Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Has Lifted Position in Ugi New Com (UGI) by $4.13 Million; As Kinder Morgan Inc/De (KMI) Stock Declined, Cortland Advisers Cut Its Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc increased its stake in Ugi Corp New Com (UGI) by 39.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc bought 89,810 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.25% with the market. The institutional investor held 316,795 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $14.87M, up from 226,985 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc who had been investing in Ugi Corp New Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.93B market cap company. The stock increased 2.12% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $45.85. About 599,633 shares traded. UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) has declined 12.69% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.24% the S&P500.

Cortland Advisers Llc decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc/De (KMI) by 7.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cortland Advisers Llc sold 656,219 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.40% with the market. The institutional investor held 8.21 million shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $148.28 million, down from 8.86 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cortland Advisers Llc who had been investing in Kinder Morgan Inc/De for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $34.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.28% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $15.68. About 13.60 million shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has declined 28.25% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc, which manages about $946.15M and $950.62 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) by 14,780 shares to 118,110 shares, valued at $15.85M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Henry Schein Inc (NASDAQ:HSIC) by 245,766 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,860 shares, and cut its stake in Wabtec Corp Com (NYSE:WAB).

Since February 7, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $996,060 activity. On Monday, April 2 Kelly Ann P bought $88 worth of UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) or 2 shares. Walsh John L had sold 25,000 shares worth $1.10M.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 24 investors sold UGI shares while 127 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 131.09 million shares or 0.40% less from 131.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio holds 0.03% or 129,874 shares. Bessemer Gru has 0% invested in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Raymond James Associates accumulated 35,307 shares. 18,773 were reported by Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company. Mackenzie stated it has 0% of its portfolio in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Jefferies Gru Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 47,739 shares in its portfolio. Westpac reported 87,090 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) for 60 shares. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp holds 4,374 shares. 224,443 were accumulated by Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Corp owns 363,500 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 0% in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Bragg Advsrs holds 87,009 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. 13,363 were reported by Wesbanco Fincl Bank Inc. Diamond Hill Capital Mngmt reported 0.49% stake.

Among 5 analysts covering UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. UGI Corp had 14 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) on Friday, November 10 with “Underweight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, May 26 by Janney Capital. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Friday, April 29. Jefferies maintained the shares of UGI in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. Zacks downgraded UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) on Saturday, August 8 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 4 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, March 27 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 16.

Among 24 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 81 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Raymond James on Friday, July 21. Tudor Pickering downgraded the shares of KMI in report on Friday, August 14 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of KMI in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of KMI in report on Tuesday, October 17 to “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, December 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by BMO Capital Markets. UBS maintained the shares of KMI in report on Friday, March 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, July 18. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, January 28.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 23.53% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.17 per share. KMI’s profit will be $463.27 million for 18.67 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 75 investors sold KMI shares while 372 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. 1.31 billion shares or 0.25% more from 1.31 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company has 27,268 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Com invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Hbk Investments LP accumulated 439,300 shares. Financial Bank Of America De accumulated 18.92 million shares. 24,368 are owned by Gideon Advisors. Ameritas Inv Partners stated it has 0.04% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Sns Gp Ltd Liability Company owns 10,231 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 1.52M shares. Robertson Opportunity Cap Limited Company stated it has 176,000 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.31% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) or 4.50 million shares. Prns Group Inc Ag owns 4.51% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 2.11M shares. Old Mutual Glob (Uk) has 0.04% invested in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Duncker Streett & Communications has 108,913 shares. Mirae Asset Global Invs Company Ltd holds 131,731 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Cordasco Fincl owns 243 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

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