Dimensional Fund Advisors LP decreased its holdings in China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,834,851 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 18,618 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.15% of China Petroleum & Chemical worth $138,988,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new stake in China Petroleum & Chemical in the third quarter valued at $564,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in China Petroleum & Chemical by 25.1% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 27,820 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,108,000 after purchasing an additional 5,586 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP grew its holdings in China Petroleum & Chemical by 215.4% in the third quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 9,714 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $736,000 after purchasing an additional 6,634 shares during the last quarter. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in China Petroleum & Chemical by 248.3% in the third quarter. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC now owns 59,490 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $4,507,000 after purchasing an additional 42,412 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in China Petroleum & Chemical in the third quarter valued at $218,000. 0.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SNP) traded down $0.67 on Friday, hitting $70.34. The company had a trading volume of 157,738 shares, compared to its average volume of 138,018. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $85,972.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.26. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $69.60 and a fifty-two week high of $84.88.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Citigroup raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Nomura assumed coverage on China Petroleum & Chemical in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.00.

In related news, Director Wolfgang Wiese sold 355,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.25, for a total transaction of $88,750.00. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 368,500 shares of company stock worth $96,400. Corporate insiders own 92.20% of the company’s stock.

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China Petroleum & Chemical Profile

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a China-based energy and chemical company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Development segment, Refining segment, Marketing and Distribution segment, Chemicals segment, and Corporate and Others segment. Exploration and Development segment explores and develops oil fields, as well as produces crude oil and natural gas.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP)

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