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I D Systems (IDSY) Position Maintained by Cannell Capital Llc; Hartford Financial Svcs Grp (HIG) Stock Price Rose While Quantitative Investment Management Decreased Position

J. Carlo Cannell increased its stake in I D Systems Inc (IDSY) by 30.76% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cannell Capital Llc bought 400,179 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.33% with the market. The hedge fund run by J. Carlo Cannell held 1.70M shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.78 million, up from 1.30 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cannell Capital Llc who had been investing in I D Systems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $120.65M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $6.92. About 6,221 shares traded. I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY) has risen 22.77% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.07% the S&P500.

Quantitative Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Hartford Financial Svcs Grp (HIG) by 18.66% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Quantitative Investment Management Llc sold 106,800 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.12% with the market. The hedge fund held 465,400 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $25.80 million, down from 572,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Quantitative Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Hartford Financial Svcs Grp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.72 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $55.29. About 2.57 million shares traded or 24.09% up from the average. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) has risen 9.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.78% the S&P500.

Quantitative Investment Management Llc, which manages about $1.89B and $8.76B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 459,200 shares to 1.06M shares, valued at $67.90M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) by 167,100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 217,900 shares, and has risen its stake in Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM).

Among 18 analysts covering Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Hartford Financial had 47 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of HIG in report on Monday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, April 7, the company rating was maintained by Wood. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 19 by UBS. As per Thursday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 3 by FBR Capital. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Tuesday, December 19. The rating was upgraded by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, January 26 to “Overweight”.

Analysts await The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, down 17.59% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.08 per share. HIG’s profit will be $317.48M for 15.53 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 48.33% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold HIG shares while 210 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 310.47 million shares or 1.93% less from 316.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Karpas Strategies reported 5,000 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker invested in 0.01% or 350 shares. Norinchukin Bancorp The owns 49,830 shares. Nationwide Fund reported 0.04% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Moreover, Stephens Ar has 0.3% invested in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) for 149,211 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt has invested 0.08% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Dynamic Cap Management invested in 0.28% or 17,369 shares. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Com reported 43,500 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Prudential Inc reported 0.09% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Invesco Ltd stated it has 0.31% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Bluemountain Cap Mngmt reported 0.02% stake. Pinnacle Assocs Ltd holds 0.02% or 17,095 shares. Evercore Tru Co Na holds 4.25 million shares or 0.68% of its portfolio. Cambridge Inv Rech Advisors invested in 11,547 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited holds 1,510 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. I.D. Systems had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 7. Roth Capital downgraded the shares of IDSY in report on Friday, May 5 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Roth Capital given on Tuesday, July 18. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 10 by Lake Street. Cowen & Co maintained I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY) rating on Tuesday, August 4. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $6.75 target.

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