Federated Investors (FII) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) recently:

  • 7/25/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Federated Investors had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/13/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Federated’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Investment Management industry over the last three months. Escalating expenses continue to affect the financials. Also, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind. However, rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence.”
  • 7/12/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/4/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Federated’s shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Investment Management industry over the last three months. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. Though, escalating expenses continue to affect the financials, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us.”
  • 6/29/2017 – Federated Investors is now covered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/17/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/12/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Federated’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Investment Management industry over the last three months. The company’s AUM may be deterred due to volatility in equity markets. However, rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, the company’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Nevertheless, stringent regulatory environment and escalating expenses continues to affect the company’s financials.”
  • 6/10/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/5/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $26.00.
  • 6/2/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/1/2017 – Federated Investors had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE FII) traded up 1.380% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $29.755. The company had a trading volume of 332,329 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.298 and a beta of 1.41. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $28.10 and a 200-day moving average of $26.94. Federated Investors, Inc. has a one year low of $24.52 and a one year high of $33.13.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The asset manager reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Federated Investors had a net margin of 18.62% and a return on equity of 33.32%. The firm had revenue of $273.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $290.19 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.44 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Federated Investors, Inc. will post $2.02 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Richard A. Novak sold 2,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.70, for a total transaction of $74,790.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 44,741 shares in the company, valued at $1,239,325.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 7.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Federated Investors, Inc (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products.

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