Colony Capital Inc Just Recorded A Sigfniciant Bullish Options Activity

 Colony Capital Inc Just Recorded A Sigfniciant Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Colony Capital Inc (CLNY) registered an unusually high (316) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 call, expecting serious CLNY increase. With 316 contracts traded and 374 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CLNY170317C00020000 closed last at: $1.1 or 4.8% up. About 487,642 shares traded hands. Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) has risen 18.80% since April 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.01% the S&P500.

Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering Colony Financial (NYSE:CLNY), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. $30 is the highest target while $22 is the lowest. The $26 average target is 36.13% above today’s ($19.1) stock price. Colony Financial has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 5 by Wedbush. As per Wednesday, March 2, the company rating was downgraded by FBR Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, November 16. On Monday, June 6 the stock rating was upgraded by FBR Capital to “Outperform”.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Colony Capital, Inc. is a real estate investment and finance company. The Company operates through three segments: real estate debt investments which include originated and acquired commercial real estate debt, mortgage-backed securities and other debt-related investments, single-family residential rentals through its investment in CAH OP and other real estate equity investments. Colony Capital, Inc., formerly known as Colony Financial, Inc., is based in Santa Monica, California.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.49 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.50, from 0.99 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 30 funds sold all Colony Capital Inc shares owned while 47 reduced positions. 40 funds bought stakes while 75 increased positions. They now own 100.82 million shares or 4.38% less from 105.44 million shares in 2016Q1.
Vnbtrust Natl Association holds 38,725 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. Ladenburg Thalmann Svcs last reported 5,575 shares in the company. Invesco Limited reported 123,432 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Com Can has invested 0% of its portfolio in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY). Moreover, Guggenheim Cap has 0% invested in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) for 62,339 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Co Ny has 0.01% invested in the company for 84,377 shares. Penn Mutual Life Insurance has 1.14% invested in the company for 102,000 shares. Allianz Asset Mgmt Ag holds 132,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wesley Capital Mngmt Lc holds 9.57% or 536,200 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Jp Marvel Inv Advsr Limited Com has invested 0.53% in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY). The Nebraska-based Farmers & Merchants Invests has invested 0% in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY). Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt owns 411,486 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Arcadia Management Corporation Mi accumulated 2,300 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Proshare Advisors Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) for 43,114 shares. Connable Office last reported 14,195 shares in the company.

Colony Capital, Inc., formerly Colony Financial, Inc., is a global real estate and investment management company. The company has a market cap of $2.16 billion. The Firm operates through five divisions: Real Estate Equity, including Light industrial real estate assets and operating platform; Single-family residential rentals through an investment in Colony Starwood Homes and Other real estate equity investments; Real Estate Debt, which includes loan originations and acquisitions, and Investment Management, which includes investment management of the Company-sponsored funds and other investment vehicles. It has a 18.54 P/E ratio. Through its global investment management business, it has over $18.8 billion of assets under management.

CLNY Company Profile

Colony Capital, Inc., formerly Colony Financial, Inc., incorporated on June 23, 2009, is a global real estate and investment management company. The Company’s investment portfolio is primarily composed of real estate equity; real estate and real estate-related debt, and investment management of the Company-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. The Firm operates through five divisions: Real Estate Equity, including Light industrial real estate assets and operating platform; Single-family residential rentals through an investment in Colony Starwood Homes and Other real estate equity investments; Real Estate Debt, which includes loan originations and acquisitions, and Investment Management, which includes investment management of the Company-sponsored funds and other investment vehicles. Through its global investment management business, which operates under the Colony Capital brand, the Company has approximately $18.8 billion of assets under management. The Company’s business objective is to provide risk-adjusted returns to its investors through a diversified portfolio of direct and indirect real estate-related equity and real estate debt investments, and fee bearing management contracts on investment funds that the Company manages.

More recent Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Michael Dell’s MSD Capital Joins Shareholders Challenging NorthStar And Colony …” on September 19, 2016. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Form 425 Colony Capital, Inc. Filed by: Colony Capital, Inc.” on November 07, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Colony Capital, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and …” with publication date: October 11, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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