Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ), SVB Financial Group (SIVB)

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

Weaver C Barksdale & Associates Inc who had been investing in Medtronic Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $116.04 billion market cap company. The firm operates through four divisions: Office/Multi-Family, Retail, Industrial, and Land. It has a 16.63 P/E ratio. The Office/Multi-Family division develops and manages office projects primarily in Austin, Dallas, Charlotte, Birmingham, and Atlanta; develops and sells multi-family projects in urban locations in the southeastern United States; and manages and leases office properties owned by third parties. Metropolitan Life Insurance stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Analysts await Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) to report earnings on February, 14. About shares traded. Lihua International, Inc. Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) has risen 17.13% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.06% the S&P500.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $699,784 activity. (NYSE:NCI) for 154,234 shares. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 2 think it is Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Navigant Consulting had 5 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The most recent bid on the stock was registered at $53.57. (NYSE:NCI) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $26 target. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of CUZ in report on Thursday, January 7 to "Outperform" rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 8 to "Buy".

In other news, insider S Taylor Glover sold 74,351 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has market cap of $307.41 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3.

Whereas its latest closing price kept its distance from the SMA20 at -3.02% and -1.82% from SMA 50 while it was knocked up 0.43% from the simple moving average price of 200 days. Ltd. reduced its holdings in shares of Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 29 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. (NYSE:NCI) for 27,215 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Co holds 0.02% in Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) for 105,077 shares. State Street Corp owns 19.33M shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:CALX). California Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 185,235 shares or 0% of all its holdings. World Asset holds 22,389 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. The institutional investor held 1.98 million shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $18.53M, down from 2.10 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0.06% invested in Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) for 2.97M shares. (NYSE:DLR) or 41 shares. 180 were accumulated by Meeder Asset Mngmt Incorporated. (NYSE:NCI). Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 0% of its portfolio in Navigant Consulting, Inc. Nokomis Capital Ltd Liability invested in 3.75M shares. Ameriprise Incorporated has 467,789 shares. Prudential Finance holds 291,262 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Global Endowment Limited Partnership holds 0.45% or 341,190 shares. (NYSE:NCI) for 146,200 shares. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $19.76. About 1.30 million shares traded. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.22 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Cousins Properties will post 0.61 EPS for the current year. It has outperformed by 11.06% the S&P500. Nationwide Fund Advisors bought 274,227 shares as the company's stock declined 0.69% while stock markets rallied. It also reduced its holding in Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) by 1.12 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7.70M shares, and cut its stake in Ventas Inc (NYSE:VTR).

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) stock moved with shift of 0.34% in the past week. Heitman Real Estate Securities Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 1.76 million shares. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) for 1.23 million shares. During the same quarter a year ago, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. CUZ's profit would be $58.83 million giving it 16.18 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 132.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Cousins Properties Inc will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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