New Vernon Investment Management Increased By $305,316 Its American Finl Group Ohio (AFG) Position; Ovascience (OVAS) Shorts Up By 26.56%

May 27, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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New Vernon Investment Management Llc increased American Finl Group Inc Ohio (AFG) stake by 9.98% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. New Vernon Investment Management Llc acquired 2,827 shares as American Finl Group Inc Ohio (AFG)’s stock rose 1.85%. The New Vernon Investment Management Llc holds 31,147 shares with $3.38 million value, up from 28,320 last quarter. American Finl Group Inc Ohio now has $9.87B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $110.93. About 195,947 shares traded. American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) has risen 22.13% since May 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.58% the S&P500.

Ovascience Inc (NASDAQ:OVAS) had an increase of 26.56% in short interest. OVAS’s SI was 1.52 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 26.56% from 1.20M shares previously. With 1.12M avg volume, 1 days are for Ovascience Inc (NASDAQ:OVAS)’s short sellers to cover OVAS’s short positions. The SI to Ovascience Inc’s float is 5.06%. The stock increased 2.07% or $0.019 during the last trading session, reaching $0.9379. About 39,810 shares traded. OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) has declined 58.12% since May 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 69.67% the S&P500.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 5 selling transactions for $16.52 million activity. BERDING JOHN B sold $600,295 worth of stock or 5,285 shares. $5.81M worth of American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) was sold by Peraino Vito C. 1,438 shares were sold by Drosos Virginia, worth $149,848 on Friday, December 15. LINDNER S CRAIG sold $4.42M worth of stock. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $56,750 was made by JOSEPH GREGORY G on Monday, February 26. LINDNER CARL H III sold $5.59 million worth of stock.

More notable recent American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “American Financial Group’s (AFG) CEO Carl Lindner on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 03, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Greater Cincinnati company joins 2018 Fortune 500 list” published on May 21, 2018, Bizjournals.com published: “American Financial’s Lindners: more special dividends could be coming” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “FC Cincinnati owner Lindner on MLS bid: ‘I think we’re going to get over the finish line'” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “American Financial Group, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Among 4 analysts covering American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. American Financial Group had 7 analyst reports since January 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 12 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Bank of America. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 10 by Sandler O’Neill. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. Buckingham Research initiated American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.34, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 31 investors sold AFG shares while 105 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 52.14 million shares or 1.62% more from 51.31 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pnc Service Grp Inc has invested 0% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Barclays Public Limited Co has 0% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). California Employees Retirement System stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Company has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Rafferty Asset Management Limited Company holds 0.03% or 15,337 shares. Ls Invest Advisors Ltd Co stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Brandywine Glob Management Lc has invested 0.12% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Moreover, Citigroup has 0.01% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG) for 134,901 shares. 42,733 were accumulated by Dana Invest. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 11,831 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt Limited Co stated it has 0.2% in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Moreover, Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.02% invested in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Susquehanna Intl Group Llp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:AFG). Massachusetts Fincl Ma owns 20,862 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Martingale Asset Management Lp holds 300,719 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio.

Among 6 analysts covering OvaScience (NASDAQ:OVAS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. OvaScience had 13 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by H.C. Wainwright. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of OVAS in report on Wednesday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 11 by Wedbush. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 6 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Leerink Swann. Oppenheimer maintained OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) on Thursday, June 22 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer downgraded OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) on Monday, January 25 to “Perform” rating. H.C. Wainwright maintained OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) rating on Friday, March 16. H.C. Wainwright has “Buy” rating and $15.0 target. The stock of OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 21. The stock of OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVAS) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by JMP Securities.

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