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

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of NuStar GP Holdings from $22.00 to $26.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NuStar GP Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.60.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.73. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $25.20 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.33.

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

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

A number of institutional investors have made changes to their positions in NSH. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of 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. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its position in shares of 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, Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its position in shares of 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.

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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