Fulton Bank Boosted Anthem (ANTM) Holding; Essent Group LTD Has 1.75 Sentiment

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.71 billion. The firm also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It has a 16.05 P/E ratio. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders.

Fulton Bank increased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 98.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Fulton Bank acquired 2,991 shares as Anthem Inc (ANTM)’s stock rose 10.08%. The Fulton Bank holds 6,039 shares with $1.15M value, up from 3,048 last quarter. Anthem Inc now has $60.34 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $1.11 during the last trading session, reaching $235. About 1.52 million shares traded. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Anthem Inc has $300 highest and $133 lowest target. $197.58’s average target is -15.92% below currents $235 stock price. Anthem Inc had 63 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7 with “Equal-Weight”. Cleveland initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 8 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Wednesday, September 16. Morgan Stanley maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) rating on Thursday, August 17. Morgan Stanley has “Equal-Weight” rating and $201 target. Evercore initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 23 report. As per Thursday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) rating on Wednesday, September 20. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $160.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report.

Fulton Bank decreased Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) stake by 8,015 shares to 43,370 valued at $4.28M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Bp Plc (NYSE:BP) stake by 12,465 shares and now owns 60,338 shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was reduced too.

Pine Brook Road Advisors Lp holds 57.76% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. for 4.61 million shares. New Vernon Investment Management Llc owns 57,605 shares or 2.59% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Skyline Asset Management Lp has 1.7% invested in the company for 529,050 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. has invested 1.06% in the stock. South Texas Money Management Ltd, a Texas-based fund reported 493,656 shares.

The stock increased 2.51% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $47.84. About 797,920 shares traded. Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) has risen 81.69% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.99% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Essent Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Essent Group, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. ESNT was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 28, 2016. Deutsche Bank initiated it with “Buy” rating and $38.0 target in Friday, January 20 report. The stock of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, September 28.