The EVP – Chief Admin Officer of Employers Holdings, Inc. (EIG), John Nelson Unloaded 3,000 Shares of the Company; First Republic Investment Management Cut Halliburton Co (HAL) Stake By $337,502

First Republic Investment Management Inc decreased Halliburton Co (HAL) stake by 16.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Republic Investment Management Inc sold 7,337 shares as Halliburton Co (HAL)’s stock declined 11.04%. The First Republic Investment Management Inc holds 36,925 shares with $1.70M value, down from 44,262 last quarter. Halliburton Co now has $45.49B valuation. The stock decreased 1.90% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $52.13. About 10.19 million shares traded or 22.11% up from the average. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has risen 19.03% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500.

A calculated and well-grounded move was made by the EVP – Chief Admin Officer of Employers Holdings Inc, Mr. John Nelson, yesterday, when he unloaded a substantial number of company shares – 3,000, amounting to $129,000 USD, based on an avg price of $43.0 per every share. In the last month, he also sold 25,225 shares that are worth about $1,161,692 USD. Because it was a big one trade, it’s not likely to stay undiscovered one. John Nelson right now owns 62,826 shares or 0.19% of the Company’s total market cap.

First Republic Investment Management Inc increased At&T Inc (NYSE:T) stake by 27,911 shares to 1.87M valued at $73.26M in 2017Q3. It also upped Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 25,848 shares and now owns 2.71 million shares. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

Analysts await Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to report earnings on January, 22 before the open. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 1,050.00% or $0.42 from last year’s $0.04 per share. HAL’s profit will be $401.37M for 28.33 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Halliburton Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.52% EPS growth.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $3.80 million activity. $151,459 worth of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) was sold by Beaty Anne L.. Shares for $1.45 million were sold by Carre Eric on Friday, January 5. The insider Voyles Robb L. sold 5,953 shares worth $297,650. Pope Lawrence J sold $1.71 million worth of stock.

Among 39 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Halliburton Company had 136 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. On Wednesday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Bernstein. Goldman Sachs maintained Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $69 target in Monday, January 9 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $51.0 target in Wednesday, October 11 report. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering with “Buy” on Friday, March 24.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 84 investors sold HAL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 679.57 million shares or 0.21% less from 681.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Arcadia Invest Mngmt Corporation Mi reported 82,643 shares stake. Talara Capital Management Llc has 282,277 shares. Oakworth Capital Incorporated stated it has 4,910 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Limited Liability Company has 3,694 shares. Sei Co accumulated 703,025 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Intact Inv Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0.02% or 10,000 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 220 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Creative Planning accumulated 0.03% or 131,282 shares. Stanley Management Ltd holds 112,054 shares. King Luther Cap Mngmt, a Texas-based fund reported 470,694 shares. Hussman Strategic Advisors invested in 50,000 shares or 0.56% of the stock. Moors And Cabot holds 30,845 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Parametric Associate Ltd Liability Corporation owns 2.29 million shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. The Illinois-based Duff & Phelps Investment Mgmt Commerce has invested 0.01% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Carroll Finance Associates Inc reported 1,006 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Employers Holdings has $53.0 highest and $36.0 lowest target. $44.50’s average target is 3.97% above currents $42.8 stock price. Employers Holdings had 3 analyst reports since December 2, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 26. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with “Sell”. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”.

Employers Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.39 billion. It offers workers' compensation insurance to small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. It has a 13.38 P/E ratio. The firm markets its products through independent local, regional, and national agents and brokers; and alternative distribution channels comprising its partners, as well as through national, regional, and local trade groups and associations.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $561,420 activity. 12,000 Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) shares with value of $561,420 were sold by Nelson John P.

Analysts await Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, down 41.05% or $0.39 from last year’s $0.95 per share. EIG’s profit will be $18.16M for 19.11 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Employers Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.85% negative EPS growth.