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American Finl Group Ohio (AFG) Stake Held by New Vernon Investment Management Llc; Crestwood Capital Management LP Trimmed Its Expedia Group (EXPE) Position by $533,500 as Valuation Rose

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Michael R. Weisberg decreased its stake in Expedia Group Inc (EXPE) by 9.55% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crestwood Capital Management Lp sold 4,850 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.51% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Michael R. Weisberg held 45,960 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.07M, down from 50,810 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crestwood Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Expedia Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.68 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $124.39. About 1.07M shares traded. Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) has declined 19.04% since June 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.61% the S&P500. Some Historical EXPE News: 26/04/2018 – Expedia 1Q Adj Loss/Shr 46c; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP INC EXPE.O – QTRLY REVENUE $2,311 MLN VS $2,008 MLN LAST YEAR; 26/04/2018 – HILTON CEO SAYS THERE WOULD BE MORE INVESTMENT AND ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF CONTINUING TO BUILD MORE DIRECT RELATIONSHIPS WITH HILTON’S CUSTOMERS; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP INC EXPE.O – QTRLY ROOM NIGHT GROWTH 15 PCT VS 12 PCT LAST YEAR; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP 1Q 2018 LOSS PER SHARE EXCLUDING TRIVAGO 36C; 20/03/2018 – AMERICAN EXPRESS SAYS ALERTED BY EXPEDIA ABOUT CYBER ATTACK; 20/03/2018 – AXP: EXPEDIA SAYS SOME CUSTOMERS MAY BE EXPOSED TO CYBER ATTACK; 26/04/2018 – EXPEDIA GROUP INC QTRLY SHR LOSS $0.91; 07/03/2018 – EXPEDIA HOLDER LIBERTY EXPEDIA HOLDINGS REPORTS 19.4% STAKE; 15/05/2018 – Fir Tree Adds FirstEnergy, Exits Expedia, Cuts NXP Semi: 13F

New Vernon Investment Management Llc increased its stake in American Finl Group Inc Ohio (AFG) by 17.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Vernon Investment Management Llc bought 5,486 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.75% with the market. The hedge fund held 36,633 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.11 million, up from 31,147 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Vernon Investment Management Llc who had been investing in American Finl Group Inc Ohio for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.77 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.18% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $109.8. About 264,797 shares traded. American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) has risen 16.01% since June 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.44% the S&P500. Some Historical AFG News: 02/05/2018 – AMERICAN FINANCIAL 1Q CORE OPER EPS $2.42, EST. $1.94; 13/03/2018 – American Financial Network, Inc. (AFN) Partners with Valuelnsured to Offer Its Customers Down Payment Protection with AFN Protection+; 29/05/2018 – American Financial Group Management to Participate in the 2018 Morgan Stanley Financials Conference; 25/04/2018 – As Intelligent Customer Care Platforms Experience Rapid Growth, Convergys Introduces Conversational Virtual Assistant Technology to Leading North American Financial Institution; 11/05/2018 – American Financial Group Buys 1.1% Position in Howard Bancorp; 21/04/2018 – DJ American Financial Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AFG); 09/05/2018 – Phoenix American Financial Services Announces the Hiring of Samuel Petrecky as Vice President, Fund Accounting; 18/04/2018 – AFG TURNKEY CONTRACT VALUED AT NOK 340 MLN EXCL. VAT; 20/03/2018 – North American Financial 15 Split Corp. Regular Monthly Dividend Declaration for Class A & Preferred Share; 02/05/2018 – AFG – AF GRUPPEN TO BUILD 56 APARTMENTS AT LØRENSKOG

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 6 insider sales for $27.48 million activity. $5.59M worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) was sold by LINDNER CARL H III on Friday, May 11. On Friday, June 1 JACOBS TERRY S sold $95,394 worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) or 864 shares. Drosos Virginia had sold 1,438 shares worth $149,848. Another trade for 5,285 shares valued at $600,295 was made by BERDING JOHN B on Thursday, March 22. Shares for $56,750 were bought by JOSEPH GREGORY G. LINDNER S CRAIG also sold $4.42M worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Monday, May 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.01, from 1.11 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 15 investors sold AFG shares while 120 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 52.47 million shares or 0.63% more from 52.14 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has 0% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 0.02% or 65,260 shares. Chicago Equity Llc holds 25,795 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 45,660 shares. 59,878 are held by Federated Investors Pa. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh owns 33,200 shares for 2.33% of their portfolio. Advantus Mgmt holds 0.02% or 8,465 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma, Massachusetts-based fund reported 4 shares. Capital Advisors Limited Llc has 73 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Fincl Bank Of Omaha reported 1,860 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 230,671 shares in its portfolio. Hrt Financial Limited accumulated 5,556 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) or 255,213 shares. Korea Invest Corporation invested in 57,676 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com reported 19,831 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

New Vernon Investment Management Llc, which manages about $193.28M and $83.65 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Third Pt Reins Ltd (NYSE:TPRE) by 25,121 shares to 183,949 shares, valued at $2.57M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) by 14,420 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 116,598 shares, and cut its stake in Navigators Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG).

Among 4 analysts covering American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. American Financial Group had 7 analyst reports since January 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 12 by Sandler O’Neill. Bank of America maintained American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. Buckingham Research initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 11 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 2 by Macquarie Research. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report.

More notable recent American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Is American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?” on June 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “American Financial (AFG) Investor Meetings – Slideshow” published on June 07, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “American Financial’s Lindners: more special dividends could be coming” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Commercial Club of Cincinnati elects top-level local executives as officers” published on June 06, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “FC Cincinnati’s Lindner talks about being in the public eye” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 75 investors sold EXPE shares while 170 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 145 raised stakes. 116.20 million shares or 1.99% less from 118.55 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 0% invested in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) for 4 shares. Ameriprise Finance Inc reported 1.24M shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 142,100 shares. Boston Partners has 896,978 shares. Maverick Ltd holds 0.12% or 85,800 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Com reported 0.02% stake. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership reported 0.43% of its portfolio in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Riggs Asset Managment reported 23 shares stake. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Com Ltd invested in 0.01% or 8,359 shares. The Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Investment Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE). Mitsubishi Ufj & Banking Corp holds 0.05% or 249,943 shares in its portfolio. Asset Mgmt reported 3,540 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 178,643 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Korea Invest invested in 0.01% or 13,160 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited Liability Corporation holds 559,385 shares.

More news for Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Booking Holdings: Great Business Despite Increasing Competition” on May 30, 2018. Forbes.com‘s article titled: “After A Strong Start To The Year, What We Expect From Expedia In 2018” and published on May 29, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 42 analysts covering Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Expedia Inc. has $190 highest and $27 lowest target. $141.54’s average target is 13.79% above currents $124.39 stock price. Expedia Inc. had 134 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, April 27 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, October 30. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Benchmark. The stock of Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Monday, October 24. The stock of Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) earned “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Thursday, December 7. M Partners maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, February 21 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 13 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Tuesday, December 5 to “Hold”. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of EXPE in report on Wednesday, March 21 with “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, down 19.70% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.66 per share. EXPE’s profit will be $79.58 million for 58.67 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.69 actual earnings per share reported by Expedia Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -176.81% EPS growth.

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