Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEAMERICAN:CQP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 939 put options on the company. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the average daily volume of 0 put options.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new stake in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners during the third quarter valued at about $331,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its position in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners by 45.0% during the third quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 26,309 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $759,000 after buying an additional 8,160 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners by 18.1% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 38,734 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,116,000 after buying an additional 5,934 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners by 7.7% during the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 55,075 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,587,000 after buying an additional 3,953 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Blackstone Group L.P. lifted its position in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners by 5,731.3% during the third quarter. Blackstone Group L.P. now owns 202,450,687 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $5,834,629,000 after buying an additional 198,978,886 shares during the last quarter.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on CQP shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cheniere Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Scotiabank set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Cheniere Energy Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cheniere Energy Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cheniere Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of Cheniere Energy Partners in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $32.00 price objective for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.25.

Shares of Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) opened at $27.40 on Thursday. Cheniere Energy Partners has a 1 year low of $26.41 and a 1 year high of $33.47.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.42%. This is a positive change from Cheniere Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.43. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. Cheniere Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 303.45%.

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Cheniere Energy Partners Company Profile

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere Partners) is a limited partnership formed by Cheniere Energy, Inc (Cheniere). The Company operates through liquefaction and regasification operations at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal segment. Through its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (SPL), it is developing, constructing and operating natural gas liquefaction facilities (the Liquefaction Project) at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast.

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