Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 45.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 65,321 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 54,723 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $6,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in SRE. Capital International Investors lifted its stake in shares of Sempra Energy by 14.8% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 11,467,602 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $1,308,797,000 after buying an additional 1,474,282 shares during the period. Parnassus Investments CA lifted its stake in shares of Sempra Energy by 22.1% during the fourth quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 4,398,413 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $470,278,000 after buying an additional 796,352 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its stake in shares of Sempra Energy by 103.1% during the third quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 403,376 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $46,037,000 after buying an additional 204,763 shares during the period. Cohen & Steers Inc. increased its position in Sempra Energy by 12.5% during the third quarter. Cohen & Steers Inc. now owns 1,598,021 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $182,382,000 after purchasing an additional 177,247 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Sempra Energy by 7.3% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,360,290 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $269,381,000 after purchasing an additional 161,370 shares during the last quarter. 73.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Sempra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $125.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on shares of Sempra Energy from $123.00 to $124.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Sempra Energy in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $124.00 price target for the company. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $121.00 price target (down previously from $130.00) on shares of Sempra Energy in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sempra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $121.89.

Sempra Energy (NYSE SRE) opened at $105.47 on Thursday. Sempra Energy has a 52-week low of $100.63 and a 52-week high of $122.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.40. The company has a market cap of $26,510.00, a P/E ratio of 23.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.56.

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Sempra Energy Company Profile

Sempra Energy is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating units are Sempra Utilities, which includes its San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra South American Utilities segments, and Sempra Infrastructure, which includes its Sempra Mexico, Sempra Renewables and Sempra LNG & Midstream segments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE)

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