Renaissance Investment Group Has Boosted Its Microsoft (MSFT) Holding; Fbl Financial Group (FFG) Shorts Increased By 0.53%

September 13, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Fbl Financial Group Incorporated (NYSE:FFG) had an increase of 0.53% in short interest. FFG’s SI was 56,900 shares in September as released by FINRA. Its up 0.53% from 56,600 shares previously. With 30,800 avg volume, 2 days are for Fbl Financial Group Incorporated (NYSE:FFG)’s short sellers to cover FFG’s short positions. The SI to Fbl Financial Group Incorporated’s float is 0.23%. About 1,043 shares traded. FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) has risen 4.96% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.74% the S&P500.

Renaissance Investment Group Llc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 16.68% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Renaissance Investment Group Llc acquired 11,203 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Renaissance Investment Group Llc holds 78,377 shares with $4.87M value, up from 67,174 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $577.24B valuation. The stock rose 0.35% or $0.26 reaching $74.94 per share. About 2.38M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since September 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

FBL Financial Group, Inc. sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The company has market cap of $1.73 billion. The Company’s divisions are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines. It has a 15.04 P/E ratio. It also offers life and annuity products through its subsidiary, Greenfields Life Insurance Company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 1.18 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold FBL Financial Group shares while 36 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 6.72 million shares or 1.05% less from 6.79 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability Com stated it has 2,876 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bankshares Of Mellon holds 84,336 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Aqr Capital Management Ltd Company invested in 25,851 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P has 2.18M shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Qs Investors Ltd Company accumulated 1,454 shares or 0% of the stock. 2,627 are held by Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. Citigroup invested 0% of its portfolio in FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG). Blackrock Fund Advsr invested in 0% or 309,730 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt invested in 44,676 shares or 0% of the stock. Keybank Association Oh reported 12,000 shares. Geode Management Limited reported 74,139 shares stake. 49,323 were accumulated by Morgan Stanley. Eqis Inc invested in 0.02% or 3,926 shares. First Interstate Bank & Trust accumulated 4.74% or 308,000 shares. Highbridge Cap Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.01% or 8,791 shares.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $1.04 billion activity. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81 million on Thursday, May 25. 2.50 million shares were sold by GATES WILLIAM H III, worth $172.24M. Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 24. Morfit G Mason also sold $481.95M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 3.

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