Green Dot (GDOT) Shares Rose While Diligent Investors Has Cut Holding; Huber Capital Management Decreased Its Virtus Invt Partners (VRTS) Holding as Stock Price Declined

January 16, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Joe Huber decreased its stake in Virtus Invt Partners Inc (VRTS) by 2.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Huber Capital Management Llc sold 11,900 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.49% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund run by Joe Huber held 426,085 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $49.45 million, down from 437,985 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Huber Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Virtus Invt Partners Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $940.56M market cap company. The stock increased 1.23% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $131.4. About 54,112 shares traded or 5.58% up from the average. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 32.74% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500.

Diligent Investors Llc decreased its stake in Green Dot Corp (GDOT) by 21.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Diligent Investors Llc sold 8,827 shares as the company’s stock rose 33.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 31,433 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.56 million, down from 40,260 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Diligent Investors Llc who had been investing in Green Dot Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.05B market cap company. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $61.61. About 159,002 shares traded. Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) has risen 53.57% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.87% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 25 insider sales for $12.96 million activity. 12,356 shares were sold by Archer Kuan, worth $496,962 on Tuesday, August 1. $398,969 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) shares were sold by Aldrich Kenneth C. Ricci John C sold $977,642 worth of stock. Shifke Mark L sold $399,053 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) on Monday, December 11. On Friday, August 11 Date Rajeev V sold $212,454 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) or 4,674 shares. On Wednesday, August 16 the insider Bridgforth-Hodges Glinda sold $351,911.

Analysts await Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.15 EPS, up 50.00% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.1 per share. GDOT’s profit will be $7.42M for 102.68 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Green Dot Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -28.57% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.47, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 16 investors sold GDOT shares while 58 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 66 raised stakes. 39.20 million shares or 6.77% more from 36.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Northern Corp accumulated 594,004 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0.02% or 2.14 million shares. Pinebridge Investments Lp reported 0.05% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Bancshares Of Mellon reported 1.72 million shares stake. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) for 3,490 shares. American Gp Inc invested in 0.01% or 36,167 shares. Ahl Prtn Llp reported 66,885 shares. Secor Advisors LP has invested 0.12% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability reported 0.01% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Laurion Cap Management Limited Partnership holds 0% in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) or 17,181 shares. Indexiq Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 25,983 shares. Symphony Asset Ltd Llc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Renaissance Techs Ltd Llc accumulated 0.08% or 1.39 million shares. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 37,795 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 60,919 shares or 0% of the stock.

Among 18 analysts covering Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Green Dot had 42 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, May 23. The rating was maintained by Compass Point on Wednesday, August 5 with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 25 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) earned “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, November 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Portales Partners to “Sector Perform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Lake Street on Monday, June 26. BTIG Research upgraded the shares of GDOT in report on Tuesday, February 16 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $2.37 EPS, up 35.43% or $0.62 from last year’s $1.75 per share. VRTS’s profit will be $16.96M for 13.86 P/E if the $2.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.30 actual EPS reported by Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.04% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.64, from 2 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 12 investors sold VRTS shares while 32 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 6.65 million shares or 1.17% less from 6.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System owns 2,900 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Lc (Trc), New York-based fund reported 1,285 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated reported 455,026 shares. Hutchin Hill Lp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Legal & General Group Public Limited Company reported 12,924 shares stake. Quebec – Canada-based Sector Pension Board has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Ontario – Canada-based Natl Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Wellington Group Llp accumulated 71,041 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 0% or 244,689 shares. Blackrock reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). 674,882 are owned by Vanguard Gru. Manufacturers Life Insurance The owns 5,268 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP stated it has 0.02% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 10,760 shares. Quantitative Inv Mngmt Limited Com, Virginia-based fund reported 3,300 shares.

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