Praxair (PX) Holder Vgi Partners Pty LTD Has Increased Position by $1.67 Million; Bard Associates Cut Its Position in Evolution Petroleum (EPM) as Shares Declined

February 19, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Vgi Partners Pty Ltd increased its stake in Praxair Inc (PX) by 4.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd bought 12,042 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 290,741 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $40.63M, up from 278,699 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd who had been investing in Praxair Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.98B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.41% or $2.19 during the last trading session, reaching $153.61. About 1.59M shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 17.42% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Bard Associates Inc decreased its stake in Evolution Petroleum Corp (EPM) by 47.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bard Associates Inc sold 191,797 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.11% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 214,471 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.54M, down from 406,268 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bard Associates Inc who had been investing in Evolution Petroleum Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $257.88M market cap company. The stock decreased 1.88% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $7.85. About 64,324 shares traded. Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSEMKT:EPM) has risen 52.96% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 39 investors sold PX shares while 277 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 235.36 million shares or 0.26% less from 235.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Norris Perne & French Ltd Liability Partnership Mi reported 56,142 shares. First Manhattan Co owns 0.03% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 34,755 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holdg invested in 256,321 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Alphamark Ltd Llc has 29 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Maple Cap stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Benin Corporation has 0.48% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 8,495 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Co has 0.06% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 3,000 shares. Johnson Grp owns 322 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership has 19 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 7,322 are held by Smithfield Trust Communication. Pennsylvania Tru reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Moreover, Greenhaven Incorporated has 0.1% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 46,051 shares. Egerton Cap (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 3.38 million shares or 4.23% of the stock. Veritas Llp owns 0.01% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 600 shares. Mairs & Power reported 2,051 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Praxair had 51 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Saturday, January 7. The firm has “Buy” rating by Susquehanna given on Wednesday, January 31. Seaport Global maintained it with “Hold” rating and $155.0 target in Wednesday, January 17 report. Argus Research upgraded the shares of PX in report on Monday, November 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 28 by Zacks. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) earned “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, February 2. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $13000 target in Friday, June 2 report. The company was maintained on Monday, May 2 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.53, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 7 investors sold EPM shares while 29 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 23.08 million shares or 3.05% less from 23.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tiaa Cref Ltd Com owns 62,540 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 227,080 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp accumulated 0% or 15,600 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 41,649 shares stake. Spark Investment Mgmt Llc invested in 58,200 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Pnc Fin Grp Inc reported 330 shares. Chicago Equity Prns Limited has 31,200 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:EPM). California Employees Retirement Sys owns 91,700 shares. Pdt Prtnrs Limited Liability owns 18,200 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amica Mutual Ins holds 0.2% in Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:EPM) or 308,057 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 255,110 shares. Bard Assoc has 214,471 shares. Raffles Assocs Limited Partnership invested 0.82% in Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:EPM). Argent Cap Mngmt Limited Liability owns 173,410 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $270,793 activity. The insider JVL Advisors – L.L.C. sold 19,753 shares worth $134,778.

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