Jvl Advisors Has Lowered Its Stake in Encana (ECA) as Share Value Declined; Amp Capital Investors LTD Has Decreased Its Assurant (AIZ) Stake as Stock Rose

February 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Amp Capital Investors Ltd decreased its stake in Assurant Inc (AIZ) by 24.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amp Capital Investors Ltd sold 31,623 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.87% with the market. The institutional investor held 98,117 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.37M, down from 129,740 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amp Capital Investors Ltd who had been investing in Assurant Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $89.92. About 447,744 shares traded or 8.22% up from the average. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Jvl Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Encana Corp (ECA) by 1.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jvl Advisors Llc sold 93,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.34% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 5.56M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $65.53 million, down from 5.66 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jvl Advisors Llc who had been investing in Encana Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.51 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $11.01. About 10.02 million shares traded or 25.97% up from the average. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has risen 50.13% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.43% the S&P500.




Among 7 analysts covering Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Assurant had 10 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 3 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, August 14. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. Piper Jaffray maintained Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) on Wednesday, October 21 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 20. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of AIZ in report on Friday, October 7 with “Neutral” rating. SunTrust upgraded the shares of AIZ in report on Thursday, July 30 to “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 20 investors sold AIZ shares while 122 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 46.94 million shares or 1.23% less from 47.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Citadel Advsr Limited Liability reported 401,656 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsr LP has 0.09% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Gsa Partners Llp reported 0.04% stake. Boston has invested 0% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Moreover, Nomura Asset Ltd has 0.01% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Sg Americas Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited, Japan-based fund reported 4,634 shares. Quantbot Technologies LP reported 3,737 shares stake. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Inc Tx holds 0.02% or 9,841 shares. Moreover, Daiwa Sb has 0.03% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 920 shares. Capital Advisers Ltd Company has 0.09% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 118,315 shares. Wespac Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Invesco Ltd has invested 0.01% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ).

Amp Capital Investors Ltd, which manages about $17.78B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Bk Cda Montreal Que (NYSE:RY) by 55,570 shares to 723,860 shares, valued at $55.88M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Celanese Corp Del (NYSE:CE) by 30,008 shares in the quarter, for a total of 141,822 shares, and has risen its stake in Rollins Inc (NYSE:ROL).

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