Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) At $89.93 Forms Bottom; Navigant Consulting (NCI) Sentiment Is 0.87

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has market cap of $918.93 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology. It has a 13.15 P/E ratio. The Healthcare segment provides consulting and business process management services to healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences companies.

Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) formed multiple bottom with $86.33 target or 4.00% below today’s $89.93 share price. Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) has $4.72B valuation. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $89.93. About 1.39 million shares traded or 181.27% up from the average. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Analysts await Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.92 earnings per share, up 2.67% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.87 per share. AIZ’s profit will be $100.75 million for 11.71 P/E if the $1.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual earnings per share reported by Assurant, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.35% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 20 investors sold Assurant, Inc. shares while 122 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 46.94 million shares or 1.23% less from 47.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern Trust Corporation accumulated 785,765 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Davis R M Inc has 4,905 shares. Sii Invests Wi holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 5,400 shares. Nine Chapters Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 3,400 shares. Blackrock has 3.80 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Dupont reported 26,283 shares stake. Everence Capital Mngmt holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 2,924 shares. 6,709 were accumulated by Peak6 Invests Ltd Partnership. First Citizens Natl Bank And Trust Co has invested 0.07% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Prudential Inc, New Jersey-based fund reported 248,979 shares. Cibc Asset Management Inc stated it has 0% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Ameritas Inv Partners Incorporated invested in 1,280 shares. Raymond James Ser Advisors Inc invested in 0% or 4,889 shares. Regentatlantic Limited Liability reported 21,409 shares. Sector Pension Board has 0.05% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 121,561 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Assurant has $127 highest and $70 lowest target. $95.83’s average target is 6.56% above currents $89.93 stock price. Assurant had 11 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, January 9. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 30 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 3 by Bank of America. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 11. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $70 target in Friday, August 14 report. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 20 report.

Analysts await Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.30 EPS, up 11.11% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.27 per share. NCI’s profit will be $13.52M for 16.99 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Navigant Consulting, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.45% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.20% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $20.39. About 649,701 shares traded or 133.32% up from the average. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) has risen 27.76% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.06% the S&P500.