Amerigas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

July 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

 Amerigas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment for Amerigas Partners LP (NYSE:APU)

Amerigas Partners LP (NYSE:APU) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.40, from 1.43 in 2016Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 79 funds increased and started new equity positions, while 77 decreased and sold stakes in Amerigas Partners LP. The funds in our partner’s database now possess: 21.43 million shares, up from 21.19 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Amerigas Partners LP in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 23 Reduced: 54 Increased: 49 New Position: 30.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $4.26 billion. The Firm is a retail propane distributor in the United States. It has a 65.51 P/E ratio. It serves approximately two million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, wholesale and motor fuel clients in all 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations.

The stock increased 1.37% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $45.23. About 156,633 shares traded. AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) has declined 1.59% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.29% the S&P500.

Analysts expect AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) to report $-0.22 EPS on August, 7.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 38.89 % from last quarter’s $-0.36 EPS. After having $1.68 EPS previously, AmeriGas Partners, L.P.’s analysts see -113.10 % EPS growth.

Energy Income Partners Llc holds 1.98% of its portfolio in AmeriGas Partners, L.P. for 2.18 million shares. Albert D Mason Inc owns 43,581 shares or 1.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ct Mason has 1.54% invested in the company for 70,659 shares. The Tennessee-based Barnett & Company Inc. has invested 1.13% in the stock. Amg Funds Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 41,125 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $515,452 activity.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 17% of AmeriGas Partners LP’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating AmeriGas Partners LP, 1 give it “Buy”, 3 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $41.50 while the high is $52. The stock’s average target of $45.13 is -0.22% below today’s ($45.23) share price. APU was included in 10 notes of analysts from August 20, 2015. Jefferies maintained the shares of APU in report on Thursday, June 22 with “Hold” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Janney Capital on Thursday, May 26 with “Buy”. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, February 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Saturday, August 29 by TheStreet. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2 with “Neutral”. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $41.50 target in Thursday, November 19 report.

More notable recent AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “AmeriGas Partners, LP (APU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2017” on May 05, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: Ferrellgas Partners, LP vs. AmeriGas Partners, LP” published on June 01, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “AmeriGas Partners, LP (APU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 08, 2017” on February 07, 2017. More interesting news about AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AmeriGas Partners’ (APU) CEO Jerry Sheridan on Q1 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” published on February 02, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AmeriGas Partners’ (APU) CEO Jerry Sheridan on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” with publication date: May 02, 2017.

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