According to the SEC’s latest filings, institutions owning shares of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) have increased their transactions by 0.01%.  Institutions now own 23.10% of the company.

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Institutions may also influence the price of a stock after acquiring a position by using TV shows, articles in high-profile newspapers or magazines and presentations at investor conferences to help drive the price higher, increasing the value of the share.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU) stock stands -17.79% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also -30.85% away from the 200-day average.  Recently, the commodity stands -44.18% away from the 52-week high and 18.68% from the 52-week low.  The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 45.36 for AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU).

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