Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE:LNG) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 8,084 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 300% compared to the average volume of 2,020 put options.

Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) traded up 0.82% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $47.67. 1,247,504 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s market capitalization is $11.08 billion. Cheniere Energy has a one year low of $33.37 and a one year high of $51.41. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $48.15 and a 200 day moving average of $46.00.

Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The energy company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.60. The firm had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $663.20 million. Cheniere Energy’s revenue was up 1655.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.41) EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Cheniere Energy will post $0.40 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Cheniere Energy from $53.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and set a $58.00 target price (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cheniere Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 18th. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Cheniere Energy in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Cheniere Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.69.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its position in Cheniere Energy by 21.9% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,675 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 480 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new position in Cheniere Energy during the first quarter worth approximately $142,000. WFG Advisors LP boosted its position in Cheniere Energy by 113.8% in the fourth quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,067 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 568 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in Cheniere Energy during the first quarter worth approximately $155,000. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in Cheniere Energy by 13.9% in the first quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 3,685 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 449 shares in the last quarter.

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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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