Resolute Energy (REN) Gets Goldman Sachs Civerage with $32 Target; Prospector Partners Lowered Primerica (PRI) Holding

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Prospector Partners Llc decreased Primerica Inc (PRI) stake by 34.91% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Prospector Partners Llc sold 61,900 shares as Primerica Inc (PRI)’s stock declined 5.20%. The Prospector Partners Llc holds 115,400 shares with $7.98 million value, down from 177,300 last quarter. Primerica Inc now has $3.57 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.70% or $0.55 reaching $77.65 per share. About 33,331 shares traded. Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) has risen 46.20% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Resolute Energy (NYSE:REN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Resolute Energy has $55 highest and $0.50 lowest target. $26.53’s average target is -16.26% below currents $31.68 stock price. Resolute Energy had 22 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN) earned “Buy” rating by KLR Group on Tuesday, December 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Johnson Rice on Monday, July 11. Northland Capital maintained the shares of REN in report on Wednesday, August 12 with “Market Perform” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, July 13 report. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Capital One to “Underweight”. CapitalOne upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, December 19 report. On Tuesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight”. Suntrust Robinson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 1 report. Wunderlich maintained Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN) on Monday, August 22 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Rodman & Renshaw on Wednesday, October 5.

Analysts await Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, up 13.45% or $0.16 from last year’s $1.19 per share. PRI’s profit will be $62.07M for 14.38 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.11 actual earnings per share reported by Primerica, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 21.62% EPS growth.

Since February 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $966,845 activity. On Tuesday, February 28 Rand Alison S. sold $160,100 worth of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) or 2,000 shares. Kelly William A. sold 2,500 shares worth $205,715. $409,850 worth of stock was sold by Pitts Gregory C. on Wednesday, March 1. On Monday, February 13 the insider BENSON P GEORGE sold $40,775. On Monday, March 13 Schneider Peter W. sold $150,405 worth of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) or 1,850 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Primerica Inc. (NYSE:PRI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Primerica Inc. had 13 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of PRI in report on Friday, April 21 to “Market Perform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $8300 target in Friday, June 23 report. William Blair initiated Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) on Friday, January 22 with “Outperform” rating. Wood reinitiated Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) rating on Wednesday, September 9. Wood has “Outperform” rating and $53 target. Jefferies upgraded the shares of PRI in report on Monday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Wood. The stock of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The stock of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, October 20. On Monday, May 15 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Hold”. The stock of Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI) earned “Market Perform” rating by William Blair on Monday, April 24.

Prospector Partners Llc increased Selective Ins Group Inc (NASDAQ:SIGI) stake by 26,000 shares to 190,300 valued at $8.19 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Church & Dwight Inc (NYSE:CHD) stake by 38,500 shares and now owns 259,784 shares. Torchmark Corp (NYSE:TMK) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.51, from 1.48 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold PRI shares while 97 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 47.17 million shares or 10.68% less from 52.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Cantillon Cap Mngmt Llc has invested 1.03% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Dana Inv has invested 0.14% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Ridgeworth Capital Ltd Liability Com accumulated 284,847 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Sg Americas Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 8,041 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bb&T reported 0.01% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Price T Rowe Assocs Incorporated Md accumulated 19,530 shares or 0% of the stock. 1.58M were reported by Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company. Bowling Portfolio Mngmt reported 11,486 shares. Alps Advsrs reported 0% stake. Moreover, State Street Corporation has 0.01% invested in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Aqr Management Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Teacher Retirement Of Texas has 3,715 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Barclays Pcl accumulated 0% or 23,528 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag has invested 0.02% in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI). Petrus Lta, Texas-based fund reported 4,111 shares.

Resolute Energy Corporation is an independent gas and oil company. The company has market cap of $717.95 million. The Firm is engaged in the exploitation, development, exploration for and acquisition of gas and oil properties. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s assets are located primarily in the Delaware Basin in west Texas and Aneth Field located in the Paradox Basin in southeast Utah (the Aneth Field Properties or Aneth Field).

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