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Panagora Asset Management Lifted Reinsurance Group Of America (RGA) Position by $4.33 Million as Market Value Declined; Firefly Value Partners LP Has Cut Its Anthem (ANTM) Stake as Market Value Rose

Ryan Heslop decreased its stake in Anthem Inc (ANTM) by 33.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Firefly Value Partners Lp sold 80,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.08% with the market. The hedge fund run by Ryan Heslop held 159,800 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.34M, down from 239,800 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Firefly Value Partners Lp who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $59.76 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $233.68. About 1.02M shares traded. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Panagora Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Reinsurance Group Of America (RGA) by 8.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Panagora Asset Management Inc bought 31,162 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.73% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 381,219 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $53.19M, up from 350,057 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Reinsurance Group Of America for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.44% or $2.24 during the last trading session, reaching $153.08. About 305,790 shares traded. Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) has risen 30.37% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.67% the S&P500.

Firefly Value Partners Lp, which manages about $1.31B and $986.87 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Noble Corp Plc (NYSE:NE) by 13.12 million shares to 13.52 million shares, valued at $62.18 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Manitowoc Co Inc/The (NYSE:MTW) by 1.01 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 9.35M shares, and has risen its stake in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC).

Among 24 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Anthem Inc had 73 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, July 27 to “Buy”. Morgan Stanley initiated the shares of ANTM in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, February 1. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 29 by Oppenheimer. Deutsche Bank maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) rating on Thursday, July 13. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $185 target. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”.

Analysts await Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $5.12 earnings per share, up 9.40% or $0.44 from last year’s $4.68 per share. ANTM’s profit will be $1.31B for 11.41 P/E if the $5.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.29 actual earnings per share reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 296.90% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Reinsurance Group of America had 30 analyst reports since November 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The stock has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, November 17. As per Wednesday, April 6, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 3 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 5 by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup initiated Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) on Thursday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 8. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, April 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 27 investors sold RGA shares while 127 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 57.50 million shares or 0.71% more from 57.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bbva Compass Comml Bank holds 0.1% in Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) or 10,784 shares. Secor Advisors Limited Partnership owns 2,087 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group Inc Limited owns 209,586 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Oakbrook Investments invested in 4,340 shares. Moreover, Origin Asset Llp has 1.87% invested in Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) for 218,279 shares. Ent holds 0.02% or 225 shares. 142,795 were reported by Trillium Asset Mgmt Limited. Northern Corporation invested in 722,349 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Thompson Davis Company holds 437 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Us Natl Bank De invested 0.01% in Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA). Profund Limited Liability Co accumulated 7,026 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Company has 259,269 shares. Advisory Serv Net Limited Liability Company has 16 shares. First Republic Investment Mngmt has 4,938 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gateway Advisers Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) for 1,589 shares.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $62,104 activity.

Panagora Asset Management Inc, which manages about $37.15B and $25.26B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Transunion by 28,502 shares to 29,185 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 29,872 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 73,392 shares, and cut its stake in Incyte Corp (NASDAQ:INCY).

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