Anthem (ANTM) Shares Rose While Euclidean Technologies Management Decreased by $340,200 Its Holding; As First Amern Finl (FAF) Share Value Rose, Holder Voya Investment Management Decreased Its Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Euclidean Technologies Management Llc decreased its stake in Anthem Inc (ANTM) by 14.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Euclidean Technologies Management Llc sold 1,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.08% with the market. The hedge fund held 10,787 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.05 million, down from 12,587 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Euclidean Technologies Management Llc who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.58B market cap company. The stock increased 2.05% or $4.82 during the last trading session, reaching $239.82. About 1.92M shares traded or 16.44% up from the average. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Voya Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in First Amern Finl Corp (FAF) by 65.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Voya Investment Management Llc sold 392,081 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 208,305 shares of the specialty insurers company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.41M, down from 600,386 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Voya Investment Management Llc who had been investing in First Amern Finl Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.59 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $59.43. About 477,839 shares traded. First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has risen 15.34% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.36% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Anthem Inc had 64 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, November 3. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, October 17. Cowen & Co maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 27. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”.

Analysts await Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.25 EPS, down 28.98% or $0.51 from last year’s $1.76 per share. ANTM’s profit will be $320.95M for 47.96 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.65 actual EPS reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.83% negative EPS growth.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $338,324 activity.

Analysts await First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.91 EPS, down 1.09% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.92 per share. FAF’s profit will be $100.85 million for 16.33 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by First American Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering First American Financial (NYSE:FAF), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. First American Financial had 16 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of FAF in report on Thursday, January 14 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was upgraded by Stephens. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, October 27. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 18 by Macquarie Research. Susquehanna initiated First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) on Tuesday, October 20 with “Positive” rating. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral”. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Tigress Financial. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Friday, November 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.65, from 1.67 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 29 investors sold FAF shares while 100 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 90.34 million shares or 0.17% more from 90.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wedge Cap Management L LP Nc accumulated 18,779 shares. Aperio Group Inc Ltd Co reported 121,423 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Orrstown Fin Serv Inc reported 0% stake. Massachusetts Financial Ma stated it has 27,924 shares. Convergence Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.31% or 44,303 shares. Cornerstone Hldg Limited Com accumulated 0.21% or 539,140 shares. Prescott Group Lc holds 0.42% of its portfolio in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) for 41,684 shares. 54,955 were accumulated by Mason Street Advsr Ltd Com. The Texas-based Teacher Retirement Of Texas has invested 0% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma accumulated 56,596 shares. Natl Bank Of America Corp De holds 785,864 shares. Ariel Invests Limited Liability Company stated it has 3.02% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF). Pacad Investment has invested 0.01% in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF). Clinton Group Inc holds 31,166 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset reported 36,708 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings.

Voya Investment Management Llc, which manages about $84.40B and $46.53 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Technipfmc Plc by 47,884 shares to 266,089 shares, valued at $7.43M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:MNK) by 85,847 shares in the quarter, for a total of 222,048 shares, and has risen its stake in Mgic Invt Corp Wis (NYSE:MTG).

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