPLX LP Raises Dividend to 61.75c; 30/04/2018 – MARATHON TO REVIEW MPLX, ANDEAVOR MLP STATUS AFTER DEAL CLOSES

Columbia Asset Management increased its stake in Nestle S A Reg B Adr (NFG) by 469.49% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbia Asset Management bought 17,404 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.37% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 21,111 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $736,000, up from 3,707 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbia Asset Management who had been investing in Nestle S A Reg B Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.47 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $52.07. About 244,480 shares traded. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has declined 11.82% since June 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.39% the S&P500. Some Historical NFG News: 19/04/2018 – Pennsylvania PUC: PUC Releases Focused Management and Operations Audit Report for National Fuel Gas; 03/05/2018 – National Fuel Gas 2Q Rev $339.4M; 16/05/2018 – National Fuel May Benefit, Natural Gas Best in More Than 5 Years; 05/04/2018 – Teleconference Announcement; 03/05/2018 – NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO NFG.N SEES FY 2018 SHR $3.20 TO $3.35; 03/05/2018 – NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO – SEES EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION SEGMENT TOTAL PRODUCTION FOR 2018 175 TO 190 BCFE; 03/05/2018 – National Fuel Gas 2Q Net $91.8M; 03/05/2018 – NATIONAL FUEL SEES FY EPS $3.20 TO $3.35, EST. $3.28; 03/05/2018 – NATIONAL FUEL 2Q OPER REV. $540.9M, EST. $575.5M (2 EST.); 16/03/2018 – National Fuel May Benefit, Industry Posts 5th Consecutive Gain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold NFG shares while 88 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 59.15 million shares or 0.78% less from 59.62 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 160,100 shares. Citadel Advsr Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Yorktown Mgmt & stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). First Personal Services has invested 0% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Moody National Bank Tru Division invested in 0.03% or 11,300 shares. Amica Mutual Insurance reported 35,412 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 0% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 16,132 shares. Natixis Advsrs Lp holds 14,064 shares. Ls Invest Ltd accumulated 4,865 shares. 7,629 were accumulated by Advisory Service Llc. Advantus Cap Mngmt holds 10,541 shares. Security Tru Com stated it has 7,200 shares. Moreover, Massmutual Comm Fsb Adv has 0% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 122 shares. Advisors Preferred Limited Liability Corp accumulated 607 shares. Huber Capital Ltd holds 0.06% or 18,600 shares.

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Among 5 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 17 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) earned “Sector Perform” rating by Howard Weil on Tuesday, November 17. On Wednesday, April 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 23 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Wednesday, April 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. Jefferies upgraded the shares of NFG in report on Thursday, October 13 to “Buy” rating. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) earned “Hold” rating by Sidoti on Thursday, October 12. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 10 by Barclays Capital. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Jefferies.

Analysts await MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, up 111.54% or $0.29 from last year’s $0.26 per share. MPLX’s profit will be $436.68 million for 16.33 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by MPLX LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.84% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. MPLX LP had 67 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, March 23 to “Overweight”. On Monday, December 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Hold”. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. Raymond James initiated the shares of MPLX in report on Thursday, April 21 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 16. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, October 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Tuesday, May 3. Ladenburg Thalmann initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 30 report.

More news for MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “This High-Yield Stock Looks Enticing Right Now” on June 06, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “MLP Monthly Report: May 2018” and published on June 05, 2018 is yet another important article.

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