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Boston Partners Has Trimmed Its Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) Stake; Profile of 1 Analysts Covering Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (SWX)

Among 7 analysts covering Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Southwest Gas Corporation had 21 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Hold”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $82 target in Monday, November 20 report. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 8. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Hold” on Thursday, October 13. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $67 target in Monday, October 12 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of SWX in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Friday, July 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by BB&T Capital. See Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX) latest ratings:

20/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $72.0 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $85 Upgrade
20/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $79 New Target: $82 Maintain
08/11/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral Old Target: $83 New Target: $85 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $70.0 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $70.0 Maintain

Boston Partners decreased Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) stake by 31.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Boston Partners sold 946,515 shares as Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP)’s stock rose 2.14%. The Boston Partners holds 2.02M shares with $29.73 million value, down from 2.97 million last quarter. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners now has $2.88 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $11.52. About 1.43 million shares traded. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) has risen 11.68% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.02% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold BWP shares while 48 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 231.22 million shares or 2.65% more from 225.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sigma Planning holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) for 12,697 shares. Hap Trading Limited Liability Company owns 13,705 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) for 9,287 shares. Matthew 25 Mngmt Corp has invested 6.89% in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP). Ameriprise Finance holds 106,043 shares. Cbre Clarion Secs Llc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 195,500 shares. Connecticut-based Tam Mgmt has invested 14.21% in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP). Torray Ltd Liability reported 1.33% in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP). 54,388 are owned by Cohen & Steers Incorporated. Jennison Ltd Liability Co holds 316,557 shares or 0% of its portfolio. United Capital Financial Advisers Limited Liability has 199,766 shares. Natixis has invested 0.85% of its portfolio in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP). Loews Corporation reported 11.75% stake. Bush Odonnell Inv Advsr owns 10,670 shares. Group Incorporated One Trading Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) for 14,429 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners had 19 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, September 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BWP in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup maintained Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) rating on Thursday, November 2. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $18 target. The stock of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, February 9 by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 29. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 21 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The stock of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, May 27. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Sell”. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, January 17 report.

Boston Partners increased Wells Fargo Co New (NYSE:WFC) stake by 353,517 shares to 19.44M valued at $1.07 billion in 2017Q3. It also upped Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) stake by 8,285 shares and now owns 331,352 shares. Hallmark Finl Svcs Inc Ec (NASDAQ:HALL) was raised too.

Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. purchases, distributes, and transports natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The company has market cap of $3.34 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Natural Gas Operations and Construction Services. It has a 20.63 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had 1,984,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other natural gas customers.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 27 investors sold Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 36.72 million shares or 2.58% more from 35.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Profund Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 10,033 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Fiduciary holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX) for 10,000 shares. Capstone Advsr Ltd Company has invested 0.03% in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Neuberger Berman Gru Lc stated it has 7,016 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Michigan-based Ls Inv Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.02% in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Prudential Finance holds 0.05% or 391,806 shares in its portfolio. California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 106,690 shares. D E Shaw & invested in 112,285 shares. Whittier Tru reported 0% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Creative Planning has invested 0% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Moreover, Shell Asset has 0.05% invested in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX). 57 were accumulated by Sandy Spring Commercial Bank. Alliancebernstein L P reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SWX).

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