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Atmos Energy (ATO) Holder Partners Group Holding Ag Has Decreased Stake by $1.46 Million as Share Price Declined; Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) Holder Omni Partners Llp Increased Position by $256.88 Million

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Omni Partners Llp increased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NXPI) by 381.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Omni Partners Llp bought 2.20 million shares as the company’s stock rose 4.13% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.77 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $324.47M, up from 575,486 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Omni Partners Llp who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $38.77 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $112.83. About 2.45 million shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 17.73% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Partners Group Holding Ag decreased its stake in Atmos Energy Corp (ATO) by 3.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Partners Group Holding Ag sold 17,150 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.30% with the market. The institutional investor held 495,650 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.57M, down from 512,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Partners Group Holding Ag who had been investing in Atmos Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.40B market cap company. The stock increased 1.56% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $84.68. About 451,839 shares traded. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 3.51% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.04% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. NXP Semiconductors NV had 67 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) on Friday, August 25 with “Hold” rating. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 27 report. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 28 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, June 19. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Pacific Crest. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 10. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) earned “Buy” rating by CLSA on Tuesday, May 17. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Oppenheimer. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Friday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $127.5 target in Thursday, March 15 report.

Omni Partners Llp, which manages about $1.06B and $579.53 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Akorn Inc (NASDAQ:AKRX) by 43,564 shares to 343,008 shares, valued at $11.06M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Partners Group Holding Ag, which manages about $844.65M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mid (NYSE:MAA) by 11,000 shares to 54,840 shares, valued at $5.52M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in New Mountain Finance Corp (NYSE:NMFC) by 246,184 shares in the quarter, for a total of 708,351 shares, and has risen its stake in Williams Cos Inc/The (NYSE:WMB).

Analysts await Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $1.53 EPS, up 0.66% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.52 per share. ATO’s profit will be $169.77M for 13.84 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.40 actual EPS reported by Atmos Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.29% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 31 investors sold ATO shares while 109 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 78.37 million shares or 8.23% more from 72.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Benjamin F Edwards stated it has 0% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Chicago Equity Ltd reported 133,345 shares. Smithfield accumulated 540 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv invested in 0.04% or 7,331 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Com reported 2.55M shares stake. North Carolina-based Captrust Advsrs has invested 0% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Prelude Cap Management Lc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Fincl Service Corp owns 500 shares. Mufg Americas Corporation stated it has 20,740 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Lincoln National holds 3,200 shares. Bbva Compass Bancorporation Inc holds 2,821 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.01% or 6,821 shares. First Commonwealth Pa invested 0.42% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 85,994 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Advisors owns 42,595 shares.

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