Salient Capital Advisors Has Lifted By $7.40 Million Its Nextera Energy Partners LP (NEP) Holding; Kearny Financial (KRNY) Shorts Increased By 4.97%

February 17, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Kearny Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:KRNY) had an increase of 4.97% in short interest. KRNY’s SI was 4.36 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 4.97% from 4.15M shares previously. With 536,900 avg volume, 8 days are for Kearny Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:KRNY)’s short sellers to cover KRNY’s short positions. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $13.4. About 249,458 shares traded. Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:KRNY) has risen 9.80% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.90% the S&P500.

Salient Capital Advisors Llc increased Nextera Energy Partners Lp (NEP) stake by 26.73% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Salient Capital Advisors Llc acquired 185,000 shares as Nextera Energy Partners Lp (NEP)’s stock rose 9.13%. The Salient Capital Advisors Llc holds 877,234 shares with $35.34M value, up from 692,234 last quarter. Nextera Energy Partners Lp now has $2.22B valuation. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $40.79. About 226,849 shares traded. NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) has risen 18.85% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.15% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Nextera Energy Partners had 38 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, July 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 30 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was initiated by Williams Capital Group with “Buy”. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of NEP in report on Monday, October 19 to “Buy” rating. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and $38 target in Monday, August 31 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 5 report. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) on Sunday, September 3 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, September 11 by JP Morgan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 15 investors sold NEP shares while 44 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 44.14 million shares or 17.54% less from 53.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 136,458 were accumulated by Miller Howard Invests Inc New York. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP). Invesco Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) for 91,113 shares. Massachusetts Financial Services Ma stated it has 2.38M shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt Corporation invested in 0% or 9,900 shares. Westwood Grp Incorporated holds 0% or 11,185 shares in its portfolio. 2.49 million are owned by Jennison Associate Lc. Kayne Anderson Advsr Ltd Partnership holds 638,072 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Patten Group has invested 0.02% in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP). Reaves W H And Company holds 2.11% or 1.44M shares in its portfolio. Advisory Rech owns 309,268 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 8,000 shares. Pnc Fincl Group has 0% invested in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) for 1,500 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase & Communication has 0% invested in NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:NEP) for 81,762 shares. State Street Corporation holds 0% or 63,683 shares.

Salient Capital Advisors Llc decreased Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) stake by 30,211 shares to 1.73 million valued at $72.32M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Enlink Midstream Llc (NYSE:ENLC) stake by 18,476 shares and now owns 4.70 million shares. Nrg Yield Inc was reduced too.

Kearny Financial Corp. operates as the holding firm for Kearny Bank that provides various banking services and products in the United States. The company has market cap of $955.42 million. It offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit accounts. It has a 74.44 P/E ratio. The firm also provides various loans comprising one-to-four family mortgage loans; commercial mortgages, including loans secured by multi-family, mixed-use, and nonresidential properties; secured and unsecured business loans; consumer loans, such as home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, account loans, overdraft lines of credit, vehicle loans, personal loans, and loans secured by savings accounts and certificates of deposit; and construction loans to builders/developers and individual homeowners.

Among 4 analysts covering Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Kearny Financial had 11 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:KRNY) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Sell” rating and $14.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $13.50 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 4 by Zacks. Wood maintained Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:KRNY) on Thursday, September 3 with “Market Perform” rating. As per Tuesday, May 16, the company rating was downgraded by Wood. The stock has “Sell” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, February 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Compass Point. Compass Point maintained the shares of KRNY in report on Tuesday, November 24 with “Buy” rating.

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