Dollar Gen New (DG) Holder National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives Decreased Its Stake; Hovnanian K Enterprises (HOV) Market Valuation Rose While New Generation Advisors Trimmed Its Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives decreased its stake in Dollar Gen Corp New (DG) by 28.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives sold 6,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.36% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 16,500 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.34 million, down from 23,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. National Mutual Insurance Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives who had been investing in Dollar Gen Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.25B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $96.67. About 2.68M shares traded or 1.23% up from the average. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has declined 12.26% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500.

New Generation Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Hovnanian K Enterprises Inc (HOV) by 40.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Generation Advisors Llc sold 340,848 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.35% with the market. The hedge fund held 500,000 shares of the homebuilding company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $965,000, down from 840,848 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Generation Advisors Llc who had been investing in Hovnanian K Enterprises Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $283.86M market cap company. The stock increased 5.94% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $2.14. About 1.58M shares traded. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) has risen 51.90% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.20% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Hovnanian (NYSE:HOV), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Hovnanian had 4 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 3 by M Partners. On Thursday, January 12 the stock rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Mkt Underperform”. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral” on Thursday, September 10. The rating was downgraded by M Partners to “Sell” on Friday, December 22.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 9 investors sold HOV shares while 33 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 46.83 million shares or 4.40% more from 44.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James Assoc has 0% invested in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas reported 0% of its portfolio in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV). 88,077 were accumulated by Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Liability Company. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Com has invested 0% in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV). Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated reported 4,000 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt accumulated 193,500 shares. Grp One Trading Limited Partnership, a Illinois-based fund reported 109,148 shares. First Trust LP owns 99,145 shares. Moreover, California Employees Retirement Sys has 0% invested in Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) for 204,300 shares. 1,500 were accumulated by Pnc Fincl Group Inc. 10,300 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Can. Invesco Limited holds 0% or 469,169 shares. Mcf Limited Company accumulated 5,415 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0% or 150,077 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $3.04 million activity. Another trade for 11,257 shares valued at $866,789 was made by Ravener Robert D on Tuesday, September 12. $683,092 worth of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was sold by Kindy Michael J on Thursday, December 14. $251,895 worth of stock was sold by TAYLOR RHONDA on Tuesday, December 12.

Analysts await Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) to report earnings on March, 15. They expect $1.45 EPS, down 2.68% or $0.04 from last year’s $1.49 per share. DG’s profit will be $393.77M for 16.67 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Dollar General Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.96% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 58 investors sold DG shares while 187 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 237.14 million shares or 1.40% less from 240.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Catalyst Capital Limited Liability has invested 0% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). 59 were reported by Td Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co. Voya Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 155,918 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Amer International Gp Inc accumulated 0.02% or 77,673 shares. Swiss National Bank & Trust has invested 0.09% in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 14,930 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0.04% or 197,716 shares. 678,052 were accumulated by Tyvor Cap Ltd. 4,771 were reported by Advisor Prtn Limited Liability. Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 0.03% or 30,113 shares in its portfolio. First Tru Advsr Lp owns 233,317 shares. Moreover, Segall Bryant & Hamill Lc has 0.1% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability accumulated 0.02% or 19,265 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth has 0% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG). Pub Sector Pension Investment Board owns 0.01% invested in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) for 29,782 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Dollar General Corp. had 101 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, December 7. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Barclays Capital initiated Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) rating on Friday, September 23. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $74 target. As per Tuesday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 26 by Telsey Advisory Group. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 7. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 31. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105.0 target in Thursday, December 7 report. The stock has “” rating by BB&T Capital on Friday, November 20. Jefferies maintained Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) on Friday, May 27 with “Buy” rating.

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