Axel Capital Management Raised By $880,000 Its Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM) Stake; Cambridge Financial Group Cut Its Assurant (AIZ) Stake

Axel Capital Management Llc increased Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM) stake by 8.42% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Axel Capital Management Llc acquired 16,000 shares as Sociedad Quimica Minera De C (SQM)’s stock rose 11.91%. The Axel Capital Management Llc holds 206,000 shares with $11.47M value, up from 190,000 last quarter. Sociedad Quimica Minera De C now has $12.30 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.30% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $46.75. About 1.77M shares traded or 18.63% up from the average. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) has risen 69.80% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc decreased Assurant Inc. (AIZ) stake by 0.46% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cambridge Financial Group Inc sold 289 shares as Assurant Inc. (AIZ)’s stock rose 2.87%. The Cambridge Financial Group Inc holds 62,241 shares with $5.95B value, down from 62,530 last quarter. Assurant Inc. now has $4.65 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.57% or $2.22 during the last trading session, reaching $88.66. About 1.08 million shares traded or 152.72% up from the average. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.04, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 20 investors sold AIZ shares while 122 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 46.94 million shares or 1.23% less from 47.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 40,062 were accumulated by Pictet Asset Management Limited. Boston has 0% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Comerica Bankshares accumulated 100,392 shares. Ahl Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 31,154 shares. State Street owns 2.76 million shares. Stifel has 0% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 2,165 shares. Signaturefd has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). 145,653 are held by Morgan Stanley. Arizona State Retirement Sys owns 0.02% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 13,390 shares. Pittenger & Anderson reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Numeric Investors Lc owns 26,200 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Jane Street Grp Inc Ltd Liability owns 0.01% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 23,045 shares. First Citizens National Bank & Tru stated it has 0.07% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Tobam has invested 0.66% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Pinebridge Investments Limited Partnership owns 647 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc increased Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) stake by 59 shares to 76,467 valued at $6.85 billion in 2017Q3. It also upped Oneok (NYSE:OKE) stake by 1,521 shares and now owns 110,208 shares. Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) was raised too.

Among 8 analysts covering Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Assurant has $127 highest and $70 lowest target. $95.83’s average target is 8.09% above currents $88.66 stock price. Assurant had 11 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 3 report. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 21 with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by SunTrust. As per Friday, October 7, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The stock of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Jefferies.

Analysts await Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.92 earnings per share, up 2.67% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.87 per share. AIZ’s profit will be $100.74M for 11.54 P/E if the $1.92 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.84 actual earnings per share reported by Assurant, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.35% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had 28 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 25. The firm has “Hold” rating by Scotia Capital given on Thursday, January 18. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, October 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, February 7. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 29 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 1 by Scotia Capital. The stock of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by HSBC. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold”.