San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA Has $249,000 Holdings in Praxair, Inc. (PX)
San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA boosted its stake in shares of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 57.4% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,609 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 587 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA’s holdings in Praxair were worth $249,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC grew its stake in shares of Praxair by 149.8% during the third quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 717 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 430 shares during the last quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in shares of Praxair during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Accident Compensation Corp bought a new position in shares of Praxair during the third quarter valued at approximately $140,000. Bristlecone Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Praxair during the third quarter valued at approximately $154,000. Finally, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Praxair during the third quarter valued at approximately $169,000. 84.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE PX) opened at $149.48 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $42,796.91, a P/E ratio of 34.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.03. Praxair, Inc. has a twelve month low of $115.67 and a twelve month high of $166.95.
PX has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Praxair from $145.00 to $172.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Praxair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Deutsche Bank raised Praxair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $155.00 to $175.00 in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Jefferies Group set a $186.00 target price on Praxair and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, UBS Group upped their target price on Praxair to $176.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $163.47.
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Praxair Company Profile
Praxair, Inc is an industrial gas company. The Company’s operations are organized into five segments, four of which have been determined on a geographic basis of segmentation: North America, Europe, South America and Asia. In addition, it operates its surface technologies business through its subsidiary, Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc, which represents the fifth segment.
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