Is Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII)’s Fuel Running Low? Reports Show More Sellers

May 26, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 17 investors sold Federated Investors, Inc. shares while 89 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. 76.77 million shares or 3.41% less from 79.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Goodhaven Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc has 440,318 shares for 7.79% of their portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys accumulated 117,869 shares. Davenport And Company Ltd owns 0% invested in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) for 5,873 shares. Alliancebernstein L P stated it has 60,110 shares. Aperio Grp Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Metropolitan Life Ny reported 0.01% in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Ls Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Tarbox Family Office reported 23 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 7,634 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brandywine Global Inv Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 317,373 shares stake. Cipher L P stated it has 0.03% in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Us Bancorp De reported 0% of its portfolio in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). The Ohio-based Park National Corporation Oh has invested 0.01% in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII). Gam Ag stated it has 47,307 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 0.41% in Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII).

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $2.07 million activity. Shares for $399,149 were sold by FISHER JOHN B on Tuesday, March 6. DONAHUE THOMAS R also sold $1.04M worth of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) on Thursday, December 14. Germain Peter J sold 9,654 shares worth $347,895. On Tuesday, March 6 the insider Ceresino Gordon J sold $153,438. The insider Novak Richard A sold $11,595. Another trade for 61 shares valued at $2,087 was made by Van Meter Stephen on Tuesday, March 6.

The stock of Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) registered an increase of 16.95% in short interest. FII’s total short interest was 11.37 million shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 16.95% from 9.72M shares, reported previously. With 1.53M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 7 days to cover their FII’s short positions. The short interest to Federated Investors Inc’s float is 12.72%.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $24.83. About 578,336 shares traded. Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has risen 27.78% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.23% the S&P500.

Federated Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The company has market cap of $2.52 billion. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides its services to individuals, including high net worth individuals, banking or thrift institutions, investment companies, pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, and registered investment advisors. It has a 8.65 P/E ratio. Through its subsidiaries, it manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, balanced and money market mutual funds along with separate client-focused equity, fixed income, money market, and balanced portfolios.

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Federated Investors (NYSE:FII), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Federated Investors had 13 analyst reports since December 15, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the shares of FII in report on Tuesday, May 1 with “Underweight” rating. As per Tuesday, March 6, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) earned “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, April 26. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) on Tuesday, April 10 with “Sell” rating. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 11 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of FII in report on Friday, April 6 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $31.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

More news for Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Federated Investors’ (FII) CEO Chris Donahue on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 27, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Trading Mistake 5: Wrong Risk/Reward Trade Setups” and published on May 14, 2018 is yet another important article.

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