Shares in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) Acquired by NGAM Advisors LP

Xavier Trudeau
Août 17, 2017

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding ESNT? Bank of America Corp DE raised its position in Essent Group by 8.0% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 378,798 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $13,701,000 after buying an additional 27,952 shares during the last quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Essent Group during the first quarter worth $215,000. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,826,998 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $290,695,000 after buying an additional 655,163 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Essent Group by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,924 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Essent Group by 2.6% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,145 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 288 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.81% of the company's stock. About shares traded. Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) has risen 81.69% since August 17, 2016 and is uptrending. Prudential Fin Inc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT). About 21,442 shares traded. The firm has a market cap of $3.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.87 and a beta of 1.14.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc decreased its stake in Essent Group Ltd (ESNT) by 9.26% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $137.61 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $131.99 million. Jacobs Levy Equity owns 0.05% invested in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) for 87,520 shares. Essent Group's quarterly revenue was up 27.2% on a year-over-year basis. The Everett Harris & Company holds 57,888 shares with $4.22M value, down from 62,373 last quarter. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) on Monday, May 29 with "Hold" rating.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece was published by Sports Perspectives and is the sole property of of Sports Perspectives. If you are reading this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright & trademark law. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Essent Group by 0.7% in the first quarter. Below is a list of Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) latest ratings and price target changes. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Essent Group from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Lastly, Research Firm Zacks boosted Essent Group from a "hold" recommendation to a "buy" recommendation and fixed a $43.00 price objective on the shares in a study note published on Wed, Jul 26th. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Friday, August 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Among 12 analysts covering DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $43.50. Also, CFO Lawrence E. Mcalee, Jr. sold 7,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, June 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.02, for a total transaction of $78,040.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Mary Lourdes Gibbons sold 4,600 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.95, for a total value of $77,900.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 30,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,199,075.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 31,918 shares of company stock valued at $1,244,860. Basswood Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 130,392 shares or 0.19% of their USA portfolio.

According to Zacks, "Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a private mortgage insurance company".

Essent Group Ltd.is a private mortgage insurance company. The Company's services and products include mortgage insurance, contract underwriting, and Bermuda insurance and reinsurance.

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