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The Navigators Group, Inc. (NAVG) Increases Again; Strong Momentum for Buyers

December 7, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q2 2017. Its down 4.60, from 5.9 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 9 investors sold The Navigators Group, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 21.50 million shares or 49.84% less from 42.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Rhumbline Advisers owns 0.01% invested in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) for 44,267 shares. Bankshares Of Ny Mellon Corp owns 489,211 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 59,692 shares. Los Angeles Cap Equity Inc invested 0.01% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG). Diamond Hill Capital Management holds 0.45% in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) or 1.53M shares. Df Dent And reported 4,601 shares. Contravisory Inc invested in 3,778 shares. 186,613 are held by Principal Fincl Gp Inc. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt invested in 70,610 shares. Parkside National Bank & Trust reported 258 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Frontier Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 978,494 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Us Commercial Bank De invested in 0% or 290 shares. Intl Group Incorporated invested in 15,654 shares. Aperio Group Limited Liability Corp owns 8,797 shares. Moreover, Alliancebernstein L P has 0% invested in The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) for 32,984 shares.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.35 million activity.

The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 6.36% or $2.95 during the last trading session, reaching $49.3. About 151,689 shares traded or 64.98% up from the average. The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) has risen 19.79% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.09% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $1.46B company. It was reported on Dec, 7 by Barchart.com. We have $53.74 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:NAVG worth $130.95M more.

Analysts await The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.57 EPS, down 1.72 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.58 per share. NAVG’s profit will be $16.82 million for 21.62 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.00 actual EPS reported by The Navigators Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -157.00 % EPS growth.

The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Navigators Group had 7 analyst reports since May 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, September 18. Wood downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, December 6 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, December 6 report. As per Monday, November 7, the company rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Friday, May 27. The stock of The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, December 7.

More notable recent The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Navigators Promotes Pat Milner to President of NavTech” on August 10, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “UPDATE — Navigators Expands its Local Presence in Continental Europe” published on December 04, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “The Navigators Group Counts Cat Loss Estimates, Shares Slip” on October 11, 2017. More interesting news about The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “The Navigators Group, Inc. (NAVG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 22, 2017” published on November 21, 2017 as well as Businessinsurance.com‘s news article titled: “Navigators International opens Madrid office” with publication date: December 04, 2017.

The Navigators Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites ocean marine, property and casualty, professional liability, and specialty insurance services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.46 billion. The firm operates through the U.S. It has a 17.42 P/E ratio. Insurance, International Insurance, and Global Reinsurance divisions.

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