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Piedmont Investment Advisors Has Raised Travelers Companies Com (TRV) Holding by $1.53 Million as Stock Declined; As Synchrony Finl (SYF) Share Value Declined, Pacad Investment LTD Has Boosted by $602,250 Its Holding

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Pacad Investment Ltd increased its stake in Synchrony Finl (SYF) by 147.77% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacad Investment Ltd bought 18,250 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.76% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,600 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.01M, up from 12,350 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd who had been investing in Synchrony Finl for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $26.53 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $35.15. About 1.32M shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has risen 30.77% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.20% the S&P500. Some Historical SYF News: 20/03/2018 – Moody’s: About $618M of Synchrony Asset-Backed Securities Rated; 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO on Using Big Data to Combat Amazon (Video); 12/03/2018 – Redefining Success in IVF: SYNCHRONY by Igenomix Brings in a New Era, a New Hope for Infertile Couples; 14/03/2018 – Synchrony Hires BlackRock’s Trish Mosconi to Oversee Strategy; 20/04/2018 – Synchrony Financial 1Q Net $640M; 17/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINL BOOSTS QTR DIV; 10/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL – DEAL IS NOT EXPECTED TO HAVE MATERIAL IMPACT ON SYNCHRONY’S FINANCIAL RESULTS; 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO ‘Very Excited’ to Have Buffett’s Backing (Video); 20/04/2018 – Synchrony Financial 1Q Net Income Up 28%; 15/03/2018 – Synchrony Financial: At Feb. 28, Net Charge-Offs As Percentage of Avg Loan Receivables 6.7%

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Travelers Companies Inc Com (TRV) by 18.11% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc bought 11,083 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 72,288 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $10.04 million, up from 61,205 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc who had been investing in Travelers Companies Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $129.02. About 396,511 shares traded. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has risen 5.91% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.66% the S&P500. Some Historical TRV News: 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Net $669M; 09/05/2018 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Contract to Unisys to Help Agency Assess Potential Threats from Travelers and Cargo C; 07/03/2018 – New York’s Heavy, Wet Snow Snarls Commuters, Travelers Alike; 14/03/2018 – lnventHelp lnventor Develops Convenience Enhancer for Travelers (HUN-495); 13/03/2018 – OLD MUTUAL PLC OML.L – OLD MUTUAL PLC NOTES THAT TRAVELERS COMPANIES, INC. AND ST. PAUL FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE LODGED A CLAIM IN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF…; 17/04/2018 – IATA REPORTS ABOUT 4B ’17 AIR TRAVELERS, SEES 3.8B MORE BY 2036; 30/05/2018 – Travelers Institute Hosts Eighth Annual Hurricane Preparedness Event; 07/05/2018 – Travelers paid airlines a record $4.6 billion last year to check their luggage; 24/04/2018 – Travelers 1Q Core Return on Equity 11.9; 24/04/2018 – TRAVELERS COMPANIES INC TRV.N – QTRLY NET INVESTMENT INCOME OF $603 MLN PRE-TAX VS $610 MLN

Pacad Investment Ltd, which manages about $405.40M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Southwest Airls Co (NYSE:LUV) by 5,647 shares to 19,553 shares, valued at $1.10 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Louisiana Pac Corp (NYSE:LPX) by 10,790 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,800 shares, and cut its stake in American Elec Pwr Inc (NYSE:AEP).

Among 30 analysts covering Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), 22 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 77 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 10 with “Buy”. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has “Perform” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Oppenheimer. BMO Capital Markets maintained Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) rating on Friday, April 20. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $5100 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, June 15 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Wood on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, August 22 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, March 27 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research given on Wednesday, May 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Wednesday, January 13.

More recent Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Synchrony Can Sustain More Credit Card Pain” on May 31, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Analysis: Positioning to Benefit within Ally Financial, Huntsman, Synchrony Financial, Exelon, TransEnterix, and …” on June 12, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Synchrony Completes Acquisition of Loop Commerce” with publication date: June 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.73B and $3.75 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Allergan Plc Shs by 21,701 shares to 50,525 shares, valued at $8.50M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc C (NYSE:TMO) by 25,835 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 59,954 shares, and cut its stake in Simon Ppty Group Inc New Com (NYSE:SPG).

More notable recent The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within PPL, The Travelers Companies, Xilinx, United …” on June 12, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Travelers: Boosted Yields” published on May 31, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Verizon, JPMorgan Weigh on the Dow Tuesday” on June 12, 2018. More interesting news about The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Travelers Cautions Motorists of Increased Risk for Distracted Driving in Summer” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “The 10 Stocks That Will Push the Dow Over 30K” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Among 17 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Travelers had 60 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 17. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Friday, August 11. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $110 target in Wednesday, January 27 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 20 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 5 to “Underweight”. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $135 target in Monday, October 26 report.

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