The shares of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Goldman in its latest research note that was published on January 8th, 2019. Goldman wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Voya Financial, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Goldman advised investors in its research note published on June 20th, 2018, to Neutral the VOYA stock while also putting a $60 price target. The stock had earned Equal Weight rating from Barclays when it published its report on June 8th, 2018. That day the Barclays set price target on the stock to $55. The stock was given Outperform rating by Credit Suisse in its report released on April 25th, 2018, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $60. Deutsche Bank was of a view that VOYA is Buy in its latest report on January 2nd, 2018 while giving it a price target of $59. Evercore ISI thinks that VOYA is worth Outperform rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on December 21st, 2017.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 2 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 6 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $53.77. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 15.79% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 56.42.
The shares of the company added by 0.71% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $41.65 while ending the day at $42.45. During the trading session, a total of 2.17 million shares were traded which represents a -19% decline from the average session volume which is 1.82M shares. VOYA had ended its last session trading at 42.15. Voya Financial, Inc. currently has a market cap of $6.78B, while its P/E ratio stands at 18.55, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.89, with a beta of 1.39. Voya Financial, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.41, while its quick ratio hovers at . VOYA 52-week low price stands at $36.66 while its 52-week high price is $55.27.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.84 earnings per share which is below the $1.18 predicted by most analysts. The Voya Financial, Inc. generated $217.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $303.83 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $1.13 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -34.52%. Voya Financial, Inc. has the potential to record 2.29 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at JP Morgan published a research note on December 19th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) is now rated as Overweight. Goldman also rated WELL as Resumed on June 20th, 2018, with its price target of $100 suggesting that WELL could surge by 1.3% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $71.24/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 0.31% to reach $72.40/share. It started the day trading at $71.54 and traded between $70.94 and $71.46 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that WELL’s 50-day SMA is 70.16 while its 200-day SMA stands at 62.94. The stock has a high of $74.75 for the year while the low is $49.58. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 234.30, while the P/B ratio is 1.96. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.25M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 4.95 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 4.66%. Looking further, the stock has raised 11.73% over the past 90 days while it gained 13.14% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more WELL shares, increasing its portfolio by +0.31% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 144,912 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 46,830,144 shares of WELL, with a total valuation of $3,250,480,295. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more WELL shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $1,906,756,557 worth of shares. Cohen Steers Capital Management followed the path by increasing its WELL portfolio by +173.20% in the quarter. This means that Cohen Steers Capital Management bought 14,386,204 shares in the last quarter and now controls 22,692,163 shares of the WELL stock, with the valuation hitting $1,575,063,034.
Similarly, Principal Global Investors LLC increased its Welltower Inc. shares by +14.99% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 980,800 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 7,524,133 shares of Welltower Inc. which are valued at $522,250,072. In the same vein, PGGM Vermogensbeheer BV decreased its Welltower Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold 0 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 6,994,000 shares and is now valued at $485,453,540. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of Welltower Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.