Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Analysts See $1.13 EPS for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc


Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.87% of the company's stock. 8,451 are held by Pinebridge Limited Partnership. Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc now has $18.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $51.67. Sarasin & Partners Llp sold 97,466 shares as the company's stock declined 7.99% with the market. On Tuesday, December 19 Credit Suisse upgraded The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) or 12,947 shs. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. The company has market cap of $7.28 billion. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $31.42. About 2.36M shares traded. Finning International Inc. (TSE:FTT) has 0.00% since April 15, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. (NYSE:HIG). Captrust Advsr stated it has 20,942 shs or 0.07% of all its holdings.

In total 8 analysts cover Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG). See The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) to "Outperform" rating. (The) from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. FBR Capital maintained The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $59.42. FBR Capital has "Hold" rating and $5400 target. Manufacturers Life Company The owns 588,067 shs or 0.04% of their U.S. capital.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business clients in the United States. Wells Fargo set a $56.00 target price on The Hartford and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. (TSE:FTT) on Wednesday, January 18 to "Neutral" rating. The company was maintained on Friday, April 7 by Wood. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. On Tuesday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by Nomura with "Neutral".

Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q4 2017. That's change of 0.09, from 2017Q3's 0.83. It turned negative, as 43 investors sold The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. shares while 216 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. Carroll Associate Incorporated owns 0% invested in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) for 399 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) or 28,808 shares. Nuveen Asset Lc owns 9,794 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Institute For Wealth Management Llc holds 32,715 shares. Scotia Capital Inc.'s holdings in Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) for 500 shares. Orrstown Svcs holds 1.12% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) or 17,404 shares. Advisory Network Ltd Llc holds 3,586 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Lucas Capital Mgmt has invested 0.3% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). Carret Asset Management Limited Company invested in 0.68% or 77,893 shares. Moreover, Bokf Na has 0.12% invested in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,187 shares in the company, valued at approximately $871,993.69. (NYSE:HIG). Klingenstein Fields And Ltd Liability reported 1.12% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Blackrock holds 0.08% or 28.64M shares. Ls Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 36,483 shares.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $5.27 million activity. The stock of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Alpha Cubed Investments Llc decreased Chevron Corp New (NYSE:CVX) stake by 2,482 shares to 7,377 valued at $924,000 in 2017Q4. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 1.02% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC ).

In related news, EVP David C. Robinson sold 868 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. ELLIOT DOUGLAS G sold $4.48 million worth of stock. $618,585 worth of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Lewis Scott R. had sold 2,319 shares worth $124,925. (NYSE:HIG)'s earnings release, according to Faxor. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $1.07 earnings per share. HIG's profit will be $403.38 million for 11.43 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. 15,059 Skyworks Solutions, Inc. The insurance provider reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.04. Its down 30.92% from 441,200 shares previously.

Among 38 analysts covering Skyworks Solutions Inc. (TSE:FTT), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 84% are positive. Finning International Inc. had 48 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet lowered shares of The Hartford from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. (NASDAQ:SWKS) rating on Friday, July 21. On Monday, December 4 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital on Friday, October 28 with "Outperform". UBS has "Buy" rating and $62 target. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 20.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. 34 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. Spirit Of America Mgmt Corp New York invested in 0.72% or 313,349 shares. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can accumulated 412,744 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Pillar Pacific Ltd Llc reported 0.23% in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS). Baldwin Brothers Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 192 shares. About 1.90M shares traded. Utah Retirement owns 65,993 shares. Northern reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Virtus Advisers accumulated 0.04% or 41,994 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans stated it has 378,159 shares.

Platinum Investment Management Ltd decreased Paypal Hldgs Inc stake by 717,900 shares to 2.33M valued at $171.57 million in 2017Q4. (NYSE:HIG) or 1,028 shares. Hollyfrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) was reduced too.

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