Argent Capital Management Lifted Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position; Ugi (UGI) Has 1.02 Sentiment

March 22, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Argent Capital Management Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 14.59% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Argent Capital Management Llc acquired 22,802 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Argent Capital Management Llc holds 179,067 shares with $23.28M value, up from 156,265 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $341.82B valuation. The stock decreased 2.87% or $3.77 during the last trading session, reaching $127.42. About 5.91M shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

UGI Corporation distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $7.52 billion. It distributes propane to approximately 1.9 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale clients in 50 states through 1,900 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems. It has a 13.47 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes liquid petroleum gas to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale, and automobile fuel clients for heating, cooking, motor fuel, leisure, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation, and irrigation activities; and provides logistic, storage, and other services to third-party LPG distributors.

Analysts await UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) to report earnings on May, 7. They expect $1.46 earnings per share, up 11.45% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.31 per share. UGI’s profit will be $252.59 million for 7.45 P/E if the $1.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual earnings per share reported by UGI Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.55% EPS growth.

Snyder Capital Management L P holds 3.43% of its portfolio in UGI Corporation for 1.47 million shares. Howland Capital Management Llc owns 492,105 shares or 1.9% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Energy Income Partners Llc has 1.23% invested in the company for 1.43 million shares. The Idaho-based Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id has invested 1.16% in the stock. Roffman Miller Associates Inc Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 160,082 shares.

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $43.49. About 583,572 shares traded. UGI Corporation (UGI) has risen 12.89% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.81% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $996,148 activity.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $20.17 million activity. Stoffels Paulus sold 155,342 shares worth $20.17 million.

Argent Capital Management Llc decreased Evolution Petroleum Corporatio (NYSEMKT:EPM) stake by 84,450 shares to 173,410 valued at $1.25 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Netapp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) stake by 825,290 shares and now owns 10,475 shares. Pentair Plc (NYSE:PNR) was reduced too.

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