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Service International (SCI) Reaches $37.77 52-Week High; Brandywine Global Investment Management Has Lifted Prudential Finl (PRU) Stake By $4.07 Million

Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc increased Prudential Finl Inc (PRU) stake by 9.73% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc acquired 37,710 shares as Prudential Finl Inc (PRU)’s stock declined 6.41%. The Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc holds 425,296 shares with $45.99M value, up from 387,586 last quarter. Prudential Finl Inc now has $49.76 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.70% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $117.15. About 1.18 million shares traded. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has risen 33.66% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.96% the S&P500.

The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) hit a new 52-week high and has $38.90 target or 3.00% above today’s $37.77 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $7.08B company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 10 by Barchart.com. If the $38.90 price target is reached, the company will be worth $212.43 million more. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $37.77. About 699,526 shares traded. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has risen 20.29% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.38 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 24 investors sold Service Corporation International shares while 96 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 154.07 million shares or 2.01% less from 157.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Zacks Mngmt invested in 0.07% or 78,941 shares. Jupiter Asset Mngmt Limited stated it has 0.2% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Envestnet Asset Mgmt stated it has 19,315 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Piedmont Ltd Liability Com accumulated 23,500 shares. Hanson Mcclain reported 0% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Federated Inc Pa reported 79,208 shares. Td Asset Management has 0% invested in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Cipher Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Pnc Fincl Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9,282 shares. Winfield Associates invested in 0% or 110 shares. Cantab Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) for 54,966 shares. Los Angeles Capital Equity Research has invested 0.16% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). 2.31 million are held by Tourbillon Prns Limited Partnership. Buckhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 9,159 shares.

Service Corporation International, together with its subsidiaries, provides deathcare services and products in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $7.08 billion. The firm operates through Funeral and Cemetery divisions. It has a 19.88 P/E ratio. The Company’s funeral service and cemetery activities comprise funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses.

Among 5 analysts covering Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Service Corporation International has $40 highest and $27 lowest target. $36.25’s average target is -4.02% below currents $37.77 stock price. Service Corporation International had 13 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, August 2. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3700 target in Monday, July 17 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 21. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. Oppenheimer initiated Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) on Wednesday, November 11 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Thursday, April 28.

Analysts await Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.45 EPS, down 4.26% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.47 per share. SCI’s profit will be $84.36 million for 20.98 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Service Corporation International for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

Brandywine Global Investment Management Llc decreased Worthington Inds Inc (NYSE:WOR) stake by 19,576 shares to 314,644 valued at $15.80 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ryder Sys Inc (NYSE:R) stake by 7,397 shares and now owns 172,562 shares. Norwegian Cruise Line Hldgs (NASDAQ:NCLH) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Prudential Financial had 41 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, February 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26 with “Neutral”. The stock of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by FBR Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) rating on Thursday, February 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $80 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, November 12 with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 23 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11300 target in Monday, June 26 report. The stock of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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