National Pension Service boosted its position in Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 6.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 585,051 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after acquiring an additional 33,451 shares during the period. National Pension Service owned 0.12% of Anadarko Petroleum worth $25,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Claybrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum in the 4th quarter worth about $29,000. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum in the 4th quarter worth about $41,000. Legacy Bridge LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum in the 4th quarter worth about $43,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum in the 4th quarter worth about $43,000. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum in the 4th quarter worth about $47,000. 86.99% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Anadarko Petroleum stock opened at $44.94 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.88, a PEG ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.54. Anadarko Petroleum Co. has a 52-week low of $40.40 and a 52-week high of $76.70.

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The oil and gas development company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $3.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.47 billion. Anadarko Petroleum had a return on equity of 10.14% and a net margin of 4.60%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts predict that Anadarko Petroleum Co. will post 1.59 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 13th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 12th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.67%. Anadarko Petroleum’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.10%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. MKM Partners began coverage on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $76.00 price target for the company. Mizuho cut shares of Anadarko Petroleum from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Guggenheim set a $69.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Anadarko Petroleum in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.63.

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About Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, WES Midstream, and Other Midstream. The company explores for and produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

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