Washington Federal (WAFD) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed by KBW; The Target is $37.0000; A-R-T- Advisors Has Upped Its Davita (DVA) Stake

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A-R-T- Advisors Llc increased Davita Inc (DVA) stake by 1270.83% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. A-R-T- Advisors Llc acquired 152,500 shares as Davita Inc (DVA)’s stock declined 9.22%. The A-R-T- Advisors Llc holds 164,500 shares with $11.89 million value, up from 12,000 last quarter. Davita Inc now has $11.41 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $62.96. About 1.25 million shares traded. DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) has declined 2.38% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.93% the S&P500.

In an analyst report revealed to clients and investors on Wednesday morning, Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) stock had its “Hold” Rating maintained by investment analysts at KBW. They currently have a $37.0000 target price per share on firm. KBW’s target suggests a potential upside of 11.45% from the company’s last stock price.

The stock decreased 2.92% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $33.2. About 943,408 shares traded or 96.20% up from the average. Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has risen 4.92% since April 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.63% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal has $40.0 highest and $23 lowest target. $34.60’s average target is 4.22% above currents $33.2 stock price. Washington Federal had 13 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 17. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, July 24. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 5. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, March 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WAFD in report on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $34.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of WAFD in report on Wednesday, January 17 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 12 investors sold Washington Federal, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 70.05 million shares or 1.41% less from 71.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Macquarie Gp reported 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher Company has invested 0.62% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Legal And General Gru Public Limited has invested 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Colony Group Incorporated Ltd Liability holds 63,597 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P reported 134,650 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 5,877 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Winslow Evans Crocker Incorporated invested in 84 shares. Hennessy invested in 0.22% or 205,000 shares. Millennium Mgmt Llc accumulated 0.02% or 386,926 shares. Mutual Of America Ltd Com stated it has 0.04% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). The New York-based Art Advsrs Ltd Com has invested 0.01% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). 289 are owned by Envestnet Asset.

Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Washington Federal, National Association that provides financial services in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.85 billion. The firm accepts deposit products, such as business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It has a 16.05 P/E ratio. It also offers single-family residential, construction, land development, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, consumer, and home equity loans.

A-R-T- Advisors Llc decreased Texas Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:TCBI) stake by 6,100 shares to 3,500 valued at $311,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Genesco Inc (NYSE:GCO) stake by 15,253 shares and now owns 7,747 shares. Centene Corp Del (NYSE:CNC) was reduced too.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $8.31 million activity. BERG CHARLES also sold $488,016 worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) on Monday, December 11. 22,532 shares were sold by Rodriguez Javier, worth $1.52 million on Thursday, December 7. On Friday, December 8 ZUMWALT LEANNE M sold $64,711 worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) or 949 shares. THIRY KENT J also sold $5.57 million worth of DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) on Friday, December 8. 3,572 DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA) shares with value of $282,008 were sold by HILGER JAMES K.

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