Maltese Capital Management Lowered Its Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) Holding; Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) Covered By 10 Bulls

June 14, 2018 - By Cheryll Laflamme

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Among 12 analysts covering Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Sophos Group Plc had 102 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, May 24 by JP Morgan. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 360 target in Wednesday, November 9 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 340 target in Thursday, March 30 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Friday, November 13. The stock of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) earned “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Thursday, November 12. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, May 18 with “Overweight”. The stock of Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, February 10. As per Thursday, November 12, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, November 9. The rating was maintained by Shore Capital on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. See Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) latest ratings:

14/06/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
18/05/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 570.00 New Target: GBX 580.00 Maintain
18/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Maintain
17/05/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
08/05/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 865.00 New Target: GBX 750.00 Maintain
04/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 700.00 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 700.00 New Target: GBX 700.00 Maintain
22/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 705.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain
20/03/2018 Broker: Northern Trust Capital Markets Rating: Trading Sell Initiate
12/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 780.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain

Maltese Capital Management Llc decreased Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) stake by 13.94% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Maltese Capital Management Llc sold 10,800 shares as Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)’s stock declined 16.18%. The Maltese Capital Management Llc holds 66,700 shares with $12.65 million value, down from 77,500 last quarter. Affiliated Managers Group now has $8.45B valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $155.51. About 559,620 shares traded or 31.23% up from the average. Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) has risen 6.06% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.51% the S&P500. Some Historical AMG News: ; 29/05/2018 – AMG TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN SOME TANTALUM MINING OPS IN BRAZIL; 02/05/2018 – AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Announces Results of the Annual General Meeting; 15/05/2018 – AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Announces Startup of AMG Mineraçāo’s First Lithium Concentrate Plant; 19/03/2018 – MILLENNIUM INTL MGMTS REPORTS SHORT IN AMG OF 0.58%: AMF; 05/03/2018 AMG/Parade Announces Retirement Of Newspaper Relations Group Executive And Successor Appointment; 30/04/2018 – Affiliated Managers 1Q Net $153M; 08/03/2018 – AMG ADVANCED METALLURGICAL GROUP NV AMG.AS – TOTAL 2017 DIVIDEND PROPOSED OF EUR 0.28 PER ORDINARY SHARE; 10/04/2018 – AMG ADVANCED METALLURGICAL GROUP N.V.: AMG, CRITERION REPORT; 29/05/2018 – AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Provides Info Regarding the National Truckers Strike in Brazil; 13/03/2018 – TIBCO Extends Global Partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Among 10 analysts covering Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Affiliated Managers Group had 57 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Tuesday, May 1 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wood given on Wednesday, April 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. Jefferies maintained the shares of AMG in report on Monday, July 11 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank upgraded Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) on Tuesday, February 13 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 14 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 14 by Citigroup.

More news for Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) were recently published by: Bizjournals.com, which released: “Long-time AMG CEO Healey steps down after ALS diagnosis” on May 29, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Stifel Financial, Cenovus Energy, Brown & Brown, Dover, Affiliated Managers …” and published on May 31, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.34, from 1.13 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 44 investors sold AMG shares while 173 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 49.26 million shares or 0.32% less from 49.42 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Whittier Trust has 0% invested in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 135 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 21,757 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.04% or 188,226 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James & accumulated 0.02% or 52,628 shares. Sirios Management Limited Partnership has invested 1.49% in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG). First Republic Invest Mgmt holds 0.08% in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) or 52,614 shares. Guinness Asset Mngmt Limited has 1,865 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Chesley Taft And Llc has 0.05% invested in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 2,715 shares. Enterprise Corporation holds 0% or 26 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) for 16,056 shares. Aperio Gru Limited Liability Com holds 0.03% or 29,873 shares. British Columbia Investment Mgmt reported 20,910 shares. Optimum Invest holds 547 shares. Welch And Forbes Lc owns 3,771 shares. Guardian Life Ins Of America has invested 0% in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG).

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $6.02 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by Horgen Jay C., worth $5.69 million on Wednesday, March 7. 1,981 shares valued at $329,401 were sold by Churchill Dwight D. on Wednesday, June 6.

Maltese Capital Management Llc increased Eagle Bancorp Mont Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) stake by 25,000 shares to 200,000 valued at $4.15M in 2018Q1. It also upped Boston Private Finl Hldgs In (NASDAQ:BPFH) stake by 81,650 shares and now owns 465,180 shares. Western Alliance Bancorp (NYSE:WAL) was raised too.

Analysts await Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $3.67 earnings per share, up 10.21% or $0.34 from last year’s $3.33 per share. AMG’s profit will be $199.35M for 10.59 P/E if the $3.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.92 actual earnings per share reported by Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.38% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.18% or GBX 7 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 602. About 1.52 million shares traded. Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) has 0.00% since June 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company has market cap of 2.84 billion GBP. The firm offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution.

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