October 18, 2017

The South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) Posts Earnings Results, Hits Expectations

13 August 2017, 06:54 | Hattie Nash

South Jersey Industries, (NYSE:SJI) Stake Held By LS Investment Advisors

South Jersey Industries

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd.

The company is up from yesterday's close of $35.42. It was reported on Aug, 11 by (SJI) stake by 162.61% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. About 320,189 shares traded or 21.57% up from the average. Allstate Corp now has $34.07B valuation. (SJI)'s stock rose 5.23%. About 454,359 shares traded. Liberty Tax Inc (TAX) has risen 42.58% since August 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.94% the S&P500. The stock of South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE:SJI) earned "Neutral" rating by Hilliard Lyons on Wednesday, December 9. Lowes Cos Inc (NYSE:LOW) was reduced too. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company's stock. South Jersey Industries had 15 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) rating on Thursday, August 4. Hilliard Lyons has "Long-Term Buy" rating and $40 target. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 6. The Illinois-based Continental Advisors Llc has invested 0.95% in the stock. SJI's SI was 2.30 million shares in August as released by FINRA. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Buy" on Friday, February 5. Ls Investment Advsr owns 2,987 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Gp holds 179,043 shares. Proshare Advisors LLC controls 207,346 shares worth $7,085,000.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.46, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. 32 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 19,087 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 68,957 shares. Quantbot Technologies Lp holds 0.01% or 11,400 shares. Braun Stacey Associate Incorporated owns 137,512 shares for 0.67% of their portfolio. Burney reported 156,552 shares. Private Advisor Grp Limited Company reported 16,775 shares. Bank invested 0% of its portfolio in Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX). Trexquant Investment Lp reported 17,952 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX).

Since April 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $71,100 activity. $71,100 worth of stock was sold by Merritt-Epps Gina Marie on Monday, April 3.

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In addition to Janney Capital reporting its stock price target, a total of 6 brokerages have issued a research note on the company. Therefore 33% are positive. The 50 day SMA of the stock is price of $34.06 and a two hundred day SMA of $34.95. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt has 0.01% invested in South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE:SJI). The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Williams Capital Group. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Janney Capital given on Tuesday, June 28. South Jersey Industries had a net margin of 7.02% and a return on equity of 7.71%. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, January 9 by Guggenheim. JP Morgan initiated it with "Neutral" rating and $31 target in Tuesday, June 14 report. The institutional investor owned 6,650 shares of the utilities provider's stock at the end of the second quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.04, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. Barclays Plc holds 0% of its portfolio in South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE:SJI) for 39,143 shares. 28 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes.

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Murphy Capital Management Inc. held its position in shares of South Jersey Industries, Inc. Clear Harbor Asset Mngmt Lc holds 120,455 shares. The value of the company's investment in South Jersey Industries, Inc. increased from $8,264,000 to $10,880,000 a change of $2,616,000 quarter over quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of South Jersey Industries by 54.2% in the first quarter. Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Vera Bradley, Inc. Dimensional Fund L P holds 0.03% or 1.50 million shares. Paradigm Asset Management Co Limited Company has invested 0% in South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE:SJI). Bankshares Of Ny Mellon Corporation stated it has 1.47 million shares. It increased, as 22 investors sold DLX shares while 116 reduced holdings. (SJI) is an energy services holding company. The average stock price target is $30.95 with 4 brokerages rating the stock a strong buy, 1 brokerage rating the stock a buy, 2 brokerages rating the stock a hold, 0 brokerages rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 brokerages rating the stock a sell. The Firm provides a range of energy-related services and products, primarily through its subsidiaries. It has a 32.78 P/E ratio.

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