Vulcan Value Partners Has Cut Its Navigators Group (NAVG) Stake; Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI) Covered By 0 Bullish Analysts Last Week

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Navigators Group Inc (NAVG) stake by 8.64% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 135,140 shares as Navigators Group Inc (NAVG)’s stock declined 7.34%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 1.43 million shares with $78.46M value, down from 1.56M last quarter. Navigators Group Inc now has $1.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 6.47% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $49.35. About 88,815 shares traded. The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has risen 19.79% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.09% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Selective Insurance had 13 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Sandler O’Neill initiated the shares of SIGI in report on Monday, January 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 28. The stock of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 27. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, May 4 by Wood. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, September 20. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 2. See Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
20/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
15/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0000 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold
10/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $59.6. About 43,669 shares traded. Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) has risen 41.43% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.73% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 14 investors sold Selective Insurance Group, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 44.48 million shares or 0.57% less from 44.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc reported 0.01% in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI). Moreover, Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) for 82,058 shares. Blackrock invested in 7.44 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI). Riverhead Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 4,293 shares. Cim Inv Mangement Inc reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI). 8,800 were accumulated by Cohen Lawrence B. Moreover, Smith Asset Gp Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) for 542 shares. Capstone Asset Mgmt owns 12,533 shares. Security National holds 1,150 shares. Ftb Inc invested in 946 shares. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) for 70 shares. Mutual Of America Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.13% in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI). Fifth Third Bancorp has 513 shares. Copper Rock Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1.62% or 587,824 shares.

Selective Insurance Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance services and products in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.48 billion. It operates in four divisions: Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, Excess and Surplus Lines, and Investments. It has a 19.8 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s services and products include property insurance, which covers the financial consequences of accidental loss of an insuredÂ’s real and/or personal property; and casualty insurance that covers the financial consequences of employee injuries in the course of employment, and bodily injury and/or property damage to a third party as a result of an insuredÂ’s negligent acts, omissions, or legal liabilities.

Among 4 analysts covering Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Navigators Group had 6 analyst reports since May 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Sell” on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was downgraded by Wood on Wednesday, December 6 to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, September 18 with “Hold”. Wood maintained The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) rating on Friday, May 27. Wood has “Market Perform” rating and $86 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Sandler O’Neill.

Analysts await The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, down 1.72% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.58 per share. NAVG’s profit will be $16.82M for 21.64 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.00 actual earnings per share reported by The Navigators Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -157.00% EPS growth.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.35 million activity. On Monday, June 12 the insider GALANSKI STANLEY A sold $1.35M.

Vulcan Value Partners Llc increased Jones Lang Lasalle Inc (NYSE:JLL) stake by 136,552 shares to 1.50M valued at $186.97M in 2017Q2. It also upped Cvs Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 102,834 shares and now owns 7.69M shares. Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q2 2017. Its down 4.60, from 5.9 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 9 investors sold NAVG shares while 41 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 21.50 million shares or 49.84% less from 42.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Thomson Horstmann And Bryant stated it has 5,660 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 36,463 shares. Aperio Group Limited Liability Co owns 0% invested in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) for 8,797 shares. Moreover, Kingdon Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 18,790 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advsr L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 15,359 shares. Dimensional Fund LP holds 2.47M shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 16,350 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Manufacturers Life The holds 0% or 16,229 shares in its portfolio. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 3,984 shares. Vulcan Value Prtnrs Limited Liability has invested 0.7% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). 3,778 are owned by Contravisory Inv Mgmt Incorporated. Parkside Finance Fincl Bank And has invested 0.01% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Capstone Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) for 5,792 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG).

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