Were Analysts Bearish Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) This Week?

April 26, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 12 investors sold Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 6.54 million shares or 1.56% less from 6.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.02% or 3,100 shares in its portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 0.01% or 4,839 shares. 4,803 are held by Pinebridge Invests Lp. Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). 9,723 are held by Alliancebernstein Lp. One Association accumulated 3,354 shares or 0.03% of the stock. State Street has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Mason Street Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,862 shares. Quantitative Management Limited Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 4,900 shares. Putnam Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 29,300 shares. Us Retail Bank De accumulated 0% or 35 shares. Moreover, Invesco Limited has 0% invested in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Whittier Tru Of Nevada has 0% invested in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) for 11 shares. Citigroup Inc, New York-based fund reported 9,059 shares. New York-based Loews has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS).

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Virtus Investment (NASDAQ:VRTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Virtus Investment had 17 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 11 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Monday, February 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 6. The stock of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, April 23 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, February 5 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the shares of VRTS in report on Tuesday, November 14 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, April 11, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley maintained Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $135 target in Tuesday, April 10 report. Below is a list of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) latest ratings and price target changes.

23/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $140 New Target: $130 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $123.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $131.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $134.0000 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $136 New Target: $135 Maintain
13/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $142.0 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $131.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $127 New Target: $136 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $173.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $136.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $114.7. About 32,895 shares traded. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 21.28% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.73% the S&P500.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The company has market cap of $827.84 million. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It has a 28.96 P/E ratio. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios.

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