Silvercrest Asset Management Group Upped Its Selective Ins Group Com (SIGI) Stake; Css Industries (CSS) Shorts Up By 7.24%

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc increased Selective Ins Group Inc Com (SIGI) stake by 42.63% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc acquired 456,698 shares as Selective Ins Group Inc Com (SIGI)’s stock rose 14.12%. The Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc holds 1.53M shares with $82.28M value, up from 1.07 million last quarter. Selective Ins Group Inc Com now has $3.45 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $59.15. About 109,521 shares traded. Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) has risen 41.43% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.73% the S&P500.

Css Industries Incorporated (NYSE:CSS) had an increase of 7.24% in short interest. CSS’s SI was 143,700 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 7.24% from 134,000 shares previously. With 42,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Css Industries Incorporated (NYSE:CSS)’s short sellers to cover CSS’s short positions. The SI to Css Industries Incorporated’s float is 1.7%. The stock decreased 0.89% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $27.75. About 36,473 shares traded. CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) has declined 5.69% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.39% the S&P500.

Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc decreased Waste Connections Inc Com stake by 20,324 shares to 652,321 valued at $45.64 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ishares Tr (IWS) stake by 16,650 shares and now owns 6,491 shares. Church & Dwight Inc Com (NYSE:CHD) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.29, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 19 investors sold SIGI shares while 71 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 44.51 million shares or 0.06% more from 44.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Common Retirement Fund owns 0.01% invested in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) for 77,245 shares. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 141,444 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan holds 0.1% in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) or 10,000 shares. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can reported 80,686 shares. Boston Advsrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.14% or 116,487 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc holds 524 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Invesco holds 0.01% or 497,421 shares. 7,751 are owned by Amalgamated State Bank. Fifth Third National Bank stated it has 470 shares. 2.52 million are owned by Price T Rowe Associate Md. Barclays Public Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI). Creative Planning invested in 0% or 18,275 shares. Oppenheimer And holds 0.01% or 4,900 shares. Hgk Asset owns 8,891 shares. Cibc Asset Management holds 0% or 7,269 shares in its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Selective Insurance had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $61.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48.0 target in Wednesday, September 20 report. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGI) rating on Monday, August 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $50.0 target. The rating was reinitiated by Wood on Wednesday, May 4 with “Market Perform”.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $84,847 activity. 1,000 shares were sold by BAUER PAUL D, worth $51,058 on Friday, August 4. The insider Morrissey Michael J. sold $33,789.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.29, from 2.44 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 6 investors sold CSS Industries, Inc. shares while 21 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 7.45 million shares or 0.16% less from 7.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Shamrock Asset Management Ltd has 70 shares. Fincl Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS). Bridgeway Management Incorporated holds 156,108 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur invested in 5,707 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 0% in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) or 18,834 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Company invested in 14,392 shares. California-based Wells Fargo Com Mn has invested 0% in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS). Moreover, First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca has 0% invested in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) for 7,615 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md owns 1.62M shares. 215 were accumulated by Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc. Northern Tru has invested 0% in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS). Jpmorgan Chase has 7,172 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS). Next Financial Incorporated holds 0% or 500 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 10,777 shares.

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