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As Regions Finl New (RF) Share Value Rose, Holder Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors LTD Has Decreased Stake by $535,500; Cigna (CI) Shareholder Columbus Hill Capital Management LP Decreased Holding

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Fred Cummings decreased its stake in Regions Finl Corp New (RF) by 4.99% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd sold 31,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.69% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Fred Cummings held 599,970 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.37M, down from 631,470 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd who had been investing in Regions Finl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.02B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $18.72. About 9.38M shares traded. Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) has risen 29.90% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.35% the S&P500.

Kevin D. Eng decreased its stake in Cigna Corporation (CI) by 9.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp sold 17,500 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.61% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kevin D. Eng held 172,345 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $35.00M, down from 189,845 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Cigna Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.56 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $1.4992 during the last trading session, reaching $170.8508. About 916,873 shares traded. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has risen 13.35% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.80% the S&P500.

Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd, which manages about $166.10M and $309.74M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 98,000 shares to 967,196 shares, valued at $14.08M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Citizens Finl Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 86,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 379,755 shares, and has risen its stake in Bankwell Finl Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG).

Among 34 analysts covering Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF), 9 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Regions Financial Corp had 114 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14.5 target in Sunday, September 17 report. The stock of Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 16. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7. The rating was downgraded by FIG Partners on Wednesday, February 24 to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 1 by Susquehanna. On Sunday, April 22 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy” on Monday, January 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 26 investors sold RF shares while 187 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. 823.54 million shares or 2.89% less from 848.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Farmers & Merchants has 0.02% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 13,480 shares. Peoples has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). 13,653 were reported by Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Liability Com. Monetary Grp Inc invested in 486 shares or 0% of the stock. Paradigm Advsrs Ltd Llc invested in 11,695 shares. Greenwood Assocs Limited Com owns 0.1% invested in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) for 25,070 shares. Mendon Capital Advsr Corporation holds 0.16% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) or 100,000 shares. Forest Hill Ltd Liability invested 3.79% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Seizert Cap Prtn Lc invested 2.12% of its portfolio in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Tennessee-based Lee Danner And Bass has invested 0.19% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). Ellington Mgmt Grp reported 20,500 shares stake. Fulton Savings Bank Na holds 18,424 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Next Fincl Group Inc Inc invested 0.08% in Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 227,153 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Farmers Savings Bank has 1,300 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

Columbus Hill Capital Management Lp, which manages about $1.68 billion and $1.56B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW) by 57,000 shares to 354,513 shares, valued at $46.23M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) by 50,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 170,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Ppg Inds Inc (NYSE:PPG).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $17.30 million activity. 229 shares valued at $37,890 were sold by ZOLLARS WILLIAM D on Wednesday, March 14. HARRIS ISAIAH JR also sold $44,382 worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) shares. ZARCONE DONNA F sold $1.29 million worth of stock. $1.12M worth of stock was sold by Jones Nicole S on Friday, March 2. The insider Cordani David sold $7.05 million. Another trade for 28,037 shares valued at $5.77 million was sold by MURABITO JOHN M.

Analysts await Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) to report earnings on May, 3 before the open. They expect $3.39 earnings per share, up 22.38% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.77 per share. CI’s profit will be $824.57 million for 12.60 P/E if the $3.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.94 actual earnings per share reported by Cigna Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 74.74% EPS growth.

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