Plains All Amern Pipeline L (PAA) Shareholder Usca Ria Has Raised Stake by $431,650; Ecopetrol Sa (EC) Holder Luminus Management Has Increased Position by $19.20 Million as Share Value Declined

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Usca Ria Llc increased its stake in Plains All Amern Pipeline L (PAA) by 39.44% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Usca Ria Llc bought 17,266 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 61,045 shares of the energy company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.53 million, up from 43,779 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Usca Ria Llc who had been investing in Plains All Amern Pipeline L for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $17.29 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.58% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $23.8. About 2.92 million shares traded. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has risen 10.54% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.54% the S&P500. Some Historical PAA News: 09/04/2018 – Plains All American Names Chris R. Chandler Senior VP, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions; 13/03/2018 – FTC: 20180852: Andeavor; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P; 09/04/2018 – Plains All American Announces Promotion and Addition to Its Senior Management Team; 09/04/2018 – Plains All American Names Jeremy Goebel Senior Group VP, Comml; 11/05/2018 – Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for Sunstone Hotel Investors, Plains All American Pipeline, Sorrento Therapeut; 09/04/2018 – Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings Announce Timing of First-Quarter 2018 Earnings; 12/04/2018 – BridgeTex crude pipeline cancels low spot rate as demand rises; 08/05/2018 – PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP QTRLY DILUTED ADJUSTED NET INCOME PER COMMON UNIT $ 0.36; 13/03/2018 – PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP PAA.N : JP MORGAN RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $28 FROM $27; 06/03/2018 – Velocity Midstream Partners Announces the Completion of Its 12″ Crude Oil Pipeline Loop through the SCOOP Play and the Construction of a 12″ Merge Pipeline Extension with Connections to CVR Refinery and Cushing

Luminus Management Llc increased its stake in Ecopetrol Sa (EC) by 14620.79% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Luminus Management Llc bought 738,350 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.23% with the market. The hedge fund held 743,400 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.02M, up from 5,050 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Luminus Management Llc who had been investing in Ecopetrol Sa for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $774.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $18.83. About 831,272 shares traded. Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) has risen 59.21% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.21% the S&P500. Some Historical EC News: 09/04/2018 – ECOPETROL SA ECO.CN – LIQUIDATION OF ECOPETROL GLOBAL CAPITAL WAS COMPLETED; 23/03/2018 – Ecopetrol S.A.: Decisions of the General Shareholders’ Meeting; 03/04/2018 – ECOPETROL SAYS LISAMA 158 WELL & SPILL HAVE BEEN SEALED; 24/04/2018 – ECOPETROL SEEKS TO BUY OIL RESERVES, ESPECIALLY MEXICO, BRAZIL; 28/03/2018 – ECOPETROL SA – ESTIMATES QUANTITY OF OIL THAT FLOWED INTO WATER SOURCES AT 550 BARRELS, MIXED WITH MUD AND RAINWATER; 09/04/2018 – Ecopetrol S.A. Reports Liquidation of One of Its Subsidiariesin Spain; 05/03/2018 – CERAWEEK- ECOPETROL HAS REDUCED FOREIGN CRUDE IMPORTS TO 30 PCT OF CARTAGENA REFINERY’S INPUT VS 55-60 PCT A YEAR AGO -CEO; 13/03/2018 – Colombia’s Ecopetrol to pre-pay $350 mln in bonds; 09/05/2018 – Candriam Adds Ecopetrol, Exits SQM, Cuts Baidu: 13F; 05/03/2018 – CERAWEEK- ECOPETROL’S BARRANCABERMEJA REFINERY EXPECTED TO RESTART IN 7-10 DAYS AFTER MAINTENANCE WORK ENDS -CEO

Among 8 analysts covering Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Ecopetrol had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank upgraded Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) on Wednesday, December 7 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, February 20 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Underweight”. The stock of Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 22. The stock of Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) earned “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 12. The stock of Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, March 8. Tudor Pickering upgraded Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) on Friday, September 9 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, October 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 5 by HSBC.

