SunTrust Banks Comments on Healthequity Inc's FY2019 Earnings (NASDAQ:HQY)

Henrietta Strickland
April 16, 2018

Exane Derivatives now owns 4,682 shares of the company's stock worth $218,000 after acquiring an additional 2,060 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 44.24 million shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $257.90M, up from 41.95 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group Llc who had been investing in Healthequity Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.87B market cap company.

Shares of NASDAQ:HQY traded down $0.76 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $63.48. HQY has also 189,724 shares volume.

Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) VP Ashley Dreier sold 71,157 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 22nd. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 37.97%.

Donald Smith & Company Inc increased its stake in Iamgold Corp (IAG) by 5.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. SunTrust Banks now has a "Buy" rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.06. Savant Capital Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $886.58B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.51% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $22.83. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.30, for a total value of $60,993.50. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has declined 15.12% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. 93 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. About 1.11 million shares traded. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 1.64M shares. Koch Industries stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 94,165 shares. M&T Bancorp Corporation holds 28,578 shares. The Iowa-based Dubuque Retail Bank Trust has invested 0% in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA). Cqs Cayman Lp holds 2.61% in Discovery, Inc. Cincinnati Indemnity invested in 21,000 shares or 7.51% of the stock. Wetherby Asset Incorporated accumulated 4,718 shares. Palladium Limited Liability holds 11,660 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 0.02% stake. Smead Cap Management holds 3.95M shares or 4.03% of its portfolio. Finemark Bancorporation & Tru reported 223,363 shares. MALONE JOHN C bought $6.56 million worth of stock. Insiders have sold a total of 736,581 shares of company stock worth $39,508,893 in the last ninety days.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on HQY shares. Therefore 23% are positive. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, May 6 by Barrington Research. The stock of Hasbro, Inc. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, April 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to "Neutral" on Monday, January 22. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $35 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, September 19 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold" on Wednesday, September 6. (NASDAQ:HQY) with "Neutral" rating.

Among 21 analysts covering Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) to report earnings on May, 8. 83,911 shares of the company were exchanged. DISCA's profit will be $281.24 million for 13.27 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.08 EPS.

Nine Masts Capital Ltd decreased Icici Bk Ltd (NYSE:IBN) stake by 1.62 million shares to 1.30M valued at $12.78 million in 2017Q4. It also increased its holding in Lions Gate Entmnt Corp by 52,444 shares in the quarter, for a total of 148,150 shares, and has risen its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG). Zacks Investment Research raised Healthequity from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. The positive are 89%. The firm had revenue of $60.44 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $58.46 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Healthequity Inc will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. In Monday, March 26 report Oppenheimer maintained it with "Buy" rating and $6800 target.

Among 13 analysts covering Iamgold Corp (NYSE:IAG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold.

In Healthequity Inc (HQY) was reduced the holdings owned by Berkley W R Corp. Oppenheimer boosted their target price on Healthequity from $58.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 10 with "Hold". Chardan Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, March 20 report. BidaskClub upgraded Healthequity from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd.

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