The Navigators Group, Inc. (NAVG) EPS Estimated At $0.57; Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust (VMO) Has 1.5 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Analysts expect The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) to report $0.57 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.72% from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. NAVG’s profit would be $16.82 million giving it 21.51 P/E if the $0.57 EPS is correct. After having $-1.00 EPS previously, The Navigators Group, Inc.’s analysts see -157.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $49.05. About 76,723 shares traded. The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has risen 19.79% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.09% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $12.34. About 213,662 shares traded. Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust (VMO) has declined 7.13% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.83% the S&P500.

The Navigators Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites ocean marine, property and casualty, professional liability, and specialty insurance services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.45 billion. The firm operates through the U.S. It has a 42.21 P/E ratio. Insurance, International Insurance, and Global Reinsurance divisions.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 8 investors sold The Navigators Group, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 21.68 million shares or 0.85% more from 21.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Guggenheim Ltd Com has invested 0% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 0.02% or 9,100 shares. Comerica Bancshares holds 0.08% or 188,157 shares. Assetmark holds 0% or 13 shares in its portfolio. Northern Trust Corporation has invested 0.02% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 30,363 shares or 0% of the stock. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 16,366 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Renaissance Technology Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Rafferty Asset Lc invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Dimensional Fund Advsr Ltd Partnership, Texas-based fund reported 2.48 million shares. Diversified Trust Communications accumulated 3,650 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 10,758 shares. Massachusetts-based Contravisory Inv Management Incorporated has invested 0.08% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Prelude Capital Mngmt Llc owns 100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Matarin Management Ltd Liability Com owns 0.51% invested in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) for 103,776 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Navigators Group had 7 analyst reports since May 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was upgraded on Thursday, December 7 by Sandler O’Neill. On Monday, November 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”. Wood downgraded The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) on Wednesday, December 6 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, May 27 by Wood. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) rating on Monday, September 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $55.0 target.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $1.12 million activity. On Wednesday, August 23 the insider EISDORFER R SCOTT sold $177,741.

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