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Junto Capital Management LP Stake in Epam Sys (EPAM) Has Increased by $1.87 Million; Hanover Ins Group (THG) Position Boosted by Franklin Resources Inc

Franklin Resources Inc increased its stake in Hanover Ins Group Inc (THG) by 6.49% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Franklin Resources Inc bought 49,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.32% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 811,800 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $78.69 million, up from 762,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Franklin Resources Inc who had been investing in Hanover Ins Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.61 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $108.4. About 255,541 shares traded or 33.79% up from the average. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) has declined 4.72% since February 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.42% the S&P500.

Junto Capital Management Lp increased its stake in Epam Sys Inc (EPAM) by 8.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Junto Capital Management Lp bought 21,545 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 283,049 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $24.89 million, up from 261,504 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Junto Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Epam Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.08B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $1.61 during the last trading session, reaching $114.65. About 250,403 shares traded. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has risen 15.98% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.72% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 12 selling transactions for $18.15 million activity. Shares for $45,000 were sold by Shekhter Elaina.

Junto Capital Management Lp, which manages about $738.27M and $1.22B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 157,651 shares to 409,029 shares, valued at $59.02 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Planet Fitness Inc by 248,949 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.35 million shares, and cut its stake in Global Pmts Inc (NYSE:GPN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.47 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.81 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 19 investors sold EPAM shares while 56 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 44.11 million shares or 0.03% less from 44.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street holds 0.01% or 946,823 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 74,613 shares. Atria Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 2,566 shares. Howe Rusling owns 35 shares. Quantitative Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.03% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Registered Invest Advisor invested in 0.2% or 4,485 shares. Proshare Ltd Llc holds 5,051 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 1,591 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt, Massachusetts-based fund reported 54,116 shares. Gam Holding Ag holds 0.25% of its portfolio in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) for 67,900 shares. Swiss Bancorp holds 82,362 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Assetmark invested 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM). Rice Hall James And Assoc Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 240,170 shares. Jane Street Group Incorporated Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% in EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) or 2,859 shares. Us Bankshares De holds 0% or 2,455 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. EPAM Systems had 48 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, May 5 with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 20 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, February 17 with “Buy”. UBS maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, November 8. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Monday, March 7. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy”. The stock of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 17 by Jefferies. Monness Crespi maintained EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) rating on Wednesday, May 10. Monness Crespi has “Buy” rating and $91 target.

Among 5 analysts covering Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Hanover Insurance Group had 14 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) on Thursday, January 12 to “Underperform” rating. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, January 9. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Monday, March 28. The stock of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, May 18, the company rating was upgraded by Wood. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Saturday, August 15.

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