KBW Maintains a Hold Rating on Pro-Assurance (PRA) and $61.0 Target; DST Systems (DST) Sentiment Is 6.41

December 7, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Among 4 analysts covering ProAssurance (NYSE:PRA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. ProAssurance has $61.0 highest and $61.0 lowest target. $61’s average target is -1.05% below currents $61.65 stock price. ProAssurance had 5 analyst reports since January 21, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Suntrust Robinson upgraded ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) on Thursday, January 21 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 17 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 21. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold”.

DST Systems, Inc. provides technology information processing and servicing solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.68 billion. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment provides investor, investment, advisor/intermediary, and asset distribution services to companies in the financial services industry. It has a 6.16 P/E ratio. This segment provides clients information processing solutions, such as tracking of purchases, redemptions, and exchanges and transfers of shares; maintaining investor identification and ownership records; reconciling cash and share activity; processing dividends; reporting sales; performing tax and other compliance functions; and providing information for printing of investor trade confirmations, statements, and year-end tax forms.

ProAssurance Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance products in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.29 billion. The firm operates through Specialty Property and Casualty, Workers' Compensation, and Lloyd's Syndicate divisions. It has a 22.76 P/E ratio. It offers professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and facilities; professional liability insurance for attorneys; liability insurance for medical technology and life sciences risks; and workers' compensation insurance for employers, groups, and associations.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 23 investors sold ProAssurance Corporation shares while 72 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 42.58 million shares or 0.63% more from 42.31 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc reported 1.03M shares stake. M&T Comml Bank holds 0% or 9,261 shares. First Republic Management holds 0% of its portfolio in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) for 10,766 shares. Capital Fund Management Sa invested 0.01% in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA). Tiaa Cref Investment Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 233,060 shares. Utah Retirement stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA). Commonwealth Equity has 0.02% invested in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) for 45,735 shares. Everence Management owns 0.05% invested in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) for 3,540 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0.01% or 77,292 shares. 1,596 were reported by Manufacturers Life Ins The. Schwab Charles Investment Management has 264,328 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Creative Planning reported 0% in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA). Quadrant Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 0.38% or 8,081 shares in its portfolio. The North Carolina-based Captrust Fin Advsr has invested 0.12% in ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA). Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% or 3,515 shares.

The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $61.65. About 100,697 shares traded. ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) has risen 27.28% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.58% the S&P500.

Analysts await ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.64 EPS, down 22.89% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.83 per share. PRA’s profit will be $34.19 million for 24.08 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by ProAssurance Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.22% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.21 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $61.11. About 156,592 shares traded. DST Systems, Inc. (DST) has risen 0.59% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

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