Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Has Lowered James Riv Group LTD (JRVR) Stake by $1.31 Million as Stock Price Declined; National Instrs (NATI) Holding Has Raised by Blackrock Inc

April 27, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Blackrock Inc increased its stake in National Instrs Corp (NATI) by 1.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackrock Inc bought 126,315 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.65% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8.86 million shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $368.88M, up from 8.73 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackrock Inc who had been investing in National Instrs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.48 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $49.38. About 494,638 shares traded. National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) has risen 55.28% since April 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.73% the S&P500.




Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc decreased its stake in James Riv Group Ltd (JRVR) by 5.08% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc sold 32,785 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.98% with the market. The hedge fund held 612,390 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $24.50 million, down from 645,175 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc who had been investing in James Riv Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.10B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $36.87. About 185,075 shares traded. James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) has declined 13.74% since April 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.68, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold NATI shares while 67 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 96.83 million shares or 1.99% less from 98.79 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brown Advisory stated it has 15,844 shares. Stephens Ar stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% or 228,867 shares. The Japan-based Daiwa Secs Gp Inc has invested 0.05% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Sg Americas Lc holds 43,687 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Llc reported 129 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Needham Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.33% of its portfolio in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 29,800 shares. Delta Asset Ltd Tn invested in 0.26% or 44,973 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Assocs Inc accumulated 167 shares. Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md has invested 0.06% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has 0.04% invested in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) for 186,838 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 135,783 shares. Regions Fincl accumulated 225 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans invested 0.1% in National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 13,756 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Natl Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Natl Instruments had 11 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NATI in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, January 30. On Thursday, December 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Friday, January 27 report. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital on Wednesday, May 11 with “Market Perform”. As per Sunday, September 24, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) on Friday, July 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 31. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 27 report.

Blackrock Inc, which manages about $2101.76 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in First Defiance Finl Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF) by 23,027 shares to 1.17M shares, valued at $60.86M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Tanger Factory Outlet Ctrs I (NYSE:SKT) by 434,058 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 10.83 million shares, and cut its stake in Tristate Cap Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:TSC).

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 48 sales for $88.61 million activity. Another trade for 67,500 shares valued at $3.42 million was made by TRUCHARD JAMES J on Monday, April 16. Another trade for 11,925 shares valued at $599,947 was made by DAVERN ALEXANDER M on Thursday, February 1. The insider Roiko John Charles sold 1,846 shares worth $92,805. $217,316 worth of National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ:NATI) was sold by Rust Scott Arthur on Thursday, February 1.

Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc, which manages about $888.86 million and $677.59M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) by 134,721 shares to 725,986 shares, valued at $16.63 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Five Point Holdings Llc by 277,631 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.30M shares, and has risen its stake in Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO).

Analysts await James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $0.51 EPS, down 12.07% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.58 per share. JRVR’s profit will be $15.23 million for 18.07 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual EPS reported by James River Group Holdings, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 292.31% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering James River Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:JRVR), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. James River Group Holdings Ltd had 22 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) earned “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 4. The stock of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, November 23. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Monday, December 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, March 2. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) rating on Wednesday, March 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $42.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) on Monday, November 14 to “Mkt Perform” rating. JMP Securities initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, November 14 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Monday, August 10. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 17 report.

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