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Sun Life Financial Inc increased Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) stake by 2947.37% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Sun Life Financial Inc acquired 21,280 shares as Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG)’s stock declined 22.31%. The Sun Life Financial Inc holds 22,002 shares with $1.29 million value, up from 722 last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc now has $13.28B valuation. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $46.91. About 927,353 shares traded. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has declined 39.53% since January 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.53% the S&P500. Some Historical PFG News: 30/05/2018 – Principal Expands Digital Reach with RobustWealth Acquisition; 27/04/2018 – CORRECT: PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL 1Q OPER REV. REPORTED IN ERROR; 16/04/2018 – PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC SAYS AS OF MARCH 31, AUM BY ASSET MANAGER WERE $423.8 BILLION FOR PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS – SEC FILING; 26/04/2018 – PRINCIPAL BOOSTS QTR DIV TO 52C/SHR FROM 51C, EST. 51C; 12/04/2018 – CS PFG REPORTS FORMATION OF DIRECTS & CO-INVESTMENTS GROUP; 16/04/2018 – PFG REPORTS PRINCIPAL INTL OTHER ENTITIES AUM $173.8B MARCH 31; 14/05/2018 – Principal Financial at Barclays Insurance Forum Tomorrow; 07/05/2018 – InVivo Therapeutics: Jeff Modestino Appointed Principal Fincl Officer and Principal Acctg Officer; 26/04/2018 – PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL 1Q OPER REV. $368.5M, EST. $3.42B; 07/05/2018 – Principal Announces New $300 Million Share Repurchase Authorization

Analysts expect NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) to report $1.03 EPS on February, 13.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 21.18% from last quarter’s $0.85 EPS. NTAP’s profit would be $259.44M giving it 15.05 P/E if the $1.03 EPS is correct. After having $0.94 EPS previously, NetApp, Inc.’s analysts see 9.57% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.26% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $62. About 994,007 shares traded. NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has risen 14.08% since January 15, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.08% the S&P500. Some Historical NTAP News: 23/05/2018 – NETAPP SEES FY REVENUES GROWING IN MID-SINGLE DIGITS; 23/05/2018 – NETAPP 4Q ADJ EPS $1.05, EST. $1.01; 05/04/2018 – NetApp OKs $4 Billion Share Buyback Program, Dividend Increase — MarketWatch; 08/05/2018 – NetApp Hosts Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results Webcast; 29/03/2018 – NetApp Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 28/03/2018 – NetApp Hosts Financial Analyst Day on April 5, 2018; 18/05/2018 – NetApp, Inc. vs Intellectual Ventures II LLC | FWD Entered | 05/18/2018; 16/04/2018 – Columbia Seligman Global Tech Adds NetApp, Exits Comcast; 23/05/2018 – NetApp Sees 1Q EPS 53c-EPS 59c; 14/03/2018 Australian Gov: US Patent Issued to NetApp on March 13 for “Push-based piggyback system for source-driven logical replication i

Sun Life Financial Inc decreased Materials Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLB) stake by 9,844 shares to 18,791 valued at $1.09M in 2018Q3. It also reduced Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG) stake by 1,833 shares and now owns 8,923 shares. Ishares Edge Msci Multifactor Usa Etf was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.99 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 45 investors sold PFG shares while 146 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 195.85 million shares or 1.17% more from 193.58 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Savant Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Fil Limited stated it has 0% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). 161,062 were accumulated by Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company. Wealthfront owns 0.01% invested in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) for 19,907 shares. 749 were accumulated by Guardian Life Insurance Of America. Advisors Ltd Ltd Liability Corp, Ohio-based fund reported 177 shares. Raymond James Financial Advsr reported 51,947 shares. Iberiabank Corp owns 105,940 shares or 0.78% of their US portfolio. Palladium Ltd Llc owns 87,483 shares. Northern Trust holds 0.08% or 5.31 million shares. Moneta Investment Lc reported 58,328 shares. Veritas Investment Mngmt Llp holds 4,700 shares. Baystate Wealth Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Tower Cap Llc (Trc) reported 0% stake. Iowa Bankshares stated it has 2.42% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG).

More notable recent Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Principal Financial Group declares $0.54 dividend – Seeking Alpha” on October 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Principal Financial +1.2% after outlining 2019 capital deployment – Seeking Alpha” published on December 03, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Mondelez International, Cypress Semiconductor, Principal Financial Group, HubSpot, SS&C Technologies, and Quaker Chemical — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production – Nasdaq” on December 19, 2018. More interesting news about Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Principal Financial Group 2019 Outlook – Seeking Alpha” published on December 03, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Principal Financial Group – Value And Growth – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

Among 5 analysts covering Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Principal Financial Group had 5 analyst reports since August 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 13 with “Equal-Weight”. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $56 target in Friday, August 17 report. As per Monday, October 8, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Goldman Sachs downgraded Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) on Tuesday, January 8 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 11.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 selling transactions for $9,600 activity. 25,000 Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) shares with value of $1.20 million were bought by GELATT DANIEL. MCCAUGHAN JAMES P sold 20,000 shares worth $1.11 million. Shares for $103,700 were sold by Friedrich Amy Christine on Friday, October 5.

