Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) by 3.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,140 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,302 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Cheniere Energy were worth $2,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Aperio Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy by 12.6% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 57,445 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $3,093,000 after purchasing an additional 6,419 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP lifted its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy by 52.9% in the 4th quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 40,411 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,176,000 after purchasing an additional 13,979 shares during the period. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of Cheniere Energy in the 4th quarter worth approximately $225,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy by 16.7% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 48,887 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,632,000 after purchasing an additional 7,000 shares during the period. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy by 5.8% in the 4th quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 63,842 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $3,437,000 after purchasing an additional 3,523 shares during the period.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cheniere Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Scotiabank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cheniere Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Cheniere Energy from $57.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.45.

Shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN LNG) opened at $58.18 on Thursday. Cheniere Energy, Inc. has a one year low of $40.36 and a one year high of $60.22. The company has a market cap of $13,810.00, a P/E ratio of -32.61 and a beta of 1.72.

Cheniere Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The energy company reported ($1.24) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by ($1.08). The business had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.41) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 201.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other news, Director Vicky A. Bailey sold 5,800 shares of Cheniere Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.44, for a total transaction of $315,752.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 35,765 shares in the company, valued at $1,947,046.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Nuno Brandolini sold 20,000 shares of Cheniere Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.02, for a total transaction of $1,000,400.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 232,271 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,618,195.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 45,800 shares of company stock worth $2,299,152.

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About Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy, Inc (Cheniere) is an energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related businesses. The Company operates through two segments: LNG terminal business, and LNG and natural gas marketing business. Its LNG terminal segment consists of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG terminals.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cheniere Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG)

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