Ancora Advisors LLC Has Increased Voya Finl INC (VOYA) Position by $5.30 Million; Share Price Declined

April 23, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 0.74 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 24 investors sold VOYA shares while 124 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 179.07 million shares or 6.24% more from 168.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Spark Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 0.1% stake. Wells Fargo & Communication Mn reported 216,400 shares. 12,940 were reported by Meiji Yasuda Life Insur. Fifth Third Bancorp reported 0% stake. Axa has invested 0.03% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Clearbridge Ltd Liability stated it has 1.21 million shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Apg Asset Management Nv stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Cwm Limited Co accumulated 390 shares. Wellington Management Gru Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Voloridge Invest Management holds 44,883 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.04% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) or 420,346 shares. Sandy Spring Bank has 158 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, a Alaska-based fund reported 10,900 shares. Covington owns 0% invested in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) for 377 shares. Eagle Glob Lc has 0.01% invested in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) for 5,000 shares.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $328,755 activity.

Ancora Advisors Llc increased its stake in Voya Finl Inc (VOYA) by 28.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ancora Advisors Llc bought 108,085 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% with the market. The hedge fund held 484,677 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.98 million, up from 376,592 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ancora Advisors Llc who had been investing in Voya Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.11B market cap company. The stock increased 1.14% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $53.11. About 629,260 shares traded. Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has risen 34.91% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Ancora Advisors Llc, which manages about $3.12 billion and $1.87 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Edgewell Pers Care Co Com by 55,689 shares to 48,380 shares, valued at $2.87 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. Voya Financial had 17 analyst reports since November 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy”. Sandler O’Neill maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. BTIG Research maintained Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 13 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 21 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $66 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 14 by BTIG Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 14. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, March 1.

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