After Today’s Bullish Options Activity, Is Federated Investors Inc’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

 After Today's Bullish Options Activity, Is Federated Investors Inc's Near Term Analysis Positive?

In today’s session Federated Investors Inc (FII) registered an unusually high (2,565) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious FII increase. With 2,565 contracts traded and 134 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: FII161216C00029000 closed last at: $1 or 13% down. About 342,241 shares traded hands. Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) has declined 5.23% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) Ratings Coverage

Out of 7 analysts covering Federated Investors (NYSE:FII), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 29% are positive. $36 is the highest target while $24 is the lowest. The $31.14 average target is 10.35% above today’s ($28.22) stock price. Federated Investors has been the topic of 12 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Wood on Thursday, September 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 29 by Argus Research. Wood maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $30 target price in Friday, October 14 report. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36 target price in Monday, October 26 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) rating on Monday, October 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $28 price target. The company was maintained on Monday, July 11 by Jefferies. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $25 target price in Thursday, April 7 report.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Federated Investors, Inc. is a provider of investment management and related financial services. Federated sponsors, markets and provides investment advisory, distribution and administrative services primarily to mutual funds. These funds are offered through banks, broker/dealers and other financial intermediaries who use them to meet the needs of their customers; these customers include retail investors, corporations, and retirement plans.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.25, from 1.1 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 24 funds sold all Federated Investors Inc shares owned while 82 reduced positions. 40 funds bought stakes while 103 increased positions. They now own 73.22 million shares or 2.90% less from 75.40 million shares in 2016Q1.
Moreover, Price T Rowe Assocs Md has 0% invested in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) for 10,095 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 25,200 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Mu Ltd reported 4,050 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Oakworth Cap Incorporated accumulated 112 shares or 0% of the stock. Loomis Sayles & Co L P owns 84 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Paradigm Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII). Wedge Capital Management L Lp Nc last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Bremer Natl Association has 7,151 shares for 0.06% of their US portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 31,875 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in the company for 2,998 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 148,849 shares in its portfolio. Wesbanco Comml Bank has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII). Lowe Brockenbrough And Communications reported 9,750 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Amg National Tru Bank & Trust holds 0.12% or 47,508 shares in its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since May 17, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 11 insider sales for $168,258 net activity. The insider Van Meter Stephen sold $2,531. Novak Richard A sold $1,417 worth of stock or 45 shares. The insider FISHER JOHN B sold $170,882. 1,343 shares with value of $34,784 were sold by Uhlman Paul A on Wednesday, November 2. $144,852 worth of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) was sold by Ceresino Gordon J on Wednesday, November 2. $1.86M worth of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) was sold by DONAHUE THOMAS R on Tuesday, May 17. MALONEY EUGENE F had sold 217 shares worth $5,654.

Federated Investors, Inc. is a well-known provider of investment management products and related financial services. The company has a market cap of $2.95 billion. The Firm is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products, in both domestic and international markets. It has a 14.52 P/E ratio. It operates in one segment, the investment management business.

FII Company Profile

Federated Investors, Inc. (Federated), incorporated on October 18, 1957, is a well-known provider of investment management products and related financial services. The Firm is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products, in both domestic and international markets. It operates in one segment, the investment management business.

More news for Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) were recently published by: Forbes.com, which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Tompkins Financial, Reinsurance Group of America and …” on November 02, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Federated Investors, Inc Q3 Income Rises 24%” and published on October 27, 2016 is yet another important article.

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