Bulldog Investors Has Lowered Delaware Enhanced Gbl Div & (DEX) Position by $1.17 Million as Market Value Declined; As Air Prods & Chems (APD) Stock Declined, Holder Ascend Capital Has Upped Position

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Ascend Capital Llc increased its stake in Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) by 39.02% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ascend Capital Llc bought 32,790 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.41% with the market. The hedge fund held 116,823 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $19.52 million, up from 84,033 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ascend Capital Llc who had been investing in Air Prods & Chems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.06B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.05% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $155.14. About 616,950 shares traded. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has declined 2.42% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.42% the S&P500. Some Historical APD News: 30/05/2018 – Air Products’ Seifi Ghasemi to Speak at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Materials Summit on June 6; 27/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC APD.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $197 FROM $195; 03/04/2018 – Air Products Breaks Ground at Huntsman Site in Louisiana for Industrial Gases Production Plant to Supply Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen to Huntsman; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC APD.N : CREDIT SUISSE RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $182 FROM $181 ; RATING OUTPERFORM; 26/04/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals 2Q Cont Ops EPS $1.89; 07/05/2018 – Air Products Completes Acquisition of Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology/Patents, and Forms Strategic Alliance with Shell for Liquids (Residue) Gasification for Refineries; 08/05/2018 – Air Products at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference May 15; 27/03/2018 – Air Products Presenting at Barclays Conference Tomorrow; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS SAYS CLOSED TODAY ON $1.3B LU-AN SYNGAS JV PROJECT; 09/05/2018 – Air Products Scales India Operations, Opens World-class Engineering Centre in Pune

Bulldog Investors Llc decreased its stake in Delaware Enhanced Gbl Div & (DEX) by 15.54% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bulldog Investors Llc sold 106,741 shares as the company’s stock declined 17.56% with the market. The hedge fund held 580,180 shares of the company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $6.50 million, down from 686,921 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bulldog Investors Llc who had been investing in Delaware Enhanced Gbl Div & for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $ market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $9.04. About 42,638 shares traded. Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX) has declined 23.96% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.96% the S&P500.

Since November 12, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $3.20 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.29, from 1.35 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 38 investors sold APD shares while 279 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. 182.35 million shares or 0.57% less from 183.38 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 1.56% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) or 27,142 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Limited Liability has invested 0.07% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). 62,054 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Utah Retirement Sys owns 40,743 shares. Atlas Browninc has invested 0.19% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). World Asset Incorporated has invested 0.11% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Manufacturers Life Company The invested in 0.04% or 223,175 shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania invested in 0.91% or 17,849 shares. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd invested in 0.02% or 12,160 shares. Moreover, Legacy Private has 0.04% invested in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) for 1,900 shares. Bank Of Montreal Can reported 407,510 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. First National owns 1,890 shares. Windward Cap Management Company Ca holds 0.04% or 2,025 shares in its portfolio. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Berkshire Asset Mngmt Llc Pa invested in 6,209 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 70 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna upgraded the stock to “Positive” rating in Thursday, September 14 report. Evercore upgraded the shares of APD in report on Tuesday, October 17 to “In-Line” rating. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 9 by JP Morgan. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Susquehanna. J.P. Morgan downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $170.0 target in Monday, January 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, October 27. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30 with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Friday, July 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 26. JP Morgan upgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) on Friday, August 12 to “Overweight” rating.

Ascend Capital Llc, which manages about $4.98B and $1.99B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc by 110,158 shares to 283,966 shares, valued at $22.94 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Boyd Gaming Corp (NYSE:BYD) by 12,176 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 241,760 shares, and cut its stake in Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR).

More notable recent Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Sell Kraft-Heinz At $64-65 – Cramer’s Lightning Round (6/21/18) – Seeking Alpha” on June 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. – Seeking Alpha” published on July 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Air Products and Chemicals declares $1.10 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on November 20, 2018. More interesting news about Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Air Products (APD) to Acquires Gasification Business from GE (GE) – StreetInsider.com” published on November 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “A Dividend Stock To Retire On: Air Products And Chemicals – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 10, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.8 in 2018 Q3. Its up 1.41, from 0.39 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold DEX shares while 8 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 7.43 million shares or 5.74% more from 7.03 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Bulldog Investors Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.92% or 580,180 shares in its portfolio. Brinker Cap invested in 22,039 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Lpl Fin Limited Liability Co owns 82,781 shares. Rivernorth Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 1.88% or 2.01 million shares. Stephens Ar accumulated 17,081 shares. 1607 Partners Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.07% or 109,477 shares. Moreover, Thompson Davis And has 0.1% invested in Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX) for 4,189 shares. Css Ltd Il reported 13,521 shares stake. First Hawaiian Commercial Bank owns 734 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 2,700 were reported by Stratos Wealth Partners. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX). Benjamin F Edwards & Incorporated holds 465 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Corporation owns 128,931 shares. Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna Llp has invested 0% in Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX). Walleye Trading Ltd Liability stated it has 49,424 shares.

More notable recent Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Statement Pursuant to Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940: DEX – Business Wire” on December 28, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: DBL Distribution Cut – Seeking Alpha” published on December 23, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund Announces Final Results of Tender Offer – Business Wire” on November 02, 2018. More interesting news about Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE:DEX) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “BlackBerry and Samsung Collaborate on Enhanced Digital Transformation Solutions – GlobeNewswire” published on June 27, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: DEX Tender Offer Live – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 16, 2018.

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