Soros Fund Management Has Trimmed Its Abercrombie & Fitch Co (ANF) Stake; Praxair, Inc. (PX) Had 10 Bulls

November 15, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Among 21 analysts covering Praxair (NYSE:PX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Praxair had 42 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, April 4. Citigroup maintained Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) on Monday, April 18 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 21. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Friday, August 28. Bank of America upgraded the shares of PX in report on Saturday, January 7 to “Neutral” rating. The company was reinitiated on Friday, January 22 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. See Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
27/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: $150 New Target: $160 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $140 New Target: $160 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $162.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $162.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Positive Upgrade
01/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Soros Fund Management Llc decreased Abercrombie & Fitch Co (ANF) stake by 70.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Soros Fund Management Llc sold 33,500 shares as Abercrombie & Fitch Co (ANF)’s stock rose 2.13%. The Soros Fund Management Llc holds 13,700 shares with $170,000 value, down from 47,200 last quarter. Abercrombie & Fitch Co now has $842.24 million valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $12.37. About shares traded. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has declined 47.82% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 64.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) to report earnings on November, 17 before the open. They expect $0.23 EPS, up 1,050.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.02 per share. ANF’s profit will be $15.66M for 13.45 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.16 actual EPS reported by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -243.75% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), 6 have Buy rating, 10 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has $50 highest and $900 lowest target. $18.23’s average target is 47.37% above currents $12.37 stock price. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. had 97 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Wunderlich. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, May 26 with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Monday, November 23. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, November 23 with “Market Perform”. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, April 11 report. The stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 24 by Standpoint Research. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of ANF in report on Friday, August 25 with “Market Perform” rating. FBR Capital downgraded the shares of ANF in report on Tuesday, November 15 to “Underperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.18 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 38 investors sold ANF shares while 56 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 63.76 million shares or 7.12% less from 68.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. D E Shaw And Inc reported 199,530 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Prudential Financial Inc holds 0% or 114,359 shares in its portfolio. Rowland & Invest Counsel Adv has 19,290 shares. Fmr Llc has invested 0.01% in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF). Alliancebernstein LP holds 88,940 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 255,873 are owned by Bancshares Of America De. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon reported 0% in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF). Gsa Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.02% in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF). 563 are owned by Us National Bank De. 244,536 are owned by Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 0% invested in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) for 14,947 shares. Carroll Financial Associate holds 0% or 1,204 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 13,427 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Pinebridge Ltd Partnership has 0.03% invested in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) for 104,247 shares.

Soros Fund Management Llc increased Kraft Heinz Co stake by 225,000 shares to 460,733 valued at $39.46M in 2017Q2. It also upped Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI) stake by 35,190 shares and now owns 358,690 shares. Interxion Holding N.V (NYSE:INXN) was raised too.

The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $147.63. About shares traded. Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has risen 17.42% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 53 investors sold Praxair, Inc. shares while 303 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 226 raised stakes. 235.97 million shares or 0.10% more from 235.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Vigilant Capital Limited Liability Company owns 1.44% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 66,851 shares. Pitcairn Com accumulated 1,737 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Community Bank Na reported 0% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Wfg Limited Partnership stated it has 0.05% in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Credit Agricole S A has 0.08% invested in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX). Primecap Mgmt Communication Ca holds 0.17% or 1.52M shares in its portfolio. Quantitative Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 75,100 shares. Zwj Inv Counsel owns 1,796 shares. Spears Abacus Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 1,696 shares. Buckingham Asset Ltd owns 2,693 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Franklin has 5.54M shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Connors Investor holds 1.37% of its portfolio in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) for 65,948 shares. Veritas Investment Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.01% or 600 shares. Foyston Gordon & Payne stated it has 28,579 shares. Bronson Point Management Ltd Liability Com holds 18,000 shares.

Praxair, Inc. is an industrial gas company. The company has market cap of $42.27 billion. The Company’s activities are organized into five divisions, four of which have been determined on a geographic basis of segmentation: North America, Europe, South America and Asia. It has a 26.26 P/E ratio. In addition, it operates its surface technologies business through its subsidiary, Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc., which represents the fifth segment.

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