Are Analysts Bullish The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) After Last Week?

November 10, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.20, from 0.71 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 39 investors sold The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. shares while 194 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 161 raised stakes. 308.43 million shares or 0.70% more from 306.29 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Stone Ridge Asset Limited Co reported 9,599 shares stake. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.12% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) for 24,500 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Company Inc reported 84 shares. Vaughan Nelson Inv Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 573,615 shares. Blackrock reported 0.07% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Panagora Asset invested 0% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Mount Vernon Assocs Md accumulated 15,316 shares or 1.22% of the stock. Mraz Amerine And Associates stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Korea Investment holds 0.02% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) or 93,718 shares. Baystate Wealth Management owns 90 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 52,379 were reported by Stifel Financial. 7.53 million are owned by Wellington Mngmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership. Sage Grp Inc Inc owns 1,500 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Markets has invested 0% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG). Coastline Trust reported 0.15% in The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG).

Since May 14, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.48 million activity. 23,906 shares were sold by Bombara Beth Ann, worth $1.26 million.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Hartford Financial had 6 analyst reports since August 7, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 9. Buckingham Research maintained The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) rating on Tuesday, October 30. Buckingham Research has “Buy” rating and $58 target. FBR Capital upgraded the shares of HIG in report on Monday, September 24 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, August 7. Below is a list of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) latest ratings and price target changes.

30/10/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $63 New Target: $58 Maintain
09/10/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $58 New Target: $56 Maintain
24/09/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $55 New Target: $60 Upgrade
10/09/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $60 Initiates Coverage On
07/08/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $52 New Target: $55 Maintain
07/08/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $57 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 0.28% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $46.59. About 2.10M shares traded. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) has declined 9.08% since November 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.70% the S&P500.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $16.71 billion. It operates through six divisions: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. It currently has negative earnings. The Commercial Lines segment offers workersÂ’ compensation, property, automobile, marine, livestock, liability, and umbrella insurance products, as well as customized insurance services and products, including professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages.

More news for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “The Hartford offers $300M of 6.000% non-cumulative preferred stock” on October 31, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) CEO Chris Swift on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on October 26, 2018 is yet another important article.

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