Shares of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday . 201,518 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 41% from the previous session’s volume of 143,347 shares.The stock last traded at $23.95 and had previously closed at $23.94.

Several research analysts have weighed in on NSH shares. Barclays PLC started 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. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NuStar GP Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, NuStar GP Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.60.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $25.17 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.03 billion and a PE ratio of 16.63.

NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The firm earned $17.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.41 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that NuStar GP Holdings, LLC will post $1.55 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director William E. Greehey bought 84,243 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $25.19 per share, for a total transaction of $2,122,081.17. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,569,215 shares in the company, valued at $215,858,525.85. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director William E. Greehey bought 15,757 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.21 per share, for a total transaction of $397,233.97. Following the transaction, the director now 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.

Other large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased 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. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC increased 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.

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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