Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) by 0.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 42,597 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 98 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Cheniere Energy were worth $2,075,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of LNG. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Cheniere Energy by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 480,759 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $19,922,000 after buying an additional 5,561 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in Cheniere Energy by 11.6% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 23,411 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $970,000 after buying an additional 2,434 shares during the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Cheniere Energy during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $339,000. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in Cheniere Energy by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 303,582 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $12,577,000 after buying an additional 19,230 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its position in Cheniere Energy by 0.7% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 67,260 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $3,179,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) opened at 43.00 on Thursday. Cheniere Energy, Inc. has a 1-year low of $35.07 and a 1-year high of $51.41. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $46.48 and its 200 day moving average is $47.07. The stock’s market capitalization is $9.99 billion. Cheniere Energy also was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 8,534 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 742% compared to the typical volume of 1,013 put options.

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LNG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research note on Monday, April 17th. They set a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on shares of Cheniere Energy from $53.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cheniere Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up from $55.00) on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Cheniere Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.08.

About Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy, Inc (Cheniere) is an energy company primarily engaged in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-related businesses. The Company operates through two segments: LNG terminal business, and LNG and natural gas marketing business. Its LNG terminal segment consists of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG terminals.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG)

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