Keybank National Association OH lifted its holdings in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 153,158 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,619 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $22,608,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Krane Funds Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $25,000. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $27,000. Garrett Wealth Advisory Group LLC purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $31,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $41,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Sempra Energy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $47,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.81% of the company’s stock.

SRE traded down $0.53 during trading on Friday, reaching $141.58. 59,376 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,816,008. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.39. Sempra Energy has a 12-month low of $104.88 and a 12-month high of $148.90. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $144.91 and a 200 day simple moving average of $138.34. The company has a market cap of $40.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.42, a PEG ratio of 3.08 and a beta of 0.41.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 1st. The utilities provider reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. Sempra Energy had a net margin of 23.55% and a return on equity of 10.12%. The business had revenue of $2.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.93 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.23 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Sempra Energy will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 20th were issued a dividend of $0.9675 per share. This represents a $3.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 19th. Sempra Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 69.48%.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Sempra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 14th. UBS Group increased their target price on shares of Sempra Energy from $156.00 to $162.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 6th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sempra Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Wells Fargo & Co increased their target price on shares of Sempra Energy from $153.00 to $161.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, September 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sempra Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $154.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 15th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sempra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $150.40.

In other Sempra Energy news, COO Joseph A. Householder sold 14,304 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.21, for a total transaction of $2,048,475.84. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 45,991 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,586,371.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.13% of the company’s stock.

Sempra Energy Company Profile

Sempra Energy, together with its subsidiaries, invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure, as well as provides electric and gas services in the United States and internationally. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and supplies natural gas.

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