Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now

Suntrust Banks Inc. grew its stake in shares of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 13.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 193,217 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 22,503 shares during the quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Travelers Companies were worth $26,829,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. CNB Bank bought a new position in Travelers Companies in the fourth quarter valued at about $113,000. Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new position in Travelers Companies in the fourth quarter valued at about $127,000. Institutional & Family Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Travelers Companies in the first quarter valued at about $133,000. Virtue Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Travelers Companies in the fourth quarter valued at about $138,000. Finally, Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Travelers Companies in the fourth quarter valued at about $144,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.64% of the company’s stock.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Unilever N.V. (UNLVF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In recent weeks, Procter & Gamble (PG) has received a couple of downgrades following its Q3 FY2018 results announcement. In contrast, its peer in the consumer products space, Unilever (UL)(UN)(OTCPK:UNLNF)(OTCPK:UNLYF)(OTCPK:UNLVF), was upgraded by UBS in late March. Investors also cheered the announcement of a fresh 6 billion ($7.4 billion) stock buyback program and the raising of its quarterly dividend by 8% to 0.3872/share from 0.3585. In 2017, Unilever has already completed a 5 billion share buyback programme.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC grew its holdings in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,500 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC owned about 0.15% of Dril-Quip worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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