Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) Research Coverage Started at Jefferies Group

HITE Hedge Asset Management LLC now owns 1,567,493 shares of the shipping company's stock worth $34,877,000 after acquiring an additional 693,185 shares in the last quarter. The stock decreased 2.20% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $11.12. Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) has risen 61.34% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.64% the S&P500.

California Public Employees Retirement System increased Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) stake by 13,341 shares to 183,741 valued at $7.56 million in 2017Q3. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Golar LNG Partners by 3.2% in the third quarter. 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 2.49% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $35.39. About 5.03 million shares traded or 18.58% up from the average. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 55.52% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. L.P. shares while 84 reduced holdings. Finally, Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new position in shares of Golar LNG during the second quarter valued at $4,083,000. 186.79 million shares or 0.55% more from 185.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0). The number of shares now owned by investors are 70.03 mln. Cambridge Co holds 7,670 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp has 0.25% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:AME). Hm Payson Company reported 3,691 shares. (NYSE:MET). Bb&T has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. 2,233 were reported by Neville Rodie Shaw. Brookfield Asset Management holds 0.23% or 2.40 million shares in its portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman has invested 0% in KKR & Co. (NYSE:MET) for 13,445 shares. Iconiq Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.13% in KKR & Co.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 sales for $12.71 million activity. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Golar LNG by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:AME). Korea Inv has 0.01% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Poplar Forest Capital Limited Liability Company accumulated 961,272 shares. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 84% are positive. Priceline.com had 97 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, November 10 by Sandler O'Neill. Blume Capital Management Inc owns 3,957 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, February 3 with "Buy". The stock of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 23. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $26.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $1900 target in Thursday, November 10 report.

Walthausen & Company, which manages about $1.45 billion and $1.07 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ferro Corp (NYSE:FOE) by 87,550 shares to 651,110 shares, valued at $14.52M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Berry Plastics Group Inc (NYSE:BERY) stake by 17,699 shares and now owns 20,130 shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Golar LNG Partners from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Therefore 92% are positive. The company was reinitiated on Wednesday, November 23 by Seaport Global. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $23.75. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 21 report. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Thursday, October 29. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of JAKK in report on Monday, November 27 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, April 29 by DNB Markets. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform" on Monday, May 9. (NYSE:AME) earned "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. Golar LNG Partners LP has a 12 month low of $11.24 and a 12 month high of $25.82. The stock of Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Monday, June 26.

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