As Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Stock Value Rose, Shareholder Knighthead Capital Management Lowered by $719,950 Its Holding; Franklin Resources Has Trimmed Its Air Prods & Chems (APD) Stake as Market Value Rose

January 16, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Franklin Resources Inc decreased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 7.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Franklin Resources Inc sold 382,061 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.13% with the market. The institutional investor held 4.44M shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $671.36 million, down from 4.82 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Franklin Resources Inc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $170.15. About 648,674 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Tom Wagner decreased its stake in Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) by 1.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Knighthead Capital Management Llc sold 32,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.43% with the market. The hedge fund run by Tom Wagner held 2.15M shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $47.99 million, down from 2.19 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Knighthead Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ypf Sociedad Anonima for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $25.05. About 1.93M shares traded or 79.09% up from the average. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has risen 17.75% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.05% the S&P500.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.65 EPS, up 12.24% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.47 per share. APD’s profit will be $361.05 million for 25.78 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual EPS reported by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold APD shares while 232 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 186.79 million shares or 0.55% more from 185.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd has invested 2.13% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Cypress Gp Inc owns 0.48% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 14,804 shares. Moreover, Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Group Inc Limited Liability Company has 0.04% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 26,591 shares. Cedar Hill Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation owns 2,998 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Tide Point Cap Management Limited Partnership reported 443,537 shares or 3.45% of all its holdings. 394,129 are held by Asset Mgmt One. Ashfield Prtnrs Llc has 10,471 shares. Natixis owns 438,553 shares. Bahl Gaynor accumulated 1.13 million shares or 1.87% of the stock. Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx owns 0.06% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,780 shares. Optimum Inv Advsr invested in 1,971 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Financial Bank Of The West accumulated 3,073 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Dorsey & Whitney Trust Ltd owns 2,006 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Amica Mutual Insur Company invested in 0.14% or 10,588 shares. Peoples Services Corp has 0.8% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD).

Franklin Resources Inc, which manages about $203.98B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR) by 55,782 shares to 2.72 million shares, valued at $233.62 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in M/I Homes Inc (NYSE:MHO) by 142,188 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.58 million shares, and has risen its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE).

Among 19 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 47 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan upgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Friday, August 12. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $160 target. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was reinitiated by Bank of America. Citigroup upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $16 target in Monday, December 5 report. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Wednesday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Seaport Global given on Monday, July 11. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 14 by Susquehanna. Zacks upgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Monday, August 24. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $154 target. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Wednesday, October 7 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 29 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.53, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold YPF shares while 36 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 105.66 million shares or 2.82% less from 108.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schroder Invest Mgmt holds 0.18% or 4.69 million shares. Massachusetts Finance Com Ma owns 0% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 478,262 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp invested 0.14% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Credit Suisse Ag holds 166,486 shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 318,240 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Amer Trust Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 128,090 shares. Deltec Asset Ltd reported 0.58% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Fil accumulated 73,684 shares. Victory Capital Mngmt invested in 5,015 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited invested in 0.71% or 235,300 shares. Mason Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.62% or 877,000 shares. Moreover, Goldman Sachs Group has 0.05% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Moreover, Boothbay Fund Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.04% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Guggenheim Limited Liability Com reported 0% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Asset Management reported 0.02% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF).

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