NetApp, Inc. provides software, systems, and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.62 billion. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management Software as a Service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions. It has a 56.78 P/E ratio. The firm also provides ONTAP storage operating system for data protection and security; SANtricity storage operating system, which provides performance, reliability, and data protection for application-driven workloads; SolidFire element operating system; NetApp StorageGRID Webscale software that allows clients to store and manage massive amounts of data on premises and in the cloud; NetApp integrated data protection solutions; OnCommand management software and management integration tools; and FlexArray storage virtualization software.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.07, from 1.12 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold NetApp, Inc. shares while 193 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 227.19 million shares or 3.60% less from 235.68 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Nomura Holding holds 0.02% or 57,595 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership has 205 shares. M&R Capital Management reported 4,040 shares. Stratos Wealth Prtn Ltd reported 3,525 shares. Massmutual Tru Company Fsb Adv has 72 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.09% in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) or 290,000 shares. Parkside National Bank & Tru holds 0.01% or 197 shares in its portfolio. Artemis Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership owns 217,385 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. New York-based Kepos Cap Lp has invested 0.14% in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Smith Asset Mngmt Group Inc Limited Partnership stated it has 2.53% in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Fuller Thaler Asset Mgmt has 0.05% invested in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Veritable Limited Partnership invested 0.01% of its portfolio in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Moreover, Ameritas Prtn has 0.02% invested in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) for 4,878 shares. Dupont Cap Management Corporation stated it has 0.06% in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP). Strs Ohio reported 43,739 shares stake.

Since July 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 insider sales for $13.91 million activity. 36,646 NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares with value of $3.00M were sold by Kurian George. On Tuesday, October 16 RICHARD HENRI P sold $194,394 worth of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) or 2,525 shares. 7,157 NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares with value of $621,443 were sold by REICH JOEL D.

Among 9 analysts covering NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. NetApp had 11 analyst reports since August 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 16. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 17 report. The stock of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 16 by Deutsche Bank. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, August 16 report. On Thursday, November 15 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 23 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 13 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 13 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, August 16, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group.

More notable recent NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “February 2019 Options Now Available For NetApp (NTAP) – Nasdaq” on December 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “NetApp Is Cheap, But Can It Sustain Growth? – Seeking Alpha” published on December 19, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Top Digital Memory Stocks to Buy in 2019 – The Motley Fool” on January 11, 2019. More interesting news about NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2018 – Nasdaq” published on December 26, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “NetApp (NTAP) Down 8.9% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 14, 2018.

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Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) Position Boosted by AQR Capital Management LLC

Bridgewater Associates LP increased its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 226.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 262,520 …

Sun Life Financial logoAQR Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 79.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 824,110 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 366,130 shares during the quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC owned about 0.14% of Sun Life Financial worth $32,739,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board raised its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 538.9% during the 2nd quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 122,706 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,931,000 after buying an additional 103,499 shares during the period. Man Group plc increased its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 262.6% in the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 397,843 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $15,816,000 after purchasing an additional 288,134 shares during the last quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP increased its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 226.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 262,520 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,543,000 after purchasing an additional 182,000 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia increased its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 6.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 3,148,394 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $126,759,000 after purchasing an additional 189,407 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,588,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $63,159,000 after purchasing an additional 8,066 shares during the last quarter. 40.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

SLF traded up $0.07 on Friday, reaching $35.45. The company had a trading volume of 357,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 549,963. Sun Life Financial Inc has a 1 year low of $31.49 and a 1 year high of $44.50. The stock has a market cap of $21.15 billion, a PE ratio of 11.07 and a beta of 0.86.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.03. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 8.15% and a return on equity of 13.74%. The business had revenue of $4.59 billion during the quarter. On average, analysts anticipate that Sun Life Financial Inc will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.29%. This is a boost from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 27th. Sun Life Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.50%.

SLF has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Desjardins restated a “buy” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. CIBC restated an “average” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated an “average” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.80.

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Sun Life Financial Inc, a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, and families. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate segments.

