Sns Financial Group Has Upped Facebook (FB) Position By $2.55 Million; Last Week National General Holdings Corp. (NGHC) Coverage

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Sns Financial Group Llc increased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 47.04% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sns Financial Group Llc acquired 15,015 shares as Facebook Inc (FB)’s stock rose 10.88%. The Sns Financial Group Llc holds 46,932 shares with $8.02M value, up from 31,917 last quarter. Facebook Inc now has $522.41 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $179.83. About 13.89 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:NGHC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. National General Holdings Corp had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by William Blair with “Outperform” on Tuesday, August 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 28 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, June 20 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) rating on Sunday, July 23. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $2700 target. As per Friday, November 18, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, September 28. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 27 report. See National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) latest ratings:

09/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0
02/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
18/09/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $29.0
28/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 33 selling transactions for $395.73 million activity. Zuckerberg Mark had sold 254,525 shares worth $42.50M. The insider Stretch Colin sold $129,738. Wehner David M. sold $2.59 million worth of stock or 15,470 shares. $7.14 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. Cox Christopher K had sold 16,000 shares worth $2.80M. FISCHER DAVID B. also sold $806,019 worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Koum Jan sold 640,754 shares worth $109.70M.

Among 54 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, April 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Aegis Capital given on Wednesday, July 26. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, September 19. Pivotal Research maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, April 28 with “Overweight” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Monday, September 4. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $195.0 target. Needham maintained Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, July 27. Needham has “Buy” rating and $18500 target. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of FB in report on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, August 18.

Sns Financial Group Llc decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 7,207 shares to 92,666 valued at $14.28 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSCH) stake by 19,415 shares and now owns 85,159 shares. Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 53 investors sold FB shares while 618 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 644 raised stakes. 1.63 billion shares or 0.88% more from 1.62 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Loomis Sayles & Com Lp reported 4.75% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Paragon Cap Management holds 15,791 shares. 2.45 million were accumulated by Nordea Inv Mngmt. Hsbc Holding Public stated it has 1.1% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Vermont-based Of Vermont has invested 0.98% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Ameriprise has 1.61% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Marathon Asset Management Limited Liability Partnership owns 0.75% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 267,008 shares. Sentinel Lba holds 16,019 shares or 0.46% of its portfolio. Princeton Capital Mgmt reported 27,021 shares. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp Inc (Ca) stated it has 21,900 shares or 1.26% of all its holdings. Victory Capital holds 555,903 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Girard Prtnrs Limited holds 25,587 shares. Ascend Ltd Llc has invested 1.47% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Highland Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.91% or 120,300 shares. Whalerock Point Prtn Lc owns 1.72% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 28,433 shares.

The stock increased 0.78% or $0.155 during the last trading session, reaching $20.025. About 89,548 shares traded. National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) has risen 0.61% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.09% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.48, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold National General Holdings Corp. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 45.38 million shares or 1.23% less from 45.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Victory Mngmt Inc stated it has 0% in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC). First Manhattan holds 0% or 100 shares. The California-based Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0.02% in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 78,601 shares. Fuller Thaler Asset Management Inc owns 2.51M shares or 0.59% of their US portfolio. Invesco Limited reported 50,907 shares. Park West Asset Limited Liability Com has invested 5% of its portfolio in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC). Swiss Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 88,722 shares. Blair William And Il invested in 0% or 16,451 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 569,146 shares. 120,000 are owned by Banc Funds Ltd Limited Liability Company. Renaissance Tech Limited reported 0.01% in National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 3,019 shares. Legal & General Gru Public Ltd Company invested in 22,746 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameritas Prtnrs, a Nebraska-based fund reported 4,181 shares.

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