Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 512,588 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,052 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.22% of Cheniere Energy worth $24,968,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in LNG. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Cheniere Energy by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,633,858 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $858,946,000 after buying an additional 653,176 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in Cheniere Energy by 482.7% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,741,287 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $328,368,000 after buying an additional 5,584,446 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Cheniere Energy by 59.0% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,346,546 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $65,590,000 after buying an additional 499,551 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Cheniere Energy by 2.0% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,197,516 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $58,332,000 after buying an additional 23,875 shares during the period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its stake in Cheniere Energy by 110.5% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 1,000,000 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $48,710,000 after buying an additional 525,000 shares during the period.

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Several analysts have issued reports on LNG shares. ValuEngine lowered Cheniere Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Cheniere Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co decreased their target price on Cheniere Energy from $36.00 to $35.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Cheniere Energy in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cheniere Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.61.

In related news, General Counsel Sean N. Markowitz purchased 1,000 shares of Cheniere Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.10 per share, with a total value of $42,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 10,022 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $421,926.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Jack A. Fusco purchased 23,750 shares of Cheniere Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $42.32 per share, for a total transaction of $1,005,100.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 399,985 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,927,365.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 29,750 shares of company stock worth $1,257,000 in the last three months.

Shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE LNG) opened at $48.96 on Monday. Cheniere Energy, Inc. has a 12-month low of $35.07 and a 12-month high of $51.41.

Cheniere Energy Company Profile

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.

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

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