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Sun Life Financial Inc increased its stake in Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) by 2947.37% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC …

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Sun Life Financial Inc increased its stake in Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) by 2947.37% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sun Life Financial Inc bought 21,280 shares as the company’s stock declined 22.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,002 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.29 million, up from 722 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sun Life Financial Inc who had been investing in Principal Financial Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.91B market cap company. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $45.6. About 2.02 million shares traded. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has declined 39.53% since January 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.53% the S&P500. Some Historical PFG News: 26/04/2018 – PAPA JOHN’S-STEVE COKE, INTERIM PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING OFFICER, WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS VP INVESTOR RELATIONS AND STRATEGY; 01/05/2018 – Principal Expands Financial Wellness Re; 08/03/2018 – Moody’s Rates Principal Financial’s Guaranteed P-Caps Securities Baa1; Stable Outlook; 26/04/2018 – PRINCIPAL 1Q ADJ. OPER EPS $1.40, EST. $1.35; 14/05/2018 – Principal Financial at Barclays Insurance Forum Tomorrow; 22/05/2018 – ADVISORY-Ignore research alert on Principal Financial Group Inc; 26/04/2018 – B. RILEY FINANCIAL – BEBE’S BOARD ACCEPTED RESIGNATION OF JOE SCIROCCO, ITS PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING OFFICER, EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 20; 03/04/2018 – Aflac Names J. Todd Daniels as EVP; Principal Financial Officer, Aflac Japan and Albert A. Riggieri as SVP, Global Chief Risk O; 04/05/2018 – MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GROUP INC – RAY WILL ALSO SERVE AS PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING OFFICER ON COMPANY; 21/04/2018 – DJ Principal Financial Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PFG)

Genesis Asset Managers Llp increased its stake in Infosys Technology Ltd Adr (INFY) by 19.34% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Genesis Asset Managers Llp bought 1.86 million shares as the company’s stock declined 7.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 11.46 million shares of the edp services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $116.58M, up from 9.60 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Genesis Asset Managers Llp who had been investing in Infosys Technology Ltd Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $42.18B market cap company. The stock increased 1.23% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $9.87. About 9.63M shares traded. Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY) has risen 22.14% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.14% the S&P500. Some Historical INFY News: 26/05/2018 – Infosys Limited – General announcement; 10/04/2018 – CALIX INC – CO AND INFOSYS WILL JOINTLY INVEST TO CO-CREATE NEW SERVICES AND VALUE-ADDED OFFERINGS ON AXOS PLATFORM; 13/04/2018 – ADRs End Lower; GW Pharmaceuticals, Tata Motors and Infosys Trade Actively; 13/04/2018 – INFOSYS SEES FY19 USD SALES GROWTH AT 6%-8%; 13/04/2018 – INFOSYS IDENTIFIES INR104B TO BE PAID TO SHRHOLDERS IN FY19; 04/05/2018 – INFOSYS APPROVES INR130M OF ANNUAL EQUITY GRANT RSU FOR PAREKH; 31/05/2018 – INFOSYS LIMITED: Investor Meet; 30/05/2018 – INFOSYS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE AND CONSUMER INSIGHT AGENCY, WONGDOODY; 13/04/2018 – INFOSYS 4Q OPER MARGIN 24.7%; 04/04/2018 – Times of India: Infosys ex-CFO’s severance pay attracts service tax

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.15, from 0.99 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 45 investors sold PFG shares while 146 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 195.85 million shares or 1.17% more from 193.58 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Arcadia Investment Management Mi holds 2,510 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma owns 1,690 shares. 1.08 million were accumulated by Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc. Savant Cap Limited owns 4,925 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Farmers Merchants Invs reported 0.02% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Limited Liability has invested 0% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). First Mercantile Trust stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Alps Advisors owns 0.33% invested in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) for 851,953 shares. 12,411 are owned by Pub Sector Pension Inv Board. Carroll Fincl Assoc Incorporated stated it has 0% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). New York-based Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher Co has invested 0.47% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Moreover, Moody Bankshares Tru Division has 0.17% invested in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Comml Bank Of America De, a North Carolina-based fund reported 1.10M shares. Csat Inv Advisory LP holds 0.01% or 257 shares. 53 were accumulated by Parkside Comml Bank.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 sales for $9,600 activity. $103,700 worth of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) was sold by Friedrich Amy Christine on Friday, October 5. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.20 million was bought by GELATT DANIEL.

Among 18 analysts covering Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Principal Financial Group Inc. had 57 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS maintained the shares of PFG in report on Monday, October 8 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26 with “Neutral”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $74 target in Friday, April 27 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) on Thursday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of PFG in report on Friday, November 10 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of PFG in report on Thursday, September 10 to “Sell” rating.

