Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Analysts See $0.62 EPS; Autozone (AZO) SI Decreased By 3.8%

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Autozone Incorporated (NYSE:AZO) had a decrease of 3.8% in short interest. AZO’s SI was 1.98 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 3.8% from 2.06M shares previously. With 494,400 avg volume, 4 days are for Autozone Incorporated (NYSE:AZO)’s short sellers to cover AZO’s short positions. The stock increased 1.89% or $14.62 during the last trading session, reaching $787.93. About 456,389 shares traded. AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has declined 10.95% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) to report $0.62 EPS on February, 5.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 19.23% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. HMN’s profit would be $25.21 million giving it 17.76 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.69 EPS previously, Horace Mann Educators Corporation’s analysts see -10.14% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $44.05. About 73,036 shares traded. Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has risen 12.86% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.84% the S&P500.

AutoZone, Inc. retails and distributes automotive replacement parts and accessories. The company has market cap of $21.55 billion. It offers various products for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. It has a 17.59 P/E ratio. The firm also provides A/C compressors, batteries and accessories, belts and hoses, calipers, carburetors, chassis, clutches, CV axles, engines, fuel pumps, fuses, ignition and lighting products, mufflers, radiators, thermostats, starters and alternators, and water pumps.

Among 23 analysts covering Autozone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Autozone Inc. had 67 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, March 22. Bank of America upgraded AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Monday, August 24 to “Buy” rating. UBS upgraded AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Monday, September 12 to “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Wednesday, December 9 with “Sector Perform” rating. On Friday, September 8 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Tuesday, May 23 by Raymond James. Oppenheimer maintained AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) on Thursday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Bank of America. The stock of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 21. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, February 12.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $11.63 million activity. $2.05 million worth of stock was sold by Smith Richard Craig on Thursday, January 4. Shares for $7.82 million were sold by Graves William W. 3,000 shares were sold by MCKENNA WILLIAM ANDREW, worth $1.75 million.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 59 investors sold AutoZone, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 26.58 million shares or 0.11% less from 26.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. British Columbia Mgmt owns 9,613 shares. 383 were accumulated by Bbva Compass Financial Bank. Moreover, Suntrust Banks Incorporated has 0% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Liability invested 0% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Toronto Dominion Bank has invested 0.03% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). 1,068 are owned by Veritable L P. Legacy Private Trust stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Atria Investments Limited has 0.02% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 680 shares. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag owns 363,621 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Management has invested 0.03% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Ameriprise reported 236,396 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. 1832 Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). The Quebec – Canada-based Pub Sector Pension Inv Board has invested 0.01% in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO). Moreover, Da Davidson And has 0.06% invested in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) for 4,719 shares. Keybank National Association Oh invested in 841 shares or 0% of the stock.

Among 4 analysts covering Horace Mann Educators Corp (NYSE:HMN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Horace Mann Educators Corp had 10 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 11 report. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Wood. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, December 4. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 10 by JMP Securities. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Sell” rating and $35.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wood given on Tuesday, September 5. Wood maintained the stock with “” rating in Tuesday, April 11 report. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $137,725 activity. Stricker Robert sold $137,725 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.50, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 7 investors sold Horace Mann Educators Corporation shares while 48 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 41.01 million shares or 3.58% more from 39.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Grp Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Profund Advsrs Lc holds 0.01% or 7,146 shares in its portfolio. Rbf Ltd Liability Corp has 10,000 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York has 27,675 shares. Moreover, Sei Invs Com has 0% invested in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) for 13,150 shares. Aviance Cap Management Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Schwab Charles Mgmt owns 250,368 shares. Franklin Res stated it has 1.41 million shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Aqr Ltd Liability has 45,774 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Brandywine Glob Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 117,960 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma stated it has 52,153 shares. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 82,468 shares. Laurion Management L P has invested 0% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Moreover, Victory Mngmt has 0.17% invested in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Suntrust Banks invested in 0.01% or 61,438 shares.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.79 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, Life Insurance, and Corporate and Other. It has a 28.77 P/E ratio. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and homeowners insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.

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