NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) dropped 2.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $24.21 and last traded at $24.66, with a volume of 81,100 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.36.

NSH has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NuStar GP Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Barclays PLC initiated coverage on NuStar GP Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.60.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion and a PE ratio of 17.05. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $25.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.09.

NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $17.02 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.41 million. Equities research analysts forecast that NuStar GP Holdings, LLC will post $1.55 EPS for the current year.

In other NuStar GP Holdings news, Director William E. Greehey bought 15,757 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $25.21 per share, for a total transaction of $397,233.97. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,569,215 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $216,029,910.15. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William E. Greehey bought 84,243 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $25.19 per share, with a total value of $2,122,081.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,569,215 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $215,858,525.85. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of NSH. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased its position in NuStar GP Holdings by 68.9% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 919,330 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,444,000 after buying an additional 374,874 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its position in NuStar GP Holdings by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 5,127,884 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,455,000 after buying an additional 347,491 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its position in NuStar GP Holdings by 933.2% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 164,398 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,477,000 after buying an additional 148,487 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in NuStar GP Holdings by 42.2% in the fourth quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 74,296 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,571,000 after buying an additional 22,043 shares in the last quarter.

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC is a limited liability company. The Company has ownership interests in NuStar Energy L.P. (NuStar Energy), which is engaged in the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia, the terminalling and storage of petroleum products and the marketing of petroleum products.

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