Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) At $51.11 Forms Top; Sotheby's (BID) Had 3 Bullish Analysts

June 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) formed multiple top with $54.69 target or 7.00% above today’s $51.11 share price. Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA) has $8.63B valuation. The stock decreased 1.18% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $51.11. About 1.87M shares traded. Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has risen 53.04% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.47% the S&P500. Some Historical VOYA News: ; 08/03/2018 – Voya Financial Named a 2018 Top Company for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives; 11/05/2018 – Voya Financial To Acquire Pen-Cal Administrators; 23/04/2018 – VOYA FINANCIAL INC – AS OF MARCH 31, 2018, AUM OF COMPANY’S IM SEGMENT WAS $222 BLN – SEC FILING; 11/05/2018 – VOYA FINANCIAL INC – TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED, AND ARE NOT MATERIAL TO VOYA’S FINANCIAL POSITION; 10/04/2018 – Voya Financial Launches Chinese Brand Identity Created by Labbrand New York; 01/05/2018 – VOYA FINL 1Q ADJ. OPER EPS $0.77, EST. 85C; 08/03/2018 – S&PGR Asgns Voya CLO 2018-1 Ltd.’s Nts Prelim Rtgs; 27/03/2018 – S&PGR Assigns Preliminary Ratings To Voya Euro CLO I DAC; 06/04/2018 – Fitch Rates Voya CLO 2018-1, Ltd./LLC; 11/05/2018 – VOYA FINL TO BUY PEN-CAL ADMINISTRATORS

Among 10 analysts covering Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Sotheby’s had 19 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, March 28. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research given on Wednesday, January 20. The rating was downgraded by Barrington Research on Friday, February 26 to “Mkt Perform”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) on Thursday, February 11 to “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) rating on Thursday, September 28. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $56.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Sitfel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Thursday, April 14. See Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) latest ratings:

28/03/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $63 New Target: $65 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $63.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Maintain

SothebyÂ’s operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.06 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Agency and Finance. It has a 25.72 P/E ratio. The Agency segment accepts property on consignment; and matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, jewelry, wine, and collectibles through the auction or private sale process.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $3.45 million activity. Another trade for 65,000 shares valued at $3.36M was sold by Reza Olivier. $94,164 worth of Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) was sold by DELANEY KEVIN M.

It closed at $59.07 lastly. It is down 5.32% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.25% the S&P500. Some Historical BID News: ; 06/03/2018 – ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates $3 Billion In Total Sales Volume And Its 10-Year Annivarsary At The Company’s Annual Meeting, One Summit; 10/04/2018 – Matthew Adam Properties Forms Alliance with Sotheby’s International Realty; 02/05/2018 – Nita Summers Max Named Director of Sales For Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty; 03/05/2018 – Burgundy Wines Are Battering Bordeaux at Auction, Says Sotheby’s; 03/05/2018 – SOTHEBY’S 1Q ADJ EPS 9C, EST. LOSS/SHR 21C; 03/04/2018 – Sotheby’s Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 29/03/2018 – S&P Raises Sotheby’s Unsecured Debt Rating; 09/05/2018 – Sotheby’s Short-Interest Ratio Rises 68% to 22 Days; 15/05/2018 – Marcato Capital Management LP Exits Position in Sotheby’s; 03/04/2018 – Sotheby’s Spring 2018 Hong Kong Sales Total $466.5 Million

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.13, from 0.86 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Sotheby's shares while 69 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 46.18 million shares or 0.10% more from 46.14 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Mutual Of America Capital Management Lc has 30,701 shares. Swiss Bancshares has 0% invested in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) for 64,249 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 57,122 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) reported 0.13% in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). Bluestein R H And invested in 6,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Tudor Investment Et Al accumulated 0.02% or 14,387 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Llc holds 110,107 shares. 276,400 were reported by Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.02% in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). Wells Fargo & Mn owns 38,600 shares. Ubs Asset Americas holds 0% or 31,027 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Grp Inc Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 9,804 shares. Amer Int has invested 0.02% in Sotheby's (NYSE:BID). Proshare Advsr Lc stated it has 8,207 shares.

More news for Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) were recently published by: Law360.com, which released: “SEC Delays Action On NYSE Bid To Ease Blank Check Rules” on June 01, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Sotheby’s (BID) Fails to Hit Low Estimate at Modern Art Auction – Bloomberg” and published on June 19, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.12, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold Voya Financial, Inc. shares while 132 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 174.45 million shares or 2.58% less from 179.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Jet Invsts L P stated it has 900,000 shares or 2.6% of all its holdings. 16,471 are held by Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co. Lomas Mgmt Limited Liability holds 489,057 shares or 4% of its portfolio. Invesco, a Georgia-based fund reported 6.59 million shares. Barclays Public Limited Company, United Kingdom-based fund reported 133,364 shares. Hilltop Incorporated reported 4,625 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Commerce reported 657 shares. First Citizens Bancshares And Communications invested in 20,627 shares. Philadelphia Of San Francisco Limited Company reported 3.04% stake. Qci Asset Mgmt New York holds 675 shares. Poplar Forest Cap Ltd Liability owns 20,450 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. M&T Natl Bank Corporation reported 5,838 shares. Weiss Asset Mngmt Lp stated it has 5,282 shares. Cornerstone has 0.03% invested in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Symphony Asset Mngmt Lc owns 57,303 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Voya Financial had 50 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Top Pick” rating and $53 target in Thursday, November 5 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of VOYA in report on Thursday, April 5 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Evercore given on Thursday, December 21. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Top Pick”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 14. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 13. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 1 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 14 report.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 selling transactions for $369,684 activity. 13,900 shares were bought by Nelson Charles P, worth $698,439 on Tuesday, May 1. SILVA KEVIN D had sold 895 shares worth $45,439 on Wednesday, February 21.

Analysts await Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $1.09 earnings per share, up 62.69% or $0.42 from last year’s $0.67 per share. VOYA’s profit will be $184.01 million for 11.72 P/E if the $1.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Voya Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 41.56% EPS growth.

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