Sun Life Financial Inc, which manages about $551.36 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Firstenergy Corp (NYSE:FE) by 24,065 shares to 37,225 shares, valued at $1.38 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Consumer Staples Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLP) by 28,178 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 54,760 shares, and cut its stake in Aes Corp (NYSE:AES).

More notable recent Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Principal Financial Group (PFG) Announces Acquisition of RobustWealth – StreetInsider.com” on May 30, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Should Value Investors Buy Principal Financial (PFG) Stock? – Nasdaq” published on September 27, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Is Principal Financial (PFG) a Great Value Stock Right Now? – Nasdaq” on October 15, 2018. More interesting news about Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Principal Financial (PFG) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Look Out For – Nasdaq” published on October 18, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Principal Financial (PFG) Issues 2019 and Long-Term View – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 04, 2018.

Genesis Asset Managers Llp, which manages about $36.75 billion and $3.13 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Loma Negra by 227,892 shares to 3.51M shares, valued at $31.02M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pricesmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) by 91,900 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.20M shares, and cut its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

Another recent and important Infosys Limited (NYSE:INFY) news was published by Investorplace.com which published an article titled: “10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors – Investorplace.com” on January 09, 2019.

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AQR Capital Management LLC Buys 366130 Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF)

Bridgewater Associates LP raised its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 226.0% during the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns …

Sun Life Financial logoAQR Capital Management LLC grew its position in Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 79.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 824,110 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 366,130 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC owned about 0.14% of Sun Life Financial worth $32,739,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board lifted its position in shares of Sun Life Financial by 538.9% during the 2nd quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 122,706 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,931,000 after acquiring an additional 103,499 shares during the period. Man Group plc raised its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 262.6% during the third quarter. Man Group plc now owns 397,843 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,816,000 after buying an additional 288,134 shares during the last quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP raised its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 226.0% during the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 262,520 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,543,000 after buying an additional 182,000 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia raised its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 6.4% during the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 3,148,394 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $126,759,000 after buying an additional 189,407 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 19.0% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 12,771,456 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $507,793,000 after buying an additional 2,039,994 shares during the last quarter. 40.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reiterated an “average” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Sun Life Financial in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Desjardins reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. CIBC reissued an “average” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, Argus raised shares of Sun Life Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.80.

SLF opened at $33.02 on Friday. Sun Life Financial Inc has a 1 year low of $31.49 and a 1 year high of $44.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.02 billion, a PE ratio of 10.32 and a beta of 0.86.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.03. Sun Life Financial had a return on equity of 13.74% and a net margin of 8.15%. The business had revenue of $4.59 billion during the quarter. As a group, research analysts expect that Sun Life Financial Inc will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 28th were issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.60%. This is a boost from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 27th. Sun Life Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 47.50%.

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Sun Life Financial Profile

Sun Life Financial Inc, a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, and families. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate segments.

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First Republic Investment Management Inc. Has $345000 Stake in Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF)

Bridgewater Associates LP boosted its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial by 226.0% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now …

Sun Life Financial logoFirst Republic Investment Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial Inc (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 35.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,664 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,847 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $345,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board grew its stake in shares of Sun Life Financial by 538.9% in the second quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 122,706 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,931,000 after acquiring an additional 103,499 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP boosted its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial by 226.0% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 262,520 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,543,000 after buying an additional 182,000 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia boosted its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial by 6.4% in the second quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 3,148,394 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $126,759,000 after buying an additional 189,407 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial by 19.0% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 12,771,456 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $507,793,000 after buying an additional 2,039,994 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Sun Life Financial by 13.9% in the third quarter. Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. now owns 11,596,276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $460,654,000 after buying an additional 1,419,001 shares during the last quarter. 40.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Desjardins reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 16th. CIBC reaffirmed an “average” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Thursday, December 20th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed an “average” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Friday, November 9th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sun Life Financial in a report on Friday, November 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sun Life Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.80.

SLF stock opened at $33.19 on Tuesday. Sun Life Financial Inc has a one year low of $31.49 and a one year high of $44.50. The company has a current ratio of 4.06, a quick ratio of 4.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $19.65 billion, a PE ratio of 10.37 and a beta of 0.82.

Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.03. Sun Life Financial had a net margin of 8.15% and a return on equity of 13.74%. The firm had revenue of $4.59 billion for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Sun Life Financial Inc will post 3.69 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 28th were given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 27th. This is a boost from Sun Life Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. Sun Life Financial’s payout ratio is currently 47.50%.

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Sun Life Financial Profile

Sun Life Financial Inc, a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals, and families. It operates through Sun Life Financial Canada, Sun Life Financial United States, Sun Life Financial Asset Management, Sun Life Financial Asia, and Corporate segments.

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