Santa Barbara Asset Management Has Upped Praxair (PX) Stake By $8.43 Million; South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) Had 3 Analysts Last Week

December 7, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 6 analysts covering South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. South Jersey Industries had 21 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according

to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, January 9. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, September 8. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) earned “Underperform” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 6. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 8 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Williams Capital Group given on Monday, September 18. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 17 by Williams Capital Group. The stock of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) earned “Hold” rating by Williams Capital Group on Wednesday, November 23. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Neutral” on Tuesday, June 28. On Monday, August 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Underperform”. See South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $39 New Target: $40 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Williams Capital Group Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $36.00 New Target: $37.00 Upgrade
12/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: $32 New Target: $35 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: Williams Capital Group Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold New Target: $36.00 Downgrade
08/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $39 New Target: $40 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: Hilliard Lyons Old Rating: Long-Term Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $40 Upgrade
10/08/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $38 New Target: $39 Maintain
08/08/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
17/07/2017 Broker: Williams Capital Group Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade

Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc increased Praxair Inc (PX) stake by 6.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc acquired 63,861 shares as Praxair Inc (PX)’s stock rose 10.06%. The Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc holds 1.02M shares with $135.12M value, up from 955,513 last quarter. Praxair Inc now has $43.06B valuation. The stock decreased 1.25% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $150.39. About 1.42M shares traded or 0.99% up from the average. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 17.42% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 15 investors sold South Jersey Industries, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 54.30 million shares or 0.86% more from 53.83 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 123,699 shares. Financial Architects has 33,162 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Moreover, Voya Investment Limited has 0% invested in South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) for 37,330 shares. Invesco invested in 634,399 shares. New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI). Earnest Prtn Ltd Com has 2.12 million shares. Proshare Advisors Lc invested 0.07% in South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI). California State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 0.01% or 141,539 shares. Qs Invsts Lc holds 1,795 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Paloma Mngmt reported 14,009 shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co owns 963 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The New York-based Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI). Comerica Bancshares holds 100,521 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn has 0.02% invested in South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) for 1.74M shares. Usca Ria Lc accumulated 12,087 shares.

The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $33.25. About 217,256 shares traded. South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) has risen 23.64% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.94% the S&P500.

South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related services and products. The company has market cap of $2.64 billion. The firm engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas. It has a 68.84 P/E ratio. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, and industrial clients on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas, which is purchased directly from producers or suppliers to their customers.

Among 21 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Praxair had 42 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. As per Monday, April 18, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, January 27. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, September 13 by Morgan Stanley. CLSA maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) rating on Tuesday, August 2. CLSA has “Outperform” rating and $125 target. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $16200 target in Wednesday, June 21 report. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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