More recent Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bullish On Oil? Bet On Ecopetrol – Seeking Alpha” on November 05, 2018. Also Zacks.com published the news titled: “Seattle Genetics’ Adcetris Gets EC Nod for Label Expansion – Zacks.com” on February 12, 2019. Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen, Vertex Get EC Nod for Label Expansion of Drugs – Zacks.com” with publication date: January 23, 2019 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.96 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.62, from 1.34 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold EC shares while 32 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 56.03 million shares or 4.18% more from 53.78 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Fdx Advsr Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC). Nomura Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) for 24,803 shares. Mckinley Limited Liability Company Delaware has 0.02% invested in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC). Cap Fund Management Sa reported 322,093 shares. Jefferies Grp Lc accumulated 46,458 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ww Asset Mngmt invested in 0.07% or 52,309 shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC). Wetherby Asset invested in 0.07% or 21,701 shares. 230,000 were reported by Ashmore Grp Inc Plc. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Liability Co holds 5.31M shares or 0.23% of its portfolio. Deprince Race And Zollo owns 228,445 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Campbell And Com Invest Adviser Limited Liability Company has invested 0.46% in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC). Tcw stated it has 86,300 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 0% stake. Millennium Management Ltd stated it has 0% in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC).

Luminus Management Llc, which manages about $3.51B and $6.14 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 430,770 shares to 1.72 million shares, valued at $137.27 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fortive Corp by 161,827 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 237,002 shares, and cut its stake in American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP).

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $279,063 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.03 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 29 investors sold PAA shares while 88 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 327.02 million shares or 3.38% more from 316.32 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Driehaus Cap Mngmt Ltd Com accumulated 36,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Verity Verity Ltd Company reported 0.32% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Ameriprise Fincl has 0% invested in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Barclays Public Limited Company accumulated 0.03% or 1.90 million shares. Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 6.23 million shares. Barnett & stated it has 0.05% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Alabama-based Leavell Investment has invested 0.02% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt Systems has 2.99% invested in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) for 8.47 million shares. Community Retail Bank Na has invested 0% of its portfolio in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Narwhal Cap Mgmt stated it has 22,075 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Fdx Advisors, a California-based fund reported 21,656 shares. Pinnacle Limited Liability Corp invested in 13,133 shares or 0% of the stock. Wealthtrust Axiom Limited Company reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). The Ontario – Canada-based Bancorporation Of Nova Scotia has invested 0% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Cbre Clarion Securities Limited Liability Corporation reported 170,400 shares stake.

Usca Ria Llc, which manages about $950.89M and $981.86 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) by 32,546 shares to 53,208 shares, valued at $4.34M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Main Street Capital Corp (NYSE:MAIN) by 27,961 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 319,079 shares, and cut its stake in Simon Ppty Group Inc New (NYSE:SPG).

Among 30 analysts covering Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE:PAA), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Plains All American Pipeline LP had 123 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 16. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global on Thursday, February 8 to “Buy”. Howard Weil maintained Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) rating on Monday, October 10. Howard Weil has “Sector Outperform” rating and $36 target. The stock of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by UBS. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 7 by Robert W. Baird. Wunderlich maintained Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) rating on Monday, December 14. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $22 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, August 6. Robert W. Baird maintained Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 24 report. The stock of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 6.

More notable recent Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “5 Things Plains All American Pipeline’s Management Team Wants You to Know About What’s Ahead – The Motley Fool” on November 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Temporary pipeline conversion to oil to ‘come close’ to solving Permian woes – Seeking Alpha” published on October 05, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Research Report Identifies DXP Enterprises, Diebold Nixdorf, Fitbit, Nevro, Plains All American Pipeline, and Cara Therapeutics with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement – GlobeNewswire” on November 12, 2018. More interesting news about Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) Announce Results Of Leverage & Distribution Review – Slideshow – Seeking Alpha” published on August 28, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Midstream Q3 2018 Preview: Key Topics For Earnings Calls – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 17, 2018.

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