Ivory Investment Management LP Has Raised Anthem (ANTM) Position; Pra Group (PRAA) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

November 15, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Ivory Investment Management Lp increased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 5.98% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ivory Investment Management Lp acquired 22,052 shares as Anthem Inc (ANTM)’s stock rose 10.08%. The Ivory Investment Management Lp holds 390,968 shares with $73.55 million value, up from 368,916 last quarter. Anthem Inc now has $56.09B valuation. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.02 on November 14, reaching $218.45. About 7,746 shares traded. Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ:PRAA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Portfolio Recovery Associates had 15 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Hold” on Tuesday, October 10. Raymond James downgraded Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) rating on Tuesday, May 10. Raymond James has “Outperform” rating and $32 target. The stock of Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, November 17. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was upgraded by Janney Capital. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform” on Thursday, September 21. The stock of Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, February 26 by JMP Securities. Janney Capital downgraded the shares of PRAA in report on Wednesday, October 4 to “Sell” rating. As per Tuesday, June 7, the company rating was initiated by First Analysis. The stock of Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. See Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) latest ratings:

09/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $34.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
10/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Downgrade
04/10/2017 Broker: Janney Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Sell Downgrade
21/09/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
14/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0000 Maintain
25/05/2017 Broker: Wood Rating: Outperform New Target: $40 Initiates Coverage On

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.47, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 26 investors sold Pra Group Inc shares while 54 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 47.77 million shares or 3.10% more from 46.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Point72 Asset Management L P owns 9,900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 4.39 million were accumulated by Turtle Creek Asset Management Incorporated. Cs Mckee Lp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 30,800 shares. 4.19 million were reported by Vanguard Group. First Personal Service stated it has 1,001 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. D E Shaw & stated it has 5,998 shares. 54,771 are owned by Pinebridge Invs L P. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 15,612 shares. Wealthtrust accumulated 522 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Staley Cap Advisers invested in 0.03% or 9,476 shares. Pennsylvania-based Pitcairn has invested 0.05% in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). Blackrock holds 5.81M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Parametric Associates Ltd Llc invested in 122,909 shares. Davenport & Lc invested in 20,840 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 62,268 shares.

It closed at $33.2 lastly. It is down 44.62% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.92% the S&P500.

Since May 23, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $4.91 million activity. Another trade for 142,000 shares valued at $4.91 million was bought by Olsen Geir.

PRA Group, Inc. is a financial and business services firm with activities in the Americas and Europe. The company has market cap of $1.50 billion. The Company’s primary business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans. It has a 26.58 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the account receivables management segment.

Among 23 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Anthem Inc had 59 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, October 2 with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, November 7. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, October 17. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Evercore. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) on Tuesday, May 24 to “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 1 report.

Ivory Investment Management Lp decreased Lions Gate Entmnt Corp stake by 23,265 shares to 923,869 valued at $24.28M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc stake by 47,367 shares and now owns 400,208 shares. Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE) was reduced too.

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