Green Square Capital LLC raised its stake in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,304 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 315 shares during the period. Green Square Capital LLC’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $485,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in Sempra Energy by 27.9% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 927 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 202 shares during the last quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America increased its stake in Sempra Energy by 0.6% in the first quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 964 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $107,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust increased its stake in Sempra Energy by 38.3% in the second quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 1,033 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 286 shares during the last quarter. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC increased its stake in Sempra Energy by 0.7% in the second quarter. WESPAC Advisors SoCal LLC now owns 1,286 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $145,000 after purchasing an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Sempra Energy by 49.7% in the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 1,314 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $148,000 after purchasing an additional 436 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.80% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Sempra Energy from $131.00 to $134.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sempra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sempra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $117.00 price target on shares of Sempra Energy in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $122.67.

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Shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) traded down 0.06% during trading on Friday, hitting $111.95. 1,373,032 shares of the stock were exchanged. Sempra Energy has a one year low of $92.95 and a one year high of $120.17. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $117.02 and its 200 day moving average price is $114.15. The stock has a market cap of $28.11 billion, a PE ratio of 16.56 and a beta of 0.55.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The utilities provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.30. Sempra Energy had a return on equity of 9.11% and a net margin of 15.51%. The business had revenue of $2.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.46 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.79 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Sempra Energy will post $5.23 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd will be issued a $0.8225 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 21st. This represents a $3.29 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.94%. Sempra Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 48.74%.

Sempra Energy Profile

Sempra Energy is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating units are Sempra Utilities, which includes its San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra South American Utilities segments, and Sempra Infrastructure, which includes its Sempra Mexico, Sempra Renewables and Sempra LNG & Midstream segments.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE)

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