Vaughan Nelson Investment Management LP Has Trimmed Its Lakeland Finl (LKFN) Stake; Deerfield Management Company Lifted Its Ehealth (EHTH) Stake

May 18, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Deerfield Management Company increased Ehealth Inc (EHTH) stake by 50.66% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Deerfield Management Company acquired 340,922 shares as Ehealth Inc (EHTH)’s stock declined 19.71%. The Deerfield Management Company holds 1.01 million shares with $17.61M value, up from 672,994 last quarter. Ehealth Inc now has $357.83M valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $18.84. About 69,643 shares traded. eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) has risen 26.21% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.66% the S&P500.

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Lp decreased Lakeland Finl Corp (LKFN) stake by 1.15% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Lp sold 9,862 shares as Lakeland Finl Corp (LKFN)’s stock declined 7.40%. The Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Lp holds 848,247 shares with $41.13 million value, down from 858,109 last quarter. Lakeland Finl Corp now has $1.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $49.12. About 31,993 shares traded. Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) has risen 9.54% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.01% the S&P500.

Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Lp increased Altaba Inc stake by 10,260 shares to 421,050 valued at $29.41M in 2017Q4. It also upped Chemical Finl Corp (NASDAQ:CHFC) stake by 69,975 shares and now owns 2.35 million shares. Polyone Corp (NYSE:POL) was raised too.

Analysts await Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 23.33% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.6 per share. LKFN’s profit will be $18.71M for 16.59 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual earnings per share reported by Lakeland Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.23% EPS growth.

More recent Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Lakeland Financial Reports Record First Quarter Performance” on April 25, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Lakeland Financial Corporation to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell May 7” on May 04, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Lake City Bank Named to KBW Bank Honor Roll of High Performing Banks for the 7th Consecutive Year” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 9 investors sold LKFN shares while 50 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 17.67 million shares or 1.19% more from 17.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Columbia Wanger Asset Ltd Company owns 311,780 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Virginia Retirement System Et Al stated it has 0.01% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Chicago Equity Prns Limited Company owns 45,830 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 90,184 shares. Vanguard Gp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Intl Group holds 0% or 16,279 shares in its portfolio. Tower Capital Llc (Trc) holds 538 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur Communication holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 7,885 shares. Sei Invests Company has invested 0% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Blackrock Inc, a New York-based fund reported 1.69 million shares. Raymond James And Associate reported 16,724 shares. Panagora Asset Management has 4,286 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 6,921 shares. 1St Source Bankshares owns 91,110 shares or 0.36% of their US portfolio. Cs Mckee LP stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN).

Among 6 analysts covering Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Lakeland Financial had 9 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4500 target in Thursday, June 1 report. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson. The company was downgraded on Monday, June 13 by Stephens. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by FIG Partners. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 29 report. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, December 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”. The stock of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Tuesday, August 9.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $1.11 million activity. $89,997 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) was sold by Steiner Jonathan P on Tuesday, February 6. 5,350 Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares with value of $262,150 were sold by DEARDORFF KEVIN L. On Tuesday, March 13 DE BATTY JILL A sold $68,040 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) or 1,400 shares. 25,000 Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares with value of $1.14 million were bought by WELCH M SCOTT. 600 shares were sold by Pruitt Kristin, worth $28,926 on Friday, February 16. 9,320 shares were sold by ROSS STEVEN D, worth $447,360. The insider O’Neill Lisa M sold 1,050 shares worth $50,674.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $75,258 activity. 5,300 eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) shares with value of $99,258 were sold by Jennings Jay Walter. Hurley Robert S bought $24,000 worth of stock.

More notable recent eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “eHealth (EHTH) PT Raised to $22 at Cantor Fitzgerald; ‘Fundamentals Should Improve in 2H18 and Beyond'” on May 17, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “eHealth’s (EHTH) CEO Scott Flanders on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 27, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Mid-Day Market Update: DMC Global Surges Following Q1 Results; Biglari Holdings Shares Plummet” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “eHealth Survey Reveals a Gap Between the Benefits Consumers Think All Health Insurance Plans Should Cover and …” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Q1 beat and revised guidance propels eHealth, up 22%” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

Deerfield Management Company decreased Akari Therapeutics Plc stake by 183,766 shares to 249,785 valued at $1.08 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Nucana Plc stake by 342,313 shares and now owns 82,637 shares. Argenx Se was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.13, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 14 investors sold EHTH shares while 39 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 16.48 million shares or 0.77% less from 16.61 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Assetmark reported 7 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership owns 644,641 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Lc invested in 122,405 shares. Legal General Gp Public Limited Company accumulated 29,489 shares. Renaissance Techs Llc has invested 0.02% in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH). Wells Fargo Company Mn stated it has 0% in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH). Arizona State Retirement Systems accumulated 27,544 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) for 200,450 shares. State Common Retirement Fund owns 19,200 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% of its portfolio in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH). Principal Financial Grp Inc stated it has 0% in eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH). Par Capital Mngmt reported 500,858 shares stake. Hawk Ridge Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 276,098 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs owns 1,593 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Public Sector Pension Investment Board owns 10,570 shares.

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