Luminus Management Has Lowered Air Prods & Chems (APD) Holding By $16.21 Million; Farmland Partners (FPI) SI Decreased By 2.8%

December 8, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Farmland Partners Incorporated (NYSE:FPI) had a decrease of 2.8% in short interest. FPI’s SI was 3.40M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 2.8% from 3.49 million shares previously. With 161,400 avg volume, 21 days are for Farmland Partners Incorporated (NYSE:FPI)’s short sellers to cover FPI’s short positions. The SI to Farmland Partners Incorporated’s float is 21.24%. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $8.84. About 157,093 shares traded. Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE:FPI) has declined 12.89% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.59% the S&P500.

Luminus Management Llc decreased Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) stake by 11.17% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Luminus Management Llc sold 113,326 shares as Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD)’s stock rose 1.13%. The Luminus Management Llc holds 901,608 shares with $128.98 million value, down from 1.01M last quarter. Air Prods & Chems Inc now has $35.19 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $160.98. About 1.09 million shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 9.23% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Luminus Management Llc increased Wildhorse Resource Dev Corp stake by 568,030 shares to 716,123 valued at $8.86M in 2017Q2. It also upped Ramaco Res Inc stake by 56,386 shares and now owns 769,313 shares. Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 46 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, January 11. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 5 report. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, July 15. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, July 29. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Deutsche Bank downgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) on Monday, April 4 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 5 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.05, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 48 investors sold APD shares while 242 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 185.76 million shares or 1.62% less from 188.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Green Valley Invsts Lc invested in 2.1% or 301,593 shares. Jane Street Gp reported 11,082 shares. Daniel Devine Comm stated it has 0.63% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). North Management holds 5,964 shares. Moreover, Hbk LP has 0.29% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Westport Asset owns 800 shares. Reynders Mcveigh Management Limited Liability invested in 2,370 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Liability Company has 11 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Coastline accumulated 8,975 shares. Moreover, Daiwa Grp Inc has 0.01% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 5,850 shares. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Lc reported 1.61% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). 195,987 were accumulated by Freshford Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Virtus Inv Advisers Inc invested in 0.07% or 4,873 shares. Cornerstone has invested 0.03% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Highstreet Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0.07% stake.

Analysts await Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $1.65 earnings per share, up 12.24% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.47 per share. APD’s profit will be $360.72M for 24.39 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.76 actual earnings per share reported by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

Farmland Partners Inc., a real estate company, owns and seeks to acquire farmland located in agricultural markets in North America. The company has market cap of $342.21 million. The Company’s farms are used to grow primary crops, such as corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and cotton. It has a 157.86 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s farms are also used to grow specialty crops, including almond, citrus, blueberries, vegetables, and edible beans.

Among 4 analysts covering Farmland Partners (NYSE:FPI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Farmland Partners had 4 analyst reports since September 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital initiated Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE:FPI) on Thursday, December 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE:FPI) rating on Tuesday, November 10. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $12.5 target. On Wednesday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Buy”.

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