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Blair William & Company Trimmed Eagle Materials (EXP) Stake By $386,900; Unum Group (UNM)’s Sentiment Is 0.85

Blair William & Company decreased Eagle Materials Inc (EXP) stake by 7.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Blair William & Company sold 3,650 shares as Eagle Materials Inc (EXP)’s stock declined 5.37%. The Blair William & Company holds 42,015 shares with $4.48M value, down from 45,665 last quarter. Eagle Materials Inc now has $5.66B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $116.44. About 71,784 shares traded. Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has risen 36.20% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance services and products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $12.50 billion. It operates through Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, and Closed Block divisions. It has a 13.07 P/E ratio. The firm offers group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment products; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability, voluntary benefits, and dental and vision products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products.

Analysts await Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.43 EPS, up 22.22% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.17 per share. EXP’s profit will be $69.54 million for 20.36 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Eagle Materials Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.16% EPS growth.

Blair William & Company increased Ishares Us Credit Bond Etf (CRED) stake by 5,189 shares to 7,535 valued at $846,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Becton Dickinson And Co (NYSE:BDX) stake by 1,635 shares and now owns 52,616 shares. Fortive Corp was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold EXP shares while 86 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 44.01 million shares or 1.41% more from 43.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nomura owns 2,538 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lpl Fincl Limited Co holds 2,716 shares. Cornerstone Cap Liability Company holds 450 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Swiss Commercial Bank invested in 80,600 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 6,098 were reported by Advantus Capital Mngmt. Mason Street Advsrs Limited Liability Corp, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 24,071 shares. Aperio Grp Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 12,325 shares. Hodges Capital Mngmt Incorporated holds 3.43% or 476,394 shares in its portfolio. 28,525 were accumulated by Ami Invest Inc. Capital Fund Mngmt Sa reported 25,506 shares stake. Advisory Services Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 11,236 shares. Envestnet Asset stated it has 22,367 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tygh Mgmt invested 0.9% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Fishman Jay A Ltd Mi has 0.07% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 3,415 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 71,328 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $8.56 million activity. 8,198 shares were sold by Graass James H, worth $881,721 on Monday, October 30. Shares for $506,975 were sold by Kesler Dale Craig on Wednesday, September 6. Haack Michael had sold 6,731 shares worth $774,065 on Friday, December 8. The insider ESSL GERALD J sold 8,161 shares worth $856,905. $1.06 million worth of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was sold by Powers David B. On Wednesday, August 30 the insider Devlin William R sold $1.59M. On Monday, September 11 the insider STEWART ROBERT S sold $661,674.

Among 8 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Eagle Materials had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EXP in report on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, December 15. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Monday, April 18. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Citigroup. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Standpoint Research. The rating was upgraded by Standpoint Research on Tuesday, October 4 to “Buy”. Standpoint Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, July 31 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. Standpoint Research initiated the stock with “Accumulate” rating in Monday, March 28 report.

Grace & White Inc Ny holds 6.15% of its portfolio in Unum Group for 578,680 shares. Donald Smith & Co. Inc. owns 3.39 million shares or 4.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mcclain Value Management Llc has 3.88% invested in the company for 53,968 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Mount Lucas Management Lp has invested 3.62% in the stock. Washington Capital Management Inc, a Washington-based fund reported 64,500 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Unum Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Unum Group, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $40.0 while the high is $43.0. The stock’s average target of $41.50 is -25.52% below today’s ($55.72) share price. UNM was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Underperform” on Monday, November 28. The stock of Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo.

The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $55.72. About 565,709 shares traded. Unum Group (UNM) has risen 29.60% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.06 earnings per share, up 6.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $1 per share. UNM’s profit will be $237.85M for 13.14 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Unum Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.75% negative EPS growth.

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