Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc

(The) (NYSE:HIG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The fund owned 1,376,511 shares of the insurance provider's stock after selling 114,264 shares during the period. Finally, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its stake in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) worth $9,962,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The value of the investment in (HIG) went from $19,623,000 to $21,355,000 a change of 8.8% since the last quarter.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc". Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group by 0.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,079,010 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $372,144,000 after purchasing an additional 1,284,664 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group by 3.7% in the third quarter. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $16,786,000. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -70.99% negative EPS growth. New Vernon Investment Management Llc owns 19,180 shares or 1.46% of their United States portfolio. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.80% of the company's stock.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company.

Shares of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. M Partners maintained the shares of HIG in report on Friday, July 29 with "Buy" rating. Moreover, Aviva Public Limited Com has 0.07% invested in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG). Barclays PLC boosted their price target on Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. The stock has "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Monday, February 13. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. owned about 0.38% of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, March 30. The Hartford Financial Services Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.28%. They issued a "buy" rating and a $63.00 price target for the company.

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About Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) giving the company a "buy" rating.

Investors are a little more bearish on Hartford Financial Services Gro of late if you put credence in the rise in short interest. It fall, as 52 investors sold HIG shares while 211 reduced holdings. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark laws. Public Employees Retirement System of OH owned about 0.05% of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Usa Financial Portformulas reported 7,234 shares. Bluecrest Mngmt Ltd invested 0.15% in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG).

The company is up by 1.71%% since yesterday's close of 55.52.

Hartford Financial Services Gro now has a P/E ratio of 30.99 and the market cap is 20.57B.

Company shares are trading at $56.47 which is just over the 50 day moving average of $54.72 and a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $52.35. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.82 and is expected to be $3.78 for the current year with 364,300,000 shares now outstanding. (The) had a return on equity of 9.13% and a net margin of 3.73%. The firm had revenue of $4.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.30 billion. Jet Capital Investors LP acquired 378,119 shares as Hartford Finl Svcs Group Inc (HIG)'s stock rose 0.12%. (The)'s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis.

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