Hennessy Advisors Has Increased Its National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) Holding; MS & AD INSURANCE (MSADF) Sellers Increased By 47.94% Their Shorts

February 14, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

Hennessy Advisors Inc increased National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG) stake by 17.98% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hennessy Advisors Inc acquired 67,000 shares as National Fuel Gas Co N J (NFG)’s stock declined 5.69%. The Hennessy Advisors Inc holds 439,724 shares with $24.89 million value, up from 372,724 last quarter. National Fuel Gas Co N J now has $4.27 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.65% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $49.72. About 55,844 shares traded. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has risen 5.11% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

MS & AD INSURANCE (OTCMKTS:MSADF) had an increase of 47.94% in short interest. MSADF’s SI was 686,900 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 47.94% from 464,300 shares previously. With 300 avg volume, 2290 days are for MS & AD INSURANCE (OTCMKTS:MSADF)’s short sellers to cover MSADF’s short positions. It closed at $31.37 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. Huber Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 23,000 shares. Anchor Advsr Limited Company reported 352,041 shares. Macquarie Ltd accumulated 0% or 4,946 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.01% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Stevens Capital Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.1% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 47,653 shares. King Luther Cap Management Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Solaris Asset Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 5,600 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Heathbridge Capital Management Limited owns 0.09% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 7,900 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Company has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Guggenheim Ltd Liability Corporation, a Illinois-based fund reported 146,384 shares. Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 5,150 shares. Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Inc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 34,482 shares in its portfolio. 13,600 were reported by Gsa Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership.

Hennessy Advisors Inc decreased Eqt Corp (NYSE:EQT) stake by 107,600 shares to 230,482 valued at $15.04M in 2017Q3. It also reduced New Jersey Res (NYSE:NJR) stake by 32,000 shares and now owns 461,334 shares. Green Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:GNBC) was reduced too.

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. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, February 5. Barclays Capital maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) on Wednesday, August 10 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Thursday, July 23. On Monday, April 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 17 by Howard Weil. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Hold” on Thursday, October 12. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $58.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13.

MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides insurance and financial services worldwide. The company has market cap of $. The firm offers various life and non-life insurance products, including marine, personal accident, voluntary automobile, compulsory automobile liability, fire and allied, medical, and other insurance products; individual annuity insurance and whole life insurance products; and reinsurance services, as well as loans and mortgage guarantee insurance products. It has a 10.9 P/E ratio. It also provides financial services, including asset management, financial guarantees, 401k, alternative risk transfer, personal finance, and venture capital finance; and risk management services.

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