Were Analysts Bullish National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) This Week?

June 17, 2018 - By Louis Casey

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 37 investors sold National Fuel Gas Company shares while 88 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 59.15 million shares or 0.78% less from 59.62 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Hsbc Public Ltd Limited Liability Company, United Kingdom-based fund reported 33,203 shares. Salem Cap Mngmt holds 11,050 shares. Proshare Advsrs Limited Co accumulated 150,012 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Bridgewater Associates L P stated it has 11,025 shares. Price T Rowe Md accumulated 59,176 shares or 0% of the stock. Amica Mutual Insurance owns 0.23% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) for 35,412 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon Corporation has 0.02% invested in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). 5,802 are owned by First Bankshares Sioux Falls. 19,017 are held by Barclays Pcl. Smith Moore Com reported 0.24% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Zebra Capital Mngmt Ltd stated it has 0.46% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Vantage Invest Limited Liability invested in 6,254 shares or 0.08% of the stock. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 0.01% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Cutler Counsel Ltd Company holds 1.04% or 103,882 shares. Wellington Shields Management Limited Co reported 4,000 shares stake.

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. National Fuel Gas Company had 4 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 20 by Jefferies. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, February 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, January 2. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 25 by Jefferies. Below is a list of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

25/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
05/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Sidoti Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
20/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $58.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $52.67. About 1.02 million shares traded or 139.26% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has declined 11.82% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.39% the S&P500.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. The company has market cap of $4.53 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. It has a 11.54 P/E ratio. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California in the Appalachian region of the United States.

Another recent and important National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “National Fuel Increases Dividend Rate for 48th Consecutive Year” on June 14, 2018.

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