Sentiment Change Report: Navigators Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG)

May 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Sentiment for Navigators Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG)

Navigators Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG) institutional sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 73 investment professionals opened new and increased positions, while 53 decreased and sold stock positions in Navigators Group Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 21.86 million shares, up from 21.68 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Navigators Group Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 40 Increased: 56 New Position: 17.

The Navigators Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites ocean marine, property and casualty, professional liability, and specialty insurance services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.75 billion. The firm operates through the U.S. It has a 43.52 P/E ratio. Insurance, International Insurance, and Global Reinsurance divisions.

The stock increased 0.43% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $58.75. About 79,980 shares traded. The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has risen 6.75% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.67 EPS, up 1.52 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.66 per share. NAVG’s profit will be $19.91 million for 21.92 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual EPS reported by The Navigators Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.53 % negative EPS growth.

New Vernon Investment Management Llc holds 2.23% of its portfolio in The Navigators Group, Inc. for 43,979 shares. Walthausen & Co. Llc owns 229,368 shares or 1.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Advisory Research Inc has 0.81% invested in the company for 1.00 million shares. The Us-based Champlain Investment Partners Llc has invested 0.8% in the stock. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 296,442 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $113,020 activity.

The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Navigators Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Navigators Group, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. NAVG was included in 7 notes of analysts from December 6, 2017. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 20 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Sell” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, December 6. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, May 9 by Wood. The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) earned “Underperform” rating by Wood on Wednesday, December 6. The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 16 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

More important recent The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Navigators Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings” on May 07, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Navigators Announces Second Quarter 2018 Dividend”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Navigators’ (NAVG) CEO Stanley Galanski on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018. More interesting news about The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) was released by: Hellenicshippingnews.com and their article: “Navigators Group (NAVG) Downgraded to “Sell” at Zacks Investment Research” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) Institutional Positions Chart

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