Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Market Value Rose While Carret Asset Management Has Increased Holding by $348,270; Check Point Software Tech (CHKP) Shares Declined While Aviva Plc Trimmed Holding by $983,650

May 18, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Carret Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Fidelity National Financial (FNF) by 35.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Carret Asset Management Llc bought 8,930 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.07% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 34,290 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.35 million, up from 25,360 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Carret Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Fidelity National Financial for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.55B market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.275 during the last trading session, reaching $38.425. About 110,736 shares traded. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) has risen 46.00% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.45% the S&P500.




Aviva Plc decreased its stake in Check Point Software Tech (CHKP) by 12.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Aviva Plc sold 9,550 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 68,511 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.10 million, down from 78,061 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Aviva Plc who had been investing in Check Point Software Tech for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.27B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $96. About 118,183 shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has declined 4.45% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.00% the S&P500.

Carret Asset Management Llc, which manages about $1.76 billion and $642.88 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Comcast Corp Cl A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) by 45,816 shares to 190,126 shares, valued at $7.62M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 9,822 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 47,005 shares, and cut its stake in Macys Inc Com (NYSE:M).

More news for Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “FNF Announces Time Change for 1st Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call” on April 23, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 8 analysts covering Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Fidelity National Financial had 26 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. The stock of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27 with “Overweight”. As per Monday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. Barclays Capital maintained Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) rating on Friday, February 12. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $46 target. Stephens maintained Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) rating on Monday, January 8. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $47.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 20. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, January 26 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by Monness Crespi.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 40 investors sold FNF shares while 87 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 219.60 million shares or 1.84% more from 215.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Amp Capital Investors Limited stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF). Wallington Asset Management owns 147,810 shares for 1.49% of their portfolio. 69,494 were reported by Peapack Gladstone Fincl Corporation. Wellington Mgmt Gru Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.03% in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF). Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.48% in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF). X Mngmt Communication Lc accumulated 0.02% or 16,808 shares. 5,995 were accumulated by Ls Advsrs. 632,854 were accumulated by State Common Retirement Fund. Regions Fin Corporation invested in 0.01% or 12,525 shares. Crestwood Advsr Grp Lc holds 1.54% or 494,115 shares in its portfolio. Whittier Trust reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF). Brinker holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) for 7,457 shares. Tocqueville Asset Ltd Partnership has 58,120 shares. Cadence Cap Mgmt Ltd has 28,323 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has 0.04% invested in Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF).

Analysts await Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.19 EPS, up 4.39% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.14 per share. CHKP’s profit will be $189.25 million for 20.17 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.18 actual EPS reported by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.85% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 28 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 83 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 15. The rating was initiated by PiperJaffray with “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 28. Citigroup maintained Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) on Friday, July 21 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 14. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Evercore. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Hold” rating and $105.0 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 13.

More notable recent Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2018 First Quarter Financial Results” on April 25, 2018, also Globes.Co.Il with their article: “Credit Suisse to raise $250m for Nacht’s aMoon Fund” published on May 16, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Argus Downgrades Check Point Software On Execution Issues” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Finjan Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Check Point USA and Check Point Israel” published on May 04, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “April’s Most Wanted Malware: Cryptomining Malware Targeting Unpatched Server Vulnerabilities, says Check Point” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

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