Analysts are on the Bearish side about Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) this week.

April 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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.
Moreover, Lpl Limited Liability has 0% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) for 5,208 shares. Somerset Tru, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 17,324 shares. Service Corp invested in 0% or 65 shares. 179,619 were reported by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Mitsubishi Ufj And owns 225,490 shares. Brown Advisory Inc has 0.02% invested in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV). Comml Bank reported 9,178 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 14,515 were reported by Advantus Mgmt. Valley Advisers invested in 306 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Arcadia Invest Mngmt Corp Mi reported 0.02% stake. Nordea Inv Management Ab invested in 3,341 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mngmt Inc has 29,189 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership owns 71,567 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Maltese Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.29% stake. The Massachusetts-based Modera Wealth Lc has invested 1.59% in Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV).

Since October 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.10 million activity. SWAFFIELD PAYSON F sold $3.72M worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) on Tuesday, October 24. Shares for $1.24 million were sold by BEALE JEFFREY P on Wednesday, October 18. 72,314 shares were sold by FAUST THOMAS E JR, worth $3.69 million on Tuesday, October 17. $1.51M worth of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) was sold by Witkos Matthew J on Friday, January 12.

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. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of EV in report on Friday, November 10 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, February 26 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) on Wednesday, January 10 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 21 by JP Morgan. Bank of America maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $51 target in Tuesday, October 31 report. As per Tuesday, April 10, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE:EV) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, April 6. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. 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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