Dean Capital Management increased its stake in Knoll Inc (KNL) by 43.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dean Capital Management bought 67,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.41% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 221,487 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.43 million, up from 154,387 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dean Capital Management who had been investing in Knoll Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.09 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $22.39. About 110,666 shares traded. Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL) has declined 1.97% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.67% the S&P500.
Trustmark National Bank Trust Department decreased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 19.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trustmark National Bank Trust Department sold 8,217 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.70% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 34,190 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.78 million, down from 42,407 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trustmark National Bank Trust Department who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $49.51B market cap company. The stock increased 1.80% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $47.47. About 4.34M shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has risen 13.92% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.78% the S&P500.
Dean Capital Management, which manages about $555.00 million and $213.56 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Valmont Inds Inc (NYSE:VMI) by 7,330 shares to 13,535 shares, valued at $2.14 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Owens & Minor Inc (NYSE:OMI) by 45,175 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 87,290 shares, and cut its stake in Renasant Corp (NASDAQ:RNST).
Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 25 investors sold KNL shares while 33 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 44.14 million shares or 0.12% more from 44.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gsa Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL) for 34,130 shares. Adage Prns Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 594,541 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Northern Corporation invested in 0% or 634,431 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL). Fdx Advisors Inc stated it has 12,324 shares. Greenwich Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 16,383 shares. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 82,804 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL). Malaga Cove Capital Ltd Liability Corporation reported 34,968 shares. New Amsterdam Prtnrs Ltd Liability owns 285,510 shares. Citadel Advsrs Lc has 176,144 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Ftb Advisors Incorporated has 0% invested in Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL). Pacad Ltd accumulated 1,314 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers holds 102,404 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Intl Gp stated it has 0% in Knoll, Inc. (NYSE:KNL).
Among 3 analysts covering Knoll (NYSE:KNL), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Knoll had 4 analyst reports since April 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. BB&T Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, April 25 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 28 by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, December 26 to “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 4 by Seaport Global.
Analysts await MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $1.19 EPS, down 18.49% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.46 per share. MET’s profit will be $1.24 billion for 9.97 P/E if the $1.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.11 actual EPS reported by MetLife, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.21% EPS growth.
Trustmark National Bank Trust Department, which manages about $2.00 billion and $874.60M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr by 23,768 shares to 459,730 shares, valued at $22.34 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 4,051 shares in the quarter, for a total of 33,066 shares, and has risen its stake in Intl Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM).
Among 16 analysts covering MetLife (NYSE:MET), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. MetLife had 49 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. FBR Capital downgraded it to “Mkt Perform” rating and $54 target in Monday, November 28 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Friday, December 9. Barclays Capital maintained MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) rating on Friday, August 11. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $60 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 14 by Macquarie Research. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 23 to “Buy”. As per Wednesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 5 report.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 61 investors sold MET shares while 336 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 289 raised stakes. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Counselors Incorporated holds 5,561 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Westover Lc invested in 20,339 shares. Advisory Svcs Networks Ltd Liability Co stated it has 9,841 shares. Veritable Limited Partnership owns 27,808 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Cibc World Markets, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 225,273 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Europe) Limited has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Paradigm Asset Management Limited Liability reported 76,930 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings. Foster And Motley reported 5,570 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Meridian Investment Counsel owns 54,138 shares for 1.78% of their portfolio. Avalon Advsr Limited Liability Corp owns 272,431 shares. Moreover, Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.02% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Green Square Cap Ltd stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Alpha Cubed Investments Ltd Liability Com stated it has 4,091 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Seabridge Ltd Liability Corporation reported 400 shares. Cambiar Investors Ltd Com accumulated 789,278 shares or 0.64% of the stock.