San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA grew its position in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 14.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,717 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 334 shares during the quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA’s holdings in Praxair were worth $437,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Kaizen Advisory LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Praxair by 140.9% during the second quarter. Kaizen Advisory LLC now owns 677 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 396 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Praxair by 389.7% during the third quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 710 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 565 shares during the period. Landaas & Co. WI ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Praxair during the second quarter worth approximately $147,000. Hartford Financial Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Praxair by 439.0% during the second quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. now owns 1,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $175,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Praxair by 1,259.0% during the second quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC now owns 1,128 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $178,000 after purchasing an additional 1,045 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 86.18% of the company’s stock.

PX stock opened at $164.50 on Tuesday. Praxair, Inc. has a 52 week low of $140.00 and a 52 week high of $169.75.

Several analysts recently commented on PX shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Praxair from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $184.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Praxair in a report on Monday, September 24th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $132.00 price target for the company. BNP Paribas started coverage on shares of Praxair in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Praxair from $164.00 to $170.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Praxair from $180.00 to $184.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $175.82.

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Praxair Profile

Praxair, Inc produces and distributes industrial gases. It operates through five segments: North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Surface Technologies. The company offers atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases, such as carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene.

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