Endurant Capital Management LP Has Raised Its Zoetis (ZTS) Position; Unum Group (UNM) Sentiment Is 1.06

March 22, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance services and products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $10.80 billion. It operates through Unum US, Unum UK, Colonial Life, and Closed Block divisions. It has a 11.17 P/E ratio. The firm offers group long-term and short-term disability, group life, and accidental death and dismemberment products; supplemental and voluntary products, such as individual disability, voluntary benefits, and dental and vision products; and accident, sickness, disability, life, and cancer and critical illness products.

Endurant Capital Management Lp increased Zoetis Inc (ZTS) stake by 154.84% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Endurant Capital Management Lp acquired 24,000 shares as Zoetis Inc (ZTS)’s stock rose 14.85%. The Endurant Capital Management Lp holds 39,500 shares with $2.52M value, up from 15,500 last quarter. Zoetis Inc now has $39.95 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.10% or $1.77 during the last trading session, reaching $82.33. About 2.36M shares traded. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has risen 29.89% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.19% the S&P500.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $6.83 million activity. Trawicki Roman also sold $712,001 worth of Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) on Friday, March 9. Shares for $625,414 were sold by Chen Heidi C. on Friday, March 16. Lagano Roxanne had sold 35,663 shares worth $2.89 million on Wednesday, February 21. $2.60 million worth of stock was sold by PECK KRISTIN C on Wednesday, February 21.

Among 21 analysts covering Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Zoetis Inc had 76 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, July 25. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was initiated by C.L. King with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $76.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Stifel Nicolaus. Zacks upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $50 target in Thursday, September 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Piper Jaffray. UBS downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, November 24 report. Jefferies maintained the shares of ZTS in report on Tuesday, March 15 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ZTS in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”.

Endurant Capital Management Lp decreased Envision Healthcare Corp stake by 75,058 shares to 67,860 valued at $3.05 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Amerisourcebergen Corp (NYSE:ABC) stake by 12,400 shares and now owns 33,740 shares. Universal Hlth Svcs Inc (NYSE:UHS) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 41 investors sold ZTS shares while 233 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 440.74 million shares or 0.80% less from 444.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kornitzer Cap Mngmt Ks has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.76% or 1.47M shares in its portfolio. Lumbard Kellner Ltd reported 51,820 shares or 1.8% of all its holdings. Oxbow Advsr Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.06% stake. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv, Netherlands-based fund reported 23,565 shares. Boston Ltd Liability holds 0.12% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) or 82,051 shares. Ngam Advisors LP owns 154,576 shares. Jane Street Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company has 7,693 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gamco Invsts Et Al reported 0.2% stake. Aureus Asset Lc reported 250,912 shares. Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited reported 770,747 shares. Reilly Fin Ltd Llc owns 0% invested in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) for 223 shares. Lmr Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.14% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Jaffetilchin Investment Prtn Ltd Llc reported 0.08% in Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS). Bowen Hanes & Inc owns 322,262 shares.

Analysts await Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 21.57% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.02 per share. UNM’s profit will be $274.36M for 9.84 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual earnings per share reported by Unum Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.73% EPS growth.

Grace & White Inc Ny holds 6.15% of its portfolio in Unum Group for 578,680 shares. Donald Smith & Co. Inc. owns 3.39 million shares or 4.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mcclain Value Management Llc has 3.88% invested in the company for 53,968 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Mount Lucas Management Lp has invested 3.62% in the stock. Washington Capital Management Inc, a Washington-based fund reported 64,500 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Unum Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Unum Group, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $40.0 while the high is $43.0. The stock’s average target of $41.50 is -14.99% below today’s ($48.82) share price. UNM was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $43.0 target in Tuesday, November 15 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, September 23. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 7 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Monday, November 28 with “Underperform”.

The stock decreased 3.57% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $48.82. About 464,624 shares traded. Unum Group (UNM) has risen 29.60% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.90% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $1.52 million activity.

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