Analysts See $-0.01 EPS for Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX), Cypress Capital Group Upped Its Air Products & Chemical (APD) Position

June 20, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Cypress Capital Group increased Air Products & Chemical Inc (APD) stake by 15.68% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cypress Capital Group acquired 2,471 shares as Air Products & Chemical Inc (APD)’s stock rose 1.13%. The Cypress Capital Group holds 18,229 shares with $2.62M value, up from 15,758 last quarter. Air Products & Chemical Inc now has $31.89B valuation. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $146.15. About shares traded. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) to report $-0.01 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 90.00% from last quarter’s $-0.1 EPS. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc’s analysts see -90.91% EPS growth. It closed at $5.4 lastly. It is down 16.48% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.18% the S&P500.

Cypress Capital Group decreased Ishares (USMV) stake by 21,305 shares to 24,305 valued at $1.10 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 17,351 shares and now owns 187,399 shares. Ishares (MUB) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.23 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 62 investors sold APD shares while 245 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. 187.27 million shares or 4.62% more from 179.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Magnetar Limited Liability Corp owns 2,020 shares. Calamos Advsr Ltd accumulated 0.03% or 29,304 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 1,029 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Independent Investors holds 0.28% or 4,250 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Asset Mgmt owns 0.02% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 19,154 shares. Confluence Wealth Management Llc owns 6,729 shares. Everpoint Asset Limited holds 0.19% or 69,400 shares. 269,888 are owned by Citigroup. Amp Capital Invsts Limited holds 68,487 shares. Cohen & Steers invested in 910 shares. Great West Life Assurance Co Can, a Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 158,770 shares. Pennsylvania reported 30,794 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 70,784 shares stake. Penobscot Investment has 1.25% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 0.1% invested in Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD).

Among 15 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 28 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Monday, May 2. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy” on Thursday, October 8. On Monday, July 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, September 17 with “Positive”. The stock of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, January 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Argus Research upgraded the shares of APD in report on Monday, November 21 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, July 31. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, April 4. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, August 24 report. Credit Suisse reinitiated Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) rating on Thursday, March 24. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $161 target.

Among 8 analysts covering Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Helix Energy Solutions had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of HLX in report on Thursday, March 17 to “Overweight” rating. Clarksons Platou upgraded the shares of HLX in report on Tuesday, July 26 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, April 12. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of HLX in report on Tuesday, April 19 with “Overweight” rating. Cowen & Co initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, September 21 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 23 by TheStreet. DA Davidson initiated Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) on Thursday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. Stephens upgraded Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) on Thursday, January 21 to “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Iberia Capital Partners with “Outperform”. Cowen & Co upgraded Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) on Monday, June 5 to “Outperform” rating.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The company has market cap of $815.45 million. The Firm provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates in three divisions: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities.

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