Golar LNG (GLNG) Coverage Initiated at Jefferies Group


About 213,854 shares traded. Cowen lifted their price objective on Golar LNG from $41.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. 234 were accumulated by Cornerstone Advisors Inc. Partnervest Advisory Services Llc bought 6,287 shares as the company's stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 362,602 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.20 million, down from 376,295 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $29.42. Northern Trust Corp now owns 62,288 shares of the shipping company's stock valued at $1,249,000 after purchasing an additional 8,405 shares during the period. It is down 38.82% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 66 investors sold PCLN shares while 320 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned approximately 0.11% of Golar LNG worth $2,373,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. Gamco Investors Inc Et Al owns 2,250 shares. (NYSE:MET) for 13,210 shares. Gotham Asset Mgmt Limited Co holds 252,447 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. (NYSE:APD). American Century Cos Incorporated owns 2.40 million shares or 0.37% of their United States portfolio. Pggm Investments holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 2.24M were reported by Credit Suisse Ag. Ascend Capital Limited Liability Com owns 215,277 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 389,397 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The has invested 0.09% in MetLife, Inc. Parsons Cap Mngmt Ri, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 1,610 shares. (NYSE:AME). Planning Corp has invested 0.05% in AMETEK, Inc.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Therefore 81% are positive. The company was maintained on Friday, June 23 by Cowen & Co. (NYSE:AME). Hm Payson Company reported 3,691 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) rating on Wednesday, August 9. The stock of MetLife, Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained the shares of GLNG in report on Thursday, August 17 with "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by CLSA on Monday, December 12 with "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 18 by Jefferies.

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Nuance Investments Llc decreased Patterson Companies Inc (NASDAQ:PDCO) stake by 412,570 shares to 229,209 valued at $8.86 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Berry Plastics Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) stake by 17,699 shares and now owns 20,130 shares.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 4 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively. Therefore 73% are positive. After $-0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Golar LNG Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -46.51% EPS growth. The stock of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 21 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) has risen 139.34% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, November 30 by Cowen & Co. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of GMLP in report on Monday, December 18 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 1 by DNB Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, August 28. Finally, ABN Amro raised Golar LNG from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Golar LNG Partners from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and cut their target price for the company from $24.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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