$0.89 EPS Expected for Voya Financial Inc (VOYA)

October 13, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 $0.89 EPS Expected for Voya Financial Inc (VOYA)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 48 investors sold Voya Financial Inc shares while 121 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 170.81 million shares or 3.71% less from 177.38 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Jefferies Limited Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 47,337 shares. Macquarie Limited holds 0% or 10,300 shares. Stevens Cap Mgmt L P reported 38,493 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 494,389 shares. The Hong Kong-based Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited has invested 0.13% in Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA). Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.19% invested in Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA). Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Com, Maryland-based fund reported 26,946 shares. Cwm Ltd Liability Company owns 391 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holdg Inc holds 677,091 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Meritage Port holds 175,544 shares or 0.67% of its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Commerce Can accumulated 123,069 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Victory holds 0.03% or 357,575 shares. 85,265 are owned by Barclays Public Limited Company. Alyeska Inv Group Lp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA). Natixis Asset has invested 0.01% in Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA).

Since May 4, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 1 sale for $510,325 activity. Karaoglan Alain M sold 28,899 shares worth $1.08M. 8,475 Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) shares with value of $299,066 were bought by MARTIN RODNEY O JR. Smith Michael S bought 5,000 shares worth $176,202. Walsh Patricia J bought 2,777 shares worth $98,120.

Analysts expect Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) to report $0.89 EPS on November, 1.They anticipate $0.52 EPS change or 140.54 % from last quarter’s $0.37 EPS. VOYA’s profit would be $159.07 million giving it 11.25 P/E if the $0.89 EPS is correct. After having $0.67 EPS previously, Voya Financial Inc’s analysts see 32.84 % EPS growth. About 1.20M shares traded. Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) has risen 11.06% since October 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.64% the S&P500.

Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Voya Financial had 28 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Wood with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 11. The stock of Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) rating on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $4400 target. The stock of Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Thursday, February 11. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, September 8 by Zacks. The stock of Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The stock of Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets.

Voya Financial, Inc. is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The company has market cap of $7.16 billion. The Firm operates through five divisions: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. It currently has negative earnings. The Retirement segment is a well-known provider of retirement services and products in the United States.

More notable recent Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Voya Financial Named to 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index” on September 19, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Voya Financial Named a 2017 “Great Place to Work”” published on October 03, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Technical Insights on Asset Management Stocks — OM Asset Management, Voya …” on October 13, 2017. More interesting news about Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Voya Financial Honors Marietta, Georgia, Teacher with Third Place Voya Unsung …” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Presents Long-Term Perspective at CECP’s CEO …” with publication date: September 20, 2017.

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