American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG) EPS Estimated At $1.64; Connecticut Water Service Has 1.28 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Connecticut Water Service, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a regulated water company. The company has market cap of $640.47 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Water Operations, Real Estate Transactions, and Services and Rentals. It has a 25.55 P/E ratio. The Water Operations segment supplies public drinking water.

Analysts expect American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) to report $1.64 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 17.17% from last quarter’s $1.98 EPS. AFG’s profit would be $144.50 million giving it 16.64 P/E if the $1.64 EPS is correct. After having $1.06 EPS previously, American Financial Group, Inc.’s analysts see 54.72% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.76% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $109.16. About 259,259 shares traded. American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) has risen 40.27% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.57% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.97 million activity. Drosos Virginia sold $149,848 worth of stock. Another trade for 2,051 shares valued at $215,107 was sold by Gillis Michelle A. 25,000 shares were sold by LINDNER S CRAIG, worth $2.61 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.74, from 1.51 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 38 investors sold American Financial Group, Inc. shares while 125 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 51.31 million shares or 3.79% less from 53.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natixis has invested 0.02% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md owns 28,839 shares. Massachusetts Fincl Serv Ma owns 20,862 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Colony Grp Incorporated Ltd stated it has 28,320 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Citadel Advsr Limited Company reported 36,535 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 135,917 shares. Pnc Financial Gru stated it has 0% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Capstone Investment Lc accumulated 1,950 shares. Retirement Of Alabama owns 0.08% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) for 150,425 shares. Wright Ser, a Connecticut-based fund reported 5,090 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt Systems holds 0.02% or 10,016 shares. Invesco Limited reported 0.05% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Cornerstone Capital Holdings Ltd Com holds 55,996 shares. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 78,089 shares in its portfolio. Riverhead Capital Mngmt Lc accumulated 13,821 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

American Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The company has market cap of $9.62 billion. It operates through four divisions: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity, Run-Off Long-Term Care and Life, and Other. It has a 14.08 P/E ratio. The firm offers property and transportation insurance products, such as physical damage and liability coverage for buses, trucks and recreational vehicles, inland and ocean marine, agricultural-related products, and other property coverages; specialty casualty insurance, including primarily excess and surplus, general liability, executive liability, professional liability, umbrella and excess liability, and specialty coverage in targeted markets and customized programs for small to mid-sized businesses; and specialty financial insurance products comprising risk management insurance programs for leasing and financing institutions, surety and fidelity products, and trade credit insurance.

Among 3 analysts covering American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. American Financial Group had 5 analyst reports since January 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, December 2. Buckingham Research initiated American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating. Sandler O’Neill maintained American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $119.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Sandler O’Neill.

Water Asset Management Llc holds 8.35% of its portfolio in Connecticut Water Service, Inc. for 281,451 shares. Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc. owns 85,366 shares or 2.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clean Yield Group has 1.36% invested in the company for 56,088 shares. The New York-based Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc has invested 1.2% in the stock. Rodgers Brothers Inc., a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,072 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $83,910 activity.

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