NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS)’s share price was down 2.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $47.50 and last traded at $47.68, with a volume of 185,183 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $49.07.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on NS shares. Simmons started coverage on NuStar Energy L.P. in a research report on Friday, April 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $41.00 price objective on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “hold” rating on shares of NuStar Energy L.P. in a research report on Wednesday, March 16th. Barclays PLC started coverage on NuStar Energy L.P. in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $41.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet upgraded NuStar Energy L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. started coverage on NuStar Energy L.P. in a research report on Friday, April 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.29.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $49.95 and a 200 day moving average of $41.48. The stock has a market cap of $3.76 billion and a PE ratio of 20.18.

NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $405.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $521.69 million. NuStar Energy L.P.’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.76 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that NuStar Energy L.P. will post $2.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director William E. Greehey bought 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $49.21 per share, with a total value of $2,460,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,959,290 shares in the company, valued at approximately $145,626,660.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William E. Greehey bought 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $47.69 per share, for a total transaction of $953,800.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 3,009,990 shares in the company, valued at $143,546,423.10. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in NuStar Energy L.P. by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 25,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,010,000 after buying an additional 2,866 shares during the last quarter. Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC purchased a new stake in NuStar Energy L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,202,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in NuStar Energy L.P. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,251,000. Regal Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in NuStar Energy L.P. by 18.4% in the fourth quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC now owns 44,956 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,802,000 after buying an additional 6,975 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in NuStar Energy L.P. by 21.8% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 171,554 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,879,000 after buying an additional 30,748 shares during the last quarter.

NuStar Energy L.P. is engaged in the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia; the terminaling and storage of petroleum products, and the marketing of petroleum products. The Company’s operating segments include pipeline, storage and fuels marketing. The pipeline segment consists of the transportation of refined petroleum products, crude oil and anhydrous ammonia.

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