It’s been a crucial week for Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV); here’s what analysts have to say.

April 17, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 28 investors sold Eaton Vance Corp. shares while 104 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 81.20 million shares or 1.80% more from 79.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Huntington National Bank reported 1,222 shares. Voloridge Investment Ltd Liability holds 7,586 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Arcadia Inv Management Mi reported 1,419 shares stake. The United Kingdom-based Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV). Moreover, Prudential Financial Inc has 0.01% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) for 173,206 shares. Cwm Limited Com holds 670 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 3,786 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.03% or 215,937 shares in its portfolio. Grimes And Inc stated it has 177,655 shares or 0.97% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Intl Gru Llp owns 0% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) for 76,400 shares. Macquarie Grp Inc Inc Ltd owns 5,100 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corp reported 23,123 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0% of its portfolio in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV). Strs Ohio has 0% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) for 1,371 shares. Mason Street Limited Liability Co holds 58,173 shares.

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $6.10 million activity. BEALE JEFFREY P also sold $1.24 million worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) on Wednesday, October 18. The insider Witkos Matthew J sold $1.51M. Shares for $3.69M were sold by FAUST THOMAS E JR on Tuesday, October 17. SWAFFIELD PAYSON F sold $3.72 million worth of stock or 71,739 shares.

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Eaton Vance had 9 analyst reports since October 31, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $51 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 6 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, April 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, February 26 with “Hold”. The stock of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of EV in report on Friday, November 10 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, February 21, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. Below is a list of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $61 New Target: $64 Maintain
06/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $62 New Target: $61 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $56.0 Maintain
21/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $59 New Target: $58 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Neutral Old Target: $49 New Target: $51 Maintain

The stock increased 1.07% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $55.82. About 400,712 shares traded. Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) has risen 23.47% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.92% the S&P500.

Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.47 billion. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. It has a 22.16 P/E ratio. Further, the firm operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts.

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) Institutional Positions Chart

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