Analyzing Institutional Holdings in Foreign Integrated Energy Stocks
Institutional holdings in foreign integrated energy stocks
Integrated energy stocks Total (TOT), Suncor Energy (SU), ENI (E), and Petrobras (PBR) have varied institutional holdings ranging from 2% to 71%. The level of these holdings hints at the confidence level or sentiment sophisticated market participants like institutions have in a stock.
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SU’s institutional holdings stand at 71%, higher than peers TOT, E, and PBR. On the other hand, ENI has the lowest holding standing at 2%. Usually, everything else being equal, larger institutional holdings indicate a positive opinion about a stock among sophisticated institutional investors.
The institutional holdings of TOT and PBR stand at 6% and 12%, respectively. If you’re looking for exposure to integrated energy stocks, you can consider the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE). The ETF has ~39% exposure to integrated energy sector stocks.
In the next part, we’ll evaluate the short interest changes in TOT, E, SU, and PBR in 2017.