Crow Point Partners Has Cut By $10.35 Million Its American Electric Power Company (AEP) Position; Ing US (VOYA) Has 0.74 Sentiment

December 11, 2017 - By marketbeat

Voya Financial, Inc. operates as a retirement, investment, and insurance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $8.36 billion. It operates through five divisions: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life, and Employee Benefits. It currently has negative earnings. The Retirement segment offers tax-deferred employer-sponsored retirement savings plans and administrative services in corporate, education, healthcare, and other non-profit and government entities; and rollover individual retirement accounts and other retail financial products, as well as financial planning and advisory services.

Crow Point Partners Llc decreased American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP) stake by 33.71% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Crow Point Partners Llc sold 150,000 shares as American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP)’s stock rose 7.19%. The Crow Point Partners Llc holds 295,000 shares with $20.53M value, down from 445,000 last quarter. American Electric Power Company Inc. now has $37.63B valuation. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $76.5. About 378,104 shares traded. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 7.63% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 37 investors sold AEP shares while 255 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 245 raised stakes. 348.55 million shares or 2.95% more from 338.55 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hussman Strategic Advisors Incorporated has 0.02% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested 0.1% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Twin Capital stated it has 51,290 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Torch Wealth Management Lc holds 0.16% or 3,266 shares in its portfolio. Private Advisor Group Llc owns 0.05% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 27,101 shares. M&R Cap Management has 0.11% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 6,485 shares. Duncker Streett & holds 0.11% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 4,975 shares. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui has invested 0.14% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Mariner Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 7,653 shares. Levin Cap Strategies LP invested in 0.01% or 5,735 shares. 16,195 were reported by Bowling Port Ltd Limited Liability Company. Texas-based Sentinel Lba has invested 0.06% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Baystate Wealth owns 0% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 380 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.33% or 2.68 million shares. Cap Fund Management Sa invested 0% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP).

Crow Point Partners Llc increased Vantiv Inc. Class A (NYSE:VNTV) stake by 7,878 shares to 9,527 valued at $601,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Eqt Corporation (NYSE:EQT) stake by 16,400 shares and now owns 75,000 shares. Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) was raised too.

Among 19 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 60 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Tuesday, September 8. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, July 29 with “Overweight”. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, July 29 report. The company was maintained on Friday, March 18 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho to “Hold” on Friday, September 22. SunTrust maintained American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) rating on Monday, October 19. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $63 target. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, June 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, October 8 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.76 EPS, up 13.43% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.67 per share. AEP’s profit will be $373.83M for 25.16 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.10 actual EPS reported by American Electric Power Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.91% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.75% or $0.345 during the last trading session, reaching $46.495. About 684,972 shares traded. Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) has risen 11.06% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.64% the S&P500.

Analysts await Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.01 EPS, up 10.99% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.91 per share. VOYA’s profit will be $181.54M for 11.51 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Voya Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 98.04% EPS growth.

Capital Returns Management Llc holds 6.75% of its portfolio in Voya Financial, Inc. for 513,816 shares. Luxor Capital Group Lp owns 2.03 million shares or 5.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Corsair Capital Management L.P. has 4.11% invested in the company for 614,513 shares. The New York-based Breithorn Capital Management has invested 3.7% in the stock. Greenlight Capital Inc, a New York-based fund reported 5.92 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of Voya Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Voya Financial, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. VOYA was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 3. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) rating on Wednesday, November 9. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $37.0 target. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse.

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