Sempra Energy (SRE) Downgraded by Bank of America

Mae Love
January 14, 2018

The utilities provider reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.04.

DnB Asset Management AS lifted its position in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 1.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Osterweis Capital Management Inc increased Middleby Corp (MIDD) stake by 27.05% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC now owns 1,286 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 9 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 43,300 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $974,000, down from 73,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trust Co Of Vermont who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $85.37B market cap company. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. B & T Capital Management Dba Alpha Capital Management sold 41,540 shares as Conocophillips (COP)'s stock declined 0.06%. The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) has risen 8.18% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 28 investors sold Sempra Energy shares while 168 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. The funds in our partner's database reported: 197.93 million shares, down from 200.08 million shares in 2017Q2. Huntington Bancorp owns 162,870 shares. (NYSE:T). Moreover, Invesco Ltd has 0.49% invested in AT&T Inc. Vision Capital Mgmt Incorporated owns 103,262 shares or 5.06% of their U.S. portfolio. Eaton Vance Mgmt owns 1.62 million shares. Amalgamated National Bank reported 0.1% stake. Hartford Invest Mngmt Commerce reported 0.12% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Wagner Bowman Management holds 20,689 shares or 0.89% of its portfolio. Convergence Inv Prtn Llc stated it has 0.06% in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE). Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 8.893602, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 26.132786. The fund owned 17,400 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 13,560 shares during the period. The Return on Assets for Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) is 0.024953. 814.86 million shares or 0.93% less from 822.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% of its portfolio in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) for 619 shares. Morgan Stanley maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) on Thursday, August 10 with "Overweight" rating. Therefore 56% are positive. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on shares of Sempra Energy from $126.00 to $125.00 and set a "neutral" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, December 22 by Bank of America. As per Sunday, July 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Outperform". The company was maintained on Monday, January 25 by RBC Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) on Wednesday, November 1 with "Neutral" rating. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, October 11.

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Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.70 million activity. Shares for $8.79M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. The insider SEWELL D BRUCE sold 31,625 shares worth $5.00 million. Tci Wealth Incorporated stated it has 1.06% in AT&T Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Srouji Johny. About 7.34 million shares traded or 25.88% up from the average. 35,000 shares valued at $5.52 million were sold by LEVINSON ARTHUR D on Monday, August 7. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Baker Boyer Retail Bank reported 15.82% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NYSE:MHO) to report $1.04 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 55.22% from last quarter's $0.67 EPS. COP's profit will be $478.21M for 36.99 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Sempra Energy for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.65 % EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. It worsened, as 51 investors sold MIDD shares while 109 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 283 raised stakes. Greenleaf has 0.43% invested in Apple Inc.

The Shareholder Yield is a way that investors can see how much money shareholders are receiving from a company through a combination of dividends, share repurchases and debt reduction. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 2,085 shares.

Sempra Energy is a holding company. Meritage Port Management reported 2.61% in Apple Inc. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested in 0.01% or 71,475 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Company holds 0.01% or 200 shares in its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Com has invested 1.62% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 127,696 shares. American Commerce has 1.91% invested in Apple Inc. KONDO CHRIS sold $1.01M worth of stock or 6,209 shares. The legal version of this article can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/sempra-energy-sre-stake-increased-by-dnb-asset-management-as/1827644.html. Mason Street Lc has invested 0.02% in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 133,000.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:PAAS) on Sunday, December 3 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 90% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 68 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock's average target of $118.11 is 10.50% above today's ($106.89) share price. The stock of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Barclays Capital. Brean Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, April 4 report. The company was initiated on Friday, August 7 by Bernstein. During the past six months, PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR)'s stock has been 15.13% and 19.16% for the last 12 months. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $4800 target.

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