National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) Valuation Declined While Nuance Investments Lowered Stake by $20.72 Million; Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Shareholder Luxor Capital Group LP Raised Its Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Christian Leone increased its stake in Nexstar Media Group Inc (NXST) by 33.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Luxor Capital Group Lp bought 118,173 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.04% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Christian Leone held 466,138 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.04 million, up from 347,965 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Luxor Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Nexstar Media Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.31 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.55% or $1.9 during the last trading session, reaching $72.7. About 595,295 shares traded. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) has risen 19.43% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.73% the S&P500.

Nuance Investments Llc decreased its stake in National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) by 67.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nuance Investments Llc sold 370,031 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.69% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 181,152 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.26M, down from 551,183 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nuance Investments Llc who had been investing in National Fuel Gas Co N J for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.27B market cap company. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $49.75. About 591,468 shares traded or 25.06% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has risen 5.11% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 21 investors sold NFG shares while 90 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 60.55 million shares or 0.71% less from 60.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Reilly Advisors Lc owns 202 shares. Proshare Advsrs Limited Com has invested 0.09% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Century invested in 0.04% or 737,756 shares. Gsa Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership holds 13,600 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 0.06% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Aull And Monroe Management holds 0.78% or 26,756 shares. Landscape Cap Lc has 4,068 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested 0% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Van Eck has invested 0% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Peak6 Invests LP owns 1,831 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Quantbot Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 3,684 shares. State Street Corporation has 5.89M shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Ls Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.02% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 6,549 shares. Oppenheimer Com Incorporated reported 14,248 shares stake. Miller Howard Invs Ny stated it has 131,862 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 16 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sidoti initiated it with “Hold” rating and $65.0 target in Thursday, October 12 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, April 18. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. Howard Weil maintained the shares of NFG in report on Tuesday, November 17 with “Sector Perform” rating. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Jefferies. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Sidoti. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 23. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 13 by Jefferies.

Analysts await National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 3.85% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.04 per share. NFG’s profit will be $92.67 million for 11.52 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual earnings per share reported by National Fuel Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.88% EPS growth.

Nuance Investments Llc, which manages about $507.52 million and $1.44B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 280,512 shares to 303,831 shares, valued at $35.76M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG) by 193,540 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.71 million shares, and has risen its stake in Lindsay Corp (NYSE:LNN).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 18 investors sold NXST shares while 65 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 46.52 million shares or 3.04% less from 47.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ngam Advsrs Lp invested 0.08% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Lpl Fin Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 5,723 shares. Aperio Group Ltd invested in 0% or 4,620 shares. 237,527 are held by Millennium Ltd. The California-based Tcw Grp Inc has invested 0.03% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Metropolitan Life Insurance invested in 30,613 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Qvt Lp has invested 0.19% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Gamco Investors Inc Et Al holds 0.03% or 70,010 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada invested in 1.22 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Moreover, D E Shaw & has 0% invested in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Cornerstone Advsr reported 31 shares stake. Prelude Cap Limited Liability Company holds 82,780 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio. Highland Management Lp has invested 0.18% in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Assetmark invested 0% of its portfolio in Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST). Tiger Legatus Capital Ltd Liability Company has 490,000 shares.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $58.14 million activity. 200 shares were sold by Vaughn Gary Michael, worth $12,591 on Friday, October 27. 3,000 Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) shares with value of $180,029 were sold by Pruett Julie.

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