Foster & Motley Trimmed Target (TGT) Holding By $985,868; Astoria Financial (AF) Covered By 3 Bulls

November 15, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Foster & Motley Inc decreased Target Corporation (TGT) stake by 29.13% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Foster & Motley Inc sold 18,959 shares as Target Corporation (TGT)’s stock declined 14.90%. The Foster & Motley Inc holds 46,134 shares with $2.41 million value, down from 65,093 last quarter. Target Corporation now has $29.97 billion valuation. The stock declined 8.66% or $5.2 reaching $54.87 per share. About 1.56M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declined 16.51% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.21% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Astoria Financial (NYSE:AF), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Astoria Financial had 23 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray downgraded Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) on Thursday, July 23 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Ourperform” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Wood. The firm has “Underperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, October 30. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral” on Monday, September 28. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold” on Friday, October 2. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 1 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies. The stock of Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) earned “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Wednesday, December 21. See Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) latest ratings:

10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $17.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $25.5 Maintain
01/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $17.0000 Maintain
16/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $17.00 Maintain
01/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $25.5000 Maintain

It is down 22.95% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.25% the S&P500.

Astoria Financial Corporation is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The company has market cap of $2.19 billion. The Company’s principal business is the operation of its subsidiary, Astoria Bank. It has a 37.43 P/E ratio. Astoria Bank’s primary business is attracting retail deposits from the general public and businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, principal repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, primarily in multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans, one- to four-family, or residential, mortgage loans and mortgage-backed securities.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 9 investors sold Astoria Financial Corp shares while 45 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 80.24 million shares or 4.17% less from 83.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Millennium Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). 12,762 are owned by Stifel Corp. Moreover, Panagora Asset has 0% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Hightower has invested 0% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). California State Teachers Retirement System owns 164,903 shares. Voya Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 42,984 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 37,200 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.02% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF) for 66,844 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 1.88M shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 72,093 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 131,310 were accumulated by Great West Life Assurance Company Can. Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). Suntrust Banks reported 0% in Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF). California Public Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 188,374 shares in its portfolio.

Foster & Motley Inc increased Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 7,249 shares to 239,189 valued at $11.99M in 2017Q2. It also upped Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN) stake by 4,754 shares and now owns 24,784 shares. Schwab U.S. Reit Etf (SCHH) was raised too.

Among 26 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Target Corporation had 67 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $86 target in Thursday, February 25 report. Barclays Capital maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Thursday, May 19. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $65 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 19 by UBS. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 16 by Gordon Haskett. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. Citigroup initiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Monday, November 9. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $88 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 18 report. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to “Peer Perform”.

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