NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) shares were up 3.6% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $24.81 and last traded at $24.81, with a volume of 59,525 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $23.95.

A number of research analysts recently commented on NSH shares. Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of NuStar GP Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NuStar GP Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, NuStar GP Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.60.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $25.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion and a PE ratio of 17.09.

NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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 business had revenue of $17.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.41 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that NuStar GP Holdings, LLC will post $1.55 earnings per share for the current year.

In other NuStar GP Holdings news, Director William E. Greehey purchased 40,000 shares of NuStar GP Holdings stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $25.15 per share, with a total value of $1,006,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,569,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $215,515,757.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director William E. Greehey bought 84,243 shares of NuStar GP Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $25.19 per share, for a total transaction of $2,122,081.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,569,215 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $215,858,525.85. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of NSH. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted 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 during the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted 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 during the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted 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 during the last quarter. Finally, OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted 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 during 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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